Dark Horse Comics is set to unleash a second omnibus of Mike Mignola’s monster hunting Baltimore. This one will star an all-new 8 page story.
Man vs ape
No, that isn’t King Kong that you see below. It is however, a giant freaking ape. Baltimore Omnibus Volume 2 now only binds together not only a bunch of the. monster hunting Baltimore’s adventure, but includes this all-new tale.
“Mike Mignola posted his Baltimore vs. Giant Ape ‘Year of Monsters’ cover on Facebook one day,” said co-writer Christopher Golden. “I think it was Ben Stenbeck who replied with ‘I wish we’d done that story,’ and I immediately said, ‘it’s not too late.’ Mike was totally up for it, of course. The original 1933 ‘King Kong’ is one of my favorite films of all time, so this was simultaneously our love letter to that movie and a chance to do something incredibly fun with Baltimore. It was a treat to get to work with Ben again, particularly on something that is like a little gift to Baltimore fans—and to ourselves.”
“I always wanted to come back to Baltimore in some way, especially on a story as fun and action-packed as this, based on Mike’s brilliant ‘Year of Monsters’ Baltimore cover,” said Ben Stenbeck. “It’s not King Kong, just a giant ape. I’m really glad I’ve had this chance to revisit the world of Baltimore.”Dark Horse Comics
Aside from the new 8 page story, the book contains:
- Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1-#3
- Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1-#2
- Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1-#5
- Baltimore: Empty Graves #1-#5
- Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1-#5.
So there’s a bunch of supernatural action in this one, especially for those who might’ve skipped Baltimore in its original run. But let’s get back to that 8-pager, because we have a nice little preview to share on that front.
You can have a look at that below, and pick up the full book at retail as of this week.