Dark Horse and Mike Mignola will conclude his Hellboy in Hell series with the final and tenth issue on June 1. This will be followed up by the trade paperback, Hellboy in Hell Volume 2 which will collect issues 6-10 in October.
Mignola is unveiling the cover for the upcoming trade paperback with colors by Dave Stewart. This will be Mignola’s last piece of interior illustrating for at least a year as he intends to focus more on fine art painting.
“Doing the cover to this collection was tough and of course I overthought the hell out of it,” said Mignola. “It’s the end of the series and so much happens. How do I get that onto a cover? In the end, after doing two self-rejected covers, I decided to just illustrate the title of the book. THE DEATH CARD. There is also a fairly subtle nod to the climax of the book in there, but mostly it’s illustrating the title while trying to do a composition very similar to the cover of the first collection. Since the two books do make one story, I really wanted to design the book covers so they would work well side by side.”
Hellboy in Hell tells the story of Hellboy’s second encounter with the Vampire of Prague that ends up with Hellboy dead and in Hell. He also comes down with a fatal illness and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. While exploring Hell and learning little from a confused pair of map makers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create. In addition he stands accused of murder by his own sister and, in a way, brings about the destruction of Pandemonium itself.
Mike Mignola will continue to co-write Hellboy & The BPRD as well as unannounced titles.
Hellboy in Hell Volume 2 will be available in comic shops on October 5 and bookstores on October 18. Pre-Order your copy today.
Hellboy in Hell #9 will be available in comic stores on May 4th followed by Hellboy in Hell #10 on June 1st.