Hellboy didn't fare too well in the box office. It was up against some stiff competition, sandwiched between DC's Shazam! and Marvel's leviathan Avengers: Endgame. It did offer a different kind of flavor of a superhero movie even if it didn't resonate with mass audiences.
Now is as good a time as any to invest in some Hellboy merch, and this Gift Guide will steer you to 10 of the best items out there.
Mike Mignola's Hellboy comics have been beloved by fans for 25 years, and this reasonably-priced Omnibus edition is essential for anyone who wants to start delving into Big Red's comic book exploits.
This is the first in a series of hefty 300+ page paperback volumes that collect all the comics in chronological order for the first time and it's simply wonderful. You get Mignola's first two opus', 'Seed Of Destruction' and 'Wake The Devil', as well as three shorter tales from 'The Chained Coffin' and 'The Right Hand Of Doom'. Less than 17 bucks for more than 300 pages of Mignola? Bargain!
The new Hellboy reboot, which stars David Harbour and is directed by Neil Marshall, has a lot to live up to in the eyes of fans. The original 2004 movie, directed by the visionary Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water) and starring Ron Perlman (Sons Of Anarchy) is iconic for many Hellboy fans and is an essential purchase for even the most casual fan.
This blu-ray features the Director's Cut of the movie, which adds 10 minutes of scenes not included in the Theatrical Cut, and also the superlative 'The Seeds Of Creation', a feature-length documentary about the making of the film.
In 2007 and 2008, two Hellboy animated movies were released in order to capitalize on the buzz of the upcoming live-action movie sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Unusually for an animated spin-off, the core cast from the movies all returned to voice their characters: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair (as Liz Sherman), Doug Jones (as Abe Sapian) and even legendary British actor John Hurt (as Professor Broom).
The movies (Sword Of Storms and Blood & Iron) are great fun, featuring charmingly ghoulish animation and genuinely top-notch stories.
In April 2018, Mantic Games (a board game manufacturer from Nottingham in the UK) launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a Hellboy board game. The project raised over $1.5 million dollars from 12,716 backers, making it an incredibly successful campaign that spoke to how many hardcore Hellboy fans there are out there in the world.
The game is now available for wider purchase and is a must-have collector's item for fans. It is a fully cooperative experience for 1 to 4 players and features incredibly detailed, pre-assembled PVC plastic miniatures that capture the unique look and feel of Mike Mignola’s visionary work.
This officially licensed lunchbox features Mike Mignola's stunning artwork emblazoned on it: Hellboy and Abe Sapian on one side, B.P.R.D. agents on the other. The artwork is litho-printed on the tin collectible box and it looks very slick.
This will be ideal for any fans who want to fly their Hellboy flag at work or in school and is definitely one of the most gorgeously designed geek lunchboxes on the market.
Speaking of the Bureau For Paranormal Research and Defense, this Omnibus collection of the B.P.R.D. spin-off comic is another brilliantly priced comic book gift option. At a whopping 408 pages, it's a bargain for less than $20, and is a superb introduction to a whole different aspect of the Hellboy world.
This first book explores the B.P.R.D. after Hellboy quits, leaving Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from any occult threats and the growing menace of the frog army. It also reveals Abe's origin for the first time.
This officially licensed T-shirt features the iconic B.P.R.D. logo and would look great on anyone who wants to pretend they are a member of the super-secret organization (or just wants to show the world they're a Hellboy fan, in a semi-subtle way).
It's the sort of shirt that wouldn't look out of place as part of a Hellboy Comic-Con cosplay outfit, but could equally be worn in everyday life. It's 100% cotton and 100% comfortable!
There are many different Hellboy Funko Pop Vinyl figures out there, featuring Big Red in various designs (some with his full horned Anung Un Rama look, some based on the comic book design and some based on Ron Perlman/David Harbour's movie looks).
This classic edition costs less than 10 bucks, though, and is a great starting point for a Hellboy Funko collection. It's a super-cute rendition of him in his customary trench-coat, wielding his trusty 'Samaritan' gun. He stands at 3 3/4 inches tall and comes in a window display box.
This gorgeously designed hardcover book collects a dozen chapters of concept art and set photography to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the recently released Hellboy reboot.
Getting an inside look at the creation of a movie is always cool, but it's especially brilliant when it's a movie like this, with such stunning character and set designs. You'll drool over the amazing concept paintings of Hellboy's supernatural friends and foes!
Any fan of Mike Mignola's signature creation knows the significance of Hellboy's stone right hand. It is much, much bigger than his left hand and is a great weapon for him, as it can be swung like a sledgehammer at enemies.
However, there's also the drawback that its true purpose is to 'loose and command' the Ogdru Jahad, the Seven Gods Of Chaos, who will bring destruction to the world! This money bank, which was a Loot Crate exclusive by Zak Designs, would be a great addition to any fan's collection. Don't use the right hand of doom to bring about the end of the world; use it to store your loose coins!
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