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HELLBOY stuff just keeps coming... sheesh...

Hey folks, Harry here... there really does seem to just be a ton of HELLBOY stuff filling my e-mail box, and frankly... I couldn't be more pleased. The following picture is apparently in the new TIME magazine - How cool is that? Hellboy, Abe and Liz in TIME magazine. Somewhere, Mike Mignola is dancing a lil jig. You know it, he's got a beady lil smile and cheering. Still waiting to read Nick's final few HELLBOY pieces over at CHUD --- to kill your time, bop over to for their reports! For now though... dig this cool flame!

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  • June 16, 2003, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I never read Hellboy...

    by Elohim

    But I will now. All of this movie stuff looks incredible.

  • June 16, 2003, 11:32 p.m. CST

    why is it that hellboy and the CORE have got more coverage on th

    by jackburtonlives

    this site has become an infomercial for HELLBOY... sheesh...

  • June 16, 2003, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Looks good, but who's the hot chick? I don't remember her from reading Hellboy although I've probably only read 2/3 of his books. I wonder if they added her for the film or if she is in the comics? She looks yummy though.

  • June 16, 2003, 11:38 p.m. CST

    BTW, i saw 28 DAYS on the strength of the recommendations here

    by jackburtonlives

    and it was horrifically bad. after a worldwide plague breaks out and the survival of mankind is in question a group of soldiers, one the last groups of survivors of humanity, make a radio broadcast... so they can get chicks to rape???? say what??? i know a lot of soldiers are rednecks... but are they really THAT brutalized? even when the infected break into one of the last bastions of humanity and overrun it, the last surviving soldier is only obsessed with taking the black heroine to a "f**shack" to rape her.... well i guess we do deserve to all die horrible deaths. what a great film. didn't anyone else find the plot a bit hard to buy? or was the film based on typical operation iraqi freedom troops?

  • June 16, 2003, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by digdig

    looks great , 2 Fast 2 Furious was still a pile of shit.

  • June 16, 2003, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Everytime I saw comic pictures of Hellboy, I always thought thos

    by Sith Witch

    And what is up with his giant club arm?

  • June 17, 2003, 12:03 a.m. CST

    let me ask you then mediamelt

    by jackburtonlives

    is Del Toro sending them directly to harry while harry pretends to be getting "scoops"? that must also be part of the game, then right? so in fact the "spy site" is in fact just an infomercial... sad. i guess it pays the electricity and nacho bills though.

  • June 17, 2003, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Where should I start???

    by Kingdaddy

    Not really a comic reader, but the stills from this pic look pretty cool...where should I start reading Hellboy? I'm not gonna go out and buy 27 different books, but are there some cool issues you guys could recommend??? Wow, a posting with no anger or smart ass comments.....hmmmm...

  • June 17, 2003, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Ya know...

    by Ribbons

    I really don't know why some people bitch about what gets precedence on this site. If you can post on AICN, you obviously have access to a computer. If you have access to a computer, you probably have the time and wont to visit more than one site. If you think this site isn't objective enough, go to another one. It's really that simple. AICN doesn't monopolize the "film preview" world, and this site isn't being forced on you. You're willingly entering. What Harry constructs with his broadband is his business. What you do with your free time is yours. How big of a deal is this, really? Are you all incapable of deciding for yourselves what movies look good? Leave the guy alone.

  • June 17, 2003, 12:36 a.m. CST

    This movie gonna just dominate

    by SexyBeast

    good lord this movie looks like its gonna kick so much ass. I can't wait to see it.

  • June 17, 2003, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Selma Blair is a skanky lookin' broad

    by Batutta

  • June 17, 2003, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, the poster

    by Ribbons

    Looks okay, not really that exciting. Then again, I've been made familiar with all of these characters since pictures started cropping up online a month or so ago. It'll probably catch the eye of those who don't know what's going on, and it's cool that TIME is hyping the flick. This is one that needs to find an audience. I do like the touch of Hellboy's turned back, but the poster seems more or less generic(if you take away the inherent novelty of the characters, that is).

  • June 17, 2003, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Why hasn't anyone else here realized how fucking stupid this mov

    by Beatrice_Kidd

    I'm stumped. Has everyone else already bought into the Harry Hype Machine?

  • June 17, 2003, 12:58 a.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    This movie really looks like it is going to be the truth. In the same way I highly anticipate The Hulk, primarily off of the strength of director Ang Lee, I can't wait to see Hellboy because I have the utmost faith in Guillermo del Toro. I know these two will handle the source material with respect and imagination, similar to such directors as Peter Jackson and Bryan Singer. I can't wait.

  • June 17, 2003, 1:07 a.m. CST

    It IS a poster, isn't it?

    by Ribbons

    I heard talk about a 'HEROES' one sheet that they'd give away at the ComicCon in SD, so I'm assuming this is it. My bad if I confused anyone (and humiliated myself) with my last post

  • June 17, 2003, 1:15 a.m. CST


    by Pabodie

    I hardly ever post, but I've been reading this site for about 6 years, and i must say it is a shame to have to dust off the guns for a flame ... But what the heck. The heart of this site is not a bunch of isolated fetishists who are just dying to lash out at those who they feel they can one-up (anonymously). This site is about what Harry does: hyping movies he likes or hopes to like, and flaming those he has evidence to dislike. Harry himself says he hypes movies. You want "balanced jouranalism?" Go read the Christian Science Monitor. They should have a review of X2 by now. Half of you are just leeches, plugging your own sites, anyway. The personal attacks, while I guess they are inevitable, are a WASTE OF OUR TIME, BANDWIDTH AND SERVER SPACE. Stick to what you LOVE, not who you "hate" and enjoy the show. Favoritism? Butt kissing? It's called the family of man, homeboys.

  • June 17, 2003, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by Pabodie


  • June 17, 2003, 1:26 a.m. CST

    WOW!!! That's cool news. But what? No news on the AVP movie deve

    by Regicidal_Maniac

  • June 17, 2003, 1:27 a.m. CST

    like I said earlier: this is a Z-grade film

    by beamish13

  • June 17, 2003, 1:29 a.m. CST

    by BLADE

    I mean fucking christ!

  • June 17, 2003, 1:32 a.m. CST

    BLADE is 100% correct

    by beamish13

    if it isn't HELLBOY, it's some other piece of crap like Episode III. you haven't mentioned Dreamworks' "Bloom County"/"Outland" film ONCE, damnit! Otomo Katsuhiro's "steam boy" gets relegated to brief mentions in the anime posts. at least we still have Pity that Corona is dead.

  • June 17, 2003, 1:34 a.m. CST

    if only that "Transmet" movie would come to fruition

    by beamish13

    a JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC HBO series would give meaning to my life (in claymation/foamation?!?)

  • June 17, 2003, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Sith Witch. I always thought the exact same thing.

    by Reedster9898

  • June 17, 2003, 2:33 a.m. CST

    For those who don't know....

    by Mushmouth

    Regarding the talkbackers who seem ignorant of Hellboy...Saying this movie looks dumb, "Z" movie etc...Having actually read the Hellboy graphic novels, if this flick captures one tenth of the cool factor contained in the books, it will be terrific...Hellboy is considered a work of genius in comic book circles, generating huge praise among fellow writers and artists...even being compared with Jack Kirby's work....nuff said

  • June 17, 2003, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Beatrice Kidd

    by Ribbons

    Coolness is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Your post made me laugh though (not at you, mind you). Something about that line "am I the only one who realizes how fucking stupid this movie looks?" echoes Mugatu's rant at the end of Zoolander. You're preaching to the deaf, I suppose.

  • June 17, 2003, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Pabodie

    by Ribbons

    Words can't even describe the lack of a conundrum in this case. The only factor that complicates things is that of the relationship these AICN-haters have with talkbacks and Harry. I'm sure some of them live for this, or at least can't imagine living without it.

  • June 17, 2003, 2:45 a.m. CST

    they shoulda had fishguy wearing those goggles

    by imageburn13

    that shit looks insane...

  • June 17, 2003, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by Rain_Dog

    That's Liz something-or-other. She's a fellow BPRD operative with pyrokinesis (which she has yet to fully master), and apparently she's Hellboy's love interest in the film. If you've read 2/3s of the Hellboy comics you should have come across her at some point - she's in most of them, as well as the BPRD mini-series Mignola did last year (I think - I only read the first issue). My only disappointment with Hellboy so far is that big red himself is a little too bright and untextured-looking. Hopefully they'll fix it in post.

  • June 17, 2003, 2:48 a.m. CST


    by biaachmonkie

    Is it just me or doesn't Hellboy look like should be serving drinks on Cheers...

  • June 17, 2003, 2:48 a.m. CST

    message to naysayers

    by BYOBkenobi

    I know NOTHING about Hellboy, and I find myself getting offended by people writing this film off by its look in stills and promo shots. I personally find this info to be rather refreshing, as it appears to be somewhat different from what we have been shovel-fed the past 5 years. Dont get me wrong, I like the Matrix and sequel, but how much of that style as a culture can we take?! This, whether it proves to be shite or cult classic should be indeed a good night at the movies. I can't wait.

  • June 17, 2003, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Arrrgh, another Hellboy scoop!

    by Lord_Soth

  • June 17, 2003, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Keep it comin', bitch!!!

    by Cash Bailey

    After the crushing blow that was MATRIX RELOADED (shut the fuck up!!!) and the fact that the Holy Trilogy ends this December (shut the fuck up!!!) I finally have a movie to look forward to for next year.

  • June 17, 2003, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Nunziata's reports are like crack.

    by Cash Bailey

    I need my Chris Sarandon fix NOW!!

  • June 17, 2003, 4:43 a.m. CST

    here here, beamish

    by 81666

    JTHM will kick so much ass!! i'd rather see it in traditional animation (or pixar rendering type animation) whilst keeping it's vasquez/burton-esque look. JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC READ IT KIDS!! SQUEE/I FEEL SICK! READ THEM ALLLLL!!!!!

  • June 17, 2003, 5:14 a.m. CST

    It's surprising that AICN has no mention of the Aliens vs Predat

    by Andy Travis

    It's being directed by Paul W Anderson, and sounds like a stinker. Info is up at

  • June 17, 2003, 7:01 a.m. CST

    King Daddy

    by nervous twitch

    Get yourself the TPB " The Chained Coffin and Others ". It's probably the best intro to the series. Since it's a collection of short stories you can digest it at your own pace. Enjoy.

  • June 17, 2003, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Kingdaddy...just read the TRADE PAPERBACKS

    by Dog Of Mystery

    Start with the first, and work your way through. You don't need to scour back stock for single issues.

  • June 17, 2003, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Teso dos Bichos...why do yo want to see CONSTANTINE? They're mak

    by Dog Of Mystery

    That movie's gonna suck more than your mom in a stag film.

  • June 17, 2003, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Harry, you threaten to create an anti-Hellboy backlash

    by the G-man

    I think the movie looks good, but this "all Hellboy all the time" vibe is not helping the film.

  • June 17, 2003, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by Darth Sticky

    I've never read a single issue of Hellboy (I was never that big of a Mignola fan...can't say why...its just something you feel y'know?), but I have to say, I'm extremely interested in the movie. Del Toro has such a dark view and all these set pictures look AWESOME. I'm totally willing to go buy back issues...but let me pose a question...Since i haven't read any of the comic books, would I benefit seeing this movie as a Hellboy virgin and then read the comics? or vice versa?, if only they made a movie like this about that would ROCK!! A Del Toro Strong Bad!! heh heh heh

  • June 17, 2003, 9 a.m. CST

    Shit just keeps on coming would be a more apt title for this art

    by vikingkitty

    In a just world, Del Toro would be working the 2nd shift at your local Taco Bell. How this talentless hack ever gets work is beyond me.

  • June 17, 2003, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Selma Blair doesn't look so good.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Hope they can fix her in post. sk

  • June 17, 2003, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry!

    by DannyParker

    As i said on a previous talkback - there can never be enough Hellboy on this site.Bollocks to the naysayers.

  • June 17, 2003, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Oooh, SNAP!

    by Ribbons

    Jack_Burton_Lives just got bitchsmacked!

  • June 17, 2003, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Audehabutayi.... cool your jets man

    by jackburtonlives

    i was referring to the recent scandals in the british press as to the behavior of british troops: the torture allegations made against the Black Watch; the alleged rape (!) of iraqi TROOPS by british troops (hopefully without basis) and the recent arrest of a british soldier who was gleefully and proudly showing off photos of him and his mates torturing iraqis. and as for me feeling sorry for troops becausee they might "get their asses shot off" while "i walk around a mall"... i don't think so. it is an imperialist adventure. they're soldiers. they know the score. as for me, i live in indonesia and work at an investment bank.... so my biggest worry isn't "walking around a mall". it's staying alive too. like your callname BTW. i visited the site (one of them) that lawrence was filmed on. email me if you're interested in the details. sorry to ruffle feathers. jack out.

  • June 17, 2003, 9:27 p.m. CST

    man am i getting killed here... more than usual too! pabodie...

    by jackburtonlives

    you are criticizing me because i'm suggesting harry is a sell-out??? man... the tide has turned. but listen, don't you think there is a conflict of interst, a conflict that has existed for a long time between being "an outsider", "a spy" while being invited to film sets, commenting on scripts, how to market and "position" films, to predict audience reactions etc. (i'm sure with compensation)? i think the contradiction with being an outsider while being an insider at the same time is at the impaled heart of AICN. so i think it's fair game to comment on it. sorry if that offends you. you don't see any contradiction, my friend?

  • June 17, 2003, 10:11 p.m. CST

    To Kingdaddy:

    by throne of blood

    Start w/Hellboy, "Seed of Destruction" -- that's got the origin story. A lot of the images we're seeing are from that graphic novel. And if I remember correctly, the last printing of it has a chronological list of Hellboy books. Read "Seed of Destruction", compare it to the images we're seeing, and PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ASS-KICKING SWEETNESS!!! BWAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!

  • June 18, 2003, 1:12 a.m. CST

    This has so much potential of being a great fantasy motion pictu

    by JDanielP

  • June 18, 2003, 1:14 a.m. CST

    This has so much potential of being a great fantasy motion pictu

    by JDanielP

  • June 18, 2003, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Looks great

    by Baron Spanky

    This looks cool. I believe there is suppossed to be a similar poster except with the bad guys on it.

  • June 18, 2003, 8:41 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

    by achnatin

    has anyone seen Chud.coms part three of the prauge set report? Nunziata has qouted lines from the script, the dialoge between Hellboy and Sammael- HELLBOY Hey, Chunk-face! He climbs out of the crater. Sammael growls. HELLBOY You can do better than that. Big monster like you. Can you not fuckin imagine Perlman saying that and can you not imagine helboy saying that, god DAMNMIT this is gonna kick ass!!!!

  • June 18, 2003, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Selma looks as hot as FARSCAPE's Claudia Black in that pic. Yumm

    by Monkey_King

    Looks like ol' Rick Baker is taking a nod from his protege Rob Bottin and doing his own demon in muscle makeup(LEGEND). Looking damn impressive. Wouldn't expect less from Baker and Cinovation. "A" fucking plus Rick and Guillermo.

  • June 18, 2003, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Hellboy Questions Answered

    by bunnymud

    Where to start reading Hellboy? I started with The Chained Coffin That hand....well, lets just say it is a tool The chick is Liz...the firestarter...her and Abe have more of a thing going on