If “Hellboy: The Midnight Circus” wasn’t enough for you, then you’re going to love what’s next for our demon superhero. Announced at C2E2, Dark Horse Comics will bring Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in a brand new all-ages title. Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the creative team-up of “Tiny Titans,” will take on Mignola’s cast of characters in the fun and ageless “Itty Bitty Hellboy.”
Baltazar states, “’Itty Bitty Hellboy’! WOW! Such awesomeness! I haven’t screamed so much AW YEAH shout-outs in all my life! It is truly an honor to be the next creative team to add to the ’Hellboy’ saga! I have been a fan of Mike Mignola since Hellboy’s early days at Dark Horse Legends! It’s true. Can’t wait! ’Itty Bitty’ has never been so huge! AW YEAH HELLBOY!”
Aureliani exclaims, “We get to work on Hellboy? HELL YEAH!” Aureliani continues, “One of the most iconic characters in all of comics, and we get to bring our own style and story to it! Truly a dream come true! We’re big fans! ’Itty Bitty Hellboy’ is going to be a lot of fun . . . and we get to actually say Hell(Boy)!”
Mignola adds, “Given the recent developments in Hellboy’s life—falling in love, discovering that he’s the rightful king of England, having his heart torn out and dropped into hell—this is clearly the next logical step in his evolution.”
A ghost named Rasputin has been spotted. And Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to find out what’s he up to. Who is Hellboy, anyway? Why does he have such a big hand, and what is it used for? Who’s weirder, he or his friends? What is the B.P.R.D.? And what does chicken soup have to do with all of it? All this and more will be answered in the debut issue, where BIG things happen to Itty Bitty Hellboy!
This is certainly a different take on Hellboy, who has become more of a cartoon character for kids. It’d be quite funny just to see Hellboy and the rest of the gang acting all silly. Fun for all ages, horror doesn’t have to be scary in the debut issue of “Itty Bitty Hellboy.”
“Itty Bitty Hellboy” #1 will be released in comic book shops on August 28.