New HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN Trailer Promises Horror Film Adaptation of Creator, Mike Mignola’s, Favorite Hellboy Story

By Zoey Willshire | July 3 2024 | GeneralComicsGraphic Novels


A trailer for the latest Hellboy film dropped online last night. The upcoming 2024 film is the third version of the Mike Mignola character brought to film after Guillermo del Toro’s duology in 2004 and 2008, and Neil Marshall’s 2019 film. While this new adaptation largely flew under the radar until now, it shouldn’t be overlooked by fans of Hellboy and horror films. It could prove to be the sleeper comic book adaptation of 2024.

Hellboy: The Crooked Man is an adaptation the Mike Mignola story of the same name. Mignola, who is heavily involved in this version, spoke highly of it in an interview with Variety in 2023.

“For years, we’ve been saying, if you’re going to make a Hellboy movie, make it small. And the perfect story to do that with is my personal favorite, ‘The Crooked Man.’ I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever written. It’s beautifully illustrated by Richard Corben, and it’s a solid story that doesn’t involve a million different characters. Everybody actually agreed from the very beginning, ‘Yes, we want to do that one.’ Budget-wise, it’s good because it’s a lower budget kind of a story. It’s not the Hellboy origin. It’s not Hellboy saving the world. It’s not huge. It’s a subtle, dark, little folk horror story.”

Hellboy will be portrayed this time by Jack Kesy, who previously played Black Tom Cassidy in Deadpool 2. The film is being directed by Brian Taylor, known for the Crank franchise. We recommend stocking up on Hellboy: The Crooked Man ahead of the film’s release. It was collected along with its sequel series, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb, in anticipation of the film. You can check out that collection and other Hellboy titles below!

Hellboy: The Crooked Man & The Return of Effie Kolb
Experience Hellboy’s classic Appalachian horror adventure that inspired the new movie!
$14.99 US
On sale Jun 25, 2024
FOC Mar 18, 2024
128 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar." ... 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." —Robert Bloch, from his introduction
$19.99 US
On sale Mar 30, 2004
128 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952-1954
Hellboy’s career in the B.P.R.D. kicks off in this new paperback edition collecting his earliest missions!
$29.99 US
On sale Oct 01, 2024
FOC Jul 08, 2024
440 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Hellboy: Weird Tales
Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of giant bats, demon children, jetpacks, haunted circuses, and rusted out spaceships. It’s old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics!
$24.99 US
On sale Dec 20, 2022
248 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Hellboy Universe Essentials: Hellboy
Take a bite of the Hellboy universe with the creator's hand-picked essential stories in this new jumping-on point collection!
$14.99 US
On sale Jul 20, 2021
160 Pages
Dark Horse Books

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories
Longstanding mysteries from the Mignolaverse, finally solved in this collection of standalone stories!
$39.99 US
On sale Jun 22, 2021
424 Pages
Dark Horse Books