Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Hellboy #1)

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Hellboy #1)

Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basi...

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Title:Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Hellboy #1)
Author:Mike Mignola
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Hellboy #1) Reviews

  • Eric
    Jun 29, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

  • J.G. Keely
    Aug 04, 2008

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

  • Malbadeen
    Mar 02, 2011

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

    I like the art and various references to Norse mythology, but the story seems all over the place. Hope it gets better. ...

    My "review": 3 stars here means: It's fine, whatever. I still don't get it. A bunch of semi-related rambaling: I went to hear Mike Mignola speak a few weeks ago in the hopes that he was going to clear up my question about cliche' vs. archetype. Instead it confirmed a lot of clich...

  • Lobeck
    Jan 18, 2009

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

  • Alejandro
    Apr 17, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

  • Patrick
    Dec 28, 2013

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

  • Brad
    Oct 16, 2009

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

  • Melissa McShane
    Mar 15, 2012

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

  • Nicole Bunge
    Dec 02, 2008

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

    I like the art and various references to Norse mythology, but the story seems all over the place. Hope it gets better. ...

    My "review": 3 stars here means: It's fine, whatever. I still don't get it. A bunch of semi-related rambaling: I went to hear Mike Mignola speak a few weeks ago in the hopes that he was going to clear up my question about cliche' vs. archetype. Instead it confirmed a lot of clich...

    Finally getting around to reading these. (Thank you Nick, for lending them.) I didn't expect such a wide deviation from the movie, but, meh... the main elements are there. I do like that it's narrated by Hellboy himself. And like all good graphic novels, you have to sit and stare at ...

  • ŘŁŘ­Ů…ŘŻ
    Dec 04, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

  • Orrin Grey
    Jun 08, 2010

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    Oct 24, 2014

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

  • Trish
    Oct 30, 2016

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

  • Bradley
    Apr 08, 2017

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Jul 16, 2016

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

  • Sesana
    Aug 27, 2012

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

  • Gary Butler
    Apr 24, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 16, 2011

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

  • Latasha
    Sep 21, 2014

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

  • The Queen of Your Dreams!
    Dec 03, 2017

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

  • Gavin
    Aug 28, 2012

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

    I like the art and various references to Norse mythology, but the story seems all over the place. Hope it gets better. ...

    My "review": 3 stars here means: It's fine, whatever. I still don't get it. A bunch of semi-related rambaling: I went to hear Mike Mignola speak a few weeks ago in the hopes that he was going to clear up my question about cliche' vs. archetype. Instead it confirmed a lot of clich...

    Finally getting around to reading these. (Thank you Nick, for lending them.) I didn't expect such a wide deviation from the movie, but, meh... the main elements are there. I do like that it's narrated by Hellboy himself. And like all good graphic novels, you have to sit and stare at ...

    Second time through, and it was great revisiting Hellboy's entry to our world, and to see the beginning of the plague of frogs. I had forgotten that Liz and Abe were introduced in this set of issues; they both feature pretty heavily in the B.P.R.D. stories. Here they're barely on the s...

    Though credited to Mike Mignola, this is drawn by him and scripted by John Byrne. Byrne isn't quite suited to this, as there's some stiff dialogue, and an overuse of internal monologue boxes. That being said, the first introduction to the characters is fantastic, the elements of Parano...

  • Lata
    Jan 07, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

    I like the art and various references to Norse mythology, but the story seems all over the place. Hope it gets better. ...

    My "review": 3 stars here means: It's fine, whatever. I still don't get it. A bunch of semi-related rambaling: I went to hear Mike Mignola speak a few weeks ago in the hopes that he was going to clear up my question about cliche' vs. archetype. Instead it confirmed a lot of clich...

    Finally getting around to reading these. (Thank you Nick, for lending them.) I didn't expect such a wide deviation from the movie, but, meh... the main elements are there. I do like that it's narrated by Hellboy himself. And like all good graphic novels, you have to sit and stare at ...

    Second time through, and it was great revisiting Hellboy's entry to our world, and to see the beginning of the plague of frogs. I had forgotten that Liz and Abe were introduced in this set of issues; they both feature pretty heavily in the B.P.R.D. stories. Here they're barely on the s...

  • Kate
    Feb 06, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

  • Brandon St Mark
    Nov 11, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

  • Ivan
    Nov 06, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

  • Artemy
    Jul 16, 2015

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

  • M. Ihsan Tatari
    Jul 22, 2016

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

  • Vladimir Ćeha
    Jul 08, 2017

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...

    I recently undertook a plan to re-read every single trade in the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. gestalt, in most cases for about the jillionth time. I started, of course, where it all started, with Seed of Destruction. I was surprised not to like it more than I did. I have fond memories of Seed o...

    Y?k?m Dölü adl? bu cilt asl?nda Hellboy filminde izledi?imiz hikâyenin as?l versiyonunu olu?turuyor. Rasputin, Nazi Almanyas? zaman?nda gerçekle?tirdi?i bir büyüyle kahraman?m?z? bizim dünyam?za getiriyor. Ama onu bulan Profesör Trevor ve Amerikan askerleri oluyo...

    I really wanted to like this book, but I ran into a few problems. The narrative and dialog are poorly written. The story is not well-told - and by that I mean confusing and difficult to follow - and is seemingly sacrificed for action sequences, which unfortunately can also be difficult...

    As a huge fan of the movies, I came to this book wanting to know more about Hellboy. This is very different from HB1 but I liked it. The Lovecraft inspiration is obvious (and that's ok). I liked the story, I liked the art. I like all the lil bits of new info- like Hellboy can't see in ...

    34th book read in 2015. Number 118 out of 462 on my all time book list. Follow the link below to see my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wp... ...

    I like the art and various references to Norse mythology, but the story seems all over the place. Hope it gets better. ...

  • L. McCoy
    Mar 08, 2018

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

  • Sud666
    Aug 11, 2016

    I love this series. I have for years. That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic. But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy bi...

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues ?Hellboy? #1 to #4, which it?s the beginning of the series. Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the mai...

    Ah. This was quite good. The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly. And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences. There really isn?t much more I can say, other than this: it?s much better than the film. Recommended. Even to readers who d...

    After the movies, I didn't expect much from the comic. They were fun, but a bit cheesy. The film's director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth. I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I...

    It's been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re-read the first book because my memories of it were hazy. Well, as I suspected, it's not a great first volume - but Hellboy...

    *3.5/5 ...

    My very first Hellboy comic. I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good. Funny, with great make-up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic. Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling. Many story ...

    This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know. This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and ev...

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X-Files in Arkham. Totally relevant to my interests. For the most part, it delivers. The villain is a little monologue-y, but that seems to be in character for him. I liked Hellboy's narration, and the art is striking. Aside from t...

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon/ Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available N...

    Like Hellboy? This is where to start with the graphic novels, if you haven't already read it. You'll like it. I promise. Not familiar with Hellboy? Start reading here, it's an awesome origin. There's really nothing else like it. Also, see the movies, they're by Guillermo del Toro, a...

    Man, I wanted to like this more. I didn?t. What?s it about? There?s this supernatural creature from Hell that a group of paranormal investigators find as a child and call him Hellboy. He investigates supernatural events and fights monsters as he doesn?t want to be an evil d...

    So much better on the second reading! John Byrne's writing style is still an annoyance, but oh man, did I miss so many important details from this volume when I first read it. Hellboy is an incredible story, even if it took me a long while to get into it the first time I was reading th...

    I am a man who loves good comic books, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy is exactly that. Good. It's a solid comic yarn with a charmingly antithetical leading man, fitting pencils, beautiful colour and noirish scripting (helped on by John Byrne in this early volume). Mike Mignola loves...

    Re-read 7/30/15: This story is heavy with symbolism, possibly too heavy if you consider how many stories it draws on: Rasputin, Nazi occultism, otherworldly evil, sin and redemption. Hellboy was deliberately brought into our world to serve Rasputin's purposes in giving ultimate power t...

    Slightly different from the movie, but I have a feeling some of the aspects from the movie will appear in later volumes (none of which I own at this point, something than saddens me greatly). Over all, I think if you like graphic novels or anything by H. P. Lovecraft, or the movies of ...

    4.5* ...

    A nice story with a nice Lovecraftian flavor and some really good art. Mike Mignola you Great Old One! ...

    Me encantó la película, la vi en la época en que alquilar una peli era lo más.. además de que la vi con alguien que pensé que podría llegar a ser algo más y no lo fue... siempre por culpa de un tercero... Guillermo del Toro hizo un buen trabajo de adaptación...Buenos personaje...

    Why haven't I read this sooner? Mike Mignola pens a great tale in this, Seed of Destruction, my first Hellboy book. I truly enjoyed everything about it from the haunting and atmospheric artwork to the wonderful tale being told. This is what good comics and good artwork look like. I ...