Mark Mignola has been doing his rounds promoting the new incarnation of his creation – Hellboy.
From the pages of Dark Horse Comics, the same house that gave us Frank Miller’s Sin City, Hellboy first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 in 1993. Since then, he’s had his own mini-series, crossovers, two live-action movies, and even as a playable character in Injustice 2.
The first two Hellboy movies, directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman, were successful and left fans wanting for a third installation. However, creative differences caused both del Toro and Perlman to part with the project.
The new Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, and Daniel Dae Kim, is essentially a reboot and loosely follows Hellboy: The Wild Hunt.
Even without Perlman and del Toro, fans of the comics should find some solace in the fact that Mignola feels that this movie best translates Hellboy from print to screen: