The B.P.R.D.’s star of a paranormal investigator gets a Sideshow makeover as a Premium Format 23-inch Hellboy, as envisioned by author and artist Mike Mignola. First appearing in comics in 1993, Hellboy received the silver-screen treatment in both 2004 and 2008. Summoned from Hell to Earth by a group of dark-arts-dabbling Nazi occultists, you would think that this demon would be anything but a good guy. But thanks to the hatred for the very beings who brought him into the mortal realm, Hellboy is hell-bent on destroying the forces of evil as they come at him. In a series that combines elements of folklore, mysticism, pulp magazines and Lovecraftian macabre, Hellboy represents a rare blend of styles.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hellboy’s existence, Sideshow has collaborated extremely closely with Mignola, making sure to incorporate the chiseled features, high colour contrast and themes of abstraction present throughout his comic-book art. Standing on top of a tombstone base, Hellboy is clad in black fabric shorts and a belt carrying various accoutrements. Armed with a sword and his reliable Samaritan for posture to complement his interchangeable expressions, he’s ready to confront misdoers the only way he knows how — with well-meaning justice. He will surely dominate as the crown jewel of your collection.