1:57pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Hellboy Omnibus': Mike Mignola's All-New Covers Revealed (Exclusive)
Hellboy is ready for his closeup.
Dark Horse Comics revealed in September that it would be publishing a Hellboy Omnibus series — four volumes collecting the main storyline, with an additional two collections of short stories featuring Mike Mignola's demonic hero. And now, Heat Vision can unveil the covers for each book in the series.
The Omnibus and Complete Short Stories books will bring together the complete saga of Mignola's signature creation in chronological order for the first time, from his 1994 debut through to the recent Hellboy in Hell series. In addition to Mignola, the series will include artwork by Duncan Fegredo, as well as color art from Mignola's longtime collaborator Dave Stewart.
"Looking back at almost 25 years of Hellboy — as an artist and storyteller — I think I’ve gotten to do some pretty interesting stuff, and couldn’t have done half of it without my genius collaborator, the great Dave Stewart," Mignola told Heat Vision, talking about the man behind the distinctive colors of the series. "Dave has delivered the mood and atmosphere for more than 20 years, and while I might have pointed the way, Dave is the one who got us to where we were going."
Dark Horse also provided Heat Vision with an updated release schedule for the collected editions. The series launches with Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction on May 9, 2018, followed by Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Vol. 1 on June 13. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 2: Strange Places will be released June 20, with Vol. 3: The Wild Hunt following July 18. With The Complete Short Stories Vol. 2 hitting stores Aug. 15, the series concludes with Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 4: Hellboy in Hell on Sept. 5.
A new movie featuring Stranger Things' David Harbour as Hellboy is currently in production.