(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

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
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A letter from the publisher (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mike Richardson
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Danger Unlimited (Table of Contents: 3)

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
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Steel Rain (Table of Contents: 4)

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
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The Shocking Case of the Brief Journey (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10) (Expand) /

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

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents: 11)

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.
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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.

State of the Art (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

Gothik / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James O'Barr
Inks
James O'Barr

Genre
superhero

Grendel (Table of Contents: 14)

Grendel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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