The movie world may be preparing for a brand new Hellboy movie, but in the comics that launched the demonic hero, the entire year is a celebration. And to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hellboy's debut, Dark Horse has compiled a deluxe collection of artwork with Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers.
Screen Rant is pleased to announce the oversized, hardcover collection of over 150 published Hellboy covers spanning his entire career. With an introduction by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and foreword by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola himself, the collection looks to be a must-have for fans of the B.P.R.D. no matter which artist guided their own introduction to the magics of the Mignolaverse.
Arriving July 3, 2019, Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers gathers artwork from Mignola, Richard Corben, Duncan Fegredo, and more--from Seed of Destruction #1 all the way up to B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #15, including upcoming (and "unannounced") titles and covers that have yet to be released to the public.
Along with the announcement, we've got the first look at the prestige cover of this compendium of covers, direct from Dark Horse. Take a look:
The oversized hardcover will be available for just $34.99 come July 3rd, and marks just one more day on a calendar year already marked by other Hellboy celebrations. It will be "Hellboy Day" kicking off the festivities in March, seeing the release of a special edition of Hellboy's first appearance in Seed of Destruction #1 (given away at select local comic shops). Add in the release of the new, David Harbour-led Hellboy movie in April, and there may be more fans than ever before lining up to peruse more than two decades of comic book covers. A coffee table book that may need some explaining for the unfamiliar... but who are we kidding? Nobody is more prepared to recruit a new comic fan than a Hellboy die-hard.
Check out the full press release from Dark Horse below, and stay tuned to the publisher's social media for more release details as the launch of Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers approaches.
For Immediate Release:
Dark Horse Books To Publish Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers,
Featuring an All New Preface by Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola,
A New Introduction by Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart
And Over 150 Iconic Covers
February 4, 2019) To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Dark Horse Comics is publishing Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers. In Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, creator Mike Mignola first introduced comic book readers to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. And on July 3, 2019, Dark Horse will pay tribute to the characters’ legacy and 25 years of spellbinding covers with Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers, a deluxe, oversized hardcover collection that includes more than 150 full-page cover pieces from artists including Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Duncan Fegredo, and more, featuring an introduction by colorist Dave Stewart and a foreword by Mignola.
Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers features over 150 covers, including:
- All Hellboy issue covers from Seed of Destruction #1 to Hellboy in Hell #10;
- Hellboy: House of the Living Dead;
- Hellboy: Midnight Circus;
- Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea;
- Hellboy in Mexico;
- Hellboy: Krampusnacht;
- Hellboy Winter Special;
- B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #15;
- And covers of upcoming and unannounced titles, including new covers by Mignola, Fegredo and Paolo Rivera.
The release of Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers continues Dark Horse’s year long celebration of Mike Mignola and his legendary creation, highlighted by Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019. For 2019’s Hellboy Day celebration, Dark Horse will publish a 25th anniversary, promotional edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue 1, featuring a new cover by Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart, which will be given away at participating comic book shops; and select stores across the country will host Hellboy Day events.
Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.
Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers is an oversized 8 ‘ X 12’ hardcover, retailing for $34.99. For more information about Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers, the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers will be released on July 3rd, 2019 from Dark Horse.