EXCLUSIVE: Mignola, Johnson & Sook Cover "Hellboy in Hell" & "B.P.R.D."

Sun, September 9th, 2012 at 11:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive first looks at covers for December's "Hellboy" and "B.P.R.D." titles. Beyond that, Dark Horse also provided an exclusive sneak peek at "Hellboy in Hell" #1 featuring creator Mike Mignola's return to solo "Hellboy" storytelling as writer and artist.

Mignola previously told CBR pencilling the series is the most fun he's had since he first drew the character, and has plans to focus heavily on character in the future, without necessarily giving his character a defined purpose. "What I'm trying to do is take all these big things that have been attached to Hellboy -- all these 'purpose in life' ideas -- and I'm trying like hell to leave them aside and turn Hellboy into a much simpler character," Mignola said. "The first four issues, which are one story, kind of resolve a lot of stuff. Kind of. They set the stage for the stories to come after, which for the most part involve lots of one-issue stories or even single comics with two stories. So he doesn't have a specific purpose. He's just going to wander around Hell."

Check out the Mignola's cover and the first two pages of "Hellboy in Hell" #1, as well as Dave Johnson's cover for "B.P.R.D.: 1948" #3 and "B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Return of the Master" #5 by Ryan Sook.

HELLBOY IN HELL #1
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover/Variant cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Dec 5
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him.
Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen.
• Mike Mignola writes and draws the next phase of Hellboy’s story.
• Dark Horse horror gets under your skin!

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, leading Professor Bruttenholm to recall the last time a government operation cracked open reality to unleash something from another world: Project Ragna Rok.
• From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #102: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER part 5 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Hell on Earth reaches its apex as massive devastation covers the globe and horrific monsters spew forth from the ground.
• Hell on Earth is here!

TAGS:  solicitations, dark horse comics, hellboy, bprd, hellboy in hell, bprd 1948, bprd return of the master, mike mignola, dave johnson, ryan sook

 
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