This is the season for sharing and today we’re sharing with you all of the fun details about the upcoming 2018 release of the ‘Hellboy: Winter Special’!
‘Hellboy’ creator Mika Mignola has shared that, “there is a long tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas. I love ghost stories more than just about anything, and I love that Christmas time of year, so I wanted to do my bit to carry on that tradition.”
There are three “wintery and chilling tales” in this year’s special, and they are described as:
- In “Happy New Year, Ava Gallucci,” writer Mike Mignola, artist Ben Stenbeck and colorist Dave Stewart team-up for a New Year’s Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family’s English home
- In “Lost Ones” celebrated cartoonists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit the acclaimed B.P.R.D.: Vampire; for a haunting, midnight ceremony
- And in “The Empty Chair,” acclaimed artist Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw a Lobster Johnson tale of mobsters, mayhem and murder at the holidays.
The book is being released with a cover by Mike Mignola, a variant cover by Fábio Moon, and a second variant cover by Gabriel Bá! Mignola’s cover was at the top of the post, and you can take a look at Moon and Ba’s variant covers in order below:
That isn’t all we have to share with you from the special either as Dark Horse Comics was happy to provide a few pages from “Happy New Year, Ava Gallucci” to enjoy and get a feel for at least the first story in this collection!
When it comes to ‘Hellboy’ it just feels that Mike Mignola can’t go wrong and this is a book that fans will be eager to snatch up!
Are you looking forward to this year’s ‘Hellboy: Winter Special’? Which of the three stories are you most interested in checking out? Share your thoughts in the comments below!