Mike Mignola returns to ‘Hellboy’ Universe With New Comic in 2017

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Hellboy may be dead, but his universe ain’t. Creator Mike Mignola is returning to his Hellboy mythos in 2017 with a new five-part series, The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.


Hellboy may be dead, but creator Mike Mignola still has plenty of stories left to tell in the world of the popular crimson-hued supernatural hero.

In 2017, Mignola teams with Chris Roberson, artist Paul Grist and colorist Bill Crabtree for “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed,” a new Dark Horse Comics-published story from Helboy’s past. In fact, the 5-issue series will take readers way back to Hellboy’s first appearance, after being “teased” in a short story in January’s “Hellboy: Winter Special 2017.”

When “The Visitor” debuts in late-February, readers will discover a story a with a little more sci-fi than horror bent, as the tale features “mysterious aliens and probe into a pivotal moment in Hellboy’s past.”

“In ‘Hellboy: Seed of Destruction,’ readers were given a brief glimpse of a crew of strange looking aliens monitoring the supernatural doings on Earth from way out in space. We later learned that one of those aliens had been sent to Earth to kill him in 1944, but chose to spare him at the last moment,” Roberson said in an official statement. “In THE VISITOR, we explore who those aliens are, why that assassin was sent to kill Hellboy, and just what he was doing in all of the years in between.”

“The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed,” by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist and Bill Crabtree, arrives February 22, 2017.