Hellboy as a boy? Yep, that and some globetrotting adventuring is just what Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola have on tap for 2021.
“Awhile back (when you could still do such things) I was at a convention in Boston and ducked out for lunch with Tom Sniegoski,” said Mignola. “Years earlier we co-wrote a more-than-slightly insane novel together, GRIM DEATH AND JOE THE ELECTROCUTED CRIMINAL, and I brought up the idea of the maybe slightly insane globetrotting adventures of a very young Hellboy. Tom’s eyes lit up, as I kind of knew they would. So there was half the battle won, but we would need a special kind of artist to bring Tom’s madman energy to the page—and artist Craig Rousseau just happens to be that artist. And Craig just happened to be at that same convention, and when I told him the idea his eyes lit up just the way Tom’s had. It was almost too easy, and I’m happy to say the results are everything I could have hoped for.”Mike Mignola
“Young Hellboy” is back. And with the character’s creator Mike Mignola in tow, it just might be a lot of fun. After all, it’s pretty widely known that Hellboy was going on adventures and beating up on monsters long before the events in his own comic series’ and BPRD. So exploring those could make for some good old fashioned horror-fun.
The first story itself is set to run for 4 issues, and has Hellboy finding himself stranded on a desert isle with Professor Bruttenholm. As with all things Hellboy though, this island isn’t quite what you might expect it to be, and is loaded up with monsters. Well, monsters and “one of Hellboy’s heroes”, who the press release teases might not be the savior he appears.
Look for the first issue of Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land, on store shelves on February 27th. The book will come to you from Mignola, as well as co-writer Tom Sniegoski and artist Craig Rousseau. Colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robins round out the roster.