SDCC 2013: IDW And Mike Mignola Announce ‘Hellboy Artist’s Edition’

“Hellboy in Hell” has seen the long-awaited return of Mike Mignola’s art to the interior pages of his greatest creation. Now, during the hubbub of San Diego Comic-Con, IDW has announced a partnership with Big Red’s creator to release the “Hellboy Artist’s Edition”! Read on for all the details, on what is sure to be a must-have for Hellboy collectors and fans of beautiful artwork.

”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!

Needless to say, I really hope Mignola decides to have other tales of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. released as Artist’s Editions. For those of you unsure about what an Artist Edition is, here’s a quick rundown from IDW:

An Artist’s Edition presents complete stories with each page scanned from the actual original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

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