A HELLBOY TRIBUTE: 20 YEARS OF THE RIGHT HAND OF DOOM
The first Hellboy comic arc, Seed of Destruction, was released twenty years ago on March 22nd. The world was introduced to Mike Mignola’s iconic creation: the big, red, demonic, Right-Hand-of-Doom-wielding paranormal investigator.
Speaking of characters, Mignola has forever earned my respect for portraying female characters who are competent, slightly chubby, noticeably aging, and dressed comfortably for their job. It can be done, folks!
Marie Victoria Robertson is a speculative fiction writer and playwright, as well as the board president of Jer’s Vision: Canada’s Youth Diversity Initiative (www.jersvision.org). When all the other girls wanted to marry Johnny Depp, she wanted to run away with Worf on the Enterprise. She enjoys giant robots, time-travel paradoxes, and forcing her son to watch Futurama.