THE VILLAINS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN THE MIGNOLAVERSE THIS WINTER
The Mignolaverse is set to expand later this year with a number of titles focused on the villains from Dark Horse Comics. Rasputin, Krampus, and Koshchei the Deathless will be the subjects of three comics giving more information about the characters and their background.
“We didn’t set out to publish three stories about bad guys for the holidays, it just worked out that way—and, really, at least one of these guys isn’t ALL bad,” said Mike Mignola. “It’s been a real pleasure working with Chris Roberson and Christopher Mitten again to flesh out more of the history of the Hellboy world—focusing on Rasputin before the arrival of Hellboy. You just knew there had to be more to say about that guy. Just like I’ve always known there was a lot more to say about Koshchei the Deathless, who I’ve loved since Hellboy: Darkness Calls. Now thanks to the great Ben Stenbeck, we get his full, odd, and tragic life story. And then what is there to say about the Krampus? This grim little Christmas story has been gathering dust for years on my mental shelf, apparently just waiting for the right artist to come along and ask to draw it. I just never imagined that the right artist would be Adam Hughes!”
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Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon is a five issue mini-series written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, with art by Christopher Mitten and colors by Dave Stewart. It's set to begin on November 29th, 2017.
A conspiracy involving the Third Reich and a dead member of a sinister secret society sets Professor Bruttenholm on his first mission—to find the man who’d soon bring Hellboy to earth. The mad Russian sorcerer Rasputin had been thought dead since 1916, when a group of noblemen sought to end his influence over the tsar. Now Rasputin works with the most twisted members of Hitler’s inner circle, and he’s about to cross paths with the man who’ll go on to found the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
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Hellboy: Krampusnacht is a one-shot introducing a Satanic spin on Santa. Mignola is joined by artist Adam Hughes, who is making his debut in the Mignolaverse. It will be released right around the holidays on December 20th, 2017.
Finally, Koshchei The Deathless is slated for six issues. It's also written by Mignola with art by Ben Stenbeck and colors by Dave Stewart. It's set to begin on January 10th, 2018.
Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than Hellboy himself—in Hell. Mignola returns to Hell and to the bizarre folklore that’s filled some of his greatest books, reuniting with one of his favorite collaborators, Ben Stenbeck.
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