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Old 03-07-2017, 05:38 AM
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#31 Hellboy
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Writer/Artist/Creator: Mike Mignola
Genre: Superhero Horror Adventure
Publication: irregular series, 1994-2016
Abilities: Strength, endurance, healing, longevity, Right Hand Of Doom

Mike Mignola's magnum opus, Hellboy is a demon raised by humans who acts as a paranormal investigator and fights Nazis and other malevolent forces. He works with the BPRD, the Bureau for Paranormal Reserach and Defense, and encounters numerous situations that have their roots in folklore, pulp magazines, vintage adventure, Lovecraftian horror and horror fiction. And yeah, I'm copying this from Wikipedia because sadly while I've heard nothing but good things about Hellboy for the last twenty years I've never actually read any of it. I should fix that someday.

Hellboy has won a couple Eisners, a Harvey, and an Eagle. And, of course, it's been adapted into two films directed by the amazing Guillermo del Toro which I also really need to get around to seeing. Sadly it was recently confirmed that the long-awaited third film in the series won't be made, for unspecified reasons. Alas.
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