Billed as 'the world's greatest paranormal detective', Hellboy is big, red and definitely from another dimension. Summoned by the Nazis at the end of World War II, Hellboy turns out to be a force for good in the world, although he could have been swayed one way or the other. His right hand is made of some strange material that is just about indestructable, hence his nickname 'the Right Hand of Doom', and he keeps his broken horns neatly filed. His apartment is the typical bachelor pad, with half-eaten pizzas and unwashed clothes, and he is a bit of a romantic at heart.
Big-hearted, cynical, with a nice line in dry humour, he's not a fella (demon?) you rub up the wrong way because he has one helluva temper ... oh, and he's a rotten shot with his gun, 'The Samaritan'.But, if you can get over the fact he's a demon, he's just a regular guy who likes a cigar and would happily buy you a beer.
Meet the folks that matter
Guillermo Del Toro
Doug Jones (Abe Sapien)
Playing Hellboy's good friend and partner is Doug Jones, immensely talented actor and real nice guy. Doug's previous work includes 'Men in Black II', 'Adaptation' and 'The Time Machine', and he has recently completed another film with Guillermo - the much anticipated 'Pan's Labyrinth' in which he plays the title role of 'Pan.' If you want to know more about Dougie, go to his website:
Selma Blair (Liz Sherman, Pyrokineticist)
Amazingly talented young actress portraying Hellboy's love interest ...lucky gal.'Liz Sherman' is a troubled young woman taken under the wing of the eponymous Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and Hellboy has more than a passing interest in Liz ...
John Hurt (Professor Trevor Bruttenholm)
Award-winning British actor with perfomances ranging from Quentin Crisp in 'The Naked Civil Servant' to 'The Elephant Man' John (Joseph) Merrick, Hurt is one of the world's most versatile stage and screen performers. 'Bruttenholm' is Hellboy's adoptive father and instigator of the B.P.R.D.
Karel Roden (Rasputin)
Czech actor whose scene-stealing performance as the cold-blooded lawyer in Guillermo del Toro's 'Blade II' assured him of international recognition, returns to work with del Toro as the evil 'Rasputin'.
On THE PERLMAN PAGES
HELLBOY ART GALLERY
Mike Mignola's creation 'Hellboy' has been interpreted by many illustrators and artists, so here's a new page to celebrate that talent. Keep checking in because there's more to come ...
HELLBOY FAN FICTION
HELLBOY MOVIE STILLS
First images from the film here!
HELLBOY Trailer captures
First images from the trailer here,
courtesy of The Perlman Pages
Hellboy.com THE site for Hellboy on the net. Tons and tons of stuff ... merchandise, forums, info on both comics and the movie ... aw hell, just loads of nummy bits and pieces. Dark Horse Comics: e-comics Want to read some Hellboy and get to grips with Big Red himself? Dark Horse comics have e-comics you can drool over, so just go through the drop-down menu and prepair for one helluva good read ... you need Flash 4 though, but most fairly new PCs already have it installed.
The Official Hellboy movie site is now in full swing!!!
Media, wallpapers, screensavers, icons and loads more, including updates on what's happening as the film continues to blast the box-office!.
The Hellsite Message Board is up and running! Why not register and join in the fun? Who knows, you may even get to ask Ron, Doug and Guillermo a question or three ...
Also, if you're a fan of the great Guillermo del Toro (and who isn't?) then why not visit his site at DelToroFilms
Jeez ... what a life ...
Copyright © 1998 Mike Mignola