In 2014, Dark Horse Comics has celebrated 20 years of Hellboy by legendary writer/ artist Mike Mignola with Hellboy Day, the publication of the New York Times bestselling Hellboy: The First 20 Years, the paperback release of the highly acclaimed Hellboy in Hell, the trade paperback of the Eisner Award winning Itty Bitty Hellboy, scores of comic books featuring Mignola creations Hellboy, the BPRD and Abe Sapien. And now Dark Horse caps of the year with a story that is 20 years in the making– Hellboy’s very first field mission as a member of the BPRD.
Set in 1952, Hellboy and the BPRD is written by Mignola and John Arcudi and features the art of classic artist Alex Maleev. The series first issue goes on sale on Wednesday, December 3rd. Attached for your review consideration is the first issue of this major new Hellboy series.
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. #1 | Mike Mignola | John Arcudi | Alex Maleev
A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .
* Twenty years of Hellboy!
* Mike Mignola named one of “12 Vital Creators to Watch” by LA Times!
“Alex and Hellboy are a match made in heaven. Alex is one of the truly great comic book artists of this generation and the Mignola universe is going to show a whole different side to his genius.” —Brian Michael Bendis