Monday, November 30, 2009

Hellboy and the Torch of Liberty: a correction.

The above picture is from Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1, story and art by Mike Mignola, with script assist by John Byrne. The Americans, assisted by Professor Bruttenholm and the Torch of Liberty, discover the baby Hellboy. Now, I was convinced there was an updated version of this picture, which omitted the Torch.

I finally had the chance to do a little research, and found this one from B.P.R.D. 1946 #1, written by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart, art by Paul Azaceta.
The Torch is cut off in this one from "The Chained Coffin" (from Dark Horse Presents #100-2, written and illustrated by Mike Mignola) but it does include Byrne's Doc Danger.


Felicity Walker said...

Hmm. Based on Golgotha’s cryptic comment in an issue of Danger Unlimited, I always thought the Torch of Liberty became Doc Danger. When we see Doc Danger in a flashback to the 1950s in DU #2, he looks like he could be an older, bearded Torch. But this panel suggests otherwise.

Jamo said...

This panel has been amended and Doc Carson removed in the reprint of this story in The Chained Coffin tpb.