The Baba Yaga tells Hellboy's first confrontation with the witch Baba Yaga. While these events were previously mentioned in Wake the Devil #4, they are presented here in full.

Publication History[edit | edit source]

The story was planned as early as 1994, and is mentioned in "Hi, My Name's Hellboy" (Oct 1994), though The Baba Yaga did not appear as planned.

Four years later, The Baba Yaga was drawn specifically for Hellboy – Volume 3: The Chained Coffin and Others, published in August 1998.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Hellboy travels to Russia in 1964, to put a stop to a series of child abductions. He goes to a cemetery where every year the Baba Yaga comes to count dead men's fingers. Hellboy fights Baba Yaga and shoot out her left eye. Baba Yaga is forced to leave our world, but she "can never die so long as Russia endures."

Story Chronology[edit | edit source]

This story takes place in March of 1964.[1] The Troll-Witch occurred one year earlier, and Heads three years later.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The year is noted in the story itself, March is stated in Darkness Calls #2
Hellboy Publication Order
Preceded by
The Baba Yaga
Followed by
The Right Hand of Doom
Hellboy Trade Paperback Order
Vol. 3 The Chained Coffin and Others
Preceded by
The Iron Shoes
The Baba Yaga
Followed by
A Christmas Underground
Hellboy Story Chronology
Preceded by
The Troll-Witch
The Baba Yaga
Followed by
The Sleeping and the Dead
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