(August 1993)

Dark Horse, 1992 Series
Price:
0.00 Free
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
1993-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing:
Kris Young
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Was a Free Giveaway at the 1993 San Diego Comic Con. First appearance of Hellboy.


One Fine Day Downtown (Table of Contents)

Don Martin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero

A letter from the publisher (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Richardson
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Danger Unlimited (Table of Contents)

Danger Unlimited / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss Mirage [Connie Carson]; Thermal [Calvin Carson]; Doc Danger [Robert Carson]; Hunk [Worley]; Belabet
Reprints:

Steel Rain (Table of Contents)

Concrete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Chadwick
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Concrete; Maureen Vonnegut; Larry Munro
Reprints:

The Shocking Case of the Brief Journey (Table of Contents)

Monkeyman and O'Brien / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Arthur Adams
Pencils:
Arthur Adams
Inks:
Arthur Adams
Letters:
L. Lois Buhalis

Genre:
science fiction; adventure
Characters:
Axwell Tiberius [Monkeyman] (introduction); Ann O'Brien (introduction)
Synopsis:
Monkeyman and O'Brien run from a dinosaur.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first published appearance of Monkeyman and O'Brien.

The Customer Is Always Right (Table of Contents)

Sin City / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Frank Miller
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geof Darrow [as D »-->] (signed)
Inks:
Geof Darrow [as D »-->] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rusty; Big Guy

Doctor Dork (Table of Contents)

Don Martin's Doctor Dork / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor

Mom 'n' Me (Table of Contents)

Mom 'n' Me / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Michael Allred (signed)
Inks:
Michael Allred (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madman

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola (plot); John Byrne (words)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
John Byrne; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

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

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.

State of the Art (Table of Contents)

Martha Washington Goes to War / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons
Inks:
Dave Gibbons
Letters:
Dave Gibbons

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters: Dave Gibbons confirms lettering.

Gothik (Table of Contents)

Gothik / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James O'Barr
Inks:
James O'Barr

Genre:
superhero

Grendel (Table of Contents)

Grendel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Wagner (signed)
Inks:
Matt Wagner (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. One Fine Day Downtown
    Don Martin
  2. 1. A letter from the publisher
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Danger Unlimited
    Danger Unlimited
  5. 4. Steel Rain
    Concrete
  6. 5. The Shocking Case of the Brief Journey
    Monkeyman and O'Brien
  7. 6. The Customer Is Always Right
    Sin City
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
  9. 8. Doctor Dork
    Don Martin's Doctor Dork
  10. 9. Mom 'n' Me
    Mom 'n' Me
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Madman
  12. 11. Mike Mignola's Hellboy
    Hellboy
  13. 12. State of the Art
    Martha Washington Goes to War
  14. 13. Gothik
    Gothik
  15. 14. Grendel
    Grendel
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