Hellboy Turns 21 With a Beer. Because What Else?

Hellboy beer! Just in time for the comic to legally drink it, we have been given the gift of Hellboy beer. Which is, of course, a red ale. Drink it until it really does feel like you've been hit with the right hand of doom. » 2/18/15 9:00pm 2/18/15 9:00pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am

What's The Greatest Comic Book Movie Ever Made?

We're living in the middle of a golden age for comic-book movies, thanks to a combination of innovative VFX and top-notch writers and directors who grew up reading comics. But which comic-book movie is the best one of all? You decide! » 11/10/14 4:00pm 11/10/14 4:00pm

Our BPRD Preview Shows How To Sell Coffee In A Town Full Of Monsters

No matter what horrors have been unleashed on earth, no matter how dangerous life gets, one truth will remain constant: we all need coffee. In our preview of BPRD: Hell on Earth #124 (due out October 15th), one Santa Fe coffee shop worker tries to live among the monstrous Ogdru Hem as best he can... » 10/10/14 10:30am 10/10/14 10:30am

That Time Hellboy Got "Steampunk" Added To The Dictionary

Steampunk, which first popped up being used as a word in 1987, finally made its way into the dictionary this week. But just how did it arrive there? It turns out, with a lot of help from the movie Hellboy. » 5/19/14 4:20pm 5/19/14 4:20pm

Mike Mignola's Favorite Artwork From Hellboy's Last 20 Years

On Saturday, March 22nd, Mike Mignola's Hellboy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his first comic with celebratory events in comic stores around the world and a massive collection of Mignola's artwork, titled Hellboy: The First 20 Years. We asked the artist to pick his favorite 10 pieces, and… » 3/21/14 1:00pm 3/21/14 1:00pm

io9 March Madness Sweet 16: Star Wars vs. Dune! Buffy vs. Cthulhu!

We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now! » 3/21/14 12:00pm 3/21/14 12:00pm

10 Terrible Trailers for Great Movies

Sometimes trailers can be a tad misleading. We've all seen trailers that got us all pumped up for films that turned out to be kind of weak. But the opposite happens too: Sometimes a great movie has a horrible, no-good trailer. Here are 10 amazing movies whose trailers made them look dreadful. » 3/19/14 10:15am 3/19/14 10:15am

Action and horror movie characters get cutesy manga makeovers

When will Doug Jones' alien get a love interest on Falling Skies?

Everybody has a love interest, or even a love triangle, on Falling Skies — except for the alien visitor, Cochise, played by Doug Jones. So when will Cochise have his own love story? Doug Jones really hopes it happens soon, and he has some ideas for how that could play out. » 7/26/13 2:30pm 7/26/13 2:30pm

Don't hold your breath for Hellboy 3 after all

There's a notion going around today that Legendary Pictures, which put out both Pacific Rim and Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming movie Crimson Peak, could be doing Hellboy 3 as well. Del Toro fueled this notion with his comments to one reporter today — but Legendary founder Thomas Tull tells us it's not likely. » 6/30/13 3:15pm 6/30/13 3:15pm

The Art and Industry of Making Monsters

By Geoff Manaugh. This winter, while out in Los Angeles on a trip for Venue, I had the enormous pleasure of stopping by special effects house Spectral Motion — responsible for the effects in Hellboy, X-Men: First Class, and Pacific Rim, among others. I visited with Nicola Twilley to interview Mike Elizalde, CEO of … » 4/12/13 9:00am 4/12/13 9:00am

We would read this Scooby-Doo/Hellboy mash-up in a demon Great Dane's…

What happens when Mystery Inc. meets B.P.R.D? A concept that we're sad isn't a real comic. Cynthia Rodgers (with coloring help from her daughter Amanda) created this mash-up piece for CBR's latest The Line it is Drawn challenge. » 3/24/13 8:30am 3/24/13 8:30am

Ultron kills the Marvel universe in This Week’s Comics

Marvel's newest mega-event kicks off as Ultron takes over New York City, Hellboy's origin is revealed, and the My Little Ponies face the most evil pony ever, all in this week's comic releases! » 3/05/13 2:20pm 3/05/13 2:20pm

10 Greatest Handguns in All of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sometimes when you're exploring other planets or strange realms, your best friend really is a warm gun. Sometimes, your wits and your fists aren't enough, and you need to defend yourself... with a pistol. » 2/28/13 12:00pm 2/28/13 12:00pm

Aliens, Hellboy, and Indiana Jones all reenact René Magritte's The Son…

Flickr user ben6835 covers surrealist René Magritte's self portrait, "The Son of Man," with a pop culture twist. Instead of the artist and the apple, this series features movie and comic book characters, each with its own individual totem obscuring his or her face. » 1/26/13 9:30am 1/26/13 9:30am

Guillermo del Toro describes his real-life encounter with a ghost

While we were talking to Guillermo del Toro about his latest horror creation Mama, the monster-maker started telling us about his real-life experiences with the paranormal. Turns out del Toro has had two separate paranormal experiences. Read the whole story, straight from the source, in our exclusive interview. » 1/25/13 8:41am 1/25/13 8:41am

How we drew Hellboy hanging out with Edgar Allan Poe at a bar

For this year's New York Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie and artist Juan Ferreyra collaborated on a jam piece depicting various Dark Horse horror characters — such as Hellboy, The Goon, and the vampires from The Strain — tippling (booze and blood) at a creepy bar. Here's the artistic process… » 10/11/12 8:00am 10/11/12 8:00am

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Comics Panels Brought to Life at the Movies

Before Captain America punched fake Hitler as Chris Evans, Cap punched him on his own comic book cover in 1941. Colin Farrell stabbing Jennifer Garner in Daredevil? Frank Miller drew that first. Many film-makers today go to great lengths to pay tribute to the original comics that gave us these amazing characters —… » 9/27/12 1:59pm 9/27/12 1:59pm