In addition to the comics, the Hellboy Universe is also explored in a line of prose novels.

Prose Novels[edit | edit source]

Title Date Published Author/s Cover
Hellboy: The Lost Army June 1, 1997
February 4, 2020 (audiobook)[1]
Christopher Golden
with illustrations by
Mike Mignola
Hellboy - The Lost Army (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: The Bones of Giants December 5, 2001
February 25, 2020 (audiobook)[2]
Christopher Golden
with illustrations by
Mike Mignola
Hellboy - The Bones of Giants (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: On Earth as it is in Hell September, 2005 Brian Hodge
Hellboy - On Earth as It Is in Hell (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: Unnatural Selection March, 2006 Tim Lebbon
Hellboy - Unnatural Selection (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: The God Machine July, 2006 Thomas E. Sniegoski
Hellboy - The God Machine (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool March, 2007 Christopher Golden
Hellboy - The Dragon Pool (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: Emerald Hell February 13, 2008
March 17, 2020 (audiobook)[3]
Tom Piccirilli
Hellboy - Emerald Hell (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: The All-Seeing Eye October 22, 2008
April 7, 2020 (audiobook)[4]
Mark Morris
Hellboy - The All-Seeing Eye (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
Hellboy: The Fire Wolves April 1, 2009
April 14, 2020 (audiobook)[5]
Tim Lebbon
Hellboy - The Fire Wolves (Novel Cover).jpg
by Duncan Fegredo
Lobster Johnson: The Satan Factory July 22, 2009 Thomas E. Sniegoski
Lobster Johnson - The Satan Factory (Novel Cover).jpg
by Gregory Manchess
Hellboy: The Ice Wolves September 30, 2009
April 21, 2020 (audiobook)[6]
Mark Chadbourn
Hellboy - The Ice Wolves (Novel Cover).jpg
by Duncan Fegredo

Prose Anthology Collections[edit | edit source]

The anthology collections were all edited by Christopher Golden.

Title Cover Date Published Story Author/s
Odd Jobs
Hellboy - Odd Jobs (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
December 15, 1999
February 11, 2020 (audiobook)[7]
Medusa's Revenge Yvonne Navarro
Jigsaw Stephen Bissette
A Mother Cries at Midnight Philip Nutman
Delivered Greg Rucka
Folie á Deux Nancy Holder
Demon Politics Craig Shaw Gardner
A Grim Fairy Tale Nancy A. Collins
Scared Crows Rick Hautala
and Jim Connolly
Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched Chet Williamson
I Had Bigfoot's Baby! Max Allan Collins
The Nuckelavee Christopher Golden
and Mike Mignola
A Night at the Beach Matthew J. Costello
Burn, Baby, Burn Poppy Z. Brite
Far Flew the Boast of Him Brian Hodge
Odder Jobs
Hellboy - Odder Jobs (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
October 6, 2004
March 10, 2020 (audiobook)[8]
The Brotherhood of the Gun Frank Darabont
From an Enchanter Fleeing Peter Crowther
Down in the Flood Scott Allie
Newford Spook Squad Charles de Lint
Water Music David J. Schow
The Vampire Brief James L. Cambias
Unfinished Business Ed Gorman
& Richard Dean Starr
Saint Hellboy Tom Piccirilli
Sleepless in Manhattan Nancy Kilpatrick
The Wish Hounds Sharyn McCrumb
Act of Mercy Thomas E. Sniegoski
The Thrice-Named Hill Graham Joyce
Of Blood, of Clay James A. Moore
A Full and Satisfying Life Ray Garton
The Glass Road Tim Lebbon
Tasty Teeth Guillermo del Toro
& Matthew Robbins
Oddest Jobs
Hellboy - Oddest Jobs (Novel Cover).jpg
by Mike Mignola
July 9, 2008
March 24, 2020 (audiobook)[9]
Jiving with Shadows and Dragons and Long, Black Trains Joe R. Lansdale
Straight, No Chaser Mark Chadbourn
Second Honeymoon John Skipp
& Cody Goodfellow
Danny Boy Ken Bruen
Strange Fishing in the Western Highlands Garth Nix
Salamander Blues Brian Keene
The Thursday Men Tad Williams
Produce Amber Benson
Repossession Barbara Hambly
In Cupboards and Bookshelves Gary A. Braunbeck
Feet of Sciron Rhys Hughes
Monster Boy Stephen Volk
Evolution and Hellhole Canyon Don Winslow
A Room of One's Own China Miéville
An Assortment of Horrors
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by Mike Mignola
August 16, 2017
January 28, 2020 (audiobook)[10]
The Promised Smile Rio Youers
When Doves Cry Delilah S. Dawson
The Other Side of Summer Chris Roberson
The Hellboyness of Hellboy Chris Priestley
One More Radical Stone Fox Chelsea Cain
The Duelist Jonathan Maberry
A Quiet Night in the Library E. Lily Yu
Fire Is the Devil’s Only Friend Michael Rowe
A Huge Damn Vampire Richard Kadrey
The Other Government Guys Weston Ochse
Her Red Right Hand Paul Tremblay
To Bell the Cat Angela Slatter
Versteckdt Kealan Patrick Burke
Of Boys and Two-headed Dogs Laird Barron
Burning Girls Seanan Mcguire
Tales of the Worm Lord Nathan Ballingrud

Canon[edit | edit source]

Author Christopher Golden has written several Hellboy novels. The first two, The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants, were both included in the comic's official timeline featured in Hellboy: The Companion, as was the short story The Nuckelavee. Additionally, the Golden-penned character Anastasia Bransfield was also described in The Companion, despite having never actually appearing in a comic (though she was referenced indirectly in Abe Sapien: The Drowning).

In a 2017 interview, Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Chris Roberson discussed which of the prose stories were canon.[11] Roberson said that Ginny (from The Other Side of Summer) would appear in the comics in a flashback, and Golden hinted that we may see Anastasia in a future comic, though there is currently nothing in the works.

Officially, the canon prose stories are:

References[edit | edit source]

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