An historically accurate use of the pentagram depicted as a warding sign when invoking a spirit or demon. Hellboysummoned in the final months of World War II by a fictional version of Grigori Rasputinappeared in a fireball in a ruined church in East Bromwich, England, on December 23, 1944. He proved not to be a devil, but a little boy-like creature with red skin, broken horns, a tail, and a large stone right hand. As an adult, Hellboy became the primary agent for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, battling sorcerers, Nazis, the Thule Society, hollow earth explorers, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and other oddities. Hellboys adventures have been chronicled in a sequence of comic book mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics. Guillermo del Toro's 2004 movie has no depictions of pentagrams.
Hellboy gallery. Illust. by Galen Showman, coloured by Michelle Madsen 1998 p 113 Mike Mignols Hellboy, Weird Tales Volume One, Mike Mignol. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2003. ISBN : 1-56971-622-6. 124 pp. plus biographies [4 p.].
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