(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; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
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)
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The Story So Far... (Table of Contents: 1)

recap / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Hellboy
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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: 2)

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.
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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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Adventures of Hellboy Continue in Dark Horse Presents #88-91! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

She's Got Cindy's Eyes, Elle's Legs, Christy's Hair, and Ali's Left Hook! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
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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