Why IDW is publishing a “Hellboy” art book and not Dark Horse, I’m not sure. Regardless, IDW is adding Mike Mignla’s “Hellboy” to their ever growing list of Artist’s Edition releases. The book will feature high-res scans of original art in their rawest form so you can experience Mignola’s work in all it’s glory. This particular volume includes his work from the first five issues of “Hellboy in Hell”.
Official Press Release:
San Diego, CA (July 18, 2013) – Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, one of the best-loved comic creations of the past two decades, will be showcased in the acclaimed Artist’s Edition format from IDW! Mignola’s Hellboy, the star of comics and screen, will be a welcome addition to the rapidly growing Artist’s Edition library, IDW’s award-winning imprint. Featuring scans of original art in their rawest form, Artist’s Editions enable fans to experience the next best thing to owning a favorite artist’s originals.
”Since the beginning, I’ve been pretty much in awe of the Artist’s Edition series IDW has been doing,” said Mignola, “I’m thrilled (and actually a little honored) to have a Hellboy book appear in that series.”
Collecting the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell, where, after making the ultimate sacrifice, Hellboy must confront what Hell has in store for him. Alone, he faces the demons of his past as Mignola reveals the dark secrets that could define Hellboy’s legacy. Additionally, several shorter works will be included in this volume.
“I can’t thank Mike enough for allowing us to do this book,” said Artist’s Editions editor Scott Dunbier, “His stories are classics and it’s a joy to be able to pour over his art.”
Mignola’s enduring creation has established a devoted following through the Hellboy series and the related tie-ins B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and Lobster Johnson, all published by Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy has been adapted into two successful major motion pictures by director Guillermo Del Toro and three animated features. Mike Mignola and Hellboy are staples of modern comics and IDW is ready to shake the Right Hand of Doom!