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Mignolaversity: “Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories” Omnibus Coming June 2021

By | November 20th, 2020
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Hellboy fans, there’s a new omnibus edition on the way, this time collecting a bunch of stories exploring some of the biggest secrets of World War II. Who was the mysterious monk working with the Nazis during Project Ragna Rok? What was the strange armor suit seen battling the Black Flame in 1944? And perhaps most curious of all, who was the secret observer that witnessed baby Hellboy’s arrival on Earth and why was he sent to kill him? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This book explores some of the strangest corners of the Hellboy Universe.

But the important thing is that if you’re one of those readers that’s been trying to find “Sledgehammer 44” (and I know there’s a lot of you), the search just got a lot easier. Full details below:

Cover by Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart

Written by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and John Arcudi
Illustrated by Paul Grist, Christopher Mitten, Laurence Campbell, and Jason Latour
Colored by Dave Stewart and Bill Crabtree
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale June 2, 2021
Full color, 432 pages
Hardcover, 7″ x 10″
ISBN-13: 9781506725246

Longstanding mysteries from the Mignolaverse, finally solved in this collection of standalone stories!

When did Rasputin find his calling to bring about Ragna Rok? How did the Visitor stay hidden on Earth for so long? And where did the legendary Sledgehammer armor really come from? These questions and more are answered in this new collection from the world of Hellboy! Three stories of instrumental side characters are explored in full, collected for the first time in a handsome hardcover perfect for any Hellboy fan’s library.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is joined by John Arcudi, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell, Christopher Mitten, Dave Stewart, and others to bring these hidden corners of the Mignolaverse to light.

Collects Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon TPB; Sledgehammer 44 TPB; The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed TPB.

In a statement at Superhero Hype, Hellboy editor Katii O’Brien said, “These stories provide new insight into some fan favorite characters from the Hellboy universe. As a reader, there’s a real joy in discovering these ‘lost’ tales, not only because we better understand the timeline for the Hellboy universe, but because we also get a fascinating new perspective into these characters and their motivations.”

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Mark Tweedale

Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, The Damned Speakeasy, and a bunch of stuff for Mignolaversity. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, watching far too many video essays, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter @MarkTweedale.


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