Hellboy II: The Golden Army After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it's up to the planet's toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it's time to call Hellboy. Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense - pyrotechnic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empathy Abe Sapien, and protoplasmic mystic Johann - the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who's accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him. Hellboy II: Art of the Movie The anticipation is ratcheting up for one of this summer's biggest action-adventure events, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Dark Horse is taking you behind the scenes! As we delved into the original box-office hit, this 200-page tome likewise presents the most extensive look into the film's evolution, from early concept art and diary sketches, to photos of the final props, sets, and filming. A unique look at filmmaking and the art of graphic novels. Del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola once again bring their world-renowned talents to bear on a brand-new chapter in Hellboy's history - a visual feast only they could produce. Get your sneak peek well before the celluloid hits the screen! The Monsters of Hellboy II Trolls, goblins, beastly tooth fairies, and haunting "angels" are only part of the grotesque menagerie of otherworldly creatures populating the world of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. This book dives into the renowned imaginations of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), and artists from throughout the film's production - from original concept designs to photos of final costumes. Hellboy II: The Monsters explores the scores of beasts and fiends that appear in the upcoming summer blockbuster, with art and commentary by such talented production designers as Francisco Ruiz Velasco and Sergio Sandoval. The lush and disturbing worlds of the Troll Market and magic realm are explored, as are their strange inhabitants - butchers, fishmongers, street musicians, and vendors of all bizarre shapes, sizes, and professions. A fascinating look at inspired filmmaking and character design, this excellent standalone book also acts as a rich companion to our illustrated script book, Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie.