Ghost/Hellboy

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Ghost/Hellboy
Special cover by Mike Mignola
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Format Mini-series
Genre
Publication date(s) May–June 1996
No. of issues 2
Main character(s)
Creative team
Created by
Written by Mike Mignola
Inker(s) Jason Rodriguez
Letterer(s) Sean Konot
Colorist(s) Pamela Rambo
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Collected editions
Ghost/Hellboy Special ISBN 978-1-56971-273-3

Ghost/Hellboy is a Dark Horse Comics two-issue crossover comic book mini-series written by Mike Mignola with art by Scott Benefiel published May to June 1996 featuring fictional heroes Ghost and Hellboy.

Creation[edit]

Story writer Mignola created rough layouts or thumbnails, rather than a detailed script, in which as well as working out the action he also detailed the light and dark composition of the page for pencil artist Benefiel and inker Rodriguez to work from, which gave the work the Hellboy atmosphere.

Publication history[edit]

Ghost #12 included three full-color preview pages from Ghost/Hellboy #1.

Comics[edit]

Issue #1[edit]

The first issue (May 1, 1996) featured a cover by Mike Mignola and two black-and-white preview pages for Hellboy: Wake the Devil.[1][2]

In the story Hellboy and B.P.R.D. psychic Josephine T. Gant travel to Arcadia to hunt down Ghost but the tables are turned when Ghost receives a vision from someone calling himself Peace who tells her that Hellboy is her enemy and the key to releasing her from suffering is the Right Hand of Doom.

Issue #2[edit]

The second issue (June 1, 1996) featured a cover by Mike Mignola.[3][4]

In the story Ghost delivers Hellboy to the being calling himself Peace on a mystical plane but when he reveals himself to be Alal the Destroyer, who has been lying to her all along, the vengeful spirit and the world’s greatest paranormal investigator must team-up to avert the impending apocalypse.

Collected editions[edit]

The two issues were compiled and reprinted in the Ghost/Hellboy Special (June 25, 1997), which also included a two-page sketchbook of some of the thumbnail layouts and the preliminary character sketches Mignola provided for Benefiel to work from.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy #1". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy #1". Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy #2". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy #2". Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy Special". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ghost/Hellboy Special". Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved February 23, 2009.