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Hellboy

Hellboy is a fictional superhero created by writer-artist Mike Mignola. The character


Hellboy
first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 (August 1993), and has since
appeared in various eponymous miniseries, one-shots and intercompany crossovers.
The character has been adapted into two live-action feature films in 2004 and 2008
that starred Ron Perlman in the title role, and two straight-to-DVD animated films, as
well as three video games – Asylum Seeker, The Science of Evil, and recently as a
playable character in Injustice 2.

A well-meaning half-demon whose true name is Anung Un Rama ("and upon his
brow is set a crown of flame"), Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth as a baby
on October 5th (given as his birth date by Mike Mignola[1]) by Nazi occultists
(spawning his hatred for Nazis). He was discovered by the Allied Forces; amongst
them, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who formed the United States Bureau for
Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). In time, Hellboy grew to be a large,
red-skinned adult with a tail, horns (which he files of
f, leaving behind circular stumps
on his forehead), cloven hooves for feet, and an oversized right hand made of stone
(the "Right Hand of Doom"). He has been described as smelling of dry-roasted
peanuts. Although a bit gruff, he shows none of the malevolence thought to be Hellboy, by Mike Mignola.
intrinsic to classical demons, and has an ironic sense of humor. This is said to be Publication information
because of his upbringing under Professor Bruttenholm, who raised him as a normal
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
boy.
First Dime Press #4 (Mar.
Hellboy works for the B.P.R.D., an international non-governmental agency, and for appearance 1993): 1st Hellboy
himself against dark forces including Nazis and witches, in a series of tales that have prototype app., cover
their roots in folklore, pulp magazines, vintage adventure, Lovecraftian horror and only
horror fiction. In earlier stories, he is identified as the "World's Greatest Paranormal San Diego Comic Con
Investigator." Comics #2 (Aug.
1993): 1st full Hellboy
app., black & white only
Next Men #21 (Dec.
Contents 1993): 1st app. in a
regularly published title,
Fictional character biography
Powers and abilities
1st color app.
Right Hand of Doom Created by Mike Mignola
Concept and creation In-story information
Publication history Alter ego Anung un Rama
Issues
Issues: Hellboy in Hell Place of East Bromwich, UK
Issues: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. origin
Original Graphic Novels:Hellboy Team B.P.R.D.
Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy affiliations
Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy in Hell
Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.
Partnerships Abe Sapien
Library editions Liz Sherman
Omnibus editions Johann Kraus
Other trade paperbacks Notable World Destroyer, Great
Other appearances aliases Beast, Beast of the
Great Salt Lake Comic-Con pamphlet
Apocalypse, Right Hand
Dime Press of Doom, Son of the
San Diego Comic-Con Comics Fallen One, Brother
Next Men Red, Red, Man-Beast,
Comics Buyer's Guide
Mane
Celebrate Diversity
Abilities
In other media Superhuman strength
Film and endurance
Hellboy (2004)
Healing factor
Hellboy II: The Golden Army(2008)
Canceled sequel Longevity
Reboot Extensive knowledge
Animation of the supernatural
Novels and anthologies
Invulnerable Right
Video games
Hand of Doom (which
Appearances in popular culture
serves as the key to
Awards the end of the world)
See also
Innate capability to
References comprehend magical
External links languages
Immunity to fire and
lightning
Fictional character biography
Hellboy, or "Anung Un Rama," as he was called, was conceived on October 5, 1617, the day his birth-mother Sarah Hughes was on her
deathbed. In life, Sarah was a witch who gained her powers from being a consort of the demon Azzael, a duke of Hell who is Hellboy's
"biological" father. Taking Sarah's body to hell when she attempted to repent on her deathbed within a church in East Bromwich, England,
Azzael burned her away so their child would be born, and chopped off the newborn's right hand to replace it with the "Right Hand of
Doom," a relic tied to theOgdru Jahad. When the other princes of Hell learned of his actions, Azzael sent his half-demon child away while
he was stripped of his powers and imprisoned in ice (likeLucifer in Dante's Divine Comedy).

The child is eventually summoned to Earth in the final months ofWorld War II by the "Mad Monk" Grigori Rasputin on Tarmagant Island,
off the coast of Scotland, having been commissioned by the Nazis to change the tide of a losing war ("Project Ragna Rok"). As a direct
result of this ritual, the child appears on Earth in a fireball at what remained of the ruined Bromwich Church on December 23, 1944.
Proving not to be a devil, in the traditional sense, but a devil-like creature, the child was dubbed "Hellboy" by Professor Trevor "Broom"
Bruttenholm.[2]

Taken by the United States Armed Forcesto an Air Force base in New Mexico, Hellboy is raised by Professor Bruttenholm and the United
States Army where the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), a private organization dedicated to combating occult
threats, begins. Due to the success of his first mission in 1952, Hellboy is granted "honorary human" status by the United Nations and
becomes a member of the BPRD as the "world's greatest paranormal investigator".[3] As such, Hellboy interacts regularly with humans,
primarily law enforcement officials, the military, and various "scholars of the weird", most of whom are not presented as overtly reacting
to his strange appearance.

As an adult, having matured physically within years and aging slowly while having a teenaged mind, Hellboy becomes the primary agent
for the BPRD, alongside other human and quasi-human agents that include Kate Corrigan, a professor of folklore at New York University;
Abe Sapien, an amphibian humanoid (Ichthyo sapiens); and Liz Sherman, a young pyrokinetic. Things change for Hellboy during the
events of Seed of Destruction when he finds Professor Bruttenholm after he disappears in an expedition in the Arctic, and witnesses his
adopted father's death at the hands of a Lovecraftian frog monster. The search takes Hellboy, Abe and Liz to the Cavendish Hall mansion,
which is a trap established by Rasputin to lure Hellboy into an embrace of his own "destiny," with the assistance of Sadu-Hem: one of the
spawn of the Ogdru Jahad. Controlled by the spirit of one of the ancestral Cavendish men, Abe impales Rasputin. Liz's firestorm then
incinerates Rasputin's body alongside Sadu-Hem's, and destroys Cavendish Hall. Soon after, during a visit to Bromwich Church, Hellboy
gets a glimpse of his conception 300+ years ago, and learns he has two human half siblings: a nun and a priest whose spirits haunt the
church after their deaths, attempting to stop Azzael from claiming Sarah.
During the events of Hellboy: Wake the Devil, Hellboy's journey of self-discovery leads him to Romania to investigate the theft of an
ancient box containing the corpse of Vladimir Giurescu, a Napoleonic officer who was in fact a vampire before he was "killed" on the
order of a fearful Adolf Hitler. The culprit of the theft is revealed to be Ilsa Haupstein, one of the surviving members of Project Ragna
Rok, who was revived from suspended animation and then aided in Giurescu's resurrection. Finding Castle Giurescu after splitting up with
the other search groups, Hellboy learns that the source of Giurescu's rebirth is the ancient goddess Hecate. Though Hellboy destroys
Hecate's original body, he faces her again after Rasputin unintentionally provides her with Ilsa's iron-maiden encased body. Hecate
swallows Hellboy, but he returns to his own reality after he denounces the dark purpose he was born to perform.

Hellboy later learns that Liz is dying after losing her powers when she accidentally revived a homunculus while searching another location
for Giurescu, finding Roger in the events of Hellboy: Almost Colossus as he convinces the homunculus to save Liz's life. Following the
events of the Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom, gaining insight about his stone hand and being referenced as a harbinger of the
Apocalypse, Hellboy is accompanied by Abe to hunt down the warlock Igor Bromhead in Box Full of Evil. But it turned out to be a trap
conducted by Bromhead and the demon Ualac to capture Hellboy so that the latter can claim Hellboy's normally invisible Crown of the
Apocalypse. But this act allows Hellboy to no longer be controlled by his true name as he kills Ualac's mortal body before the demon and
the crown are taken to Hell by the demon Astaroth, who is later revealed to be Hellboy's paternal uncle.

In the aftermath of Hellboy: Conqueror Worm, assisted by the ghost of Lobster Johnson, Roger, and Abe, a disillusioned Hellboy resigns
from the Bureau before it later gains new agents in Johann Kraus, the spirit of a German medium kept in a containment suit; and Captain
Ben Daimio, a special operations soldier that became an Olmec were-jaguar. From there, Hellboy decides to find out the truth of his
existence once and for all. But, as revealed in Hellboy: Strange Places, Hellboy ends up being stranded on an island where he
inadvertently resurrected an ancient mystic who gained knowledge of the secret history of the creation of Ogdru Jahad and the Right Hand
of Doom.

Six years later, as Hellboy: Darkness Callsopens, Hellboy's search takes him to England where he finds himself in the middle of a power
vacuum caused by Bromhead incapacitating Hecate in Italy. Refusing to serve the witches as their king, Hellboy ends up in the dimension
of Baba Yaga, a witch whom he encountered in the past and happens to be an ally of Rasputin's. Managing to defeat Baba Yaga's
champion Koshchei, Hellboy returns to his reality and is led to Bromhead after he became monstrous and in agony from his attempt to
take Hecate's powers for his own. Hellboy gives Bromhead a merciful death before returning to England during the events of Hellboy: The
Wild Hunt where he encounters Alice Monaghan, a young woman he saved as a baby from a fairy named Gruagach who has revived the
lunatic sorceress Nimue to fill the void left by Hecate.

During that time, Hellboy encounters the spirit of Morgana le Fay who reveals to Hellboy both the names of his parents and that Sarah
Hughes was her descendant, which names Hellboy as the last living heir to Arthur Pendragon and the rightful king of England.[4] But as
he also learns from Astaroth that he is destined to kill Satan and become the new king of Hell, Hellboy is reluctant to wield Excalibur and
the army of undead British nobility amassed to face Nimue's army. Therefore, enlisting Baba Yaga's assistance with his eye as payment for
the injury he did to her in their first meeting, Hellboy decides to face Nimue one-on-one in the events of Hellboy: The Storm and the Fury.
But in the aftermath of his battle with Nimue, who was possessed by Ogdru Jahad at the time, Hellboy is killed by the witch in her final
moments. As revealed in Hellboy in Hell, Hellboy ends up trapped in Hell, where he encounters what's left of his demonic kin and the
souls of the damned, and ultimately comes to terms with the destiny he's been shrugging fofhis whole life.

Powers and abilities


Afforded by his demonic heritage as well as extensive physical training and bodybuilding, Hellboy possess superhuman strength that
exceeds the 1 ton base limit, endurance, a degree of resistance to injury, and a healing factor that allows him to heal quickly from virtually
all bodily injuries as well as renders him immune to all diseases. He also has the innate ability to comprehend ancient and magical
languages. The extent of his strength is unclear, but he has torn down a large tree and hurled it at an opponent and has lifted massive
stones. He has also picked up and thrown opponents weighing at least four to five hundred pounds. Hellboy has a high degree of resilience
to injury. He can withstand powerful blows that would severely injure or kill a human. He survived being shot many times in the chest
with an MG 42 machine gun before destroying it.[5] He has survived being impaled through the chest with a sword, severe werewolf
mauling, being beaten unconscious with heavy iron tongs, falling from extreme heights, being crushed by boulders, and more. In the film
version it is stated that Hellboy is immune to all forms of fire and burns, including Liz Sherman's flames, and electrocution. Despite his
ability to quickly recover from seemingly mortal wounds, he is far from invulnerable, and can be injured or bloodied by conventional
weapons. It is revealed toBaba Yaga by the dead Russian nobility that Hellboy may not be slain even through supernatural means and that
he appears to be as deathless as her warrior, Koschei the Deathless.[6] In the films, Hellboy has shown skill in necromancy, animating a
man's dead body so that it could give him directions.

Hellboy ages very differently from humans. In the story Pancakes he is two years old but appears to be somewhere between 6 and 10
human years old. In Nature of the Beast, set in 1954, the ten-year-old Hellboy appears fully grown. His rapid physical maturation is in
contrast to his actual rate of aging however, which seems to be much slower than humans. Through
out the sixty-year span of time depicted
in the comics, he does not age beyond the plateau of physical maturity. This mystical aging process is similar to the other demons and
supernatural beings that populate Hellboy's world. The lifespan of a Demon, or Half-demon as Hellboy's mother was human, are left
undefined within the comics and seem to range from decades to many thousands of years. In the movies, Hellboy's aging process is
described by BRPD as "reverse dog years".

In addition to his natural physical abilities, Hellboy carries a variety of items in his utility belt and jacket that can be used against various
supernatural forces. He has been known to carry holy relics, horseshoes, various herbs, and hand grenades. Though he commonly carries
an oversized revolver, Hellboy freely admits to being a lousy shot and often fights hand-to-hand, preferring to use short-ranged physical
weapons like swords, spears, and his massive stone fist over firearms. Hellboy's lack of formal combat training and education is
compensated for by his decades of experience as a paranormal investigator, though encounters with unfamiliar threats have often forced
him to resort to improvisation and using his wits.

Right Hand of Doom


As revealed in Strange Places, Hellboy's right hand was originally the right hand of Anum, one of the "greater spirits" that watched over
the burgeoning Earth and created the Ogdru Jahad. After sealing the Ogdru Jahad away, Anum was destroyed by his fellow spirits. Only
his right hand remained intact as it was kept and preserved by many races throughout history, including the first race of man. The Right
Hand of Doom eventually ended up in the possession of Azzael before he grafted it onto the newborn Hellboy
.

As the hand which created and bound the Ogdru Jahad, it is also the key which will "loose and command" them; in other words, it is a
catalyst that will bring aboutRagnarok. The comic books themselves never mention how the Right Hand of Doom would actually perform
these tasks; it is only ever announced that this is the case and that someone or something intends to do it with or without Hellboy's
consent. The film shows it working like a key: being turned twice in a special obelisk secured by Rasputin would release the Ogdru Jahad.
It is made clear that it is not necessary for the arm to be attached to Hellboy to perform its duties. It has been suggested that if Hellboy dies
while the Hand is attached to him, it would become useless. He has therefore concluded that the only way to prevent its falling into the
wrong hands is to keep and protect it.

Concept and creation


Hellboy originated with a drawingMike Mignola did at a comic book convention of a demon with the name "Hellboy" written on his belt.
The demon itself bears virtually no resemblance to Hellboy, and Mignola had no intention of doing anything serious with the concept, but
later decided he liked the name.[7]

Later, Mignola became interested in doing a creator-owned comic, as he felt it made more sense to create his own characters for the stories
he wanted to tell, rather than trying to shoehorn existing characters into these stories. Mignola elaborated, "The kinds of stories I wanted to
do I had in mind before I created Hellboy. It’s not like I created Hellboy and said, 'Hey, now what does this guy do?' I knew the kinds of
stories I wanted to do, but just needed a main guy." He initially created Hellboy as part of a team of five, but scrapped this idea when he
[7]
realized he could not think of any team names that he liked.

Much like other American comic book superheroes such as Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Spawn, Hellboy is constantly
tormented by the knowledge of his past. One example being in Wake the Devil where he describes his mindset since the aftermath of Seed
of Destruction by saying, "I like not knowing. I've gotten by for fifty-two years without knowing. I sleep good
not knowing."

Publication history
Before Hellboy was published independently at Dark Horse Comics, the concept was initially pitched to a board of directors for DC
[8]
Comics, who loved it, but did not like the idea of it involving "Hell".

The early stories were conceived and drawn by Mignola with a script written by John Byrne and some later stories have been crafted by
creators other than Mignola, including Christopher Golden, Guy Davis, Ryan Sook, and Duncan Fegredo. The increasing commitments
from the Hellboy franchise meant that the 2008 one-shot In the Chapel of Moloch was the first Hellboy comic Mignola had provided the
script and art for sinceThe Island in 2005.[9]

Issues
Hellboy has an internal numbering on the inside cover of its issues. Below are the stories listed by their internal numbering for the comics.
Issue Title Date Story Art Colors Cover Collection Notes

March,
#1 Hellboy -
1994 Mike Volume 1:
Mignola Seed of
#2 Seed of April, 1994 (story) Mike Mark Mike Destruction
Destruction John Mignola Chiarello Mignola
Hellboy
#3 May, 1994 Byrne
Library
(script)
Edition -
#4 June, 1994 Volume 1

The Wolves
of Saint
August
originally
The Wolves appeared in
November, James Mike
#5 of Saint Mike Mignola Hellboy - Dark Horse
1994 Sinclair Mignola
August Volume 3: Presents. It
The is reprinted
Chained and
Coffin and expanded
Others here.
Hellboy The Corpse
Library originally
Matthew Edition - appeared in
The Corpse Volume 2
January, Hollingsworth Mike the Advance
#6 and the Iron Mike Mignola
1996 and James Mignola Comics
Shoes
Sinclair catalog. It is
reprinted
here.
#7 June, 1996
#8 July, 1996 Hellboy -
Volume 2:
August, Wake the
#9
Wake the 1996 James Mike Devil
Mike Mignola
Devil Sinclair Mignola
September, Hellboy
#10 Library
1996
Edition -
October, Volume 1
#11
1996
July 30,
#12
Almost 1997 James Mike
Mike Mignola
Colossus June 25, Sinclair Mignola
#13 Hellboy -
1997 Volume 3:
The
This was a
Chained
one-shot
Coffin and
A Christmas anthology
Others
Underground featuring
(in the December Gary Hellboy the work of
#14 Mike Mignola Dave Stewart Library
Hellboy 3, 1997 Gianni Mike
Christmas Edition - Mignola,
Special) Volume 2 Gary Gianni
and Steve
Purcell.

Hellboy -
August 11, Volume 4:
#15
1999 The Right
Hand of
Box Full of Mike Doom
Mike Mignola Dave Stewart
Evil Mignola Hellboy
Library
September
#16
8, 1999
Edition -
Volume 2
#17 Conqueror May 9, Mike Mignola Dave Stewart Mike
Worm 2001 Mignola Hellboy -
Volume 5:
June 13, Conqueror
#18
2001 Worm
July 11, Hellboy
#19 Library
2001
Edition -
August 8, Volume 3
#20
2001
July 24,
#21
The Third 2002 Mike Hellboy -
Mike Mignola Dave Stewart Volume 6:
Wish August 21, Mignola
#22 Strange
2002
Places
June 22, Hellboy
#23
2005 Mike Library
The Island Mike Mignola Dave Stewart Edition -
July 27, Mignola
#24 Volume 3
2005

Hellboy -
February 1, Mike
#25 Volume 7:
2006 Richard Mignola
The Troll
Corben Witch and
Mike
Makoma with Dave Stewart Others
Mignola
Mike
Hellboy
March 1, Mignola Richard
#26 Library
2006 Corben Edition -
Volume 4

May 2,
#27
2007
May 30,
#28
2007 Hellboy -
Volume 8:
June 27,
#29 Darkness
Darkness 2007 Mike Duncan Mike
Dave Stewart Calls
Calls July 25, Mignola Fegredo Mignola
#30 Hellboy
2007 Library
Edition -
August 29, Volume 5
#31
2007
November
#32
7, 2007
July 2,
#33 Hellboy -
2008
Volume 10:
The Crooked August 13, Mike Richard Richard The
#34 Dave Stewart
Man 2008 Mignola Corben Corben Crooked
Man and
September Others
#35
24, 2008
Hellboy
In the Library
October Mike Edition -
#36 Chapel of Mike Mignola Dave Stewart
29, 2008 Mignola Volume 4
Moloch
The Wild December Mike Duncan Dave Stewart Mike
#37 Hellboy -
Hunt 3, 2008 Mignola Fegredo Mignola
Volume 9:
The Wild BACKUP
Hunt STORY
January 7,
#38 How
2009
Hellboy Koshchei
Library Became
Edition - Deathless
#39 February Volume 5 STORY
11, 2009 Mike
Mignola
Mignola
ART
Guy Davis
BACKUP
STORY
Baba Yaga's
Feast
March 4,
#40 STORY
2009
Mike
Mignola
ART
Guy Davis
August 12, Features a
#41
2009 MonsterMen
backup by
Gary Gianni.
September Not a part of
#42
9, 2009 the Hellboy
Universe.
BACKUP
STORY
The Burial
of Katharine
October Baker
#43
14, 2009 STORY
Scott Allie
ART
Patric
Reynolds
November
#44
11, 2009

The Bride of December Mike Richard Mike


#45 Dave Stewart Hellboy -
Hell 23, 2009 Mignola Corben Mignola
Volume 11:
The Bride
of Hell and
Richard
Others
Corben
Hellboy in May 5, Mike Richard Hellboy
#46 Dave Stewart Mike
Mexico 2010 Mignola Corben Library
Mignola
(variant) Edition -
Volume 6

July 7, Hellboy -
#47
2010 Volume 12:
The Storm
August 4, Mike Duncan Mike and the
#48 The Storm Dave Stewart Fury
2010 Mignola Fegredo Mignola
Hellboy
Library
September Edition -
#49
1, 2010 Volume 6

Mike
Double Mignola Hellboy -
November Mike Richard Volume 11:
#50 Feature of Dave Stewart Richard
17, 2010 Mignola Corben The Bride
Evil Corben
(variant) of Hell and
Others
Mike Hellboy
Mignola Library
December
#51 The Scott Edition -
29, 2010 Mike Scott
Sleeping and Dave Stewart Hampton Volume 6
Mignola Hampton (variant)
the Dead
February 2, Mike
#52
2011 Mignola
#53 Buster April 13, Mike Kevin Kevin Kevin
Oakley Gets 2011 Mignola Nowlan Nowlan Nowlan
His Wish Dave Stewart Mike
(variant Mignola
cover) (variant)

Being May 11, Mike Richard Richard B.P.R.D.:


#54 Dave Stewart Being
Human 2011 Mignola Corben Corben
Human

Mike
Mignola Hellboy -
June 1,
#55 Francesco Volume 12:
2011
Francavilla The Storm
Mike Duncan (variant) and the
The Fury Dave Stewart Fury
Mignola Fegredo
July 13,
#56 Hellboy
2011 Mike Library
August 10, Mignola Edition -
#57 Volume 6
2011

Issues: Hellboy in Hell


Hellboy in Hell is a finished series with its own numbering.

Story &
Issue Title Date Colors Cover Collection
Art
December 5,
#1 The Descent
2012
#2 Pandemonium January 2, 2013
#3 Family Ties February 6, 2013 Hellboy in Hell -
Volume 1:
Death Riding an The Descent
#4 March 6, 2013
Elephant
The Three Gold December 4,
#5 Mike Dave Mike
Whips 2013
Mignola Stewart Mignola
#6 The Death Card May 14, 2014
#7 August 26, 2015
The Hounds of Pluto September 23,
#8 Hellboy in Hell -
2015 Volume 2:
#9 The Spanish Bride May 4, 2016 The Death Card

For Whom the Bell


#10 June 1, 2016
Tolls

Issues: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.


Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. is an ongoing series of miniseries.
Issue Title Date Story Art Colors Cover Collection
1952
Alex Maleev
December
#1 Mike Mignola
3, 2014
(variant)
January 7,
#2
2015 Mike
Mignola Dave Hellboy and
1952 February 4, Alex Maleev the B.P.R.D.:
#3 and John Stewart
2015 1952
Arcudi Alex Maleev
March 4,
#4
2015
April 1,
#5
2015
1953
The Phantom
October 28,
#6 Hand
2015
& The Kelpie Mike Ben
Mike Mignola
The Witch Tree Mignola Stenbeck
November
#7 & Rawhead and
25, 2015
Bloody Bones
Dave Hellboy and
February Stewart the B.P.R.D.:
#8 1953
24, 2016
Mike Paolo Rivera
Beyond the March 23, Mignola (pencils)
#9 Paolo Rivera
Fences 2016 and Chris Joe Rivera
Roberson (inks)
April 27,
#10
2016
1954
September
#11
21, 2016 Stephen
The Black Sun
October 19, Green
#12
2016
Mike
The Unreasoning November Mignola Patric Dave Mike Hellboy and
#13 the B.P.R.D.:
Beast 23, 2016 and Chris Reynolds Stewart Huddleston
Roberson 1954
March 8,
#14
2017 Brian
Ghost Moon
April 12, Churilla
#15
2017
1955
August 9, Mike Shawn Shawn
#15 Secret Nature
2017 Mignola Martinbrough Dave Martinbrough
September and Chris Brian Stewart
#16 Occult Intelligence Roberson Paolo Rivera
13, 2017 Churilla

Original Graphic Novels: Hellboy


Special stories were created for hardcoveroriginal graphic novels.
Title Story Art Colors Cover Published ISBN
House of the Living Richard November 2,
9781595827579
Dead Corben 2011
Mike Mignola
Duncan October 23,
The Midnight Circus Dave Mike 9781616552381
Fegredo 2013
Stewart Mignola
Mike Mignola
Into the Silent Sea and Gary Gary Gianni April 19, 2017 9781506701431
Gianni

Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy


All in-continuity Hellboy comics are collected intrade paperbacks.
Number Title Collects Published ISBN

Seed of Destruction Original Cover:


9781569713167
(4-issue miniseries) October 1, 1994
Mike Mignola's Hellboy
(promo from San Diego Comic-Con Hardcover Limited
1 Seed of Destruction Comics #2) Edition: 9781569710517
Mike Mignola's Hellboy: March 1, 1995
World's Greatest Paranormal
Investigator
(promo from Comics Buyer's Guide Standardized cover:
9781593070946
#1070) February 4, 2004

Original Cover:
9781569712269
June 11, 1997
2 Wake the Devil Wake the Devil
(5-issue miniseries) Standardized cover:
9781593070953
February 4, 2004

The Corpse
(serialized short)
The Iron Shoes Original Cover:
(short story) 9781569713495
August 5, 1998
The Baba Yaga
(short story)
The Chained Coffin A Christmas Underground
3 (from the Hellboy Christmas
and Others
Special)
The Chained Coffin
(from Dark Horse Presents #100-2)
Standardized cover:
The Wolves of Saint August 9781593070915
February 4, 2004
(from Dark Horse Presents #88-91)
Almost Colossus
(2-issue miniseries)

Pancakes
(short story)
The Nature of the Beast Original Cover:
(from Dark Horse Presents #151) 9781569714898
April 26, 2000
King Vold
(short story)
Heads
The Right Hand of (short story)
4
Doom
Goodbye, Mister Tod
(short story)
The Vârcolac
(serialized short) Standardized cover:
9781593070939
The Right Hand of Doom February 4, 2004
(short story)
Box Full of Evil
(2-issue miniseries)

Original Cover:
9781569716991
February 27, 2002
5 Conqueror Worm Conqueror Worm
(4-issue miniseries) Standardized cover:
9781593070922
February 4, 2004

The Third Wish


6 Strange Places (2-issue miniseries) April 26, 2006 9781593074753
The Island
(2-issue miniseries)

7 The Troll Witch and October 3, 2007 9781593078607


Others The Penanggalan
(short story)
The Hydra and The Lion
(short story)
The Troll-Witch
(short story)
Dr. Carp's Experiment
(short story)
The Ghoul
(short story)
The Vampire of Prague
(short story)
Makoma
(2-issue miniseries)

8 Darkness Calls Darkness Calls May 16, 2008 9781593078966


(6-issue miniseries)

9 The Wild Hunt The Wild Hunt March 10, 2010 9781595824318
(8-issue miniseries)

The Crooked Man


(3-issue miniseries)
They That Go Down to the Sea in
The Crooked Man and Ships
10 (one shot) June 9, 2010 9781595824776
Others
In the Chapel of Moloch
(one shot)
The Mole
(short story)

Hellboy in Mexico
(one shot)
Double Feature of Evil
(one shot)
The Sleeping and the Dead
The Bride of Hell and (2-issue miniseries)
11 October 5, 2011 9781595827401
Others
The Bride of Hell
(one shot)
The Whittier Legacy
(short story)
Buster Oakley Gets His Wish
(one shot)

The Storm
The Storm and the (3-issue miniseries)
12 March 7, 2012 9781595828279
Fury
The Fury
(3-issue miniseries)

Hellboy in Mexico
(one shot)
House of the Living Dead
(original graphic novel)
Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy
— Hellboy in Mexico (short story) April 13, 2016 9781616558970
Hellboy Gets Married
(short story)
The Coffin Man
(short story)
The Coffin Man 2: The Rematch
(short story)
Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy in Hell
All Hellboy in Hell comics are collected intrade paperbacks.

Number Title Collects Published ISBN

1 The Descent[10] Hellboy in Hell #1–5 May 14, 2014 9781616554446

Hellboy in Hell #6–10


2 The Death Card October 5, 2016 9781506701134
The Exorcist of Vorsk
(short story)

Trade Paperbacks: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.


All Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. comics are collected intrade paperbacks.

Title Collects Published ISBN

1952 1952 August 12, 2015 9781616556600


(5-issue arc)

The Phantom Hand


(short story)
Rawhead and Bloody Bones
(short story)
The Witch Tree
1953 (short story) August 10, 2016 9781616559670
The Kelpie
(short story)
Wandering Souls
(short story)
Beyond the Fences
(3-issue arc)

The Mirror
(short story)
Black Sun
1954 (2-issue arc) January 10, 2018 9781506702070
The Unreasoning Beast
(one shot)
Ghost Moon
(2-issue arc)

Library editions
These editions collect the stories in the size they were originally drawn.
Volume Collects Published ISBN

1 Seed of Destruction May 7, 2008 9781593079109


Wake the Devil

2 The Chained Coffin and Others October 8, 2008 9781593079895


The Right Hand of Doom

3 Conqueror Worm September 23, 2009 9781595823526


Strange Places

4 The Crooked Man and Others June 15, 2011 9781595826589


The Troll Witch and Others

5 Darkness Calls July 11, 2012 9781595828866


The Wild Hunt

6 The Storm and the Fury June 12, 2013 9781616551339


The Bride of Hell and Others

Hellboy The Descent October 4, 2017 9781506703633


in Hell
The Death Card

Omnibus editions
These editions collect the complete Hellboy series in chronological order
.
Volume Collects Published ISBN

Seed of Destruction (4-issue


miniseries)
Wake the Devil (5-issue miniseries)
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of The Wolves of St August(short June 5,
9781506706665
Destruction story) 2018
The Chained Coffin (short story)
Almost Colossus (2-issue
miniseries)

Conqueror Worm (4-issue


miniseries)
The Third Wish (2-issue miniseries)
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange The Island (2-issue miniseries) July 3,
9781506706672
Places 2018
Into the Silent Sea (OGN)
The Right Hand of Doom(short
story)
Box Full of Evil (short story)

Darkness Calls (6-issue miniseries)


Hellboy Omnibus Volume 3: The Wild The Wild Hunt (8-issue miniseries) July 31,
The Storm (3-issue miniseries) 9781506706689
Hunt 2018
The Fury (3-issue miniseries)
The Mole (short story)

The Descent (Hellboy in Hell #1-5)


The Death Card (Hellboy in Hell #6-
10)
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 4: Hellboy in The Magician and the Snake(short Winter
Hell story) 2019
The Hounds of Pluto (short story)
The Three Gold Whips(one shot)
The Exorcist of Vorsk (short story)
Volume Collects Published ISBN

The Corpse (short story)


Pancakes (short story)
The Nature of the Beast(short story)
King Vold (short story)
The Penanggalan (short story)
The Crooked Man (3-issue miniseries)
Complete Short Stories, Hellboy in Mexico (one shot)
June 5, 2018 9781506706641
Volume 1 Double Feature of Evil (one shot)
Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy(short
story)
Hellboy Gets Married (short story)
The Coffin Man (short story)
The Coffin Man 2: The Rematch(short story)
The Midnight Circus (OGN)
House of the Living Dead(OGN)

The Hydra and the Lion(short story)


The Troll Witch (short story)
The Baba Yag (short story)
The Sleeping and the Dead(short story)
Heads (short story)
Goodbye Mister Tod (short story)
The Vârcolac (short story)
The Vampire of Prague (short story)
Complete Short Stories, The Bride of Hell (one shot) August 28,
9781506706658
Volume 2 2018
The Whittier Legacy (short story)
Buster Oakley Gets His Wish (one shot)
They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships(one
shot)
A Christmas Underground(short story)
Dr. Carp’s Experiment (short story)
The Ghoul (short story)
In the Chapel of Moloch(one shot)
Makoma (2-issue miniseries)

Other trade paperbacks


Hellboy: Weird Tales, Volume 1 (February 2003) – Cover by Mike Mignola. CollectsHellboy: Weird Tales #1–4.
ISBN 978-1-56971-622-9.
Hellboy: Weird Tales, Volume 2 (October 2004) – Cover by Mike Mignola. CollectsHellboy: Weird Tales #5–8. ISBN 978-
1-56971-953-4.
Hellboy Junior (January 2004) – Written by Mike Mignola,Bill Wray, et al. Collects Hellboy Junior Halloween Special,
Hellboy Junior #1–2, plus original material.ISBN 978-1-56971-862-9.
Ghost/Hellboy Special (June 1997) – Written by Mike Mignola. Collects Ghost/Hellboy #1–2. ISBN 978-1-56971-273-3.
Savage Dragon/Hellboy(2002) – Cover by Mike Mignola. CollectsSavage Dragon #34–35.
The Art of Hellboy (March 2003) – Written by Mike Mignola. Dark Horse Books. ISBN 1-56971-910-1.
Hellboy: The Companion(May 2008) – Written by Steve Weiner, Jason Hall. Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59307-655-
9.
Hellboy: Masks and Monsters(October 2010) – Written by Mike Mignola,James Robinson, Scott Benefiel, Jasen
Rodriguez. Collects Batman/Hellboy/Starman#1–2, Ghost/Hellboy #1–2. Dark Horse Books.ISBN 1-59582-567-3.

Other appearances
Beyond the Hellboy comic and its associated spin-offs, Hellboy has made appearances in other publications:
Great Salt Lake Comic-Con pamphlet
The character name "Hell Boy" was included in a drawing by Mike Mignola of a demon character in a black and white illustration, with
the later recognized name appearing on the demon's belt buckle. This image, accompanied by a short biography of Mike Mignola and his
latest creation, appeared in the pamphlet in 1991. It is the first published mention of the later recognized name. This image was reprinted
in The Art of Hellboy.

Dime Press
A prototype incarnation of Hellboy appeared on the cover of Dime Press #4 (Glamour International Production, 1993), an obscure Italian
fanzine, with "Hellboy©Mignola 93" written at the bottom of the cover. The cover, illustrated by Mignola and by the Italian artist Nicola
Mari, show Hellboy in the act of attacking a "diabolic" version of the Italian SF comic book character Nathan Never (with bat wings and
pointed tail). Mari at the time was one of the artists that worked on Nathan Never, and the first two years of life of this comic were the
main topic of the fanzine. With the exception of the cover, there is no other mention of Hellboy within the fanzine. The character shown
was still in a draft stage, and although close to the final design of Hellboy
, it had gray skin and an outfit not common to the character
.

San Diego Comic-Con Comics


Mike Mignola's Hellboy by Mike Mignola and John Byrne featured the character's first full appearance, and was a four-page black-and-
white story that had an approximately 1,500 book print run. It was published by Dark Horse Comics in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2
(August 1993) for distribution at theSan Diego Comic-Conconvention held in San Diego, California.[11]

Hellboy travels to an American ghost town, where he encounters a mangy mutt that transforms into Anubis, the Ancient Egyptian god of
mummification.[12]

The story was collected in the trade paperbackHellboy: Seed of Destruction.[13]

Next Men
Hellboy makes a guest appearance in John Byrne'sNext Men #21; this is the first American appearance in a full color cameo.

Comics Buyer's Guide


Mike Mignola's Hellboy: World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator by Mike Mignola and John Byrne featured the character's next solo
appearance. It was published by Dark Horse Comics in a special four-page mini-comic for distribution in Comics Buyer's Guide #1,070
(May 20, 1994).[14]

In the story Hellboy battles with the disembodied head of Nazi scientist Herman von Klempt and his puppet henchman Brutus the Gorilla
[12]
to rescue a captive girl from the doctor's transference of nutrient fluids process.

The story was collected in the trade paperbackHellboy: Seed of Destruction.[13]

Celebrate Diversity
Hi, My Name is Hellboy by Mike Mignola was a one-page panel ad that related the characters fictional origins. It was published by
Diamond Comic Distributorsin catalog supplementCelebrate Diversity collector's edition (October 1994).[15] The ad was collected in the
trade paperback The Art of Hellboy.

Hellboy: The First 20 Years was published 1 April 2014.

In other media

Film
Hellboy (2004)
Guillermo del Toro co-wrote and directed a Hellboy feature film in 2004, sharing the
credit with the original screenwriter Peter Briggs following Writers Guild of America
arbitration.[16] Del Toro, a fan of Mike Mignola's work, had previously written the
preface to Hellboy: Conqueror Worm.

The film starred Ron Perlman as Hellboy (the favorite of both del Toro and Mignola for
Ron Perlman as Hellboy
the role), Selma Blair as Liz Sherman, Rupert Evans as FBI Special Agent John Myers (a
character created for the film),John Hurt as Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Doug Jones as
Abe Sapien (voiced by an uncredited David Hyde Pierce), Karel Roden as Grigori Rasputin, and Jeffrey Tambor as FBI Senior Special
Agent Tom Manning. The film depicts Hellboy as living at the BPRD with a dozen cats and limited access to the outside world, and
considered an urban legend by the general populace.

The film received generally positive reviews, and a fair performance at the box office. However, the film debuted in theaters while The
Passion of the Christ was still playing, and, according to del Toro's DVD commentary, some theaters would re-title the film on their signs,
or outright refuse to play it to avoid running a "devil" movie againstThe Passion of the Christ.

Yvonne Navarro wrote the novelization for the Hellboy movie which was published by Pocket Star Books in 2004.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army(2008)


A sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was shot in Budapest by Guillermo del Toro and released in 2008, with Perlman and Blair
returning.[17] Jones also returned as Abe Sapien (undubbed this time), and also in two other roles: The Angel of Death and The
Chamberlain.[18] Revolution Studios had planned on making the film (which Columbia Pictures was to distribute), but the studio went out
of business before filming.Universal Studios then picked it up. The plot is a shift to more folklore rather than action, with heavy European
overtones. The character of Johann Krauss was added to the team, voiced by Seth MacFarlane. The character Roger the Homunculus was
not, but he was written into the plot as a very prominent character in early drafts of the script. The character of Agent Myers from the first
film does not return, his absence being explained by Liz remarking that Hellboy had him transferred to Antarctica out of jealousy. Hellboy
also reveals himself to the outside world in this film, and Liz is revealed to be pregnant with his children, twins. On November 11, 2008,
Hellboy II: The Golden Armywas released on DVD.

Canceled sequel
A sequel for Hellboy: The Golden Armywas in development in 2009, entitled Hellboy III: Dark Worlds, with Guillermo del Toro slated to
return as the film's director and writer as well as Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair and Jeffrey Tambor were set to
reprise their roles. In the sequel, Hellboy would live his normal life as a father for his two newborn twins with Liz Sherman, but also has
to face an extremely powerful enemy who wishes to rule and bring the darkness upon Earth. In 2017, it was announced that the sequel was
canceled due to the difficulty of funding the film,and a reboot would happen instead.

Reboot
In May 2017, a reboot, titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, was announced by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on his personal
Facebook page revealing that the project is set to be directed by Neil Marshall and star David Harbour as the titular character. Mignola
also stated that the film would have an R rating unlike previous installments.[19] It is expected to be released in 2019.[20] In August 2017,
Ian McShane was cast as Trevor Bruttenholm.[21] Mila Jovovich was cast as the film's primary antagonist, Nimue the Blood Queen. On
August 10, 2017, the Hellboy reboot dropped the Rise of the Blood Queen title and is now simply referred to as Hellboy. On August 16,
2017, Sasha Lane was cast as Alice Monaghan. On August 21, 2017, Ed Skrein was cast as Major Ben Daimio.[22] However, upon
discovering that Daimio was portrayed in the comic books as a Japanese-American character, Skrein announced a week later that he was
[23]
pulling out to allow an actor of Asian heritage to be cast instead.

Animation
On November 9, 2005, IDT Entertainment issued a press release[24] announcing that the company had licensed the rights to develop
"animated content for television and home entertainment" based on the Hellboy comic. Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz
Sherman), Doug Jones (Abe Sapien) and John Hurt (Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm) have all voiced their respective characters.
Actress Peri Gilpin joined the cast as ProfessorKate Corrigan.

The first two 75-minute animated movies, Sword of Storms and Blood and Iron, were aired on Cartoon Network before being released on
DVD. The first one aired October 28, 2006, and the second aired March 17, 2007.

Both stories have much more in common with the comic book Hellboy rather than the film —Abe Sapien is not psychic, for example, and
the artwork and color palette is derived more closely to Mignola's original artwork. The DVD of Sword of Storms was released on
February 6, 2007; it contains documentary material commentary and a Hellboy comic, "Phantom Limbs". Blood and Iron similarly
contains a comic called "The Yearning".

After the initial release, some stores included exclusive giveaways with copies of the
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron DVD:

Best Buy: A 7" Hellboy figure.


Walmart: An 80-page digest titledThe Judgment Bell.
Transworld: A 64-page Hellboy Digest.
Infinity: A Lobster Johnson magnet.
Circuit City - A Hellboy "Bust Up".
A "Hellboy 2 Pak" limited edition DVD set was released July 1, 2008, that contained both films and a 7" figure.

A third animated Hellboy film, The Phantom Claw, has been put on hold. Tad Stones, director and writer of the direct-to-video movies,
says the film will star Lobster Johnson and will have some familiar characters, but Abe and Liz will not be in the film (at least not as main
characters).

Novels and anthologies


Christopher Golden has written several novels about the character, the first two of which, The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants, are part
of the official Hellboy story canon. The events of both these novels are listed in the comic's official timeline featured in Hellboy: The
Companion. In particular, the Golden-penned character of Anastasia Bransfield was also described in the companion, despite having never
actually appeared in a comic.

Hellboy: The Lost Army(written by Christopher Golden, cover and other illustrations byMike Mignola, 1997)
Hellboy: Odd Jobs (by editor Christopher Golden, writers include Stephen R. Bissette, Greg Rucka, Nancy A. Collins, and
Poppy Z. Brite; with an introduction by Mike Mignola. Milwaukie: Dark Horse Comics, Inc.,ISBN 1-56971-440-1,
December 1999)
Hellboy: The Bones of Giants(written by Christopher Golden, cover and other illustrations by Mike Mignola, 2001)
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (by editor Christopher Golden, writers include Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Charles de Lint,
Graham Joyce, Sharyn McCrumb, James Cambias, and Richard Dean Starr, October 2004)
Hellboy: On Earth As It Is In Hell(written by Brian Hodge, cover by Mike Mignola, September 2005)
Hellboy: Unnatural Selection(written by Tim Lebbon, cover by Mike Mignola, March 2006)
Hellboy: The God Machine(written by Thomas E. Sniegoski, cover by Mike Mignola, July 2006)
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool(written by Christopher Golden, cover by Mike Mignola, March 2007)
Hellboy: Emerald Hell (written by Tom Piccirilli, cover by Mike Mignola, February 2008)
Hellboy: The All-Seeing Eye(written by Mark Morris, cover by Mike Mignola, October 2008)
Hellboy: Oddest Jobs (by editor Christopher Golden, writers include Joe R. Lansdale, China Miéville, Barbara Hambly,
Ken Bruen, Amber Benson, and Tad Williams, July 2008)
Hellboy: The Fire Wolves(written by Tim Lebbon, cover by Mike Mignola, April 2009)
Hellboy: The Ice Wolves(written by Mark Chadbourn, cover by Duncan Fegredo, September 2009)
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors(2017) [25]

Video games
A Hellboy video game called Hellboy: Dogs of the Night, developed by Cryo Interactive, was released in 2000 for Microsoft Windows. It
was ported to PlayStation as Hellboy: Asylum Seeker.
On April 6, 2005, Hellboy movie director Guillermo del Toro announced on his official site[26] that he had made a deal with developer
Konami to create a new Hellboy video game based on the movie version of the character and his world, featuring new monsters, new
villains, and a new storyline.Herman von Klempt and his war ape Kriegaffe #10 were slated to make appearances. On May 9, 2006, it was
revealed that the Hellboy game would appear in the summer of 2007, on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable. The game
was released in North America on June 24, 2008 with the name Hellboy: The Science of Evil. It is developed by Krome Studios, and
published by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. As well as single player campaign where the player gets to play as Hellboy the game also
features co-op play, featuring the charactersAbe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Lobster Johnson.

A Hellboy video game called Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Tooth Fairy Terror was released for the iPhone by Tuesday Creative on
January 14, 2009.

Hellboy is a playable DLC character in Injustice 2, voiced by Michael-Leon Wooley as part of the "Fighter Pack 2". The character was
released for download on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He is brought to Injustice universe by Brainiac who decides to add him to his
collection as he is fascinated by Hellboy's human-like mind and personality despite being a demon. In his ending, Hellboy escapes from
Brainiac's collection and defeats him. As a result he is asked to assist in rounding up local supervillains before eventually returning to the
B.P.R.D. but finds his work there unfulfilling andends up retiring to Africa.

Appearances in popular culture


Hellboy appears as a "borrowed character" in authorKim Newman’s Anno Dracula series, specifically in the novellaAndy
Warhol's Dracula (2004) where he joins the ranks ofBlade, John Shaft, Travis Bickle, the Punisher, Paul Kersey (of
Death Wish), Scooby-Doo, and Shaggy in hunting down Johnny Pop, a vampire drug dealer .[27]
Hellboy has made guest appearances inErik Larsen's long running comic book series,The Savage Dragon.
Hellboy makes a one-panel cameo appearance during a hallucination sequence in Frank Miller's Sin City: Hell and Back.
Hellboy made a cameo as a trick or treater in the last page of theSam & Max story "Belly of the Beast".
Hellboy also appears in an issue ofEric Powell's Eisner Award-winning series The Goon.[28]
Hellboy made a one-panel cameo appearance, along with several other borrowed characters, in the Shi/Cyblade
crossover The Battle for Independentsfrom Image Comics.
Hellboy appeared in Madman Comics #5 (January 1995).
Abe Sapien, a popular character fromHellboy, appears in John Byrne'sBabe 2 #2.
In Kevin Smith's film Dogma (1999), one of the Stygian Triplets is seen wearing a Hellboy T-shirt.
In one of the ending themes forSayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, the animation and graphic style is the same one used in the
Hellboy comic books.
A large poster of Hellboy appears in a comic shop in the 2010 movieKick-Ass.[29]
Hellboy makes somewhat of a cameo in the fifth volume ofRequiem Chevalier Vampire, as a number of servants bear a
striking resemblance to him.[30]
Hellboy appeared in theMad episode "Garfield of Dreams / I Hate My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" voiced by Fred
Tatasciore, where he advertises his magical Left Hand of Doom which can solve all lefty problems.
An action figure heavily resembling Hellboy can be seen on the teenagers nightstand in the Justice League Unlimited
episode "Wake The Dead".
Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi and Mike Mignola swapped renditions of their respective characters-i.e. aakahashi
T
take on Hellboy and a Mignola take on Yugi Mutoh-for a special issue of the magazineShonen Jump.
In the movie Blade II the character of Scud played by Norman Reedus wears a B.P .R.D. emblem T-shirt. Ron Perlman
acted in, and Guillermo del Toro directed Blade II and the two Hellboy movies.
Hellboy is featured in To Hold The Bridge, a collection of short stories byGarth Nix; In Strange Fishing in the Western
Highlands, Hellboy is an essential ally of Dr. Malcolm MacAndrew's druidic soldier father.[31]
Hellboy is a DLC character inInjustice 2, as part of the Fighter Pack 2.

Awards
The miniseries Hellboy: Conqueror Worm won a 2002 Eisner Award for "Best Limited Series", while The Art of Hellboy won an Eisner in
2004 for "Best Comics-Related Book". Mignola won a 2000 Harvey Award for "Best Artist", based onHellboy: Box Full of Evil. Hellboy:
Darkness Calls won a 2007 Eagle Award for "Favourite Colour Comicbook — American".

The character Hellboy was nominated for "Favourite Comics Character" at the 2004 and 2005 Eagle Awards. Other Eagle Award
nominations include "Favourite Comics Story published during 2007" forHellboy: Darkness Calls, and "Favourite Comics Hero".
Acclaimed comics writer Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) listed Hellboy on his recommendations page, particularly Wake the
Devil (Vol. 2), calling it "the skillful cutting and the setting of the stone that we can see Mignola's sharp contemporary sensibilities at
work".[32]

In March 2009, the Dark Horse Comics character, Hellboy, won two categories in the fan voted Project Fanboy Awards for 2008: "Best
Indy Hero" and "Best Indy Character".[33]

See also
The Amazing Screw-On Head, another comic book from Dark Horse written and drawn by Mike Mignola.

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External links
Official website
Hellboy Zone. Dark Horse Comics.
Hellboy at Don Markstein's Toonopedia.
Hellboy at the Comic Book DB
Hellboy videogame at the Konami website

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