The miniseries Hellboy: Conqueror Worm won a 2002 Eisner Award for “Best Limited Series”, while The Art of Hellboy won an Eisner in 2004 for “Best Comics-Related Book”. Mignola won a 2000 Harvey Award for “Best Artist”, based on Hellboy: Box Full of Evil. Hellboy: Darkness Calls won a 2007 Eagle Award for “Favourite Colour Comicbook — American”.
The character Hellboy was nominated for “Favourite Comics Character” at the 2004 and 2005 Eagle Awards. Other Eagle Award nominations include “Favourite Comics Story published during 2007” for Hellboy: Darkness Calls, and “Favourite Comics Hero”.
Acclaimed comics writer Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) listed Hellboy on his recommendations page, particularly Wake the Devil (Vol. 2), calling it “the skillful cutting and the setting of the stone that we can see Mignola’s sharp contemporary sensibilities at work”.
Appearences in popular Cultures
- Hellboy appears as a “borrowed character” in author Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series, specifically in the novella Andy Warhol’s Dracula (2004) where he joins the ranks of Blade, Shaft, Travis Bickle, the Punisher, Paul Kersey, Scooby-Doo, and Shaggy in hunting down Johnny Pop, a vampire drug dealer.
- Hellboy has made guest appearances in Erik Larsen’s long running comic book series, “The Savage Dragon”.
- Hellboy makes a one-panel cameo appearance during a hallucination sequence in Frank Miller’s Sin City: Hell and Back.
- Hellboy made a cameo as a trick or treater in the last page of the Sam & Max story “Belly of the Beast”.
- Hellboy also appears in an issue of Eric Powell’s Eisner Award-winning series The Goon.
- Hellboy made a one-panel cameo appearance, along with several other borrowed characters, in the Shi/Cyblade crossover The Battle for Independents from Image Comics.
- Hellboy appeared in Madman Comics #5 (January 1995).
- Abe Sapien, a popular character from Hellboy, appears in John Byrne’s Babe 2 #2.
- In Kevin Smith’s film Dogma (1999), one of the Stygian Triplets is seen wearing a Hellboy t-shirt.
- In one of the ending themes for Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, the animation and graphic style is the same one used in the Hellboy comic books.
- A large poster of Hellboy appears in a comic shop in the 2010 movie Kick-Ass.
- Hellboy makes somewhat of a cameo in the fifth volume of Requiem Chevalier Vampire, as a number of servants bear a striking resemblance to him.
- Hellboy appeared in the Mad episode “Garfield of Dreams / I Hate My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” voiced by Fred Tatasciore, where he advertises his magical Left Hand of Doom which can solve all lefty problems.
- An action figure heavily resembling Hellboy can be seen on the teenagers nightstand in the Justice League Unlimited Episode: “Wake The Dead.”
- YuGiOh creator Kazuki Takahashi and Mike Mignola swapped renditions of their respective characters-i.e. a Takahashi take on Hellboy and a Mignola take on Yugi Mutoh-for a special issue of Shonen Jump (magazine).