Over twenty-plus years, Mike Mignola's Hellboy character has been the subject of two major motion-pictures, an animated show, and numerous books and graphic novels. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 collects stories with Hellboy on his own and with his team, the B.P.R.D., as seen in the previous volume, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952.
Hellboy and his mentor Bruttenholm travel across England and confront the phantom hand of a murderer, a demonic water spirit, and some of the most horrible figures of British folklore--Rawhead Rex and Bloody-Bones. Back in the States, Hellboy rejoins the team from 1952 as a monster with possible ties to an earlier mission ravages a suburban community.