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King Vold

The Right Hand of Doom TPB
Written by Mike Mignola
Illustrated by Mike Mignola
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Pat Brosseau
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in Hellboy – Volume 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Date Published April 2000
Collected in Hellboy – Volume 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Library Edition Hellboy – Volume 2

Hellboy and Prof. Aickman meet King Vold, the flying huntsman in Norway.

Publication HistoryEdit

"King Vold" was specifically created for Hellboy: vol. 4 The Right Hand of Doom, published in April 2000.

SynopsisEdit

In 1956 Hellboy is asked by Trevor Bruttenholm to assist Prof. Edmond Aickman in Norway. Hellboy agrees and travels to Norway. Aickman tells Hellboy a number of Norwegian folktales. Hellboy asks what they are doing there. Aickman says that they are waiting for King Vold, doomed to hunt every night.

King Vold appears, and asks Aickman to watch over one of his wolves for the night. The wolf becomes a wolf-man and then a viking berserker. The creature attacks Hellboy reducing him to a bloody mess. King Vold returns and reclaims his wolf. King Vold repays him in gold, but the coins burn through Aickman's hands and turn to pebbles when they hit the ground. The King wishes Hellboy farewell and rides away. Hellboy wakes up, having missed the exchange.

Hellboy returns to Bruttenholm, and Aickman is shown reduced to begging for money in Copenhagen.

Story ChronologyEdit

The story takes place in 1956. In a box it is also said that Trevor Bruttenholm adopted Hellboy in 1946 and that Hellboy became a B.P.R.D. field agent in 1952. The events of B.P.R.D.: 1946 occur shortly after the adoption.[1] Hellboy's start as a field agent in 1952 is also mentioned in The Wolves of Saint August, "Hi, My Name's Hellboy" and The Right Hand of Doom.

Connections to Other StoriesEdit

  • The legend of King Vold is mentioned by Kate Corrigan in the Animated film Hellboy: Sword of Storms. The details of the legend are the same. However, in the movie it was Kate, not Hellboy, who investigated. Also she travels to Prague, not Norway.

NotesEdit

  1. B.P.R.D. 1946 #1, "Reluctant to leave newly adopted ward".
Hellboy Publication Order
Preceded by
The Nature of the Beast
King Vold
Followed by
Conqueror Worm
Hellboy Trade Paperback Order
Vol. 4 The Right Hand of Doom
Preceded by
The Nature of the Beast
King Vold
Followed by
Heads
Hellboy Story Chronology
Preceded by
The Nature of the Beast
King Vold
Followed by
The Crooked Man
The Penanggalan

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