Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy was rescued from occult Nazi forces by the benevolent Dr. Trevor Broom who raised him to be the unlikeliest of heroes. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest, kitten-loving superhero to battle a merciless prince and his army of marauders.
He may be red, horned and misunderstood, but when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy. It doesn’t hurt that the enormous red bruiser brings his right hand of doom (a virtual “sledgehammer” in the form of an invulnerable red stone attached to his forearm). If that doesn’t do the trick, he’s got “Big Baby,” a shotgun/revolver hybrid with bullets as big as baby food jars.
Pyrokinetic Liz Sherman has only begun to embrace the awesome powers that first manifested themselves at the age of 11 and tragically claimed the lives of her family. Shunned as a child because of her gifts, the shy Liz found not only a home in the B.P.R.D., but the love of her life in Hellboy. Tired of feeling like a freak, Liz warily accepts her team’s new role as no-longer-hidden heroes. When needed, she chants: “The fire is not my enemy, it is a part of me,” to unleash a barrage of flaming bolts upon any enemy who threatens friends or innocents.
An aquatic empath who is almost 150 years old, the brilliant Abe Sapien has the psychogenic power to read objects and know their past or the future. The consummate gentleman, Abe’s inordinate kindness is matched only by his passion for delectable, rotten eggs. The Ichthyo Sapien must use an Aqua-Lung to provide oxygen to his body when outside water and holds a very special place in his heart for the mysterious Princess Nuala who shares some of his gifts and his sense of justice.
The newest member of the B.P.R.D., Johann Krauss is a protoplasmic mystic who can briefly take control of entities, both mechanical and organic, and reactivate their neural senses. Schooled in the art of teleplasty and clad in a thick containment suit that holds in his gaseous ectoplasm, Johann’s ability to inhabit the inanimate will serve Hellboy, Liz and Abe quite well as they search for the monsters who go bump in the night...
Special Agent Tom Manning, chief FBI liaison to the B.P.R.D., has spent decades suppressing the existence of the secret group of superheroes from the public. Though he has averted many a PR catastrophe for the team (and parried endless fodder from tabloids eager to report on a devil-man), S.A. Manning has finally been pushed over the edge by Hellboy’s exploits in Manhattan. Now that the B.P.R.D. has been unveiled to a stunned world, Manning’s job is on the line, and Washington has demanded Johann Krauss to be the new public face for the formerly secret agency.
A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below, Prince Nuada has defied his bloodline to awaken an unstoppable army of creatures known as the Golden Army. He has returned from exile to the kingdom of Bethmoora to reclaim the land and the freedom he believes has been taken from his people. To make it happen, Nuada knows he will need the help of the good, the bad…and the worst.
The willowy, timeless beauty Princess Nuala has an uncanny resemblance to her brutal twin brother, Prince Nuada—down to the fine scars that mar her perfect face. She is the benevolent yin to her brother’s wicked yang. The favored child of King Balor, Nuala is entrusted with the final piece of the Royal Crown of Bethmoora, a gold treasure that will either bring peace to the universe, or reign destruction upon it.
Prince Nuada’s monstrous troll henchman, Mr. Wink, does the bidding of his vicious master—no matter how violent the instructions. From helping to set free a horde of fanged tooth fairies on an innocent crowd to scouring the Troll Market looking for a fight, Wink is a huge slab of an ugly creature. His gigantic club fist and extendable iron mace is quite the match for Hellboy and his right hand of doom.
The Angel of Death
The timeless and terrifying Angel of Death has been waiting in her underground lair for untold years to bear a mysterious prophecy to Liz and Hellboy…one that will affect their today and the future of the world. With a heart only of dust and sand—and only the occasional company of the Bethmoora Goblin—she will give two members of the B.P.R.D. a choice: gain new life or usher in an era of death.