History Comicbook / Hellboy

15th Aug '17 1:21:44 PM Farnham
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* ValuesDissonance: A given in the Hellboy stories set in the 1950s, a time when racism was widespread in the US, where non-white BPRD agents like Susan Xiang (Chinese-American) and especially Woodrow Fairfield (African-American) are subjected to racist prejudice
15th Aug '17 1:20:28 PM Farnham
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** He also gets ticked off by racist behavior toward his colleagues.


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* FantasticRacism: Subverted with Hellboy, interestingly enough. Even though he's literally a big red devil with horns and a tail, people's general reaction to him ranges from curiosity to indifference rather than fear and hatred. Ironically, more racist behavior is shown toward Hellboy's non-white colleagues in the BPRD, as shown in the stories taking place in the 1950s.


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* ValuesDissonance: A given in the Hellboy stories set in the 1950s, a time when racism was widespread in the US, where non-white BPRD agents like Susan Xiang (Chinese-American) and especially Woodrow Fairfield (African-American) are subjected to racist prejudice
3rd Aug '17 1:47:11 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* BerserkButton: Hellboy ''really'' doesn't like Nazis.
27th Jul '17 11:29:16 AM moloch
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* ShoutOut: Many stories are extended love letters to creators or genres Mignola (or his collaborators) like. In particular, there are frequent references to the Weird Fiction writers, from Howard and Lovecraft to Manly Wade Wellman.

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* ShoutOut: Many stories are extended love letters to creators or genres Mignola (or his collaborators) like. In particular, there are frequent references to the Weird Fiction writers, from Howard and Lovecraft [[Creator/RobertEHoward Howard]] to [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] to Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith to [[Literature/SilverJohn Manly Wade Wellman.Wellman]].
27th Jul '17 12:35:21 AM BeastC
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Duncan Fegredo would draw Bruttenholm to look like Creator/JohnHurt.



* PutOnABus: This happens to Abe in an awesome way in the ''B.P.R.D.'' story "The Dead". He returns to field duty... but not for long.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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This happens to Abe in an awesome way in the ''B.P.R.D.'' story "The Dead". He returns to field duty... but not for long.long.
** The Torch of Liberty never appears nor is referenced following ''Seed of Destruction''. Most likely because he's Creator/JohnByrne's creation and once Byrne left he took the character with him.
19th Jul '17 8:11:34 PM SirSapphire
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* TheAnimatedSeries: Sort of: a handful of animated movies were released and shown on Creator/CartoonNetwork / Creator/AdultSwim. Notable for showing that [[HeroicMime Doug Jones]] was capable of doing Abe's voice as well as his body.

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* TheAnimatedSeries: Sort of: a handful of animated movies were released and shown on Creator/CartoonNetwork / Creator/AdultSwim. Notable for showing that [[HeroicMime Doug Jones]] was capable of doing Abe's voice as well as his body. In fact he even uses a distinctly ''different'' voice as in the cartoon Abe is a different type of character.
17th Jul '17 6:58:34 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* CurseCutShort: Hellboy's "Son of a-" could well be his {{catchphrase}} seeing how often he says it.
19th May '17 8:16:07 AM Basara-kun
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* OrcRaisedByElves: The eponymous character Hellboy, a demon considered as the AntiChrist, who was found by humans as a baby to be later raised to become an All-American Hero.
9th May '17 10:14:44 AM moloch
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* '''''The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed''''' - The story of the mysterious alien watcher who witnessed Hellboy's birth in 1944, and met him again in Hunte Castle in 2001, where he died. This is what he did in between.

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* '''''The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed''''' - The story of the mysterious alien watcher who witnessed Hellboy's birth in 1944, and met him again in Hunte Castle in 2001, where he died. This is what he did in between.
between. Written and drawn by [[Comicbook/JackStaff Paul Grist]].
9th May '17 9:57:24 AM moloch
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* '''''Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder''''' - a Victorian occult detective.

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* '''''Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder''''' - a Victorian occult detective. Usually drawn by Ben Stenbeck.




And finally, there are some that are (so far) intended to remain standalone stories.



* '''''Frankenstein Underground''''' - FrankensteinsMonster (who first appeared in "House of the Living Dead") journeys to an [[HollowWorld underground world.]] This one is currently intended to remain a standalone miniseries.

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* '''''Frankenstein Underground''''' - FrankensteinsMonster (who first appeared in "House of the Living Dead") journeys to an [[HollowWorld underground world.]] ]]
* '''''Rise Of The Black Flame''''' - Adventurers journey into 1920s Siam in search of a cult in the story of how Raimund Diestel became the supernatural assassin the Black Flame.
* '''''The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed''''' - The story of the mysterious alien watcher who witnessed Hellboy's birth in 1944, and met him again in Hunte Castle in 2001, where he died.
This one is currently intended to remain a standalone miniseries.
what he did in between.
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