Hellraiser (Clive Barker’s…)

 HECB   (Epic, 1989-1994)

™ and ©1991 Clive Barker

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

A horror anthology nominally featuring the Cenobites from the Hellraiser films. In reality, their appearance is forced in earlier issues, so #7–16 feature chapters of a series titled “The Devil’s Brigade.” The lives of six humans are divined to have a lasting effect on the realm of the Cenobites, so they must ensure that the humans follow the paths of order. Serving to introduce a recurring cast, chapters can be read as individual stories.

Many creators of note (John Bolton, Denys Cowan, Dave Dorman, Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Dave McKean, and Mike McMahon) contribute alongside relative unknowns to produce an eclectic, although unremittingly gloomy, mixture. Mark Kneece, Scott Hampton and John Van Fleet’s “The Tontine” in #9 is the best story of the run, depicting the claustrophobia, hope and despair involved in an annual game of Russian roulette, without moral commentary or resorting to gratuitously illustrated violence. Issue #17 introduces “The Harrowers,” a story prefaced in #16 and sumptuously drawn by Alex Ross. To all intents and purposes they’re a group of non-costumed super-heroes empowered to combat the Cenobites. The best of four specials is the Christmas-themed Dark Holiday Special.-WJ

Recommended: #9, 15, 17

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#1

 
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NN; Foreword by Doug Bradley; ca. 1991Erik Stalgaber, Ted McKeever, Marc McLaurin, James Robert Smith, Dwayne McDuffie, Mark Kneece, Scott Hampton, R.J.M. Lofficier, Jan StrnadJohn Bolton, Ted McKeever, Jorge Zaffino, Mike Hoffman, Kevin O’Neill, Scott Hampton, John Ridgway, Mark Chiarello

Book #1

 
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Prestige format; Forward by D. G. Chichester; Intrduction by Clive Barker; ca. 1989Erik Stalgaber, Sholly Fisch, Jan Strnad, Ted McKeeverJohn Bolton, Dan Spiegle, Bernie Wrightson, Ted McKeever

Book #2

 
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Prestige format; ca. 1990Dwayne McDuffie, James Robert Smith, Marc McLaurin, Mark Kneece, Phil Nutman, Scott HamptonBill Koeb, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jon J. Muth, Jorge Zaffino, Kevin O’Neill, Mike Hoffman, Phil Hugh Felix

Book #3

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. Chichester; ca. 1990Jan Strnad, R.J.M. Lofficier, Peter AtkinsSteve Buccellato, John Ridgway, Dave Dorman, Lurene Haines

Book #4

 
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Prestige formatBunny Hampton-Mack, Jan Strnad, Nicholas VinceBill Sienkiewicz, John Van Fleet, Kent Williams, Mark Chiarello, Scott Hampton

Book #5

 
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Prestige format; Indicia incorrectly lists book as #6Daniel G. Chichester, Marc McLaurin, James Robert Smith, Ron Wolfe, Mark A. Nelson, Sholly FischNicholas Jainschigg, John Van Fleet, Mike Hoffman, Dan Spiegle, Willie Schubert, Colleen Doran

Book #6

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterBill Mumy, Daniel G. Chichester, Erik Saltzgaber, James Robert Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ron WolfeBill Koeb, Derek Yaniger, Jamie Tolagson, Joe Barruso, John Rheaume, John Van Fleet, Jorge Zaffino, Mark Bloodworth, SMS, Steven Johnson, Timothy Georgerakis, Bill Wray

Book #7

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterDaniel G. Chichester, Dwayne McDuffie, Nicholas Vince, Robert Washington III, Ron WolfeBill Reinhold, John Bolton, John Rheaume, Kyle Baker, Paris Cullins, Tom Palmer

Book #8

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterDoug Murray, Dwayne McDuffie, John Rozum, Larry Wachowski, Ron WolfeDwayne McDuffie, Joe Barruso, John Van Fleet, Mark Texeira

Book #9

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterDaniel G. Chichester, Dwayne McDuffie, Erik Saltzgaber, Larry Wachowski, Scott HamptonDenys Cowan, John Van Fleet, Mark Bloodworth, Miran Kim

Book #10

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterNicholas Vince, Erik Saltzgaber, Daniel G. Chichester, Dwayne McDuffieJoe Barruso, Mike McMahon, Mike Zeck, Phil Zimmerman

Book #11

 
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Prestige formatChris Henderson, Vincent Cecolini, Ron Wolfe, Sholly Fisch, Erik Saltzgaber, Daniel G. ChichesterAlfred Ramirez, Derek Yaniger, Butch Guice, Paris Cullins, Sholly Fisch, Mike Hoffman

Book #12

 
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Prestige format; ca. 1992John Rozum, Denys Cowan, Nicholas VinceDenys Cowan, Rod Whigham, Sam Kieth

Book #13

 
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Prestige format; ca.1992Dean Schreck, Mike Mignola, Daniel G. Chichester, Larry WachowskiDerek Yaniger, Mike Mignola, Mark A. Nelson, Russ Heath

Book #14

 
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Prestige format; Foreword by D. G. ChichesterC.J. Henderson, Vincent Cecolini, Ron Wolfe, Nicholas VinceColleen Doran, Kieron Dwyer, Andrew Parquette

Book #15

 
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Prestige formatJames Moore, Erik Saltzgaber, Daniel G. Chichester, Dwayne McDuffieBruce Jones, Mike Vosburg, Ricardo Villagran

Book #16

 
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Foreword by D.G. Chichester; ca. 1992Daniel G. Chichester, Dwayne McDuffie, Malcolm SmithGil Ashby, Mike McMahon, Dan Lawlis, John Rheaume

Book #17

 
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1st appearance of The HarrowersJohn Rozum, Clive Barker, Malcolm Smith, Anna Miller, Fred Vicarel, Daniel G. ChichesterBo Hampton, Alex Ross, John Van Fleet

Book #18

 
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ca. 1992Erik Saltzgaber, Clive Barker, Malcolm Smith, Anna Miller, Fred Vicarel, Daniel G. Chichester, Marc McLaurinMike Hoffman, Alex Ross

Book #19

 
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Foreword by D. G. Chichester; ca. 1992Dean Shreck, Lurene Haines, Malcolm Smith, Daniel G. ChichesterRicardo Willgran, Ray Lago, Paul Johnson

Book #20

 
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Final Issue; ca. 1993Neil Gaiman, Del Stone Jr., McNally SagalDave McKean, Mark Hempel, Shawn Martinbrough, George Pratt, Derek Yaniger

Holiday Special #1

 
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Dark Holiday Special; ca. 1992Daniel G. Chichester, Frank Lovece, Sholly Fisch, Ben SchwartzDan Lawlis, Michael Okamoto, Steve Buccellato, Tim Conrad

Summer Special #1

 
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Summer Special; Giant-size; ca. 1992Daniel G. Chichester, Faye Perozich, R.J.M. Lofficier, Frank Lovece, Barry DutterMark Evans, Gerry Talaoc, Jorge Zaffino, Bill Koeb, Steven Johnson

Spring Special #1

 
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Spring Special; ca. 1994Larry WachowskiMark Pacella