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Publication HistoryEdit

This four-page story was first published as a black-and-white mini-comic in The Comic Buyer's Guide #1070. It was later reprinted in color in Hellboy – Volume 1: Seed of Destruction, October 1994.

SynopsisEdit

Hellboy fights Herman von Klempt and his "kriegaffe" Brutus in von Klempt's laboratory. Hellboy saves the trapped woman, defeats von Klempt, and burns down the lab.

Story ChronologyEdit

The story itself does not give us any clues as to its chronology. However, in Conqueror Worm #2, we learn that Hellboy and von Klempt fought in Macapa, Brazil in 1959.

This is the same year as the events of The Corpse (1959), one year after The Penanggalan and The Crooked Man (1958), and two years before The Iron Shoes and The Hydra and the Lion (1961).

Hellboy Publication Order
Preceded by
Seed of Destruction
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (CBG)
Followed by
The Wolves of Saint August
Hellboy Trade Paperback Order
Hellboy – Volume 1 Seed of Destruction
Preceded by
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (SDCC)
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (CBG)
Followed by
N/A
Hellboy Story Chronology
Preceded by
The Corpse
World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator (CBG)
Followed by
Double Feature of Evil