Script Mike Mignola and art by Mike Mignola. All illustrations are ©Mike Mignola. For a complete list of all books reviewed in this blog, please visit the index page.
This article deals with Dark Horse Hellboy material published in oversized hardcover canvas books ( 12 x 9 inches or 31 x 23 cm) on thick glossy paper, with a bookmark ribbon (see also the end of this article).
As well as volume 1, volume 2 was also published in 2008 in October (ISBN: 978-1-59307-989-5, cover price 49.99$, 327 pages):
As well as the original comics and their virgin respective covers, the books come also with sketches, alternative drawings, comments by the author(s), unpublished bits and pieces among many other cool stuffs. All the books from the Library Edition collection, apart The Art of Hellboy, share the same second and third of cover (same illustration on both).
This book collects many short stories listed below, from various sources (one shot, DHP). Note that 'The Varcolac' was previously reprint in the library edition of 'The Art of Hellboy'.
Scoot Allie is again in charged of the general introduction, and Mike deals with the afterword.
The bonus section displays 5 pages story notes (see above) and a 38 pages sketchbook.
Dark Horse Hellboy Library Edition as of October 2017:
Go to The Art of Hellboy, Vol 1, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6 and Vol 7