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    Mignolaversity: The Mignolaverse Reading Order ― 2014

    By | April 10th, 2014
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    This is an older reading order. Please check out the 2019 version.

    There’s no Hell Notes this month, so here’s something a little different. I often find posts, comments, or messages on an almost weekly basis from people new to Hellboy looking for a reading order for the whole universe. The answers they get range from “Just read Hellboy, then read everything else,” to some really complicated stuff that often sparks a long dialogue about publishing order, intended publishing order, chronological order, thematic order, and a bunch of other considerations.

    There will always be debate because reading order is a very personal thing. This reading order is intended first and foremost to simplify as much as possible while preserving the integrity of the story arcs and reveals. There’s no switching in between books halfway through on this list. And it’s designed with the hardcover collections in mind because they are clearly awesome.

    This first version has all the collections currently released, and future collections coming up until the end of 2014. It should be noted that while I did work with Dark Horse to put this together, this is not an official reading order. (Here’s a link as a single image and there’s a text only version at the bottom of the page)

    Text Only Version

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 1

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 2

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 3

    B.P.R.D. PLAGUE OF FROGS: VOLUME 1

    B.P.R.D. PLAGUE OF FROGS: VOLUME 2

    B.P.R.D. PLAGUE OF FROGS: VOLUME 3

    Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand

    Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells a Rat

    Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster

    Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus

    Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels

    Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 4

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 5

    B.P.R.D. PLAGUE OF FROGS: VOLUME 4

    B.P.R.D.: 1946

    B.P.R.D.: 1947

    B.P.R.D.: 1948

    B.P.R.D. Vampire

    Abe Sapien: The Drowning

    Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories

    B.P.R.D.: Being Human

    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION: VOLUME 6

    Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

    Hellboy: House of the Living Dead

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: New World

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods and Monsters

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil’s Engine & The Long Death

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror and Others

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master

    Sledgehammer 44

    Hellboy in Hell: The Descent

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: A Cold Day in Hell

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Lake of Fire

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Reign of the Black Flame

    Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible and The New Race of Man

    Abe Sapien: The Shape of Things to Come


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    Mark Tweedale

    Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, and The Damned Speakeasy. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, watching far too many video essays, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter @MarkTweedale.

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