Think there is nothing else that we can learn about Big Red? Well, guess what. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robins are bringing fans the stories from his childhood.
Coming in 2021 from Dark Horse Comics is the four-issue series based on Hellboy’s younger years and adventures. The first story fans will be able to add to their collections is Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land. During the comic, we will see that “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.”
On where the idea came from and how these fantastic creators got together for the collaboration, Mignola said,
“Awhile back (when you could still do such things), I was at a convention in Boston and ducked out for lunch with Tom Sniegoski. Years earlier, we co-wrote a more-than-slightly insane novel together, Grim Death and Bill 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.”
It is time to mark your calendars for Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land, which will be released on February 17, 2021.