Hellboy (Mignolaverse)

Hellboy was summoned from Hell as an infant demon on December 23,  1944 by Nazi occultists.  Hellboy works for the B.P.R.D.,  an international non-governmental agency,  against the dark forces of the world (and beyond).

Beginning with Hellboy,  the Mignolaverse has grown to include many different comic series.  This reading order contains all of them.

Publisher:  Dark Horse
Publication Date:  1993-2017+
Genre:  Adventure,  Horror
Creators:  Mike Mignola

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TPBs & Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

Unlike the other reading orders on the site,  the Hellboy (Mignolaverse) Reading Order consists mainly of trade paperbacks.  This is by far the easiest way to read the Hellboy Universe and the trade paperbacks regularly add extra pages to the stories over the single issues.  Only stories that aren’t currently collected into trade paperbacks are included as single issues.

Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy Vol. 2: Wake the Devil
Hellboy Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
Hellboy Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Hellboy Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm
Hellboy Vol. 6: Strange Places
Hellboy Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others

Hellboy Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others

B.P.R.D Vol. 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories
B.P.R.D Vol. 2: The Soul of Venice and Other Stories
B.P.R.D Vol. 3: Plague of Frogs
B.P.R.D Vol. 4: The Dead
B.P.R.D Vol. 5: The Black Flame

B.P.R.D Vol. 12: War on Frogs

B.P.R.D Vol. 6: The Universal Machine
B.P.R.D Vol. 7: Garden of Souls
B.P.R.D Vol. 8: Killing Ground

Hellboy Vol. 8: Darkness Calls
Hellboy Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder Vol. 1: In the Service of Angels
Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder Vol. 2: Lost and Gone Forever
Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder Vol. 3: The Mysteries of Unland
Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder Vol. 4: City of the Dead

Lobster Johnson Vol. 1: The Iron Prometheus
Lobster Johnson Vol. 2: The Burning Hand
Lobster Johnson Vol. 3: Satan Smells a Rat
Lobster Johnson Vol. 4: Get the Lobster

Lobster Johnson: A Chained Forged in Life #1 (2015)

Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1 (2015)

Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man #1 (2016)

Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1 (2016)
Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #2
Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #3

Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones #1 (2017)

Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #1 (2017)
Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #2
Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #3

Sledgehammer 44 Vol. 1

B.P.R.D Vol. 9: 1946

B.P.R.D Vol. 13: 1947

B.P.R.D: 1948

B.P.R.D: Vampire

Hellboy: The Midnight Circus #1 (2013) – Original Graphic Novel

Hellboy in Mexico

Hellboy: House of the Living Dead #1 (2011) – Original Graphic Novel

Frankenstein Underground

Abe Sapien Vol. 1: The Drowning
Abe Sapien Vol. 2: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories

B.P.R.D: Being Human

B.P.R.D Vol. 10: The Warning
B.P.R.D Vol. 11: The Black Goddess

B.P.R.D Vol. 14: King of Fear

Hellboy Vol. 12: The Storm and the Fury

Hellboy Vol. 11: The Bride of Hell and Others

B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 1: New World
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 2: Gods and Monsters
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 3: Russia
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 4: The Devil’s Engine & The Long Death
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 5: The Pickens County Horror and Others
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 6: Return of the Master

Hellboy in Hell Vol. 1: The Descent
Hellboy in Hell Vol. 2: The Death Card

B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 7: A Cold Day in Hell
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 8: Lake of Fire
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 9: The Reign of the Black Flame

Abe Sapien Vol. 3: The Dark and Terrible and the New Race of Man
Abe Sapien Vol. 4: The Shape of Things to Come
Abe Sapien Vol. 5: Sacred Place

B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 10: The Devil’s Wings
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 11: Flesh and Stone
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 12: Metamorphosis

Abe Sapien Vol. 6: A Darkness So Great
Abe Sapien Vol. 7: The Secret Fire
Abe Sapien Vol. 8: The Desolate Shore
Abe Sapien Vol. 9: Lost Lives and Other Stories

B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 13: End of Days
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 14: The Exorcist
B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth Vol. 15: Cometh the Hour

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Vol. 1: 1952

Hellboy Winter Special 2016 #1 (2016)

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Vol. 2: 1953
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Vol. 3: 1954

Rise of the Black Flame #1 (2016)
Rise of the Black Flame #2
Rise of the Black Flame #3
Rise of the Black Flame #4
Rise of the Black Flame #5

Hellboy Winter Special 2017 #1 (2017)

The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #1 (2017)
The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #2
The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #3
The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #4
The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5

Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea #1 (2017) – Original Graphic Novel