Though he’s been revamped and renamed a number of times, most recently on TV as “Helstrom”, Damian Hellstrom will always be the Son of Satan to me.  His alias is a throwback to a time when you could get away with more in comics, but he’s not the only member of the Sons of H-E-Double-Hockeysticks in the pages of our favorite comics books.  Anung Un Rama came almost exactly 20 years after SoS, proving that comics are a cyclical business and leading to today’s diabolic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would go with Damian because Ron Perlman intimidates me, asking: Which infernal scion would you choose to save YOUR bacon: Hellboy or The Son of Satan?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Hellboy, specifically the comic version. I’d like how he’d just be “I’ts not a big deal, don’t worry about it” and then we’d go to beer, without saying a word in the whole time. Just the way we Finns like it.

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