(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).
Awards

[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.

Editing
Related Scans
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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