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Hellboy
An historically accurate use of the pentagram depicted as a warding sign when invoking a spirit or demon. Hellboy—summoned in the final months of World War II by a fictional version of Grigori Rasputin—appeared in a fireball in a ruined church in East Bromwich, England, on December 23, 1944. He proved not to be a devil, but a little boy-like creature with red skin, broken horns, a tail, and a large stone right hand. As an adult, Hellboy became the primary agent for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, battling sorcerers, Nazis, the
Thule Society, hollow earth explorers, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and other oddities. Hellboy’s adventures have been chronicled in a sequence of comic book mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics. Guillermo del Toro's 2004 movie of the same name has no depictions of pentagrams.

Hellboy gallery. Illust. by digital leinil [Leinil Francis Yu] , 1998 p 108. Mike Mignol’s Hellboy, Weird Tales Volume One, Mike Mignol. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2003. ISBN : 1-56971-622-6. 124 pp. plus biographies [4 p.].
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