Mike Mignola’s Hellboy had a couple of movies in the 2000s, back before the Superhero Movie Boom took over everything. Back then, only two-thirds of all movies were based on comic books, not 94 percent. Seems so long ago.
The Hellboy films have been very much cult-classics, and were starred and helmed by fan-favorite director Guillermo Del Toro and actor Ron Perlman. But now, a reboot of the films is coming, and with it a new star in David Harbour. At San Diego Comic Con, the actor talked about the original comics, and why Hellboy is actually a perfect hero for where we are right now:
With the popularity of comic books in Hollywood, it’s only natural that they’d get the same treatment for documentaries, as well. And, well, over the past few years, we’ve gotten quite a few comic book documentaries, mostly as extras on DVDs, but documentaries nonetheless. And now, the recent Starz documentary Comic Books Unbound has hit home video and, well, it does do the format justice. However, it’s not as good as it could’ve been, and we’ll go through the faults in closer details once we zip past the synopsis.