Hell Notes

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Hell Notes: Sir Edward Grey

By | Jun 12, 2014 | Annotations

Hell Notes is back! I’ve enjoyed my break after doing Hell Notes solidly for a year, culminating with March’s massive three-part Hellboy article, but now I’m ready to kick off Hell Notes season two with one of my favourite characters, the occult investigator, Sir Edward Grey. The Witchfinder series debuted in MySpace Dark Horse Presents […]

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Hell Notes: Lobster Johnson

By | Feb 6, 2014 | Annotations

The Lobster, more commonly known to readers as “Lobster Johnson,” is one of the most enigmatic characters in the Hellboy Universe. Even within the comics themselves, it seems no one really knows who or what he is, and many characters still dismiss him as an urban legend. Yesterday the latest miniseries Get the Lobster kicked […]

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Hell Notes: The Black Flame

By | Jan 30, 2014 | Annotations

This month B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Reign of the Black Flame kicked off. The Black Flame’s been a part of the Hellboy Universe since he was first teased by Guy Davis in 2005, but in the eight years since then he still remains largely a mystery. And he’s definitely a mystery worth exploring… Please […]

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Hell Notes: Gods and Monsters

By | Dec 20, 2013 | Annotations

OK, doing an article about every god and monster in the Hellboy universe would be pure insanity. That’s not going to happen. My focus for this article is thankfully a little narrower than that. This Hell Notes I’ll be looking at “the old gods,” otherwise known as the Ogdru Hem, and the monsters associated with […]

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Hell Notes: A Hell of a Love Life

By | Dec 17, 2013 | Annotations

When I wrote “Hell Notes: A Hell of a Family” there was a glaring oversight: the women Hellboy has been romantically involved with. So think of this as an addition to that one. Alice Monaghan Hellboy met Alice when he was only fourteen years old, although given the pace he grew up, he looked much […]

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Hell Notes: Nazis!

By | Nov 29, 2013 | Annotations

Please note, this column contains minor spoilers for those that have not yet read up to and including Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1. When Adolf Hilter himself makes an appearance in a Mignolaverse title, how could I not write an article about Nazis? In the early years of the comic many readers thought Nazis were […]

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Hell Notes: A Hell of a Family

By | Oct 23, 2013 | Annotations

Hellboy’s got a rather distinctive look. There’s those horn stumps, the tail, the cloven feet, he’s even red… The guy looks so much like a demon that people often forget he’s just as much a human, thanks to his unusual parentage. In fact, his family history is a rather interesting one, and that’s what we’ll […]

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