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The First Image of David Harbour as Hellboy Is Vein Glorious!

By Luke Y. Thompson

The First Image of David Harbour as Hellboy Is Vein Glorious!

Now that the new Hellboy movie has seemingly put its casting controversy to rest, it's time to move on to nerdier matters. Like showing us Hellboy himself, as played by Stranger Things' David Harbour:

That doesn't just look like Hellboy -- it even looks like Ron Perlman's version of Hellboy, which is a testament to just what a fantastic, no-need-to-mess-with-it design Mike Mignola came up with in the first place. Harbour has bigger veins, so we must presume this Hellboy's been taking his protein shakes. Regardless, it seems unlikely anybody will be going "Aw crap" when they see it -- though bad guys and malevolent demons will definitely be thinking it.

Now, who's going to be making the toys? Mezco's figures always sold pretty well, but that was in an age when niche and boutique licenses weren't as pricy. The resemblance is close enough that your old action figures should still work, but we really do want a Blood Queen and were-Jaguar. Like, doesn't everyone?

Image: Dark Horse. (h/t to Wizard reader Matt Cauley)