Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom

The Right Hand of Doom  is the fourth trade paperback collection in the  Hellboy  series created by Mike Mignola published by Dark Horse Comics on February 4, 2004 which collects various mini-series, one-shots and back-up features featuring fictional paranormal detective Hellboy .  [1]  [2]

Contents

Part One: The Early Years

Pancakes

This two-page story by Mike Mignola was originally published in the 1999  Dark Horse Presents  .  [2]

Mignola claims he wrote this story as a joke after stating he was not interested in writing about a young man.  [1]

In the story the young Hellboy eats pancakes for the first time and the demons of Pandemonium after that will never return to them now.  [1]

The Nature of the Beast

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in  Dark Horse Presents  issue 151 and was colored for this collection.  [2]

Mignola claims that this story based on the 6th century English folktale about St. Leonard of Limousin was one of the first  Hellboy  stories he thought of back in 1994 but it took him 5 years to write it up.  [1]

In the story Hellboy is asked by the Osiris Club to slay the Saint Leonard Worm a test of his virtue, but his dubious success (and lilies that grow from his shed blood) make the outcome of the test unclear.  [1]

King Vold

This story by Mike Mignola was created specially for this collection.  [2]

That this story Mignola claims based on the Norwegian folktales Such As  The Flying Huntsman  and  The Green Giant  Was completed thanks to a fan Who Supplied has photobook of Norway for inspiration.  [1]

In the story Professor Bruttenholm sends Hellboy to help Professor Edmond Aickman (who worked with Bruttenholm in Burma and Chengdu ) research the King Vold myth.  [1]

Part Two: The Middle Years

Heads

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in the back-up feature in the one-shot  Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead  (March 4, 1998 ).  [3]

Mignola HAS Stated That this one is de son favorite  Hellboy  stories goal It was one of the hardest to do as It was a very close adaptation of a Japanese folktale That he wanted to-have an authentic feel despite knowing nothing about the country.  [1]

In the story Hellboy takes shelter at a rural home where he encounters some demonic floating heads called  nuke-kubi  (抜 首).  [1]

The story Was adapté have an animated segment in the movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms .

Goodbye, Mister Tod

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in August, 1999 as the back-up feature in  Gary Gianni’s The Monster Men  .  [2]

Mignola claims that the story is being reworked for a non-  Hellboy  mini-series that has been shown to be fascinating with HP Lovecraft and with ectoplasm .  [1]

In the story Hellboy battles a space-bound monster that attempts to enter the earthly plane through the bodily ectoplasm of physical medium The Amazing Tod.  [1]

The Vârcolac

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in Sunday-newspaper-strip in  Dark Horse Extra  and was reformatted for this collection.  [2]

Mignola claims that the story was inspired by a 20-year-old man who was a young man.  [1]

In the story Hellboy faces the vampiric Countess Ilona Kakosy who summons the vârcolac to her defense.  [1]

Part Three: The Right Hand of Doom

The Right Hand of Doom

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in Sunday’s newspaper-strip in the 1998  Dark Horse Presents Annual  and was colored for this collection.  [2]

That after-Mignola claims 5 years of writing  Hellboy  he Decided to live the readers attention to the characters’ mysterious right hand.  [1]

In the story Hellboy meets the sound of Professor Malcolm Frost, who had had the chance to be destroyed, to learn the reason for the professor’s antipathy.  [1]

Box Full of Evil

This story, written by Mike Mignola and penciled by Matthew Dow Smith , was originally published in two-issue mini-series  Hellboy: Box Full of Evil  (August-September 1999 ) along with back-up features  The Killer in My Skull  and  Abe Sapien versus Science  .  [4]  [5]

Mignola has stated that the story with the hand of glory and St. Dunstan was written to bring a final end to the Beast of the Apocalypse story-arc. A four-page epilogue was added for this collection to tie-in this conclusion with the preceding  The Right Hand of Doom  story.  [1]

In the story a mysterious robbery in an ancient English mansion called Guarino’s castle sets Hellboy and Abe Sapien on the trail of a saint, a warlock, a demon, an archduke of Hell, and a gun-wielding monkey. After Igor Bromhead releases minor demon Ualac , the crown of the Beast of the Apocalypse becomes the main prize in the resulting conflict that summons the demon Astaroth .  [1]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to: q   Mignola, Mike (2006).  Hellboy. Flight. 4: The Right Hand of Doom  . Dark Horse Comics. ISBN  978-1-59307-093-9 .
  2. ^ Jump up to: g   “Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom TPB” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 18, 2009 .
  3. Jump up^  “Sapien Abe: Drums of the Dead” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 18, 2009 .
  4. Jump up^  “Hellboy: Box Full of Evil # 1 (of 2)” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 19, 2009 .
  5. Jump up^  “Hellboy: Box Full of Evil # 2 (of 2)” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 19, 2009 .

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