Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell will come to an end this year. Dark Horse Comics will publish the final and tenth issue on June 1, following with Hellboy in Hell Volume 2 which collects issues 6 through 10, in October.
“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.”
After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness, and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of map makers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused of murder by his own sister and, in a way, brings about the destruction of Pandemonium itself.
While 2016 will see the conclusion of Hellboy In Hell, Dark Horse Comics will publish new issues of Hellboy & The BPRD co-written by Mignola and iZombie co-creator Chris Roberson.
Hellboy In Hell Volume 2 is available in comic shops October 5 and bookstores October 18. Preorder your copy today at your favorite retailer or local comic book store.
Hellboy In Hell #9 and Hellboy In Hell #10 will be available in comic stores May 4 and June 1.