”Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement. Its story line combines traditional concepts with modern frames of reference, the whole being swept along by the vitruoso treatment of dazzling artistic effects . . . This is far from the 'pop art' of the Andry Warhol world or the inane imagery of the drug culture. The creative aproach found in Hellboy is a newly evolving art from its own, addressed and attuned to today."
from the introduction by Robert Bloch