Hellboy Universe

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The Hellboy Universe is the fictional universe of the Hellboy comic and its various spin-offs, created by Mike Mignola. Its first appearance was in a black-and-white, four-page promotional comic by Mike Mignola with a script by John Byrne published by Dark Horse Comics in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 (August 19, 1993), distributed at the San Diego Comic-Con. The Hellboy Universe currently spans over seventy trade paperbacks.

Hellboy Universe titles[edit]

Hellboy[edit]

The series, focused on the titular Hellboy, spawned the Hellboy Universe. There are generally two types of Hellboy stories; Pre-Cavendish (stories set chronologically before the first miniseries Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Post-Cavendish (stories set chronologically after the first miniseries). Post-Cavendish stories are usually very continuity heavy, and require the reader to be relatively familiar with Hellboy's history. Pre-Cavendish stories tend to be primarily short, stand-alone stories.

In addition to the comics, the Hellboy novels written by author Christopher Golden are also considered in-continuity.[1]

In addition to the standard trade paperbacks, Hellboy stories are collected in oversized hardcovers known as library editions, and paperback omnibuses.

Hellboy Collections
Library Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
HELLBOY
VOLUME 1
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 1: SEED OF DESTRUCTION
Seed of Destruction STORY: Mike Mignola
SCRIPT: John Byrne
Mike Mignola Mark Chiarello PART 1: March 1994
PART 2: April 1994
PART 3: May 1994
PART 4: June 1994
Hellboy Promo #1 Matt Hollingsworth August 1993
Hellboy Promo #2 May 1994
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 2: WAKE THE DEVIL
Wake the Devil Mike Mignola James Sinclair PART 1: June 1996
PART 2: July 1996
PART 3: August 1996
PART 4: September 1996
PART 5: October 1996
HELLBOY
VOLUME 2
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 3: THE CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS
The Corpse Mike Mignola Matt Hollingsworth March–August 1995
The Iron Shoes James Sinclair January 1996
The Baba Yaga Dave Stewart August 1998
A Christmas Underground December 1997
The Chained Coffin James Sinclair August 1995
The Wolves of Saint August August–November 1994
Almost Colossus PART 1: June 1997
PART 2: July 1997
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 4: THE RIGHT HAND OF DOOM
Pancakes Mike Mignola Dave Stewart August 1999
The Nature of the Beast February 2000
King Vold April 2000
Heads March 1998
Goodbye Mister Tod August 1999
The Vârcolac July 1999 – January 2000
The Right Hand of Doom August 1998
Box Full of Evil PART 1: August 1999
PART 2: September 1999
HELLBOY
VOLUME 3
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 5: CONQUEROR WORM
Conqueror Worm Mike Mignola Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2001
PART 2: June 2001
PART 3: July 2001
PART 4: August 2001
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 6: STRANGE PLACES
The Third Wish Mike Mignola Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2002
PART 2: August 2002
The Island PART 1: June 2005
PART 2: July 2005
HELLBOY
VOLUME 4
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 7: THE TROLL WITCH AND OTHERS
The Penanggalan Mike Mignola Dave Stewart March 2004
The Hydra and the Lion December 2006
The Troll Witch July 2004
The Vampire of Prague Mike Mignola P. Craig Russell October 2007
Dr. Carp's Experiment Mike Mignola August 2003
The Ghoul June 2005
Makoma Mike Mignola Richard Corben
with Mike Mignola
PART 1: February 2006
PART 2: March 2006
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 10: THE CROOKED MAN AND OTHERS
The Crooked Man Mike Mignola Richard Corben Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2008
PART 2: August 2008
PART 3: September 2008
They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships Mike Mignola
and Joshua Dysart
Jason Shawn Alexander August 2007
In The Chapel of Moloch Mike Mignola October 2008
HELLBOY
VOLUME 5
The Mole Mike Mignola Duncan Fegredo May 2008
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 8: DARKNESS CALLS
Darkness Calls Mike Mignola Duncan Fegredo
with Mike Mignola
Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2007
PART 2: May 2007
PART 3: June 2007
PART 4: July 2007
PART 5: August 2007
PART 6: November 2007
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 9: THE WILD HUNT
The Wild Hunt Mike Mignola Duncan Fegredo Dave Stewart PART 1: December 2008
PART 2: January 2009
PART 3: February 2009
PART 4: March 2009
PART 5: August 2009
PART 6: September 2009
PART 7: October 2009
PART 8: November 2009
HELLBOY
VOLUME 6
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 12: THE STORM AND THE FURY
The Storm Mike Mignola Duncan Fegredo Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2010
PART 2: August 2010
PART 3: September 2010
The Fury Duncan Fegredo
with Mike Mignola
PART 1: June 2011
PART 2: July 2011
PART 3: August 2011
HELLBOY ― VOLUME 11: THE BRIDE OF HELL AND OTHERS
Hellboy in Mexico Mike Mignola Richard Corben Dave Stewart May 2010
Double Feature of Evil:
"Sullivan's Reward"
"The House of Sebek"
November 2010
The Sleeping and the Dead Scott Hampton PART 1: December 2010
PART 2: February 2011
The Bride of Hell Richard Corben December 2009
The Whittier Legacy Mike Mignola October 2010
Buster Oakley Gets His Wish Mike Mignola Kevin Nowlan April 2011
HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS (Original Graphic Novel)
The Midnight Circus Mike Mignola Duncan Fegredo Dave Stewart October 2013
HELLBOY IN MEXICO
Hellboy in Mexico Mike Mignola Richard Corben Dave Stewart May 2010
Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy Mike Mignola December 2011
Hellboy Gets Married Mike Mignola Mick Mahon PART 1: December 2013
PART 2: January 2014
The Coffin Man Fábio Moon March 2014
The Coffin Man 2: The Rematch Gabriel Bá February 2015
House of the Living Dead Mike Mignola Richard Corben November 2011
HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA (Original Graphic Novel)
Into the Silent Sea Mike Mignola
and Gary Gianni
Gary Gianni Dave Stewart April 2017

Hellboy in Hell[edit]

Unlike previous Hellboy stories, Hellboy in Hell was an ongoing series. It was not a monthly series, but rather a new issue came out when it was finished. When there was an arc spanning multiple issues, each of those issues came out monthly.[2]

Hellboy in Hell Collections
Library Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
HELLBOY
IN HELL
HELLBOY IN HELL ― VOLUME 1: THE DESCENT
Chapter 1: The Descent
Chapter 2: Pandemonium
Chapter 3: Family Ties
Chapter 4: Death Riding an Elephant
Mike Mignola Dave Stewart PART 1: December 2012
PART 2: January 2013
PART 3: February 2013
PART 4: March 2013
The Three Gold Whips December 2013
HELLBOY IN HELL ― VOLUME 2: THE DEATH CARD
The Death Card Mike Mignola Dave Stewart May 2014
The Trails of Dr. Hoffmann
(The Hounds of PlutoPART 1)
August 2015
The Hounds of Pluto
(The Hounds of PlutoPART 2)
September 2015
The Spanish Bride May 2016
For Whom the Bell Tolls June 2016
The Exorcist of Vorsk Mike Mignola
and Todd Mignola
Mike Mignola November 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.[edit]

On July 8, 2014, just prior to SDCC 2014, Entertainment Weekly[3] and Nerdist[4] announced Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., a series that was simultaneously a spin-off of both Hellboy and B.P.R.D. Each volume focuses on a single year, beginning the year Hellboy first became a Bureau agent, 1952.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1952
1952 Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Alex Maleev Dave Stewart PART 1: December 2014
PART 2: January 2015
PART 3: February 2015
PART 4: March 2015
PART 5: April 2015
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953
The Phantom Hand Mike Mignola Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart October 2015
Rawhead and Bloody Bones November 2015
The Witch Tree
The Kelpie October 2015
Wandering Souls Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Michael Walsh January 2016
Beyond the Fences #1–3 PENCILS: Paolo Rivera
INKS: Joe Rivera
PART 1: February 2016
PART 2: March 2016
PART 3: April 2016
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954
The Mirror Mike Mignola Richard Corben Dave Stewart May 2016
The Black Sun Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Stephen Green PART 1: September 2016
PART 2: October 2016
The Unreasoning Beast Patric Reynolds November 2016
Ghost Moon Brian Churilla PART 1: March 2017
PART 2: April 2017
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955
Secret Nature Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Shawn Martinbrough Dave Stewart August 2017
Occult Intelligence Brian Churilla PART 1: September 2017
PART 2: October 2017
PART 3: November 2017
Burning Season PENCILS: Paolo Rivera
INKS: Joe Rivera
February 2018
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1956
1956 Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Yishan Li
Mike Norton
and Michael Avon Oeming
Dave Stewart PART 1: November 2018
PART 2: December 2018
PART 3: January 2019
PART 4: February 2019
PART 5: March 2019

B.P.R.D.[edit]

B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) began as an experiment to see if the Hellboy Universe could be expanded with stories without Hellboy in them.[5] It started with an untitled three-page promotional piece before launching into the three-issue miniseries Hollow Earth. As the series grew, it was split into "story cycles." There are three major cycles: Plague of Frogs, Hell on Earth, and The Devil You Know, as well as two minor cycles 1946–1948 and Vampire. The trade B.P.R.D.: Being Human is the only remaining book from the original series that is not a part of any existing story cycle.

The short story Casualties was collected in the Abe Sapien omnibuses.

B.P.R.D. Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.: BEING HUMAN
The Dead Remembered Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
PENCILS: Karl Moline
INKS: Andy Owens
Dave Stewart PART 1: April 2011
PART 2: May 2011
PART 3: June 2011
Casualties Guy Davis July 2011
Hellboy:
Being Human
Mike Mignola Richard Corben May 2011
The Ectoplasmic Man Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Ben Stenbeck June 2008

First Cycle: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs[edit]

The Plague of Frogs cycle was published from 2002 to 2010, though it was not known as such at the time. When it came time to collect the stories into omnibus editions, the material collected in trades 1–8, 10–11, and 14 was retroactively retitled B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs. Guy Davis was the primary artist on the series and John Arcudi joined Mike Mignola as co-writer with the miniseries The Dead in 2004. Plague of Frogs is collected in the four volumes of the B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Omnibus Editions (three trades in each volume).

B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Collections
Omnibus Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.
PLAGUE OF FROGS
VOLUME 1
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 1: HOLLOW EARTH & OTHER STORIES
Hollow Earth Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
& Tom Sniegoski
Ryan Sook
INKS: Curtis Arnold
Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2002
PART 2: April 2002
PART 3: June 2002
B.P.R.D. teaser December 2001 – February 2002
Lobster Johnson:
The Killer in My Skull
Mike Mignola PENCILS: Matt Smith
INKS: Ryan Sook
August 1999
Abe Sapien versus Science PENCILS: Matt Smith
INKS: Mike Mignola
September 1999
Abe Sapien:
Drums of the Dead
Brian McDonald Derek Thompson James Sinclair March 1998
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 2: THE SOUL OF VENICE & OTHER STORIES
The Soul of Venice Mike Mignola
Miles Gunter
& Michael Avon Oeming
Michael Avon Oeming Dave Stewart May 2003
Dark Waters Brian Augustyn Guy Davis July 2003
Night Train Geoff Johns
& Scott Kolins
Scott Kolins
& Dave Stewart
September 2003
There's Something Under My Bed Joe Harris PENCILS: Adam Pollina
INKS: Guillermo Zubiaga
Lee Loughridge November 2003
Another Day at the Office Mike Mignola Cameron Stewart Michelle Madsen August 2004
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 3: PLAGUE OF FROGS
Plague of Frogs Mike Mignola Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2004
PART 2: April 2004
PART 3: May 2004
PART 4: June 2004
PART 5: July 2004
B.P.R.D.
PLAGUE OF FROGS
VOLUME 2
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 4: THE DEAD
Born Again Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart March 2004
The Dead PART 1: November 2004
PART 2: December 2004
PART 3: January 2005
PART 4: February 2005
PART 5: March 2005
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 12: WAR ON FROGS
War on Frogs #1 Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
PENCILS: Herb Trimpe
INKS: Guy Davis
Dave Stewart June 2008
Revival Guy Davis March–April 2008
War on Frogs #2 John Severin December 2008
War on Frogs #4 Peter Snejbjerg Bjarne Hansen December 2009
War on Frogs #3 Karl Moline Dave Stewart June 2009
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 5: THE BLACK FLAME
The Black Flame Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: August 2005
PART 2: September 2005
PART 3: October 2005
PART 4: November 2005
PART 5: December 2005
PART 6: January 2006
B.P.R.D.
PLAGUE OF FROGS
VOLUME 3
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 6: THE UNIVERSAL MACHINE
The Universal Machine Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis
with Mike Mignola
Dave Stewart PART 1: April 2006
PART 2: May 2006
PART 3: June 2006
PART 4: July 2006
PART 5: August 2006
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 7: GARDEN OF SOULS
Garden of Souls Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2007
PART 2: April 2007
PART 3: May 2007
PART 4: June 2007
PART 5: July 2007
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 8: KILLING GROUND
Killing Ground Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: August 2007
PART 2: September 2007
PART 3: October 2007
PART 4: November 2007
PART 5: December 2007
B.P.R.D.
PLAGUE OF FROGS
VOLUME 4
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 10: THE WARNING
Out of Reach Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart May 2008
The Warning PART 1: July 2008
PART 2: August 2008
PART 3: September 2008
PART 4: October 2008
PART 5: November 2008
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 11: THE BLACK GODDESS
The Black Goddess Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2009
PART 2: February 2009
PART 3: March 2009
PART 4: April 2009
PART 5: May 2009
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 14: KING OF FEAR
King of Fear Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2010
PART 2: February 2010
PART 3: March 2010
PART 4: April 2010
PART 5: May 2010

Second Cycle: B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth[edit]

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth is a direct continuation of the B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs cycle dealing with the apocalyptic events in the wake of the Frog War. For the one hundredth issue, it officially shifted from a series of miniseries to a monthly ongoing series. John Arcudi is the lead writer with Mike Mignola. Unlike the previous cycle, which was visually defined by mostly a single artist, Hell on Earth had many artists on the title.

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Collections
Omnibus Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.
HELL ON EARTH
VOLUME 1
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 1: NEW WORLD
New World Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: August 2010
PART 2: September 2010
PART 3: October 2010
PART 4: November 2010
PART 5: December 2010
Seattle March 2011
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 2: GODS AND MONSTERS
Gods Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Guy Davis Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2011
PART 2: February 2011
PART 3: March 2011
Monsters Tyler Crook PART 1: July 2011
PART 2: August 2011
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 3: RUSSIA
Russia Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tyler Crook Dave Stewart PART 1: September 2011
PART 2: October 2011
PART 3: November 2011
PART 4: December 2011
PART 5: January 2012
An Unmarked Grave Duncan Fegredo February 2012
B.P.R.D.
HELL ON EARTH
VOLUME 2
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 4: THE DEVIL'S ENGINE & THE LONG DEATH
The Devil's Engine Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tyler Crook Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2012
PART 2: June 2012
PART 3: July 2012
The Long Death James Harren PART 1: February 2012
PART 2: March 2012
PART 3: April 2012
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 5: THE PICKENS COUNTY HORROR & OTHERS
The Pickens County Horror Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Jason Latour Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2012
PART 2: April 2012
The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell Max Fiumara May 2012
The Abyss of Time James Harren PART 1: January 2013
PART 2: February 2013
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 6: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER
The Return of the Master Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tyler Crook Dave Stewart PART 1: August 2012
PART 2: September 2012
PART 3: October 2012
PART 4: November 2012
PART 5: December 2012
B.P.R.D.
HELL ON EARTH
VOLUME 3
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 7: A COLD DAY IN HELL
Wasteland Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Laurence Campbell Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2013
PART 2: June 2013
PART 3: July 2013
A Cold Day in Hell Peter Snejbjerg PART 1: March 2013
PART 2: April 2013
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 8: LAKE OF FIRE
Lake of Fire Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tyler Crook Dave Stewart PART 1: August 2013
PART 2: September 2013
PART 3: October 2013
PART 4: November 2013
PART 5: December 2013
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 9: THE REIGN OF THE BLACK FLAME
The Reign of the Black Flame Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
James Harren Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2014
PART 2: February 2014
PART 3: March 2014
PART 4: April 2014
PART 5: May 2014
B.P.R.D.
HELL ON EARTH
VOLUME 4
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 10: THE DEVIL'S WINGS
The Devil's Wings Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Laurence Campbell Dave Stewart PART 1: June 2014
PART 2: July 2014
The Broken Equation Joe Querio PART 1: August 2014
PART 2: September 2014
Grind Tyler Crook October 2014
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 11: FLESH AND STONE
Flesh and Stone Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
James Harren Dave Stewart PART 1: November 2014
PART 2: December 2014
PART 3: January 2015
PART 4: February 2015
PART 5: March 2015
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 14: THE EXORCIST
Exorcism Mike Mignola
and Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart Dave Stewart PART 1: June 2012
PART 2: July 2012
The Exorcist Mike Mignola
Cameron Stewart
and Chris Roberson
Mike Norton PART 1: April 2016
PART 2: May 2016
PART 3: June 2016
B.P.R.D.
HELL ON EARTH
VOLUME 5
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 12: METAMORPHOSIS
Nowhere, Nothing, Never Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Peter Snejbjerg Dave Stewart PART 1: April 2015
PART 2: May 2015
PART 3: June 2015
Modern Prometheus Julián Totino Tedesco PART 1: July 2015
PART 2: August 2015
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 13: END OF DAYS
End of Days Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Laurence Campbell Dave Stewart PART 1: September 2015
PART 2: October 2015
PART 3: November 2015
PART 4: December 2015
PART 5: January 2016
B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH ― VOLUME 15: COMETH THE HOUR
Cometh the Hour Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Laurence Campbell Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2016
PART 2: August 2016
PART 3: September 2016
PART 4: October 2016
PART 5: November 2016

Third Cycle: B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know[edit]

Following B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs and B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth is the third and final story cycle of B.P.R.D.. Scott Allie is the lead writer with Mike Mignola. The primary artist on the title is Laurence Campbell.It also features the Return of Hellboy.

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW ― VOLUME 1: MESSIAH
Messiah Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Laurence Campbell Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2017
PART 2: August 2017
PART 3: October 2017
PART 4: November 2017
PART 5: December 2017
Broken Vessels Tim Sale January 2016
B.P.R.D.: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW ― VOLUME 2: PANDEMONIUM
Pandemonium Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Sebastián Fiumara (1–3)
Laurence Campbell (4–5)
with Mike Mignola
Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2018
PART 2: June 2018
PART 3: July 2018
PART 4: August 2018
PART 5: September 2018
B.P.R.D.: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW ― VOLUME 3: RAGNA ROK
Ragna Rok Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Laurence Campbell (1–?)
Christopher Mitten (1)
Dave Stewart PART 1: December 2018
PART 2: 2019
PART 3: 2019
PART 4: 2019
PART 5: 2019

B.P.R.D.: 1946–1948[edit]

The 1946–1948 cycle deals with the early years of the B.P.R.D. The cycle was originally planned to go for longer, on into the 1950s,[6] but it was cut short because Mike Mignola felt he had too many books going on.[7] Joshua Dysart was the lead writer for this series, although the final miniseries was written by John Arcudi to connect with what he was doing in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth. In addition to 1946, 1947 and 1948, the series also includes the short stories Bishop Olek’s Devil and And What Shall I Find There?

The trades B.P.R.D.: 1946 and B.P.R.D.: 1947 were originally volumes 9 and 13 of the original B.P.R.D. numbering before the B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs omnibuses were devised. Reprints of these volumes did not have numbers on their spines after the release of the Plague of Frogs omnibuses.

B.P.R.D.: 1946–1948 Collections
Omnibus Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.
1946–1948
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 9: 1946
1946 Mike Mignola
and Joshua Dysart
Paul Azaceta Nick Filardi PART 1: January 2008
PART 2: February 2008
PART 3: March 2008
PART 4: April 2008
PART 5: May 2008
Bishop Olek's Devil May 2008
B.P.R.D. ― VOLUME 13: 1947
1947 Mike Mignola
and Joshua Dysart
Gabriel Bá
& Fábio Moon
Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2009
PART 2: August 2009
PART 3: September 2009
PART 4: October 2009
PART 5: November 2009
And What Shall I Find There? Patric Reynolds June 2009
B.P.R.D.: 1948
1948 Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Max Fiumara Dave Stewart PART 1: October 2012
PART 2: November 2012
PART 3: December 2012
PART 4: January 2013
PART 5: February 2013

B.P.R.D.: Vampire[edit]

This was discreetly introduced as a new cycle of B.P.R.D. when the trade come out with a number 1 on its spine and "B.P.R.D.: Vampire" written in the series box (instead of just the usual "B.P.R.D."). Picking up after B.P.R.D.: 1948, Vampire follows the story of B.P.R.D. Agent Simon Anders as he hunts vampires. The cycle is written and drawn by twins Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon with Mike Mingola. Mike Mignola has said the twins have the freedom to write and draw more stories with this character if they wish.[8]

B.P.R.D.: Vampire Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE ― VOLUME 1
Vampire Mike Mignola
and Gabriel Bá
& Fábio Moon
Gabriel Bá
& Fábio Moon
Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2013
PART 2: April 2013
PART 3: May 2013
PART 4: June 2013
PART 5: July 2013
Lost Ones
(2nd Edition only)
Gabriel Bá
& Fábio Moon
December 2018

Lobster Johnson[edit]

Lobster Johnson is the second Hellboy spin-off, concerning the adventures of a vigilante known as "The Lobster" from 1932 to 1939. The first Lobster Johnson story, The Killer in My Skull (August 11, 1999), was collected in trade paperback under the B.P.R.D. banner. Lobster Johnson properly became its own series when The Iron Prometheus miniseries began (September 5, 2007). John Arcudi became the lead writer with Mike Mignola from 2012's The Burning Hand onward with the stories continuing mostly chronologically from there.

Lobster Johnson Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 1: THE IRON PROMETHEUS
The Iron Prometheus Mike Mignola Jason Armstrong Dave Stewart PART 1: September 2007
PART 2: October 2007
PART 3: November 2007
PART 4: December 2007
PART 5: January 2008
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 2: THE BURNING HAND
The Burning Hand Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tonci Zonjic Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2012
PART 2: February 2012
PART 3: March 2012
PART 4: April 2012
PART 5: May 2012
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 3: SATAN SMELLS A RAT
Caput Mortuum Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tonci Zonjic Dave Stewart September 2012
Satan Smells a Rat Kevin Nowlan May 2013
Tony Masso's Finest Hour Joe Querio Dave Stewart February 2012
A Scent of Lotus Sebastián Fiumara PART 1: July 2013
PART 2: August 2013
The Prayer of Neferu Wilfredo Torres August 2012
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 4: GET THE LOBSTER
Get the Lobster Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tonci Zonjic Dave Stewart PART 1: February 2014
PART 2: March 2014
PART 3: April 2014
PART 4: June 2014
PART 5: August 2014
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 5: THE PIRATE'S GHOST AND METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN
Metal Monsters of Midtown Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Tonci Zonjic Dave Stewart PART 1: May 2016
PART 2: June 2016
PART 3: July 2016
The Pirate's Ghost Tonci Zonjic PART 1: March 2017
PART 2: April 2017
PART 3: May 2017
LOBSTER JOHNSON ― VOLUME 6: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE
A Chain Forged in Life Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Troy Nixey
with Kevin Nowlan
Dave Stewart
with Kevin Nowlan
July 2015
The Forgotten Man Peter Snejbjerg Dave Stewart April 2016
The Glass Mantis Toni Fejzula December 2015
Garden of Bones Stephen Green Dave Stewart January 2017
Mangekyō Ben Stenbeck August 2017

Abe Sapien[edit]

The first spin-off from Hellboy centred around Abraham Sapien, beginning with Drums of the Dead (March 4, 1998). This story was eventually collected in trade paperback under the B.P.R.D. banner along with the second Abe Sapien story Abe Sapien versus Science (September 8, 1999). It was not until the third Abe Sapien story, The Drowning that this spin-off was collected in trade paperbacks under its own banner.

Abe Sapien Collections
Omnibus Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
ABE SAPIEN
THE DROWNING
AND OTHER STORIES
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 1: THE DROWNING
The Drowning Mike Mignola Jason Shawn Alexander Dave Stewart PART 1: February 2008
PART 2: March 2008
PART 3: April 2008
PART 4: May 2008
PART 5: June 2008
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 2: THE DEVIL DOES NOT JEST AND OTHER STORIES
The Haunted Boy Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Patric Reynolds Dave Stewart October 2009
The Abyssal Plain Peter Snejbjerg PART 1: June 2010
PART 2: July 2010
The Devil Does Not Jest James Harren PART 1: September 2011
PART 2: October 2011
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 9: LOST LIVES AND OTHER STORIES
The Land of the Dead Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Michael Avon Oeming Dave Stewart December 2013
Witchcraft & Demonology Santiago Caruso January 2016
The Ogopogo Kevin Nowlan May 2015
Subconscious John Arcudi Mark Nelson June 2015
Lost Lives Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Juan Ferreyra Juan Ferreyra
Eduardo Ferreyra
August 2014
Icthyo Sapien Alise Gluškova October 2015
OMNIBUS ONLY
Casualties Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Guy Davis Dave Stewart July 2011
The Calm Before the Storm Alise Gluškova
and Scott Allie
Alise Gluškova January 2015

Dark and Terrible[edit]

The series became an ongoing series with Scott Allie as the lead writer with Mike Mignola in April 2013 beginning with the launch of Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible.[9] Most of the issues in the ongoing run of the series were collected in omnibuses as the story cycle Dark and Terrible.

Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Collections
Omnibus Edition Title Story Art Colors Published
ABE SAPIEN:
DARK AND TERRIBLE
VOLUME 1
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 3: DARK AND TERRIBLE AND THE NEW RACE OF MAN
Dark and Terrible Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Sebastián Fiumara Dave Stewart PART 1: April 2013
PART 2: May 2013
PART 3: June 2013
The New Race of Man Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Max Fiumara PART 1: July 2013
PART 2: August 2013
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 4: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
The Shape of Things to Come Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Sebastián Fiumara
INKS: Max Fiumara
Dave Stewart PART 1: October 2013
PART 2: November 2013
To the Last Man Max Fiumara PART 1: January 2014
PART 2: February 2014
PART 3: March 2014
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 5: SACRED PLACES
The Garden (I) Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Max Fiumara Dave Stewart May 2014
The Healer Sebastián Fiumara June 2014
Visions, Dreams, and Fishin' Max Fiumara July 2014
Sacred Places Sebastián Fiumara PART 1: September 2014
PART 2: October 2014
ABE SAPIEN:
DARK AND TERRIBLE
VOLUME 2
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 6: A DARKNESS SO GREAT
A Darkness So Great Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Max Fiumara
and Sebastián Fiumara
with R. Sikoryak
Dave Stewart PART 1: December 2014
PART 2: January 2015
PART 3: February 2015
PART 4: March 2015
PART 5: April 2015
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 7: THE SECRET FIRE
The Shadow Over Suwanee Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Sebastián Fiumara
with Max Fiumara
and Tyler Crook
Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2015
PART 2: August 2015
PART 3: September 2015
The Garden (II) Max Fiumara PART 1: November 2015
PART 2: December 2015
The Black School Sebastián Fiumara February 2016
ABE SAPIEN ― VOLUME 8: THE DESOLATE SHORE
Regressions Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Max Fiumara Dave Stewart PART 1: April 2016
PART 2: May 2016
Dark and Terrible Deep Sebastián Fiumara June 2016
The Garden (III) Max Fiumara July 2016
The Desolate Shore Sebastián Fiumara August 2016

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder[edit]

This Hellboy spin-off primarily features stories about Sir Edward Grey, an agent of Queen Victoria and paranormal investigator, although on one occasion it included The Burial of Katharine Baker, which is about another witchfinder, Henry Hood. The Mysteries of Unland was one of the few Hellboy Universe stories in which Mike Mignola was not involved in the writing. In August 2016, Chris Roberson began his run on the series in a more long-term capacity.

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder Collections
Title Story Art Colors Published
SIR EDWARD GREY, WITCHFINDER ― VOLUME 1: IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS
In the Service of Angels Mike Mignola Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart PART 1: July 2009
PART 2: August 2009
PART 3: September 2009
PART 4: October 2009
PART 5: November 2009
Murderous Intent November 2008
The Burial of Katharine Baker Mike Mignola
and Scott Allie
Patric Reynolds October 2009
SIR EDWARD GREY, WITCHFINDER ― VOLUME 2: LOST AND GONE FOREVER
Lost and Gone Forever Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
John Severin Dave Stewart PART 1: February 2011
PART 2: March 2011
PART 3: April 2011
PART 4: May 2011
PART 5: June 2011
SIR EDWARD GREY, WITCHFINDER ― VOLUME 3: THE MYSTERIES OF UNLAND
The Mysteries of Unland Kim Newman
and Maura McHugh
Tyler Crook Dave Stewart PART 1: June 2014
PART 2: July 2014
PART 3: August 2014
PART 4: September 2014
PART 5: October 2014
Beware the Ape Mike Mignola Ben Stenbeck May 2014
SIR EDWARD GREY, WITCHFINDER ― VOLUME 4: CITY OF THE DEAD
City of the Dead Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Ben Stenbeck Michelle Madsen PART 1: August 2016
PART 2: September 2016
PART 3: October 2016
PART 4: November 2016
PART 5: December 2016
SIR EDWARD GREY, WITCHFINDER ― VOLUME 5: THE GATES OF HEAVEN
The Gates of Heaven Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
D’Israeli Michelle Madsen PART 1: May 2018
PART 2: June 2018
PART 3: July 2018
PART 4: August 2018
PART 5: September 2018

Sledgehammer 44[edit]

First published in March 2013, Sledgehammer 44 is about the Vril Energy Suit "Epimetheus", more commonly known as "Sledgehammer", set in 1944.

Title Story Art Colors Published
SLEDGEHAMMER 44 ― VOLUME 1
Sledgehammer 44 Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Jason Latour Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2013
PART 2: April 2013
Lightning War Laurence Campbell PART 1: November 2013
PART 2: December 2013
PART 3: January 2014

Frankenstein Underground[edit]

In 2015 a new title was released, Frankenstein Underground, following the story of Frankenstein's Monster. This character has previously appeared in Hellboy: House of the Living Dead. This series is meant to be only be a single book.[10]

Title Story Art Colors Published
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND
Frankenstein Underground Mike Mignola Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart PART 1: March 2015
PART 2: April 2015
PART 3: May 2015
PART 4: June 2015
PART 5: July 2015

Rise of the Black Flame[edit]

In June 2016, Rise of the Black Flame was announced, a five-issue miniseries exploring the history of the Black Flame and the cult around him.[11]

Title Story Art Colors Published
RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME
Rise of the Black Flame Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Christopher Mitten Dave Stewart PART 1: September 2016
PART 2: October 2016
PART 3: November 2016
PART 4: December 2016
PART 5: January 2017

The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed[edit]

In October 2016, The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed was announced, a five-issue miniseries about the alien Hellboy met in Conqueror Worm.[12]

Title Story Art Colors Published
THE VISITOR: HOW & WHY HE STAYED
The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Paul Grist Bill Crabtree PART 1: February 2017
PART 2: March 2017
PART 3: April 2017
PART 4: May 2017
PART 5: July 2017
God Rest Ye Merry January 2017

Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon[edit]

In July 2017, a five-issue miniseries, Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, was announced for November that year.[13]

Title Story Art Colors Published
RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON
Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon Mike Mignola
and Chris Roberson
Christopher Mitten Dave Stewart PART 1: November 2017
PART 2: December 2017
PART 3: December 2017
PART 4: February 2018
PART 5: March 2018

Koshchei the Deathless[edit]

During an interview in 2015, Mike Mignola announced he was working on a Koshchei the Deathless miniseries.[14] This was confirmed in July 2017 with the announcement of a six-issue miniseries drawn by Ben Stenbeck.[15]

Title Story Art Colors Published
KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS
Koshchei the Deathless Mike Mignola Ben Stenbeck Dave Stewart PART 1: January 2018
PART 2: February 2018
PART 3: March 2018
PART 4: April 2018
PART 5: May 2018
PART 6: June 2018

Crimson Lotus[edit]

Crimson Lotus was announced in July 2018 during a series of announcements commemorating the 25th anniversary of Hellboy's first appearance. [16] Crimson Lotus marks the first time a Hellboy Universe series has borne the name of a female character.

Title Story Art Colors Published
CRIMSON LOTUS
Crimson Lotus Mike Mignola
and John Arcudi
Mindy Lee Michelle Madsen PART 1: November 2018
PART 2: December 2018
PART 3: January 2019
PART 4: February 2019
PART 5: March 2019

Other[edit]

While Hellboy: Weird Tales is out of continuity, a pair of canon stories, How Koshchei Became Deathless and Baba Yaga's Feast, were collected in the Hellboy: Weird Tales hardcover omnibus in November 2014.

Any Hellboy crossovers, guest appearances, novels (excepting Christopher Golden's three novels) and role-playing games are not considered within continuity.[17]

Awards[edit]

Award Year Category Result
Eisner
Awards
1995 Best Writer/Artist
Mike Mignola (for Hellboy: Seed of Destruction)
Won
Best Graphic Album: Reprint
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Won
Best Serialized Story
The Wolves of Saint August
Nominated
1997 Best Writer/Artist — Drama
Mike Mignola (for Hellboy: Wake the Devil)
Won
1998 Best Writer/Artist
Mike Mignola (for Hellboy: Almost Colossus, Hellboy Christmas Special, Hellboy Jr. Halloween Special)
Won
Best Anthology
Hellboy Christmas Special
Won
1999 Best Graphic Album: Reprint
Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others
Nominated
2002 Best Limited Series
Hellboy: Conqueror Worm
Won
Best Cover Artist
Mike Mignola (for Hellboy: Conqueror Worm)
Nominated
2003 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Hellboy: The Third Wish)
Won
Best Limited Series
Hellboy: The Third Wish
Nominated
2004 Best Comics-Related Book
The Art of Hellboy
Won
2005 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D.)
Won
2007 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D., Hellboy)
Won
Best Lettering
Clem Robins (for B.P.R.D., Hellboy)
Nominated
2008 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D., Hellboy, Lobster Johnson: Iron Prometheus)
Won
2009 Best Limited Series
Hellboy: The Crooked Man
Won
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.)
Won
Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Abe Sapien: The Drowning, B.P.R.D., Hellboy)
Won
Best Graphic Album: Reprint
Hellboy Library Edition (Vol. 1 and 2)
Won
Best Publication Design
Hellboy Library Edition (Vol. 1 and 2)
Won
2010 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., Hellboy)
Won
2011 Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil
Won
Best Cover Artist
Mike Mignola (for Hellboy)
Won
Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D., Hellboy)
Won
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Richard Corben (for Hellboy)
Nominated
2013 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D., Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson)
Won
2014 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Hellboy in Hell, Sledgehammer 44)
Nominated
2015 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder)
Won
2016 Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Frankenstein Underground, Hellboy in Hell, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.)
Nominated
2017 Best Cover Artist
David Mack (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953)
Nominated
2018 Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Hellboy: Krampusnacht
Won
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Gary Gianni (for Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea)
Nominated
Best Coloring
Dave Stewart (for B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea)
Nominated

In other media[edit]

Films[edit]

Films include the 2004 Hellboy film, its sequel and the comic The Golden Army.

A reboot of the comic began with the 2019 film Hellboy.

Animation[edit]

This includes the Hellboy Animated films Sword of Storms and Blood and Iron and the Hellboy Animated comics line.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Golden, "Post on the CBR Hellboy forum", Comic Book Resources, January 7, 2011
  2. ^ http://comicsbeat.com/eccc-13-liveblogging-from-the-pages-of-hellboy/. Retrieved August 21, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Christenson, Kurt. ""Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." delves into Hellboy's—and his creator's—past". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Casey, Dan. "SDCC Exclusive: Alex Maleev Talks Dark Horse's New "Hellboy and the BPRD" Series". Nerdist. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Mike Mignola, Afterward from B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs trade paperback, February 23, 2005
  6. ^ Shaun Manning, "Mignola on Hellboy's Extended Universe", Comic Book Resources, March 3, 2008
  7. ^ Alex Dueben, "Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head", Suicide Girls, October 6, 2010
  8. ^ Casey, Dan. "Comic Book Day: To Hell and Back with Mike Mignola". Interview. Nerdist.com. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Salvatore, Brian. "Talkin' Abe Sapien with Scott Allie". Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  10. ^ Zalben, Alex. ""Hellboy" Creator Reveals His Next Book: "Frankenstein Underground"". MTV. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson Unleash a Terrifying Meditation on the Nature of Evil". Dark Horse. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Announcing "The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed", One of the Strangest Mysteries of the Hellboy World". Dark Horse. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  13. ^ Tweedale, Mark. "Mignolaversity News Update – July 2017". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "On Russia with Mike Mignola". Hellboymedia. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  15. ^ Knight, Rosie. "Mike Mignola Talks Killing Hellboy and Resurrecting His World (Exclusive)". Nerdist. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "SDCC 2018: Dark Horse celebrates the 25th anniversary of Hellboy's first appearance". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  17. ^ Christopher Golden, "Post on the CBR Hellboy forum", Comic Book Resources, January 7, 2011

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