Dark Horse Comics Drops New ‘Hellboy’ Chapter In July

Acclaimed storyteller Mike Mignola is back. And he’s bringing his beloved son–Hellboy–along with him.

Dark Horse Comics will publish the latest macabre adventures of everyone’s favorite half-demon July 7 in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House No1, as reported by syfy.com.

This comic will be the first chapter in a two-part mystery that centers around “a decrepit manor with a notorious past filled to the rotting rafters with murder and mayhem,” according to the synopsis. Check out both covers for the issue on this page.

This Hellboy volume finds our monstrous red-skinned hero using his paranormal skills to help a psychic roust of bunch of restless phantoms from a haunted mansion. As might be expected, the ghosts are not ready to leave, and the answer may lie in “a fragile connection with the living world.”

The comic is written by Mignola and Christopher Golden and illustrated by artist Shawn McManus (Saga of the Swamp Thing) and colorist Dave Stewart. A decidedly different variant cover was rendered by Ben Stenbeck (Hellboy Universe).

Co-writer Golden–who has a Bram Stoker Award to his credit–said in an interview that this comic draws Hellboy into “the twisted history of a family tainted by occultism, a seance that goes horribly wrong and an evil even weirder than you think.”

The Hellboy character–created by Mignola–first appeared in 1993 as part of Dime Press No4, and has stomped his way through various titles ever since. The fan-favorite also has popped up in three live-action feature films, two animated movies and three video games.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on future four-color and big-screen appearances of Hellboy.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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