The deal is that lately my dear boyfriend has been talking about something he calls "Hellboy - The complete collection". I've been doing some serious googling which has only brought more confusion to my poor mind. What does he mean by "complete works"? Is he talking about the Library Editions or something else? I don't want to ask him for further info; I don't want to spoil the surprise.
Also, what does a comic geek see as the 'real deal', hardcover or paperback?
Thanks in advance for any input.