Mignola writes and covers the Hellboy Winter Special 2018, which also features writing, art, and variant covers from Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Two Brothers), who revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a tie-in story. Tonci Zonjic (Lobster Johnson) co-writes and illustrates a Lobster Johnson story in the issue and provides cover art. Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore) draws a third story about a New Year’s Eve seance gone wrong, and Dave Stewart colors the one-shot, which is in stores December 12.
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con marks the 25th anniversary of Mignola’s signature creation. Before Hellboy had a full-length comic, the character made his first appearance in a four-page story in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2, a co-publication from Dark Horse and Comic-Con. The Hellboy universe has inspired several spinoff series, animated tales, and a pair of popular films starring Ron Perlman. In 2019, a board game set in the universe will be released by Mantic Games (see “'Hellboy: The Board Game' Kickstarter Tops $1M), and a film reboot from director Neil Marshall (The Descent) with lead David Harbour (Stranger Things; see “Hellboy Revealed”) is due January 11 (see "Best in Shows--Q1 2019").
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