(June 1994)

Dark Horse, 1994 Series
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Price:
2.50 USD; 3.40 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics; Legend
Editing:
Barbara Kesel
Color:
Color (cover and interiors)
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy (cover)
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
4-Issue Limited Series

Issue Notes

4th issue of Hellboy. Printed in Canada.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola (main; signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Inks:
Mike Mignola (main; signed); Arthur Adams (inset)
Colors:
Mark Chiarello
Letters:
Kevin Nowlan (logo); ?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Rasputin; Monkeyman and O'Brien [Axwell Tiberius; Ann O'Brien] (inset)
Reprints:

The Story So Far... (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
Kevin Nowlan (logo); Mike Mignola ? (design); typeset

Characters:
Hellboy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has logo, credits, indicia, an inset of Hellboy, and a recap of the story so far.

Seed of Destruction [Chapter Four] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; 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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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).

[Afterword] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
Mike Mignola ? (design); typeset

Who Are Monkeyman and O'Brien? [Chapter] 4 (Table of Contents)

Monkeyman and O'Brien / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arthur Adams
Pencils:
Arthur Adams
Inks:
Arthur Adams
Colors:
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters:
L. Lois Buhalis [as Lois Buhalis]

Genre:
science fiction; adventure
Characters:
Axwell Tiberius [Monkeyman]; Ann O'Brien; Akiko Oki; The Shrewmanoid
Synopsis:
Axwell works feverishly to repair the interdimensional transporter in William O'Brien's lab with the help of Ann, still growing stronger and more energetic. Just as their work is completed, the streets of South San Francisco are breached by The Shrewmanoid.
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Indexer Notes

Story is continued in Monkeyman and O'Brien (Dark Horse, 1996 series) #1 (July 1996).

A Madman Is Setting Fire to Los Angeles (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Colors:
Elizabeth Chadwick
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Paul Chadwick's Concrete: Killer Smile from Legend and Dark Horse Comics is advertised on the last interior page.

The Adventures of Hellboy Continue in Dark Horse Presents #88-91! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Letters:
Kevin Nowlan (logo); Mike Mignola ? (design); typeset

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover promotes "The Wolves of Saint August" in, as the title says, Dark Horse Presents #88-91.

She's Got Cindy's Eyes, Elle's Legs, Christy's Hair, and Ali's Left Hook! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne; Gary Cody (painted; signed)
Colors:
Gary Cody (painted; signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

John Byrne's Babe from Legend and Dark Horse Comics is advertised on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  2. 1. The Story So Far...
  3. 2. Seed of Destruction [Chapter Four]
    Hellboy
  4. 3. [Afterword]
    Hellmail
  5. 4. Who Are Monkeyman and O'Brien? [Chapter] 4
    Monkeyman and O'Brien
  6. 5. A Madman Is Setting Fire to Los Angeles
    Concrete
  7. 6. The Adventures of Hellboy Continue in Dark Horse Presents #88-91!
    Hellboy
  8. 7. She's Got Cindy's Eyes, Elle's Legs, Christy's Hair, and Ali's Left Hook!
    Babe
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