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World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (SDCC)

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Written by Mike Mignola
John Byrne
Illustrated by Mike Mignola
Colored by Matt Hollingsworth
Dave Stewart (SDCC 2018)
Originally Published in San Diego Comic Con Comics #2
Date Published August 1993
— COLLECTED IN —
Trade Paperback Hellboy – Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Omnibus Edition Hellboy – Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Library Edition Hellboy – Volume 1

Publication HistoryEdit

This four-page story was the first published Hellboy story. It was first published in San Diego Comic Con Comics #2 (Aug '93) in black and white. It was reprinted in color in Hellboy – Volume 1: Seed of Destruction, October 1994. The story was recolored by Dave Stewart for the San Diego Comic-Con International Events Guide 2018, which commemorated the 25th Anniversary of Hellboy's first appearance.

SynopsisEdit

Hellboy travels to an abandoned town somewhere in the Midwest, one in a string of towns that have had all their residents disappear. Upon arrival, he notices a sign in the shape of a boot with an Egyptian scarab, and a swastika. He also encounters a lonely dog. The dog grows to immense size, and Hellboy realizes that it is Anubis, Egyptian god of mummification. Hellboy is able to defeat the beast, but is blown away, when Anubis lands on a flammable pump.

Story ChronologyEdit

According to Hellboy: The Companion, this story takes place in June 1993, Mesquite Creek, Arizona.

Trivia Edit

Being the first Hellboy story, this means that Anubis is the first Hellboy villain.

Hellboy Publication Order
Preceded by
N/A
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (SDCC)
Followed by
Seed of Destruction
Hellboy Trade Paperback Order
Hellboy – Volume 1 Seed of Destruction
Preceded by
Seed of Destruction
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (SDCC)
Followed by
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (CBG)
Hellboy Story Chronology
Preceded by
In the Chapel of Moloch
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (SDCC)
Followed by
Makoma