The Hellboy universe expands once again as creator Mike Mignola takes the character back to his first ever mission with a young B.P.R.D.
A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .
It’s kind of a stretch for me, but Hellboy is 20 years old this year. Not the character himself mind you, I’m talking about the line of books that spun out of a single series of miniseries’ two decades ago. And that single set of books has truly spawned a universe of all things Mike Mignola, with comics focused on the main
man devil himself, the B.P.R.D. as a group (one of the very best books on the racks today by the way), Abe Sapien, and more. It’s been a wild ride and it’s about to get even wilder.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. goes back to the very start of Hellboy’s field operations, way before the Hell on Earth events erupted, and way before he lost his way and got sick of playing supernatural cop. The book starts off in 1952 with the story written by Mignola himself as well as John Arcudi, and pencils form the very talented Alex Maleev, who’s work you’ve probably seen in a whole mess of things including Mighty Avengers.
The new series kicks off on December 3rd, don’t miss it if you’re a die-hard of any of the ‘Hellboy’ series’… and probably don’t miss it if you’re not (yet). Hit the thumb for a very short preview of what to expect.