"Seed of Destruction, Part 1 of 4"
*Professor Bruttenholm hearkens back to the WWII incident where his British squad of paranormal investigators were sent to stop a Nazi group and their mystic partner, Rasputin, from tapping unnatural powers for their war. The British squad missed their mark,but ended up discovering infant Hellboy. Now, decades later, the Professor tries to recount for Hellboy his recent mission that nearly ended in his death, of an expedition to Antarctica with the Cavendish boys, to the ancient site they discovered and the mysterious figure within, but the rest is a blank for the Professor. At that point, Bruttenholm is attacked and killed by a frog monster before Hellboy can destroy the beast. *Source: Warlock
**Hellboy bursts onto the film noir monster detective scene. From his apocalyptic origin in WWII England to the modern-day case of the sole survivor of a doomed Arctic expedition, Hellboy must battle vampire frog creatures and worse in his debut miniseries. Created by Mike Mignola, with script by John Byrne, and colors by Mark Chiarello. Hellboy -- World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator. **Source: darkhorse.com
Issue number 1 in the comprehensive numbering of the Hellboy series.
"Who are Monkeyman & O'Brien? Part 1 of 4"
*The future of Professor William O'Brien's impressive fortune and labs are throw into question when he mysterious disappears. His daughter Ann has managed well, but her older sister Oniko wants control. A disagreement in the lab turns into a brawl, and when teleportation device is smashed, a dimensional rift opens with explosive force to a massive, mysterious stranger in a space suit. *Source: Warlock
**Also featuring chapter one in the astounding origin of Monkeyman and O'Brien, the most dynamic duo since a talking scientific genius (who also happens to be an ape) and a beautiful, super-strong blonde (who also happens to be a scientist) teamed up to battle extra-dimensional menaces while looking for a way to return Monkeyman to his home dimension! **Source: darkhorse.com