There are many works that share the title of Hellboy, all in the same franchise.
Hellboy is one of the more successful franchises to come from Dark Horse Comics
, and has earned Mike Mignola a great deal of recognition in the comics world. Surprisingly, despite the explosion of additional material, nearly every piece of the comic continuity manages to link back to a larger narrative.
Has nothing at all to do with Hell Girl
Works in the Hellboy franchise:
- Hellboy, the original comic. (Actually, over a score of comics miniseries and one-shots telling an ongoing story.)
- The spinoff series B.P.R.D..
- Many other spinoff comics, featuring Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson, Sledgehammer 44, BPRD: Vampire, and others.
- Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, two live-action films directed by Guillermo del Toro.
- Hellboy Animated: Two straight-to-video animated movies (the planned third one was canceled) which are closer in spirit to the comics but feature the movie actors reprising their roles. There are also several mini-comics set in the Animated continuity.
- A large assortment of novels and anthologies.
- A Tabletop RPG, the Hellboy Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game.
- Two video games.
- At least two humor spinoffs, Li'l Hellboy and Hellboy, Jr.
- A few art books.