"Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement. Its story line combines traditional concepts with modern frames of reference, the whole being swept along by a virtuoso treatment of dazzling artistic effect... This is far from the 'pop art' of the Andy Warhol world or the inane imagery of the drug culture. The creative approach found in Hellboy is a newly evolving art form of its own, addressed and attuned to today." from the introduction by Robert Bloch.Mignola, Mike is the author of 'Hellboy The Chained Coffin and Others', published 2004 under ISBN 9781593070946 and ISBN 1593070942.