Hellboy Christmas Special

Hellboy Christmas Special  is an Eisner award winning Dark Horse Comics one-shot comic book horror anthology by Scott Allie and featuring the work of Mike Mignola , Gary Gianni and Steve Purcell .


Mignola has stated that when he and Gary Gianni came up with the idea for this Christmas and it was a story based on an old folktale that he had long mooted and added to a Christmas angel to it.

Publication history

Hellboy Christmas Special  (December 3, 1997 ) featured by Gary Gianni.  [1]  [2]

title Creators
A Christmas Underground by Mike Mignola
In the story Hellboy travels to England on Christmas Eve 1989 where he walks through a graveyard in search of the daughter of a dying woman who is married to a prince of the underworld.
Ernie’s Holiday Ditty by Steve Purcell
This one page is about the lyrics to a horrific and satirical take on traditional Christmas carols from the fictional Little Ernie and the Citizens of Toybox Community Glee Club who appear in  Toybox  also in this special.
A Strange Story by Gary Gianni
Corpus Monstrum  creator Gianni is about how his case of writer’s block, which is threatened by Charles Dickens died.
Christmas by Geof Darrow
A double page Christmas themed pinup.
Toybox by Steve Purcell
In the story Ernie and Suda take shelter on Christmas Eve in the home of an old lady who they discover by spider larvae and while Suda sleeps Ernie does not stop at the chimney with a surprise.
A Gift for the Wicked by Gary Gianni
Hodgson, St. George and Benedict of  Corpus Monstrum  Spend the night in a forbidden chamber at the ancestral home of Baron Grodak in an attempt to lift the curse that left the last of his line.
Further Reading by Mike Mignola
Hellboy creator Mignola lists some yuletide ghost stories including his all-time favorite story  A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens along with his two best movie adaptations of the story Alastair Sim in 1951 and George C. Scott in 1984 .


The special won two 1998 Eisner Awards ;

  • Best Writer / Artist: Drama for Mike Mignola.
  • Best Anthology for Scott Allie.


  1. Jump up^  “Hellboy Christmas Special” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 18, 2009 .
  2. Jump up^  “Hellboy Christmas Special” . Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07 . Retrieved February 18, 2009 .

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