What was Hellboy like as a child? You can find out in Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land from Dark Horse Comics. The four-issue mini-series arrives in February 2021.
Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 is written by Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robin, and will explore an untold chapter in Hellboy’s life.
Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site. They soon find themselves confronted by all manner of monsters, and even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy’s heroes, they aren’t as safe as they think they are. The four issue mini-series features covers by Folklords artist Matt Smith. Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart provide the variant cover for the debut issue, with subsequent issues featuring variant covers by Rachele Aragno (#2), Wylie Beckert (#3) and Anthony Carpenter (#4).
“Awhile back (when you could still do such things) I was at a convention in Boston and ducked out for lunch with Tom Sniegoski,” said Mignola in a press release from Dark Horse Comics. “Years earlier we co-wrote a more-than-slightly insane novel together, GRIM DEATH AND JOE THE ELECTROCUTED CRIMINAL, and I brought up the idea of the maybe slightly insane globetrotting adventures of a very young Hellboy. Tom’s eyes lit up, as I kind of knew they would. So there was half the battle won, but we would need a special kind of artist to bring Tom’s madman energy to the page—and artist Craig Rousseau just happens to be that artist. And Craig just happened to be at that same convention, and when I told him the idea his eyes lit up just the way Tom’s had. It was almost too easy, and I’m happy to say the results are everything I could have hoped for.”
Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 arrives on February 17, 2021.