Hellboy Omnibus #1 - Seed of Destruction
(May 2018)

Dark Horse, 2018 Series
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Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
372
On-sale Date
2018-05-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
1-5067-0666-5; 978-1-5067-0666-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781506706665 52499
Editing
Dave Marshall (editor in chief); Chris Warner (senior books editor)

Issue Notes

First omnibus volume which reprints the Hellboy stories beginning from the Seed of Destruction miniseries.

Collects Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Dark Horse, 1994 series) #1-4; Hellboy: Wake the Devil (Dark Horse, 1996 series) #1-5; Hellboy: Almost Colossus (Dark Horse, 1997 series) #1-2 and material from San Diego Comic Con Comics (Dark Horse, 1993 series) #2; The Comic Buyer's Guide #1070 and Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse, 1986 series) #88-91, 100.

These material were previously collected in Hellboy (Dark Horse, 1994 series) #1-3 and in Hellboy: The Wolves of St. August (Dark Horse, 1995 series).

Seed of Destruction (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin
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Indexer Notes

Title page with a 1/4 page drawing of Hellboy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Letters
typeset

Seed of Destruction (Table of Contents: 5)

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Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); Ann O'Brien (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 8)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Journal of 1st Sgt. George Whitman.
Genre
adventure; 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)
Synopsis
1944: In East Bromwich, England, specialists from the British Paranormal Society have gathered at church ruins where Lady Cynthia Eden-Jones has sensed a disturbance in the ether. When a demon child appears in an explosion of flame, Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm dubs it Hellboy. 1994: Bruttenholm tells Hellboy about his recent expedition to the Arctic. Frogs then swarm into the office and Bruttenholm retreats from the room only to crash back into it dead. Hellboy battles and kills the froglike beast, then calls the head office of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.
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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: 9)

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Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Mark Chiarello

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Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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

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

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); Ann O'Brien (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 12)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I did my homework before we come out here.
Genre
adventure; 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: 13)

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Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); Ann O'Brien (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 15)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When i look back on all the years of my career as the world's greatest paranormal investigator,...
Genre
adventure; 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: 16)

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Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin; Monkeyman [Axwell Tiberius] (inset); Ann O'Brien (inset)
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[Seed of Destruction Chapter Four] (Table of Contents: 18)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They call me "Hellboy", and maybe it's appropriate--
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.
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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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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The Wolves of Saint August (Table of Contents: 20)

Hellboy / comic story / 41 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)
Editing
Barbara Kesel (serial); Scott Allie (expanded version)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1994. Griart. A tiny village in the Balkans of Eastern Europe.
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Father Edward Kelly (introduction; death); William Grenier (introduction; death); Dr. Kate Corrigan (introduction); Philip of Bayeux (flashback)
Synopsis
In her first field mission for the BPRD, Dr. Kate Corrigan accompanies Hellboy to the Balkan village of Griart, where the pair investigates a massacre that claimed the life of HB's old friend Father Kelly. She thinks the place might actually be the cursed town of St. August. Ghost sightings and a giant-werewolf smackdown ensue.
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Indexer Notes

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons. Story is printed in color for the first time with "eight new pages and some odd panels to smooth out some of the rough spots" per Mignola's notes.

The Chained Coffin (Table of Contents: 21)

Hellboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Pat Brosseau

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense Headquarters, Fairfield, Ct.
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Abe Sapien; Azzael (introduction)
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Wake the Devil (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Vladimir Giurescu
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Chapter One (Table of Contents: 23)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Hellboy: Wake the Devil #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Vladimir Giurescu
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[Wake the Devil Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 25)

Hellboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair (guides); Dave Stewart [as David Stewart] (separations)
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere on the northern coast of Norway, inside the Arctic Circle.
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Roderick Zinco (introduction); Leopold Kurtz; Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen; Ilsa Haupstein; Grigori Rasputin (flashback); Vladimir Giurescu (image only; introduction); Hans Ubler [Howard Steinman] (introduction; death); Dr. Tom Manning (see Notes); Dr. Kate Corrigan; Abe Sapien; Liz Sherman; Clark [first name unknown] (introduction); Bud Waller (introduction); Sidney Leach (introduction); Sir Edward Grey (image only; introduction; see Notes); other BPRD personnel [Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense]; Unmensch (introduction; cameo; see Notes)
Synopsis
The base of the recently revived Nazi scientists Kroenen, Haupstein, and Von Krupt in Norway is broached by Roderick Zinco, who tells them of a visitation by Rasputin and pledges the resources of the Zinco Corporation to the renewal of Project Ragna Rok. One year later, a briefing at BPRD headquarters in Fairfield recaps the history of suspected vampire Vladimir Giurescu, his ties to Project Ragna Rok, and the possible abduction of his body from a museum in New York City. Hellboy and five other agents are sent to Romania to locate Castle Giurescu before his body can be reanimated.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 5 of Wake the Devil saga.

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

Tom Manning's first name is given in this issue. Leach and Waller's first names are given in #3. Sir Edward Grey is not the historical figure of the same name; his first physical appearance comes in Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels (Dark Horse, 2009 series) #1. The Unmensch is named in the next issue.

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Hellboy: Wake the Devil #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Unmensch
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[Wake the Devil Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 28)

Hellboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair (guides); Dave Stewart [as David Stewart] (separations)
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hellboy...
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Unmensch; Ilsa Haupstein; Klaus Werner von Krupt (flashback); Grigori Rasputin; Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen (flashback; cameo); Leopold Kurtz (flashback; cameo); Ogdru-Jahad [the Dragon; Seven Beasts]; Elder Giurescu [Vladimir Giurescu's father; unnamed] (introduction; death); Vladimir Giurescu (flashback; origin)
Synopsis
Hellboy's battle with the Unmensch lands him beneath Castle Giurescu, where the vampire's skeletal, half-dead father recounts his son's transformation. Above, Ilsa Haupstein is visited by the spirit of Rasputin, while elsewhere a mysterious congregation reads from scripture warning of the Ogdru-Jahad.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 5 of Wake the Devil saga.

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

The Unmensch is named in this issue.

Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Hellboy: Wake the Devil #3 Cover] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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[Wake the Devil Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 31)

Hellboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair (guides); Dave Stewart [as David Stewart] (separations)
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Witches of Thessaly:
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Vladimir Giurescu; Hecate (first appearance in Hellboy series); Grigori Rasputin (origin); Ilsa Haupstein; Baba Yaga (cameo; flashback; first appearance in Hellboy series); Liz Sherman; Sidney Leach; Bud Waller (death); Roger the Homunculus (introduction); Leopold Kurtz; Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen; Roderick Zinco; Prof. Dr. Herman von Klempt
Synopsis
Hellboy fights off Hecate's minions and then a weakened Giurescu. Rasputin tells Ilsa of his supernatural rebirth. At another Romanian castle, Liz's BPRD team discovers an inert homunculus to whom she is drawn; her pyrokinetic touch brings him to life. Zinco brings Kroenen the preserved head of Von Klempt in Norway. Hellboy rigs Castle Giurescu to explode.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 5 of Wake the Devil saga.

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

Leach and Waller's first names are given in this issue. Roger is named in Hellboy: Almost Colossus.

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Hellboy: Wake the Devil #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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[Wake the Devil Chapter Four] (Table of Contents: 34)

Hellboy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair (guides); Dave Stewart [as David Stewart] (separations)
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Castle Giurescu, Romania.
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Hecate; Dr. Tom Manning; Clark (cameo); Abe Sapien (cameo); Dr. Kate Corrigan (cameo); other BPRD personnel [Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense]; Ilsa Haupstein; Grigori Rasputin; Koku (introduction); Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen; Prof. Dr. Herman von Klempt; Leopold Kurtz (death)
Synopsis
Hellboy's battle with Hecate ends just as Castle Giurescu blows up good, the explosion seen by Abe and Clark from a distance. The Baba Yaga's aide Koku presents Rasputin with an iron maiden that Ilsa enters at his urging. Kurtz attacks Von Klempt and is killed by Kroenen. Villagers take an unconscious Hellboy from the castle's rubble to a crossroads, where he is met by Rasputin.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 5 of Wake the Devil saga.

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

Chapter Five (Table of Contents: 35)

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Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Hellboy: Wake the Devil #5 Cover] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy [Anung un Rama]
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[Wake the Devil Chapter Five] (Table of Contents: 37)

Hellboy / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair (guides); Dave Stewart [as David Stewart] (separations)
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense Headquarters, Fairfield, Ct.
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy [Anung un Rama] (revelation of true name and supposed destiny); Clark (death); Abe Sapien; other BPRD personnel [Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense]; Grigori Rasputin; Hecate; the Baba Yaga; Dagda; Sir Edward (introduction; see Notes); Dr. Kate Corrigan; Roderick Zinco (apparent death); Leopold Kurtz (corpse); Prof. Dr. Karl Ruprect Kroenen (apparent death); Prof. Dr. Herman von Klempt (apparent death)
Synopsis
Hellboy's signal is traced to a Romanian church, where Rasputin confronts Abe and speaks of revenge against those who killed him. Giurescu and then Hecate face Hellboy at the crossroads. Hecate tells him about his destiny as Anung un Rama, the Beast of the Apocalypse, a mysterious cloaked figure, and Dagda look on. Kate Corrigan arrives to extract Hellboy and tell him what has befallen the other teams. Rasputin appears at the Norwegian castle headquarters of Project Ragna Rok and strikes Zinco blind, causing him to stumble into a detonator that destroys the castle.
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Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 5 of Wake the Devil saga.

Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

Dagda was previously seen in "The Corpse" and is named in Hellboy: Box Full of Evil (Dark Horse, 1999 series) #2, as is Sir Edward, the supernatural being seen here with Dagda, king of the Irish fairies, and the Baba Yaga; his relationship to the Sir Edward Grey introduced in Wake the Devil #1 is as yet unexplained.

[Vladimir Giurescu / Nicholas Budenz] (Table of Contents: 38)

Hellboy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vladimir Giurescu; Nicholas Budenz
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 39)

Hellboy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair
Letters
Pat Brosseau

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The World Tree, Yggdrasil.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Grigori Rasputin; Baba Yaga
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Almost Colossus (Table of Contents: 40)

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Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Almost Colossus] (Table of Contents: 41)

Hellboy / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
James Sinclair; Dave Stewart
Letters
Pat Brosseau

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Wauer Institute, Tirgoviste, Romania.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Liz Sherman; Tom Manning; Roger the Homunculus; Abe Sapien; Kate Corrigan
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola (signed)
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Mike Mignola (signed)
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A drawing done for a convention program book.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

Original Hellboy drawing done for a convention program book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About two years after that first Hellboy drawing,...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

First drawing of what would eventually become the B.P.R.D. team featuring Hellboy. First drawing of Abe and Liz.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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Mike Mignola
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Mike Mignola (signed)
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Mike Mignola (signed)
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My first attempt at a Hellboy promo poster.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

First rejected attempt at a Hellboy promotional poster.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

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Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First Hellboy promo poster.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents: 46)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Freeze! I don't know what you're doing...
Genre
adventure; 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.

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents: 47)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curious juxtaposition.
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.

Hellboy Sketchbook (Table of Contents: 48)

illustration / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Mike Mignola
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These ate the first drawings of Rasputin, Kutz, and Kroenen.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
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Indexer Notes

Selection for the section of Hellboy Sketchbook from the first two Library volumes.

Also by Mike Mignola (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

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

Hellboy by Mike Mignola (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Seed of Destruction
    Hellboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Seed of Destruction
  7. 6. Chapter One
  8. 7. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 Cover]
    Hellboy
  9. 8. [Seed of Destruction Chapter One]
    Hellboy
  10. 9. An African Myth About A Frog
  11. 10. Chapter Two
  12. 11. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #2 Cover]
    Hellboy
  13. 12. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Two]
    Hellboy
  14. 13. Chapter Three
  15. 14. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 Cover]
    Hellboy
  16. 15. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Three]
    Hellboy
  17. 16. Chapter Four
  18. 17. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 Cover]
    Hellboy
  19. 18. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Four]
    Hellboy
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  21. 20. The Wolves of Saint August
    Hellboy
  22. 21. The Chained Coffin
    Hellboy
  23. 22. Wake the Devil
    Hellboy
  24. 23. Chapter One
  25. 24. [Hellboy: Wake the Devil #1 Cover]
    Hellboy
  26. 25. [Wake the Devil Chapter One]
    Hellboy
  27. 26. Chapter Two
  28. 27. [Hellboy: Wake the Devil #2 Cover]
    Hellboy
  29. 28. [Wake the Devil Chapter Two]
    Hellboy
  30. 29. Chapter Three
  31. 30. [Hellboy: Wake the Devil #3 Cover]
    Hellboy
  32. 31. [Wake the Devil Chapter Three]
    Hellboy
  33. 32. Chapter Four
  34. 33. [Hellboy: Wake the Devil #4 Cover]
    Hellboy
  35. 34. [Wake the Devil Chapter Four]
    Hellboy
  36. 35. Chapter Five
  37. 36. [Hellboy: Wake the Devil #5 Cover]
    Hellboy
  38. 37. [Wake the Devil Chapter Five]
    Hellboy
  39. 38. [Vladimir Giurescu / Nicholas Budenz]
    Hellboy
  40. 39. Epilogue
    Hellboy
  41. 40. Almost Colossus
  42. 41. [Almost Colossus]
    Hellboy
  43. 42. ["A drawing done for a convention program book."]
  44. 43. ["About two years after that first Hellboy drawing,..."]
  45. 44. ["My first attempt at a Hellboy promo poster."]
  46. 45. ["First Hellboy promo poster."]
  47. 46. Mike Mignola's Hellboy
    Hellboy
  48. 47. Mike Mignola's Hellboy
    Hellboy
  49. 48. Hellboy Sketchbook
  50. 49. Also by Mike Mignola
  51. 50. Hellboy by Mike Mignola
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
  53. 52. ["Hellboy is one of the most widely praised..."]
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