The Phantom Hand

The Phantom Hand title panel
Written by Mike Mignola
Illustrated by Ben Stenbeck
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 #1—The Phantom Hand & The Kelpie
Internal Numbering Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #6
Date Published October 2015
Trade Paperback Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953

The Phantom Hand is a short story written by Mike Mignola and illustrated by Ben Stenbeck. It is one of several stories making up Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953.

Synopsis Edit

In February of 1953 Hellboy travels to England with Trevor Bruttenholm to see Harry Middleton and investigate a phantom hand haunting a house. Harry tells the two about how in 1748 several children were reported missing, the killer was tracked down by Lord Albert who cut off the killer's hand. Lord Albert lived in the house until his death in 1782. After Harry finishes, the phantom hand appears, Hellboy throws it in the fireplace causing an explosion and turning the hand into a large demon like creature. The creature tackles Hellboy out the window and Hellboy chases the creature to the graves of the children. Hellboy hits the creature with a tombstone and it transforms into a hand. Afterwords, Harry and Trevor discuss Hellboy's future while he sleeps.


Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Publication Order
Preceded by
The Phantom Hand & The Kelpie
Followed by
The Witch Tree & Rawhead and Bloody Bones
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Trade Paperback Order
1952 1953
Preceded by
The Phantom Hand
Followed by
Rawhead and Bloody Bones