Greetings, Explorers! Join Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny for a Holiday Special of the podcast. Recorded live at Crocker Art Museum‘s CrockerCon, this episode takes a looks at Hellboy: A Christmas Underground. Mike Mignola serves as both the writer and artist, with Dark Horse Comics as the publisher. The story can be found in both Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Vol. 2 and Hellboy Christmas Special. The short story concerns Hellboy as he helps an elderly woman on her death bed get an answer as to what happened to her long-lost daughter.
Our intrepid explorers discuss why the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense is similar to the A-Team; the general ease and acceptability people have when meeting Hellboy; the mall Santa gigs Hellboy is missing out on; the tip of the hat to fairytale stories that A Christmas Underground makes; where exactly you purchase a demon salamander; why having your soul released from a demon’s possession is the greatest Christmas gift of all; why Midnight Mass would be more inviting if you saw Hellboy fighting a demon; and last but not least, the storytelling and art of A Christmas Underground.
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Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen