(December 1997)

Dark Horse, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
3.95 USD; 5.55 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Barcode:
761568976663; 00111
Editing:
Scott Allie
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy (cover); Uncoated (interiors)
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

14th issue of Hellboy per title page. Printed in Canada per indicia.
A one-shot anthology featuring new stories of Hellboy and other characters.

The overall Hellboy numbering continues in this issue from the two-issue series Hellboy: Almost Colossus (Dark Horse, 1997 series). Next is the two-issue series Hellboy: Box Full of Evil (Dark Horse, 1999 series).


[Front Cover] (Table of Contents)

Hellboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Gianni
Inks:
Gary Gianni
Letters:
Kevin Nowlan (logo); Mike Mignola (design); Cary Grazzini (design); typeset

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; Benedict; Suda (figure on mantle); Ernie (figure on mantle); Big Guy (figure on mantle)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Gary Gianni per indicia.

Hellboy 14 (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Kevin Nowlan (logo); Mike Mignola (design); Cary Grazzini (design); typeset

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has logo, credits, and indicia.

A Christmas Underground (Table of Contents: 2)

Hellboy / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
James Sinclair
Letters:
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (see Notes)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy; unnamed priest; Evelyn Margaret Hatch (introduction; death); Father Christmas (vision); Annie Hatch (introduction); unnamed creature
Synopsis:
Hellboy visits an old English manor on Christmas Eve, 1989, where the dying Mrs. Hatch urges him to give her lost daughter Annie a tin box.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Michael Mignola per indicia. // Mignola hand-drew some display lettering and balloons.

Ernie's Holiday Ditty (Table of Contents: 3)

Toybox / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Purcell
Pencils:
Steve Purcell
Inks:
Steve Purcell
Colors:
Steve Purcell
Letters:
Lois Buhalis

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ernie; Suda; other citizens of Toybox
Synopsis:
The Citizens of Toybox Community Glee Club sing a carol for the holidays.
Keywords:
holiday

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Steve Purcell per indicia. // Illustration is accompanied by lyrics.

A Strange Story (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Gianni
Pencils:
Gary Gianni
Inks:
Gary Gianni
Letters:
Mike Mignola (design); Cary Grazzini (design); typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gary Gianni (narrator); Charles Dickens (illustration)
Synopsis:
Gianni tells a strange story that involves writer's block, the year 1870, Charles Dickens, Christmas, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel A Strange Story.
Keywords:
Autobiography; Christmas

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Gary Gianni per indicia.

Christmas (Table of Contents: 5)

Bourbon Thret / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Geof Darrow
Inks:
Geof Darrow
Colors:
Dave Stewart

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Santa Claus; Bourbon Thret?
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Geof Darrow per indicia. Double-page spread. // Title from inside front cover. Feature from indicia.

Toybox (Table of Contents: 6)

Toybox / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Purcell
Pencils:
Steve Purcell
Inks:
Steve Purcell
Colors:
Steve Purcell
Letters:
Lois Buhalis

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ernie; Suda; Visitor [Santa Claus]
Synopsis:
Ernie and Suda seek refuge in a cottage on a holiday eve, where Ernie battles a giant spider.
Keywords:
holiday

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Steve Purcell per indicia.

A Gift for the Wicked (Table of Contents: 7)

Corpus Monstrum / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Gianni
Pencils:
Gary Gianni
Inks:
Gary Gianni
Letters:
Sean Konot

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Benedict; Lawrence St. George; Hoke Hodgson (introduction); Baron Grodak (introduction; death); Santa Claus?
Synopsis:
Benedict, St. George, and Hodgson rid a chamber in Grodak's home of strange creatures.
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Gary Gianni per indicia.

Further Reading (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Mike Mignola (design); Cary Grazzini (design); typeset

Characters:
Hellboy
Synopsis:
Mignola thanks his contributors and recommends "a few great Christmas ghost stories".

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1997 Michael Mignola per indicia.

Nothing Says Christmas Like... Hellboy (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Coming in March (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart ?
Letters:
Mike Mignola (design); Cary Grazzini (design)

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Hellboy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

The back cover has a skull in a stocking hat against previously published promo art of Hellboy.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Front Cover]
    Hellboy
  2. 1. Hellboy 14
  3. 2. A Christmas Underground
    Hellboy
  4. 3. Ernie's Holiday Ditty
    Toybox
  5. 4. A Strange Story
  6. 5. Christmas
    Bourbon Thret
  7. 6. Toybox
    Toybox
  8. 7. A Gift for the Wicked
    Corpus Monstrum
  9. 8. Further Reading
  10. 9. Nothing Says Christmas Like... Hellboy
    Hellboy
  11. 10. Coming in March
    Abe Sapien; Hellboy
  12. 11. [Back Cover]
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