Hellboy #[1] - Seed of Destruction [2nd printing / 2nd cover]
(1999)

Dark Horse, 1994 Series
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Volume:
[1]
Price:
17.95 USD
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
ISBN:
1-56971-316-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978156971316751795
Editing:
Scott Allie (collection editor); Mike Mignola (collection designer); Cary Grazzini (collection designer); Mike Richardson (publisher); Barbara Kesel (original editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
graphic novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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Mike Mignola's Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy

[Credits] (Table of Contents)

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[Publication Data] (Table of Contents)

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Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Bloch
Pencils:
Mike Mignola?
Inks:
Mike Mignola?
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?
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Typeset

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[Dedication] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Mike Mignola
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Indexer Notes

Dedication by Mignola: "For Jack Kirby, H.P. Lovecraft, my lovely wife, Christine, and the amazing Elmer Newton."

Chapter One (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Inks:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); O'Brien [Ann O'Brien] (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter One] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Mark Chiarello
Letters:
John Byrne; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy (part origin); 1st Sgt. George Whitman (introduction); The Torch of Liberty; Prof. Malcolm Frost (introduction); Prof. Trevor Bruttenholm [Broom] (introduction); Lady Cynthia Eden-Jones (introduction); Klaus Werner von Krupt (introduction); Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen (introduction); Grigori Rasputin (first appearance in Hellboy series); Leopold Kurtz (introduction); Ilsa Haupstein (introduction); Sven Olafsen (introduction; cameo; flashback); Dr. Tom Manning (introduction); Emma Cavendish (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 4 of Seed of Destruction saga.

Mignola drew balloons and sound effects; Byrne lettered the dialogue with font based on his hand lettering. Neither is credited.

The Nazi officers are identified on the final story page, presented as a dossier on Project Ragna Rok. Manning's first name is revealed in a future storyline. Emma Cavendish's identity is revealed next issue.

Hellboy first appeared in a story in San Diego Comic-Con Comics (Dark Horse, 1992 series) #2 (August 1993), given away at the convention, and was seen in John Byrne's Next Men (Dark Horse, 1992 series) #21 (December 1993) as a fictional character a few months before this miniseries was released.

An African Myth About A Frog (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Mark Chiarello

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Chapter Two (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #2 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Inks:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); O'Brien [Ann O'Brien] (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Two] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Mark Chiarello
Letters:
John Byrne; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Liz Sherman [Elizabeth Sherman] (introduction); Abe Sapien [Abraham Sapien] (introduction; part origin); Emma Cavendish (death); Elihu Cavendish (introduction; cameo; flashback); Sven Olafsen; Grigori Rasputin; Sadu-Hem (introduction)
Synopsis:
Hellboy arrives at Cavendish Hall, to find out more about the Arctic expedition, with two fellow BPRD Agents -- the pyrokinetic Liz Sherman and amphibious humanoid Abe Sapien. The trio interviews the family matriarch, after which Abe investigates underwater, Liz disappears, and Hellboy battles another frog creature before being confronted by Rasputin.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 4 of Seed of Destruction saga.

Mignola drew balloons and sound effects; Byrne lettered the dialogue with font based on his hand lettering. Neither is credited. // Sadu-Hem is named in the next issue.

Chapter Three (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Inks:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy;Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); O'Brien [Ann O'Brien] (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Three] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Mark Chiarello
Letters:
John Byrne; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin; Ogdru-Jahad [the Dragon; Seven Beasts] [Adad-Jahad; Amon-Jahad; Belili-Jahad; Irra-Jahad; Namrat-Jahad; Nergal-Jahad; Nunn-Jahad] (image; introduction); Sven Olafsen (transformed); Abe Sapien; Elihu Cavendish (cameo); Klaus Werner von Krupt (cameo; flashback); Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen (cameo; flashback); Ilsa Haupstein (cameo; flashback); Prof. Dr. Karl von Klempt (cameo; flashback); Kriegaffe (cameo; flashback); Sadu-Hem; Prof. Trevor Bruttenholm (cameo; flashback); Liz Sherman
Synopsis:
Rasputin tells Hellboy of how after his reported death he was eventually approached by the Nazis and collaborated on Project Ragna Rok, bringing Hellboy into the world and retiring again until he heard the voices of the Ogdru-Jahad calling him to the Arctic.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 4 of Seed of Destruction saga.

Mignola drew balloons and sound effects; Byrne lettered the dialogue with font based on his hand lettering. Neither is credited.

Herman von Klempt and the Kriegaffe first appeared in Mike Mignola's Hellboy: World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (Dark Horse, 1994 series) #[nn] (May 1994), an insert bound into Comics Buyer's Guide #1070, produced before this miniseries despite the nearly simultaneous releases.

Chapter Four (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Inks:
Mike Mignola (signed); Arthur Adams (inset)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); O'Brien [Ann O'Brien] (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Four] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Mark Chiarello
Letters:
John Byrne; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin (destruction of physical form); Liz Sherman; Sadu-Hem; Sven Olafsen (death); Ogdru-Jahad [the Dragon; Seven Beasts] [Adad-Jahad; Amon-Jahad; Belili-Jahad; Irra-Jahad; Namrat-Jahad; Nergal-Jahad; Nunn-Jahad]; Abe Sapien; Elihu Cavendish; Klaus Werner von Krupt (cameo); Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen (cameo); Ilsa Haupstein (cameo)
Synopsis:
Liz's energy is drained by Rasputin to channel through Sadu-Hem and free the Ogdru-Jahad as Hellboy battles the frog creature's numbing hold. An untold distance away, the assault on the Seven Beasts' tombs is being incredulously monitored by an alien race. While Abe, spurred on by the spirit of Elihu Cavendish, mortally wounds Rasputin and Liz's power proves too much for him to contain, it falls to Hellboy to face the wizard in final battle.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 4 of Seed of Destruction saga.

Mignola drew balloons and sound effects; Byrne lettered the dialogue with font based on his hand lettering. Neither is credited.

The overarching storyline continues in Hellboy: Wake the Devil (Dark Horse, 1996 series) #1 (June 1996).

Where the Hell Did He Come From? (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Abe Sapien; Liz Sherman
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Indexer Notes

First appearance from a convention program book and two other images from Hellboy's development.

More First Things (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

First Hellboy promotional piece, with his coat.

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Matthew Hollingsworth
Letters:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy (introduction); Anubis (first appearance in Hellboy series)
Synopsis:
Hellboy fights Anubis, Egyptian god of mummification, at a deserted gas station.
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Indexer Notes

This is Hellboy's first published appearance.

Mignola drew balloons, display lettering, and sound effects. Byrne lettered the dialogue with font based on his hand lettering. Neither is credited.

Story title is made official in the bibliography of Hellboy: The Companion.

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plotter); John Byrne (scripter)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Matthew Hollingsworth
Letters:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Herman von Klempt (introduction); Kriegaffe (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Story published as a insert in The Comic Buyer's Guide #1070.

Images of Hellboy (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Arthur Admas
Inks:
Arthur Admas
Colors:
Matthew Hollingsworth
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

Includes a detail from Arthur Adams's Hellboy ilustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simon Bisley
Inks:
Simon Bisley
Colors:
Matthew Hollingsworth

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Allred
Inks:
Mike Allred
Colors:
Mike Allred

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Abe Sapien; Madman
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arthur Adams
Inks:
Arthur Adams
Colors:
Matthew Hollingsworth

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Frank Miller

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Blanchard
Inks:
Fred Blanchard
Colors:
Fred Blanchard

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Gianni
Inks:
Gary Gianni

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
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Paperback Collection and Graphic Novels Avilable from Dark Horse (Table of Contents)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["... Hellboy is a brilliant example..."] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Bloch
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy

Indexer Notes

Back cover.