Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1993, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to feature films. Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at 9" by 12", and handsomely bound to match The Art of Hellboy hardcover, each volume contains two full story-arcs – the equivalent of two trade-paperbacks. Each volume of the Hellboy Library Editions also includes extensive supplemental materials, including previously unreleased sketches and designs.
Mike Mignola - Christopher Golden - Baltimore 2. - The Curse Bells
A horrific ritual will create havoc on a small European town, as Lord Baltimore takes on the twisted blessing of vampiric nuns and an insane warlock! * By award–winning writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. * New York Times bestseller! "Crisp, clean & drenched in blood!" --Comic Attack A fight to the death!
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. - Plague of Frogs 2.
In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from the growing menace of the frog army. While Abe dives deeper into his origins, Liz and the B.P.R.D. fight against two of their greatest villains yet with their newest recruit, Daimio!
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. - Plague of Frogs 3.
Following the Bureau’s catastrophic encounter with the monster-god Katha-Hem, Kate heads to France with hopes of bringing Roger back to life, and Captain Daimio reveals the truth about his death in the jungles of Bolivia. Abe meets a secret society of Victorian cyborgs with ties to his origins as the frog apocalypse heats up, and Liz’s visions of the end of the world grow increasingly dire! Collects B.P.R.D.: The Universal Machine, B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls,and B.P.R.D.: Killing Ground.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. 3 - Plague of Frogs
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola finally reveals Abe Sapien's bizarre history. Introduced in the first Hellboy book and featured prominently in the film, Abe Sapien has remained one of the most intriguing mysteries of Mignola's celebrated work. The recent Hellboy film steered clear of any origin story for Abe so that the tale could be told in Plague of Frogs. The story of Abe's origins unfolds as the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense try to stop the monstrous frog men from the first Hellboy graphic novel, Seed of Destruction. The plague begins its spread across America, lending an apocalyptic new direction to Mignola's stories.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. 2. - The Soul of Venice & Other Stories
This collection of 2003's Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense one-shots kicks of with a goddess imprisoned in a story by Bastard Samurai creative team Miles Gunter and Michael Avon Oeming, joined by series creator Mike Mignola. Guy Davis, artist of the new B.P.R.D. series teams with Brian Augustyn (Gotham by Gaslight). The Flash creative team Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins team for their first Dark Horse work, and Joe Harris, screenwriter of Darkness Falls, and his X-Men collaborator Adam Pollina reunite for Abe Sapien's weirdest adventure yet. Also includes a brand new short story by Mignola and Cameron Stewart.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. 1. - Hollow Earth & Other Stories
This collection of 2003's Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense one-shots kicks off with a goddess imprisoned in a story by Bastard Samurai creative team Miles Gunter and Michael Avon Oeming joined by series creator Mike Mignola. Guy Davis, artist of the new B.P.R.D. series, teams with Brian Augustyn (Gotham by Gaslight). The Flash creative team Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins team for the first Dark Horse work, and Joe Harris, screenwriter of Darkness Falls, and his X-Men collaborator Adam Pollina reunite for Abe Sapien's weirdest adventure yet. With a boost from the major talents involved in this book, and from the Hellboy film in which they were so prominently figured, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and B.P.R.D. has become comics' greatest new team book. Also includes a brand new story by Mignola and Cameron Stewart.
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 4. - The Devil's Engine and The Long Death
Agent Johann, the ectoplasmic man, leads a special task force through the monster-filled Northwest woods in order to hunt down and kill the man he blames for leaving him a disembodied spirit. In the Southwest, Agent Devon and the psychic crust punk Fenix form an uneasy alliance in order to escape a horde of giant bat-faced monsters. Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, and drawn by James Harren (Conan the Barbarian) and Tyler Crook (Petrograd), this arc continues the series Comics Alliance calls "one of the best books on the stands."
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - B.P.R.D. 16. - 1948
Atomic-bred monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, prompting Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, and Anders, the agent possessed by vampires, to investigate. All signs point to a mysterious glassy element discovered in the desert as the origin of these dangerous creatures entering our world.
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - B.P.R.D. 15. - Being Human
Mike Mignola''s strangest heroes, in their earliest adventures! In terrifying tales of witchcraft and the undead, Abe Sapien, Roger, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus learn the ropes as agents of the Bureau For Paranormal Research and Defense! Abe reels with the guilt of surviving a mission that killed more experienced agents, Roger goes on his first adventure with Hellboy, Liz tells the story of how she killed her family, and Johann Kraus dies! Mignola and the regular B.P.R.D. team of John Arcudi and Guy Davis are joined by Scott Allie (Buffy Season 8), Karl Moline (Fray), and Ben Stenbeck (Witchfinder, Baltimore) for a standalone collection that serves as a perfect introduction to these bizarre heroes.
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - B.P.R.D. 14. - King of Fear
A story that began in the first issue of Hellboy concludes with the B.P.R.D. team set to permanently wipe out the subterranean colony of frog monsters that have been a story-driving plague. With Memnan Saa dead, agents Liz and Abe take on the powerful King of Fear - who ultimately reveals that it is, in fact, the B.P.R.D. members themselves who will lead the world to apocalypse, not the supernatural monsters, demons, and colossal squidbots.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. - Plague of Frogs 4.
A story that began in the first issue of Hellboy concludes with the BPRD team set to permanently wipe out the subterranean colony of frog monsters. The team track down Memnan Saa’s hideout but soon find themselves in over their heads when old enemies like the Black Flame arrive to lay waste to the world. Collects B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess, B.P.R.D.: The Warning, and B.P.R.D.: King of Fear.
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - B.P.R.D. 11. - The Black Goddess
With Liz gone and their most powerful enemies banding together for a final, catastrophic attack, Abe, Kate, and Johann must determine the price of their souls as they decide where their loyalties lie - and whether the life of a friend is more valuable than the fate of the world. B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess collects the second arc of the Scorched Earth trilogy, pulling together threads from the beginning of the series, with a twist that will shake the worlds of B.P.R.D. agents and readers alike.
Mike Mignola - John Arcudi - Lobster Johnson 3. - Satan Smells a Rat
Hellboy's favorite gun-blazing vigilante takes justice to the skies aboard a Nazi-filled zeppelin and to the gritty alleyways of Chinatown against an army of monkeys.
Mike Mignola - Frankenstein Underground
After a fight with Hellboy, Frankenstein’s monster escapes the terrible Mexican laboratory where he was imprisoned and discovers strange creatures beneath the desert, where he’ll learn some of the greatest secrets of the mystical world in the strangest Hellboy spinoff yet! Collects Frankenstein Underground #1–#5.
Mike Mignola - Scott Allie - Abe Sapien 6. - A Darkness So Great
Abe Sapien stands accused of bringing about the end of the human race. He hits the devastated Gulf Coast, where the infestation of monsters began and a volcano leveled Houston, driving out most of the population. Taking refuge with a Mexican death cult in a strangely preserved south Texas town, Abe stands to lose what little he has left, in a place where demons dwell and the dead walk. Collects Abe Sapien #18–#22.
Mike Mignola - Joshua Dysart - B.P.R.D. 13. - 1947
Kicking off with a trainload of Nazi officers drained of blood, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense learns that there are things far more ancient and dangerous than they could have imagined in this direct sequel to B.P.R.D.: 1946. Broom enlists an already damaged crew to lead an investigation that may be doomed before it can begin, climaxing in a witches' Sabbath, a vampire massacre, and an exorcism.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. 17. - Vampire
A vampire-haunted B.P.R.D. agent's quest for revenge turns into a rampage as he pursues a clan of undead and their gorgon-eyed queen. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams up with Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Casanova, Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) for a new chapter in the hidden history of the B.P.R.D.!
Mike Mignola - Scott Allie - Abe Sapien 4. - To the Last Man
A mutated Abe Sapien fights carnivorous monsters crawling out of the desert sand, a fortified militia that's walled Phoenix off from the rest of the world, and a vicious zombie swarm, while a mad necromancer rises over the monster-infested ruins of Seattle. Collects issues #6-#7 and #9-#11 of the series.
Mike Mignola - Abe Sapien 1. - The Drowning
A century ago, paranormal investigator Edward Grey fought and destroyed a powerful warlock off the coast of the island of Saint Sebastien. In the early 1980s, the B.P.R.D.'s newest agent was sent to retrieve the warlock's remains. But Abe Sapien is ill prepared for the dark forces that block his way. Written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and featuring the haunting art of Jason Shawn Alexander (Damn Nation, The Secret, The Escapists), Abe Sapien: The Drowning is the story of Hellboy and B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapien's first solo adventure.