Mike Mignola says that he started comics as an "OK inker" but his true calling came when he blended a Gothic style of art and his own brand of secret agent intrigue meets history and folk tales. Hellboy is a memorable and brilliant comic book epic and has come to spawn hundreds of characters and stories in what is now known as the Mignolaverse. Recommended by Rob— From Books We Love: Fiction
The inspiration for the new film from director Neil Marshall and starring Strangers Things's David Harbour!
Hellboy is called to England to take part in an ancient ritual of hunting giants, but quickly faces a much more dangerous enemy: Nimue, the Queen of Blood, who has risen with plans to create a monstrous army.
Lauded as "one of the greatest sagas of the modern comic book industry" (IGN), Hellboy's story has spanned 20+ years and led to multiple spin-off titles, prose books, and films.
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About the Author
Mike Mignola's fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. There are thirteen Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), prose books, animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike's books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
Duncan Fegredo is a comic book artist and illustrator who is known for his work on the critically acclaimed Hellboy series. He has also worked on B.P.R.D. and Tarzan. Fegredo was a storyboard contributor to the hit movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
You can see some of Fegredo's art at duncanfegredo.co.uk.
Dave Stewart is a multiple Eisner Award–winning colorist who works for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC Comics. His credits include Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, Daytripper, and Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist.