Hellboy Junior

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Hellboy Junior
Trade Paperback Cover
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Format One-shot
Publication date October, 1997
October–November, 1999
Number of issues 1
Main character(s) Hellboy
Creative team
Letterer(s) John Costanza
Creator(s) Mike Mignola
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Collected editions
Hellboy Junior ISBN 978-1-56971-862-9

Hellboy Junior is a Dark Horse Comics Halloween one-shot and two-issue comic book mini-series by Bill Wray and Mike Mignola that features a younger version of the fictional character Hellboy.

Publication history[edit]


Halloween Special[edit]

Hellboy Junior Halloween Special (October 15, 1997) featured a wrap-around cover by Bill Wray.[1][2]

Mignola won the 1998 "Best Writer/Artist: Drama" Eisner Award in part for his work on this one-shot.

Title Creators
Maggots, Maggots, Everywhere Story & Art: Bill Wray
A hell ridden Hellboy Jr. becomes bored of his all maggot diet and is encouraged by Adolf Hitler to go to the surface to hunt.
Wheezy The Sick Little Witch
After a sick Wheezy Witch spread her plague germs to all her forest friends she turns to Jasper the friendly ghost for a cure.
The Ginger-Beef Boy
A barren Chinese couple name Jackie and Bruce Lee fashion a child from beef who comes alive and runs away from home.
The Creation of Hellboy Jr. Story & Art: Bill Wray & Mike Mignola
Bill and Mike battle it out dressed as their most famous conic book creations in this behind the scenes look at the creative process.
Somnambo The Sleeping Giant Story & Art: Bill Wray
Eric the Unclean advises the people of Poobie Caca how to wake the sleeping guardian to protect them from rampaging trolls.
Hellboy Jr. Pinup Art: Kevin Nowlan
Full page pinup.
The Devil Don’t Smoke Story & Art: Mike Mignola & Bill Wray
Hellboy Jr. ascend to the mortal world to further his studies with an examination of man in this story based on German folklore.

Issue 1[edit]

Hellboy Junior issue 1 (October 20, 1999) with a wrap-around cover Bill Wray.[3][4]

Title Creators
Magical Mushroom Trip
Hellboy Jr. trades Idi Amin’s gold teeth a grow your own mushrooms kit that sends him on a psychedelic trip through hell with a beetle called Brad.
The Wolvertons
Alaskan lumberjack Sven Wolverton and Harriet his crash-landed alien wife watch over the twisted love lives of their deformed half-breed children Brad and Tiffany.
Hellboy Jr. Pinup Art: Glenn Barr
Full page pinup.
Huge Retarded Duck Pinup Art: Stephan DeStefano
Full page pinup.
Squid of Man
  • Story: Bill Wray
  • Art: Mike Mignola
Rogue ichthyologist Pr. Plankton Tidepool attempts to outwit Death when he breathes life into his creations squidman and lobster lady.

Issue 2[edit]

Hellboy Junior issue 2 (November 17, 1999) with cover by Hilary Barta.[5][6]

Title Creators
The House of Candy Pain
  • Story: Bill Wray
  • Art: Hilary Barta
Hellboy Jr. travel to the Forbidden Forest of Festible Dwellings with his demonic pal Donnie where he falls under a witch's spell.
Sparky Bear Story & Art: Bill Wray
Fire prevention mascot Sparky goes rogue after his marriage to a humane female breaks down and he loses his job.
Huge Retarded Duck
  • Story: Bill Wray
  • Art: Stephan DeStefano
Full page pinup.
Huge Retarded Duck Pinup Art: Stephan DeStefano
When Huge Retarded Duck runs away from home after a family argument he has a series of encounters that mean the tables are turned when he finally returns.
Hellboy Jr. Gets a Car Story & Art: Mike Mignola
When Hellboy Jr. test drives Duke Barbator’s new car for Gorgalac he finds himself getting into some serious trouble that could spell the end.

Collected editions[edit]

Hellboy Junior trade paperback (January 21, 2004) collects all the material from Hellboy Junior Halloween Special, Hellboy Junior #1 and Hellboy Junior #2 plus original material.[7][8]

  • Hellboy Jr. vs Hitler


  1. ^ "Hellboy Junior Halloween Special". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hellboy Junior Halloween Special". Hellboy.com. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hellboy Junior #1 (of 2)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hellboy Junior #1 (of 2)". Hellboy.com. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hellboy Junior #2 (of 2)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hellboy Junior #2 (of 2)". Hellboy.com. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hellboy Junior". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hellboy Junior". Hellboy.com. Retrieved February 18, 2009.