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Hellboy
Hellboy is a fictional character created by writer-artist Mike Mignola Mike Mignola (; born September 16, 1960) is an American comics artist and writer best known for creating '' Hellboy'' for Dark Horse Comics, part of a shared universe of titles including '' B.P.R.D.'', ''Abe Sapien'', ''Lobster Johnson'', ''H .... The character first appeared in ''San Diego Comic-Con Comics'' #2 (August 1993 1993 was designated as: * International Year for the World's Indigenous People The year 1993 in the Kwajalein Atoll Kwajalein Atoll (; Marshallese language, Marshallese: ) is part of the Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Island ...), and has since appeared in various eponym An eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or which someone or something is, or is believed to be, named. The adjectives derived from eponym include ''eponymous'' and ''eponymic''. Word usage The term ''eponym'' functions in multiple ...ous miniseries A miniseries, or mini- ...
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Hellboy (2019 Film)
''Hellboy'' is a 2019 American superhero film A superhero film (or superhero movie) is a film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere ... based on the comic books of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics Dark Horse Comics is an American comic book and manga Manga (Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep r .... Directed by Neil Marshall Neil Marshall (born 25 May 1970) is an English film and television director, editor, producer, and screenwriter. He directed the horror films ''Dog Soldiers 250px, A modern Dog Soldier headdress at a pow wow The Dog Soldiers or Dog Men (Cheye ..., the film stars David Harbour David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an A ...
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The Golden Army
''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' is a 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The film was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro from a story by him and Mignola, and is a sequel to the 2004 film ''Hellboy (2004 film), Hellboy'', which del Toro also directed. Ron Perlman reprises his starring role as the eponymous character. ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' was released by Universal Pictures. The film grossed over $168 million, against a production budget between $82.5–85 million. It received positive reviews from critics, which praised the fantasy atmosphere in the film, as well as Perlman and the other cast's acting performances. The film received an Academy Awards, Oscar nomination for Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Makeup. Plot During Christmas 1955, a young Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father, Trevor Bruttenholm, of an ancient war between human and magical creatures. After th ...
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Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola (; born September 16, 1960) is an Americans, American comics artist and writer best known for creating ''Hellboy'' for Dark Horse Comics, part of a Hellboy Universe, shared universe of titles including ''B.P.R.D.'', ''Abe Sapien'', ''Lobster Johnson'', ''Hellboy Universe#Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder, Witchfinder'' and various spinoffs. He has also created other supernatural and paranormal themed titles for Dark Horse including ''Baltimore (comics), Baltimore'', ''Joe Golem'' and ''The Amazing Screw-On Head''. Early life Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960. He was raised Catholic. Career Marvel and DC Mignola was born in Berkeley, California. He began his career in 1980 by illustrating spots in ''The Comic Reader''. His first published piece was in ''The Comic Reader'' #183, a spot illustration of Red Sonja (pg. 9). His first published front cover was ''The Comic Reader'' #196 in November 1981. In 1982 he graduated from the California College of the Arts with a ...
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Hellboy (2004 Film)
''Hellboy'' is a 2004 American superhero film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro from a story by Del Toro and Peter Briggs. It is based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel ''Hellboy: Seed of Destruction'' by Mike Mignola. Ron Perlman stars as Hellboy, alongside Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, and John Hurt in supporting roles. In the film, a demonic beast-turned superhero known as Hellboy secretly works to keep the world safe from paranormal threats with his team, the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. ''Hellboy'' was theatrically released on April 2, 2004 to positive reviews and grossed $99.8 million worldwide against a production budget between $60–66 million. The film was followed by a sequel, ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'', released on July 11, 2008 by Universal Pictures, and a Hellboy (2019 film), reboot, released on April 12, 2019 by Lionsgate. Plot In 1944, with the help of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin (Hellboy), Grigori Ras ...
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Abe Sapien
Abraham Sapien, born Langdon Everett Caul, is a fictional character introduced in the comic book series ''Hellboy'', created by Mike Mignola. He takes his name from "''Ichthyo sapien''", the fanciful binomial nomenclature, species designation chosen for him by his colleagues in the 19th-century Oannes Club, and from Abraham Lincoln, Abraham "Abe" Lincoln, on whose assassination date the Oannes Club abandoned Abe's body, leaving only a cryptic note as explanation, in a suspended animation tank beneath a Washington D.C. hospital. He is occasionally referred to as an "amphibious man." As well as regular appearances in ''Hellboy'' and ''Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, B.P.R.D.'', Sapien has also starred in his own comics, with trade paperback (comics), trade paperback collections and omnibus edition, omnibus editions including ''The Drowning'', ''The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories'', ''Dark and Terrible'' and ''Lost Lives and Other Stories''. Fictional biography S ...
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Liz Sherman
Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Sherman is a fictional character appearing in the ''Hellboy'' comic book series created by Mike Mignola. A pyrokinesis, firestarter, she becomes a ward of the B.P.R.D. at age 11 after burning her family to death in a traumatic accident. Sherman later hones her abilities and becomes a longtime field agent for the Bureau alongside Hellboy and Abe Sapien. In the live-action films by Guillermo del Toro, Sherman is played by Selma Blair and is portrayed as a love interest for Hellboy. Blair reprised the role for the ''Hellboy Animated'' films. Fictional character history Born in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 15, 1962, Liz has a normal childhood until her pyrokinetic abilities begin to manifest at age ten. Raised Catholic, Liz feels that the fires are a result of her sins, and for a short time manages to keep them under control by a combination of prayer and force of will. However, in July 1973, at age eleven, she loses control. The resulting eruption destroys ...
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Bureau For Paranormal Research And Defense
The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (the B.P.R.D. or BPRD) is a fictional organization in the comic book work of Mike Mignola, founded by the United States of America, United States and United Kingdom governments, charged with researching the occult, paranormal and supernatural, and defending against their dangers. The B.P.R.D. originally appeared in the ''Hellboy'' comics and has since been a major part of its Hellboy Universe, expanded universe. In 2002, Dark Horse Comics launched the ''B.P.R.D.'' comic series, and in 2014 the ''Hellboy#Issues: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.'' series. Fictional organization history The B.P.R.D. was founded in 1945 by Trevor Bruttenholm, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm to combat various occult threats uncovered in operations against Nazism, Nazi Germany. It initially had strong links to the United States Army Air Forces and was based at a military airbase in New Mexico, but in 1947 later relocated to a custom built fa ...
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Hellboy Animated
''Hellboy Animated'' are original Direct-to-video, straight-to-DVD adult animated films based upon the ''Hellboy'' comic books by Mike Mignola. Both films take place before the events of the 2004 ''Hellboy (2004 film), Hellboy'' film and contains the full-length titles named ''Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Sword of Storms'' and ''Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Blood and Iron'', received the signature of Mike Mignola and Guillermo del Toro. Like the live-action films, it was co-produced by Revolution Studios. Both films were distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, instead of Sony Pictures (first film), Universal Pictures, Universal Studios (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, second film), and Lawrence Gordon Productions (both live-action films). A third film was being planned but was never Greenlight, greenlit. Both films were re-released in Ultra HD Blu-ray as a double feature by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on April 12, 2019. Cast Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in the Hellboy (2004 film), live- ...
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Ron Perlman
Ronald Francis Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American actor. His credits include the roles of Amoukar in ''Quest for Fire (film), Quest for Fire'' (1981), Salvatore in ''The Name of the Rose (film), The Name of the Rose'' (1986), Vincent on the television series ''Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV series), Beauty and the Beast'' (1987–1990), for which he won a Golden Globe Award, One in ''The City of Lost Children'' (1995), Johner in ''Alien Resurrection'' (1997), Hellboy in both ''Hellboy (2004 film), Hellboy'' (2004) and its sequel ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'' (2008), Clay Morrow on the television series ''Sons of Anarchy'' (2008–2013) and Nino in ''Drive (2011 film), Drive'' (2011). Perlman is also known as a collaborator of ''Hellboy'' director Guillermo del Toro, having roles in the del Toro films ''Cronos (film), Cronos'' (1993), ''Blade II'' (2002), ''Pacific Rim (film), Pacific Rim'' (2013) and ''Nightmare Alley (2021 film), Nightmare Alley'' (2021). His voice-ov ...
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Johann Krauss
Johann Kraus is a fictional character in the comic book series ''Hellboy'', created by Mike Mignola. He is featured in the comic book ''B.P.R.D.'', published by Dark Horse Comics. Kraus is a disembodied ectoplasm (parapsychology), ectoplasmic spirit with psychic abilities, who inhabits a containment suit, without which his form would eventually dissipate and be lost forever. A live action version of Kraus, named Johann ''Krauss'', appeared in the 2008 sequel film ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army'', with his voice provided by Seth MacFarlane. Fictional character biography Born in Stuttgart, West Germany, in 1946, Johann Kraus became aware of his psychic abilities when he was ten years old. Frustrated with his inability to help the spirits that appeared to him, he sought out spiritualists in attempts to better understand his powers. Disappointed with occultism, Kraus turned to the church, which allowed him to focus on the spirits themselves rather than the occultist's focus on stud ...
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David Harbour
David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 1975) is an American actor. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Jim Hopper in the Netflix Netflix, Inc. is an American subscription The subscription business model is a business model in which a customer In sales Sales are activities related to selling or the number of goods sold in a given targeted time period. Th ... science fiction drama series ''Stranger Things ''Stranger Things'' is an American Science fiction on television, science fiction Horror fiction, horror Drama (film and television), drama Streaming television, television series created by the Duffer Brothers and streaming on Netflix. The b ...'' (2016–present), for which he earned a Critics' Choice Television Award The Critics' Choice Television Awards are accolades that are presented annually by the Critics Choice Association (CCA). They were established in 2011, and the first ceremony was held on June 20, 2011, and streamed live on ...
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Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics is an American comic book and manga Manga (Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle , image_coat ... publisher. It was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson in Milwaukie, Oregon Milwaukie is a city mostly in Clackamas County Clackamas County is one of the Oregon counties, 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 375,992, making it Oregon's third-most populous coun .... Richardson started out by opening his first comic book store, Pegasus Books, in Bend, Oregon, in 1980. From there he was able to use the funds from his retail operation to start his own publishing company. ''Dark Horse Presents ''Dark Horse Presents'' was a comic book A comic book, also called comic magazine or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) si ...
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