Hellboy encounters the title character of the one-shot comic “The Penanggalan.”
There are many creatures in Asian folklore similar to the Penanggalan; for example, the Manananggal of the Philippines, which are usually either a subset of the Aswang or a relative of those creatures (except when it is an Aswang). The one unifying aspect of the Penanggalan and their cousins is their ability to detach a part of their body and fly away, while the inert part is hidden from sight.
Fans who have dreamed of stepping inside the surreal imagination of Guillermo del Toro now have their chance. Opening today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters offers a rare look at more than six hundred pieces from the iconic Mexican filmmaker’s private collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts.