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    Default The Hellboy Universe Publishing Order

    This is an old list that used to be posted on the Dark Horse forums. The list consists of the core Hellboy Universe comics with an additional section for the Hellboy Universe novels, and just for the hell of it, there's a section for the Baltimore stories as well.

    CONTENTS:

    1. Core Comics of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order
    Due to post limitations, this list will be divided up into sections.

    2. Library Editions and Omnibuses
    This section lists which trades are in which book.


    3. Novels of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order
    Please note, I don't collect the novels myself. I rely on other people for this information.


    4. Stories of the Baltimore Universe by Publishing Order
    This section lists the novel and the later comics of the Baltimore Universe.


    5. Upcoming Issues
    This section lists the upcoming issues according to the solicitations.


    6. Upcoming Trade Paperbacks
    This just lists various collections that are in the making.


    7. Useful Links
    At the suggestion of Kees_L, this section links to other useful lists out there.


    8. Solicitations
    The latest solicitation information.

    9. Digital Availability
    9A. Dark Horse Digital Store
    A list of which stories are available on the Dark Horse Digital Store.
    9B. eBook Collections
    A list of all the currently available ebooks.
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    Default Core Comics of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order: 1993-2010

    This list includes core stories that are or will be collected in the primary Hellboy Universe trade paperbacks. It will not include cross-overs, guest appearances, Hellboy Junior comics or RPG comics.

    Publishing order is based on the first appearance of the first issue or part of that comic, thus The Corpse goes before The Chained Coffin as it ran as a multi-part series before it was collected with The Iron Shoes.

    This list cab be used as a reading order for the Hellboy Universe. You get the story elements as they evolve, a healthy balance of pre-Cavendish Hellboy stories and post-Cavendish Hellboy stories, no spoilers, and you can see Mignola growing as an artist and storyteller.

    Finally, the colours correlate to the spines of the trade paperbacks the stories are collected in.
    Red is Hellboy and Hellboy in Hell
    Olive is B.P.R.D.
    Grey is B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth
    Blue is Lobster Johnson
    Green is Abe Sapien
    Brown is Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder
    Orange is Sledgehammer 44


    1993
    AUGUST 19Hellboy Promo #1 Hellboy 1

    1994
    MARCH 1Seed of Destruction Hellboy 1
    MAY 20Hellboy Promo #2 Hellboy 1
    AUGUST 1The Wolves of Saint August Hellboy 3

    1995
    MARCHThe Corpse Hellboy 3
    AUGUST 2The Chained Coffin Hellboy 3

    1996
    JANUARY 1The Iron Shoes Hellboy 3
    JUNE 1Wake the Devil Hellboy 2

    1997
    JUNE 25Almost Colossus Hellboy 3
    DECEMBER 3A Christmas Underground Hellboy 3

    1998
    MARCH 4Drums of the Dead B.P.R.D. 1
    MARCH 4Heads Hellboy 4
    AUGUST 5The Baba Yaga Hellboy 3
    AUGUST 26The Right Hand of Doom Hellboy 4

    1999
    AUGUST 1The Vârcolac Hellboy 4
    AUGUST 4Goodbye Mr. Tod Hellboy 4
    AUGUST 11Pancakes Hellboy 4
    AUGUST 11Box Full of Evil Hellboy 4
    AUGUST 11The Killer in My Skull B.P.R.D. 1
    SEPTEMBER 8Abe Sapien versus Science B.P.R.D. 1

    2000
    FEBRUARY 16The Nature of the Beast Hellboy 4
    APRIL 26King Vold Hellboy 4

    2001
    MAY 9Conqueror Worm Hellboy 5
    DECEMBER 5B.P.R.D. Promo B.P.R.D. 1

    2002
    JANUARY 30Hollow Earth B.P.R.D. 1
    JULY 24The Third Wish Hellboy 6

    2003
    MAY 14The Soul of Venice B.P.R.D. 2
    JULY 23Dark Waters B.P.R.D. 2
    AUGUST 27Dr. Carp's Experiment Hellboy 7
    SEPTEMBER 17Night Train B.P.R.D. 2
    NOVEMBER 19There's Something Under My Bed B.P.R.D. 2

    2004
    MARCHThe Penanggalan Hellboy 7
    MARCHBorn Again B.P.R.D. 4
    MARCH 3Plague of Frogs B.P.R.D. 3
    JULY 7The Troll-Witch Hellboy 7
    AUGUST 25Another Day at the Office B.P.R.D. 2
    NOVEMBER 3The Dead B.P.R.D. 4

    2005
    JUNE 1The Ghoul (or Reflections on Death and The Poetry of Worms) Hellboy 7
    JUNE 22The Island Hellboy 6
    AUGUST 31The Black Flame B.P.R.D. 5

    2006
    FEBRUARY 1Makoma (or A Tale Told by a Mummy in the New York City Explorers' Club on August 16, 1993) Hellboy 7
    APRIL 12The Universal Machine B.P.R.D. 6
    DECEMBER 13The Hydra and the Lion Hellboy 7

    2007
    FEBRUARY 23They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships Hellboy 10
    MARCH 14Garden of Souls B.P.R.D. 7
    MAY 2Darkness Calls Hellboy 8
    AUGUST 8Killing Ground B.P.R.D. 8
    SEPTEMBER 5The Iron Prometheus Lobster Johnson 1
    OCTOBER 3The Vampire of Prague Hellboy 7

    2008
    JANUARY 91946 B.P.R.D.: 1946
    FEBRUARY 6The Drowning Abe Sapien 1
    MARCH 5Revival B.P.R.D. 12 "Chapter 2"
    MAY 3The Mole Hellboy 10 / Hellboy LE 5
    MAY 3Bishop Olek’s Devil B.P.R.D.: 1946
    MAY 3Out of Reach B.P.R.D. 10
    JUNE 11War on Frogs #1 B.P.R.D. 12 "Chapter 1"
    JUNE 25The Ectoplasmic Man B.P.R.D.: Being Human
    JULY 2The Crooked Man Hellboy 10
    JULY 9The Warning B.P.R.D. 10
    AUGUST 13Witchball! Hellboy 10
    OCTOBER 29In the Chapel of Moloch Hellboy 10
    NOVEMBER 5Murderous Intent Witchfinder 1
    DECEMBER 3The Wild Hunt Hellboy 9
    DECEMBER 10War on Frogs #2 B.P.R.D. 12 "Chapter 3"

    2009
    JANUARY 7How Koshchei Became Deathless Hellboy: Weird Tales (HC)
    JANUARY 14The Black Goddess B.P.R.D. 11
    MARCH 4Baba Yaga's Feast Hellboy: Weird Tales (HC)
    JUNE 6And What Shall I Find There? B.P.R.D.: 1947
    JUNE 10War on Frogs #3 B.P.R.D. 12 "Chapter 5"
    JULY 1In the Service of Angels Witchfinder 1
    JULY 81947 B.P.R.D.: 1947
    OCTOBER 14The Burial of Katharine Baker Witchfinder 1
    OCTOBER 28The Haunted Boy Abe Sapien 2
    DECEMBER 9War on Frogs #4 B.P.R.D. 12 "Chapter 4"
    DECEMBER 23The Bride of Hell Hellboy 11

    2010
    JANUARY 6King of Fear B.P.R.D. 14
    MAY 5Hellboy in Mexico (or A Drunken Blur) Hellboy 11
    JUNE 30The Abyssal Plain Abe Sapien 2
    JULY 7The Storm Hellboy 12
    AUGUST 11New World B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 1
    OCTOBER 11The Whittier Legacy Hellboy 11
    NOVEMBER 17Double Feature of Evil: Sullivan's Reward & The House of Sebek Hellboy 11
    DECEMBER 29The Sleeping and the Dead Hellboy 11
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    Default Core Comics of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order: 2011-Present

    2011
    JANUARY 12Gods B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 2
    FEBRUARY 2Lost and Gone Forever Witchfinder 2
    MARCH 4Seattle B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 1
    APRIL 6The Dead Remembered B.P.R.D.: Being Human
    APRIL 13Buster Oakley Gets His Wish Hellboy 11
    MAY 11Being Human B.P.R.D.: Being Human
    JUNE 1The Fury Hellboy 12
    JULY 1Casualties B.P.R.D.: Being Human
    JULY 13Monsters B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 2
    SEPTEMBER 21Russia B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 3
    SEPTEMBER 28The Devil Does Not Jest Abe Sapien 2
    NOVEMBER 2House of the Living Dead -Uncollected OGN-
    DECEMBER 21Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy -Uncollected, short story-

    2012
    JANUARY 11The Burning Hand Lobster Johnson 2
    FEBRUARY 1An Unmarked Grave B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 3
    FEBRUARY 15The Long Death B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 4
    FEBRUARY 22Tony Masso’s Finest Hour Lobster Johnson 3
    MARCH 28The Pickens County Horror B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 5
    MAY 16The Devil’s Engine B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 4
    MAY 30The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 5
    JUNE 27Exorcism -Uncollected, 2 issues-
    AUGUST 22The Prayer of Neferu Lobster Johnson 3
    AUGUST 29The Return of the Master B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 6
    SEPTEMBER 19Caput Mortuum Lobster Johnson 3
    OCTOBER 171948 B.P.R.D.: 1948
    DECEMBER 5Hellboy in Hell #1-4 Hellboy in Hell 1

    2013
    JANUARY 9The Abyss of Time B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 5
    MARCH 13Sledgehammer 44 Sledgehammer 44 1
    MARCH 20A Cold Day in Hell B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 7
    MARCH 27Vampire B.P.R.D. Vampire 1
    APRIL 3Dark and Terrible Abe Sapien 3
    MAY 15Wasteland B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 7
    MAY 22Satan Smells a Rat Lobster Johnson 3
    JULY 3The New Race of Man Abe Sapien 3
    JULY 24A Scent of Lotus Lobster Johnson 3
    AUGUST 21Lake of Fire B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 8
    OCTOBER 16The Shape of Things to Come Abe Sapien 4
    OCTOBER 23The Midnight Circus -Uncollected OGN-
    NOVEMBER 27Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War Sledgehammer 44 1
    DECEMBER 4Hellboy in Hell: The Three Gold Whips Hellboy in Hell 1
    DECEMBER 11The Land of the Dead -Uncollected one-shot-
    DECEMBER 18Hellboy Gets Married -Uncollected, short story-

    2014
    JANUARY 8To the Last Man Abe Sapien 4
    JANUARY 15The Reign of the Black Flame -Published, 3 of 5 issues / B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 9
    FEBRUARY 5Get the Lobster -Published, 3 of 5 issues / Lobster Johnson 4
    MARCH 22The Coffin Man -Uncollected, short story-
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    Default Core Comics of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order: Future Projects

    2014
    MAY 14The Garden -Unpublished, one-shot / Abe Sapien 5
    MAY 14Hellboy in Hell: The Death Card -Unpublished, one-shot-
    MAY 21 ― Witchfinder story in Dark Horse Presents #36 -Unpublished, short story-
    JUNE 11Abe Sapien #13-? -Unpublished, multi-issue arc / Abe Sapien 5
    JUNE 18The Mysteries of Unland -Unpublished, 5-issue miniseries-
    JUNE 18B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth story drawn by Laurence Campbell -Unpublished, 2-issues-
    AUGUST?B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth story by Tyler Crook -Unpublished, one-shot-
    LATE ― Untitled 5-issue story written by Mike Mignola about a rarely seen character

    2015
    MID ― Untitled 5-issue story written by Mike Mignola about another rarely seen character

    No Known Release Date
    With so little information known about these titles, there's bound to be some overlap. These don't necessarily represent separate projects.
    Untitled ― B.P.R.D. story by Cameron Stewart
    Hellboy in Hell #7-8 (two-part story)

    Possible/Rumoured Projects
    Untitled ― Hellboy OGN set in Mexico
    Untitled ― Story drawn by Peter Snejbjerg
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    Default Library Editions and Omnibuses

    This is just to help people locate certain stories using the list above.


    HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITIONS
    Hellboy ― Volume 1 includes:
    Hellboy 1: Seed of Destruction
    Hellboy 2: Wake the Devil

    Hellboy ― Volume 2 includes:
    Hellboy 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
    Hellboy 4: Right Hand of Doom

    Hellboy ― Volume 3 includes:
    Hellboy 5: Conqueror Worm
    Hellboy 6: Strange Places

    Hellboy ― Volume 4 includes:
    Hellboy 7: The Troll Witch and Others
    Hellboy 10: The Crooked Man and Others*
    *Does not include The Mole

    Hellboy ― Volume 5 includes:
    Hellboy 8: Darkness Calls
    Hellboy 9: The Wild Hunt
    + The Mole

    Hellboy ― Volume 6 includes:
    Hellboy 12: The Storm and the Fury
    Hellboy 11: The Bride of Hell and Others


    B.P.R.D. OMNIBUSES
    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs ― Volume 1 includes:
    B.P.R.D. 1: Hollow Earth & Other Stories
    B.P.R.D. 2: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories
    B.P.R.D. 3: Plague of Frogs

    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs ― Volume 2 includes:
    B.P.R.D. 4: The Dead
    B.P.R.D. 12: War on Frogs
    B.P.R.D. 5: The Black Flame

    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs ― Volume 3 includes:
    B.P.R.D. 6: The Universal Machine
    B.P.R.D. 7: Garden of Souls
    B.P.R.D. 8: Killing Ground

    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs ― Volume 4 includes:
    B.P.R.D. 10: The Warning
    B.P.R.D. 11: The Black Goddess
    B.P.R.D. 14: King of Fear
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    Default Novels of the Hellboy Universe by Publishing Order

    NOVELS
    According to Christopher Golden, the only canon stories listed here are Hellboy: The Lost Army, Hellboy: The Bones of Giants, and Hellboy: The Dragon Pool.
    # denotes stories illustrated by Mike Mignola.

    1997 JUNE 1Hellboy: The Lost Army#
    2001 DECEMBER 5Hellboy: The Bones of Giants#
    2005 SEPTEMBERHellboy: On Earth as it is in Hell
    2006 MARCHHellboy: Unnatural Selection
    2006 JULYHellboy: The God Machine
    2007 MARCHHellboy: The Dragon Pool
    2008 FEBRUARY 13Hellboy: Emerald Hell
    2008 OCTOBER 22Hellboy: The All-Seeing Eye
    2009 APRIL 1Hellboy: The Fire Wolves
    2009 JULY 22Lobster Johnson: The Satan Factory
    2009 SEPTEMBER 30Hellboy: The Ice Wolves


    SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES
    1999 DECEMBER 15Hellboy: Odd Jobs#
    INCLUDES:
    Medusa's Revenge
    Jigsaw
    A Mother Cries at Midnight
    Delivered
    Folie á Deux
    Demon Politics
    A Grim Fairy Tale
    Scared Crows
    Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
    I Had Bigfoot's Baby!
    The Nuckelavee
    A Night at the Beach
    Burn, Baby, Burn
    Far Flew the Boast of Him
    2004 OCTOBER 6Hellboy: Odder Jobs#
    INCLUDES:
    The Brotherhood of the Gun
    From an Enchanter Fleeing
    Down in the Flood
    Newford Spook Squad
    Water Music
    The Vampire Brief
    Unfinished Business
    Saint Hellboy
    Sleepless in Manhattan
    The Wish Hounds
    Act of Mercy
    The Thrice-Named Hill
    Of Blood, of Clay
    A Full and Satisfying Life
    The Glass Road
    Tasty Teeth
    2008 JULY 9Hellboy: Oddest Jobs#
    INCLUDES:
    Jiving with Shadows and Dragons and Long, Black Trains
    Straight, No Chaser
    Second Honeymoon
    Danny Boy
    Strange Fishing in the Western Highlands
    Salamander Blues
    The Thursday Men
    Produce
    Repossession
    In Cupboards and Bookshelves
    Feet of Sciron
    Monster Boy
    Evolution and Hellhole Canyon
    A Room of One's Own


    Special Note
    I just wanted to thank Kees_L for helping me with this list. I don't collect the novels myself, so I'm utterly clueless on my own. Thanks!
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    Default Stories of the Baltimore Universe by Publishing Order

    BALTIMORE
    The tales of Lord Henry Baltimore are not set in the Hellboy Universe, but I thought it would be nice to include them in a small post of their own.

    2007 AUGUST 28Baltimore or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, illustrated novel
    2010 AUGUST 4The Plague Ships, 5-issue miniseries
    2011 MAY 7A Passing Stranger, Free Comic Book Day short
    2011 AUGUST 10The Curse Bells, 5-issue miniseries
    2012 JUNE 20Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy, 2-issue miniseries
    2012 NOVEMBER 21The Play, one-shot
    2013 FEBRUARY 20The Widow and the Tank, one-shot double feature
    2013 JUNE 19The Inquisitor, one-shot
    2013 SEPTEMBER 4The Infernal Train, 3-issue miniseries
    2014 JANUARY 1Chapel of Bones, 2-issue miniseries
    2014 JULY 30The Witch of Harju, 3-issue miniseries

    BALTIMORE COLLECTIONS

    1: The Plague Ships
    The Plague Ships #1-5
    2: The Curse Bells
    The Curse Bells #1-5
    3: A Passing Stranger and Other Stories
    The Widow
    The Tank
    The Play
    A Passing Stranger
    Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #1-2
    The Inquisitor
    4: Chapel of Bones (June 2014)
    The Infernal Train #1-3
    Chapel of Bones #1-2
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    Default Upcoming Issues

    This list only includes items with confirmed dates.

    HELLBOY UNIVERSE
    April 16B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #118: The Reign of the Black Flame — Part 4 / Ryan Sook variant
    May 14Abe Sapien #12: The Garden
    May 14Hellboy in Hell #6: The Death Card
    May 21B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #119: The Reign of the Black Flame — Part 5 / Kevin Nowlan variant
    May 21Dark Horse Presents #36
    June 4Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #4
    June 11Abe Sapien #13
    June 18B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #120
    June 18Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1
    July 2Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #5
    July 9Abe Sapien #14
    July 16B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #121
    July 16Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #2

    BALTIMORE
    July 30The Witch of Harju #1
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    Default Upcoming Trade Paperbacks

    The ones marked with a "~" symbol have early release information from Random House (Dark Horse's book distributor), however these often change before solicitations and should be considered estimates only.

    21 May 2014
    Hellboy in Hell - Volume 1: The Descent
    Hellboy in Hell #1-5

    28 May 2014
    Sledgehammer 44 - Volume 1
    Sledgehammer 44 #1-2
    Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1-3

    11 June 2014
    Baltimore - Volume 4: Chapel of Bones
    The Infernal Train #1-3
    Chapel of Bones #1-2

    18 June 2014
    Mike Mignola's Hellboy Artist's Edition
    Hellboy in Hell #1-5
    ― The two original four-page Hellboy promotional comics from 1993 and 1994.
    Nextmen #21 (Mignola's pages)
    The Corpse
    ― Plus two other stories

    9 July 2014
    Abe Sapien - Volume 4: The Shape of Things to Come
    The Shape of Things to Come #1-2
    To the Last Man #1-3

    10 September 2014
    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth - Volume 9: The Reign of the Black Flame
    The Reign of the Black Flame #1-5

    ~4 November 2014 / 22 October 2014?
    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 1 (TPB edition)

    ~9 December 2014 / 26 November 2014?
    Hellboy: Weird Tales (Hardcover)
    Weird Tales - Volume 1
    Weird Tales - Volume 2
    How Koshchei Became Deathless
    Baba Yaga's Feast

    ~23 December 2014 / 10 December 2014?
    Lobster Johnson - Volume 4: Get the Lobster
    Get the Lobster #1-5

    ~27 January 2015 / 14 January 2015?
    B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 2 (TPB edition)

    ~3 February 2015 / 21 January 2015?
    Abe Sapien - Volume 5: Sacred Places
    The Garden
    Abe Sapien #13-16?


    UNCONFIRMED
    A story used to go to trade six months after the final issue, however as of 2014 that time appears to have shortened to four months. Predictions are based on the current model.

    Approx. February 2015
    Witchfinder - Volume 3: The Mysteries of Unland
    ― DHP #36 short story?
    The Mysteries of Unland #1-5
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    Default Useful Links

    USEFUL LINKS
    Here are some links you may find useful. Most of you will be familiar with these already, but I'll post them anyway.

    Art of Mike Mignola
    The best official source of information, and it's regularly updated. The FAQs section is worth visiting too.

    The Hellboy Wiki
    This website is being wiped into shape by our own Horror Of Sorts. It's still cluttered with lots of film junk, but it is improving very rapidly.

    The Hell on Earth Writers' Map
    This is the map Mike Mignola and co. use to keep track of all the disasters and monsters as the world goes to hell. I got to work with Scott Allie to put this together from the map in his office. It was a pain in the arse, but also pretty cool.

    Multiversity
    Multiversity is a great comics site where Mignola's works have carved out their own little section. Called "Mignolaversity," they review the comics, run columns, and do interviews. In March 2013 they ran 31 Days of Abe to promote awareness of the then new Abe Sapien ongoing series. I even have my own column, "Hell Notes" on the site, which is lots of fun for me to write. OK, that's enough awkward self-promotion.

    The World of the Horned Demon
    This French site is an excellent resource for those that can read it. Full of previews, articles (in particular on the analysis of the graphic style of Mike Mignola), reviews of toys and comics, interviews and even video podcasts. If you are fan of Mike Mignola and a part of the French-speaking community, this site is a must-visit.
    For those of that don't speak French, this site has a habit of unearthing sketches and commissions that are hard to find. It is definitely worth checking out. The previous version of this site was BPRD Center Blog.

    The B.P.R.D. Subreddit
    Only in its infancy at the moment, this subreddit focuses on sharing the latest news in the Hellboy Universe.

    The Google+ Hellboy Universe community
    Also in its infancy. We'll see if anything comes of it.

    Reading Orders
    ThunderPeel's Hellboy Reading Order
    There are many reading order lists out there (of varying quality), but this is the best I've ever found. It's fairly old now though, and hasn't been updated in a while.

    Mignolaversity's Reading Order
    This is one I created with Scott Allie. It's meant to be a simple way to read the hardcovers.

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    The Hellboy Archive
    For collectors out there, this list is probably the most complete ever seen. An absolutely huge undertaking, well worth checking out. Sadly, it is not regularly updated any more.


    Finally, here are some links to creator's websites. Some of these are updated frequently, others haven't been updated in years. These are busy people.
    - Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
    - Guy Davis
    - Christopher Golden + A blog!
    - Tyler Crook + DeviantArt + Facebook page!
    - James Harren + DeviantArt!
    - Tonči Zonjić
    - Dave Johnson
    - Francesco Francavilla + A blog + Pulp Sunday!
    - Joe Querio
    - Max Fiumara
    - Becky Cloonan + DeviantArt
    - Jason Latour + DeviantArt
    - Cameron Stewart + Twitter
    - Kevin Nowlan
    - Peter Snejbjerg
    - Ben Stenbeck

    Note
    I've certainly missed some key websites here. Let me know if you think there are any I should add.
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    Untitled BPRD Hell on Earth miniseries ― Next after the Gods and Monsters story arc
    I think this is titled "Russia", Scott Allie mentioned it here on CBR in the article introducing Tyler Crook. Although, I guess it could just be a working title or something since we haven't heard anything official. Maybe Mr. Allie will poke his head in at let us know? Please?

    ECCC: INTRODUCING NEW "B.P.R.D." ARTIST TYLER CROOK
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    Cool. I wasn't sure about that one myself. It's fixed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Bruttenholm
    I advise reading the books in the order in which they were published. To get more specific or involved in delineating a reading order would require subdivision of the stories in each of the short-story collections—i.e., you would read part ...of The Chained Coffin (Hellboy v 3) prior to reading Seed of Destruction (1), and part of it after Wake the Devil (2). You'd do the same with Right Hand of Doom, Troll Witch, etc.; but that would be extremely tiresome to keep track of. So read the books in the order they were published, which is to say the order in which they were written.
    This was on facebook. It amused me. Though I have no idea what that middle bit is about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middenway View Post
    This was on facebook. It amused me. Though I have no idea what that middle bit is about...
    No? I'd say Trevor points out how short-story-collecting TPBs propose stories from either prior or past full-story TPBs on multiple occasions.

    So reading the books in the strictest order would be per issue as published. Although I (or Trevor, apparently) would doubt any such strictness to be providing any more or better insight, than just reading the full stories, likely in order of publication.

    As I would guess the order of publication would fall in line with the order of how stories would have got written and made.

    Stories from a hindsight perspective, or even oneshot-kind of stories taking place at some particularly earlier point (like how the Mole would be) - I take such to be meant as hindsight stuff really.
    So in reponse to any chronological reading orders (instead of by publication order) I couldn't see what reading chronologically according to timelines would accomplish better than just reading by publication order. The comics wouldn't get numbered for nothing (on the outside plus on the inner cover once again), I'd say. Although the single issues would do that just that bit more stricter than the TPBs would, from them being assembled collections.

    But my own main point regarding reading order lists would be that I always find most if not all Hellboy stories to perfectly be making sense, each and all on their own. Such seeming sort of a pretty big thing in comics I would imagine .

    'nother EDIT: By the way Middenway:
    this proper publication list, to be making apparent how every story or issue will have been published, is really ace and tip-top looking. Well done Sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees_L View Post
    'nother EDIT: By the way Middenway:
    this proper publication list, to be making apparent how every story or issue will have been published, is really ace and tip-top looking. Well done Sir!
    Thanks! I couldn't have done it without your input though. You made me work harder to get rid of a lot of the kinks.

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