Hellboy in Mexico (also known as A Drunken Blur) is a one-shot story about Hellboy's time in Mexico, 1956.

Publication HistoryEdit

Hellboy in Mexico was originally published as a one-shot on May 5, 2010 with two different covers, one by Richard Corben and a variant by Mike Mignola. The story's release was timed to coincide with Cinco de Mayo, a day which in the United States of America celebrates the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry.

While the story was collected in the Hellboy – Volume 11: The Bride of Hell and Others trade paperback, it was later recollected in the Hellboy in Mexico trade paperback so that Hellboy's complete five-month "drunken weekend" could be experienced in a single volume (although this was still further expanded in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956).


In 1982, Hellboy and Abe Sapien sit outside in Mexico waiting for the B.P.R.D. to pick them up. To get out of the sun the pair enter an abandoned building nearby. Inside they find an old statue of the Virgin Mary, with pictures of Mexican wrestlers, luchadores, tacked up all around. Abe finds one picture with Hellboy and three luchadores and asks Hellboy about it. Hellboy tells Abe about his adventure in Mexico in 1956.

Hellboy was sent to Mexico to deal with large outbreak of supernatural activity. Many people were killed and Hellboy did what he could. He teamed up with three luchador brothers who had received a vision from the Virgin Mary to quit wrestling and start fighting monsters. The four fought monsters all day and drank all night. One night the youngest brother wandered off and was taken by the monsters. The remaining three looked for him but could not find any trace.

Then they found a message left for Hellboy to go to a Mayan temple and fight the evil luchador Camazotz alone. Hellboy went and immediately realized that the man he was to fight was in fact the missing brother. Surrounded by Zombies and monsters of every kind, the pair began to fight. Camazotz removed his mask revealing that he had been transformed into a vampire. Hellboy impaled him on a wooden stake, killing the brother, but also returning him to his human form.

Hellboy helped bury the dead brother, and the luchadores left. After that Hellboy was in a drunken stupor for a few months until the B.P.R.D. found him.

Back in 1982, a helicopter arrives for Hellboy and Abe.

In a small theater in Mexico three children watch an old movie filmed in Guadalajara, on August 3, 1956. Hellboy, wearing a luchador mask, wrestles another luchador in a panther costume.


The frame takes place in 1982. This is the same year as the Hellboy stories The Vârcolac and The Vampire of Prague and the Abe Sapien story The Haunted Boy.

The main story takes place in 1956. This is the same year as King Vold.


Hellboy Publication Order
Preceded by
The Bride of Hell
Hellboy in Mexico (story)
Followed by
The Storm
Hellboy Trade Paperback Order
Vol. 10 The Crooked Man and Others Vol. 11 The Bride of Hell Others
Preceded by
The Mole
Hellboy in Mexico (story)
Followed by
Double Feature of Evil
Hellboy Story Chronology
Preceded by
Goodbye Mister Tod
Hellboy in Mexico (story)
Same time as
The Vampire of Prague
The Vârcolac
Followed by
The Bride of Hell
The Whittier Legacy