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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: I got to disagree on Hellboy.
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 at 04:31:55 pm CDT (Viewed 167 times)
Reply Subj: I got to disagree on Hellboy.
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 at 04:00:11 pm CDT (Viewed 163 times)

    I would count Hellboy. Hellboy The Fury issue 3 is issue 57 and says so in the book.

    I think it's fair to discount every thing AFTER that like Hellboy In Hell and Hellboy and B.P.R.D. but there is a numbering scheme that is carried over from miniseries to miniseries and reflected on the introduction page consistently starting with The Wolves of Saint August as #5 (#1-4 were the Seed of destruction series) and concludes with The Fury issue #3 which was #57. Since the criteria was 50 I think Hellboy fits as the last regular issue of Hellboy was #57.

Superman's Pal was making a similar point. I guess we can go with that. Do you know if Hellboy was continually in publication pretty much monthly? I mean, they weren't taking six month breaks, were they?

    Dark Horse has that thing where a lot of franchises miniseries have an introductory page that tells you what number that issue in the miniseries is within the overall series. For example Conan the Slayer #12 is issue #149 in the overall Conan series. Off the top of my head everything Conan or Mike Mignola related follows that pattern at Dark Horse.

It's an interesting way to handle things. I actually like what Marvel has recently experimented with - though I don't know if they'll stick with it - which is to keep the sequential numbering but announce with a huge "#1" when a new arc begins. Seems like the best of both worlds. But of course the silly fans who think a genuine number one will be worth money some day are going to fail to pounce.

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