Hellboy #[1] - Seed of Destruction [First Printing]
(October 1994)

Dark Horse, 1994 Series
| Next Issue >
Volume
[1]
Price
17.95 USD; 25.15 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Brand
Dark Horse Comics; Legend
ISBN
1-56971-038-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781569710388 51795
Editing
Barbara Kesel (collection editor, original editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Grigori Rasputin
Reprints

Mike Mignola's Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

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

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

[Publication Data] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Robert Bloch
Pencils
Mike Mignola?
Inks
Mike Mignola?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

[Dedication] (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dedication by Mignola: "For Jack Kirby, H.P. Lovecraft, my lovely wife, Christine, and the amazing Elmer Newton."

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

[Seed of Destruction Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 9)

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)

Genre
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)
Reprints

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: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Mark Chiarello

Reprints

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #2 Cover] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

[Seed of Destruction Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 13)

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)

Genre
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.
Reprints

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: 14)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 Cover] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

[Seed of Destruction Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 16)

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)

Genre
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.
Reprints

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: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

[Seed of Destruction Chapter Four] (Table of Contents: 19)

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)

Genre
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

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).

Where the Hell Did He Come From? (Table of Contents: 20)

Hellboy / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Abe Sapien; Liz Sherman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance from a convention program book and two other images from Hellboy's development.

More First Things (Table of Contents: 21)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Hellboy promotional piece, with his coat.

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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.
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.

Mike Mignola's Hellboy (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Herman von Klempt (introduction); Kriegaffe (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story published as a insert in The Comic Buyer's Guide #1070.

Images of Hellboy (Table of Contents: 24)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Admas
Inks
Arthur Admas
Colors
Matthew Hollingsworth
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a detail from Arthur Adams's Hellboy ilustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Simon Bisley
Inks
Simon Bisley
Colors
Matthew Hollingsworth

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Allred
Inks
Mike Allred
Colors
Mike Allred

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy; Abe Sapien; Madman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Adams
Inks
Arthur Adams
Colors
Matthew Hollingsworth

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Frank Miller

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Blanchard
Inks
Fred Blanchard
Colors
Fred Blanchard

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Hellboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Gianni
Inks
Gary Gianni

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellboy
Reprints

Paperback Collection and Graphic Novels Avilable from Dark Horse (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  2. 1. Mike Mignola's Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  4. 3. [Credits]
  5. 4. [Publication Data]
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. [Dedication]
  8. 7. Chapter One
  9. 8. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 Cover]
    Hellboy
  10. 9. [Seed of Destruction Chapter One]
    Hellboy
  11. 10. An African Myth About A Frog
  12. 11. Chapter Two
  13. 12. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #2 Cover]
    Hellboy
  14. 13. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Two]
    Hellboy
  15. 14. Chapter Three
  16. 15. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 Cover]
    Hellboy
  17. 16. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Three]
    Hellboy
  18. 17. Chapter Four
  19. 18. [Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 Cover]
    Hellboy
  20. 19. [Seed of Destruction Chapter Four]
    Hellboy
  21. 20. Where the Hell Did He Come From?
    Hellboy
  22. 21. More First Things
    Hellboy
  23. 22. Mike Mignola's Hellboy
    Hellboy
  24. 23. Mike Mignola's Hellboy
    Hellboy
  25. 24. Images of Hellboy
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Hellboy
  32. 31. Paperback Collection and Graphic Novels Avilable from Dark Horse
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. ["... Hellboy is a brilliant example..."]
    Hellboy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jochen G.
  • Kauldi Gilibert
  • Ralf Haring