Ah! The comic book winter special!
What fills a holiday stocking better than an over-sized, full colour periodical, full of mysterious séances, dastardly demons, undead blood suckers…and the gang of do-gooders that seek to defeat evil in all its incarnations?
Hellboy, and the characters that come with him, is legendary. It’s the Mike Mignola creation that solidified the writer/artist as one of the comic book industry’s all-time greats. His penchant for dark and fantastical tales, steeped in real human history, mixed with an almost abstract visual artistic design, made the leap from an indie corner of the comic book universe to global pop culture mythos.
The character has already birthed two budget films in Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), with a third, a reboot aptly titled Hellboy, on the way next month.
But he, and other characters form his universe, have also been seen in cartoons, novels, and video games. Truly, that’s rarefied air.
Almost as rarefied as the year-end holiday season. And Hellboy’s got that covered too!
The Hellboy Winter Special 2018 collects three different stories form three different artistic teams.
Creator Mike Mignola, alongside artist Ben Stenbeck, team up to tell the tale of a New Year’s Eve séance gone awry. Fan and critical favourites, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba revisit their B.P.R.D. Vampire tale with a new tier-in story. And writer/artist Tonci Zonjic digs into spinoff character Lobster Johnson.
Really, it’s three great stories for the price of one!
The Hellboy Winter Special 2018 – in any of its three covers of choice that have been made available – makes for a perfect stocking stuffer for a comic book reader you know. It also makes great reading for you, naturally!
Who says the holiday season couldn’t use a little darkness? Make the run to your local comic book store today and pick up the Hellboy Winter Special 2018! It’s hot reading on those cold winter nights!