Dark Horse May 2021 Solicitations

Dark Horse May 2021 Solicitations


The Dark Horse May 2021 solicitations are here! Young Hellboy concludes, Black Hammer continues, Berserk gets an 8th hardcover, Killjoys gets another library edition, and much more!

Common abbreviations:

  • TP/TPB: Trade Paperback
  • SC: Softcover (like a TPB)
  • HC: Hardcover
  • FC: Full Color
  • DM: Direct Market. This refers primarily to comic book stores or online shops that order via the same means as a comic book store (primarily Diamond or Lunar). Places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble will generally NOT have these variants.
  • FOC: Final Order Cutoff – The time an order has to be submitted by the vendor. Also when you need to get your order in by at TalesofWonder for preorders.
  • RES: Resolicit – A new listing for a product that was previously solicited in PREVIEWS or New to Order, and which is being listed anew since the original Solicitation was cancelled either by the vendor or by Diamond.
  • O/A: Offered Again – This designates an item that has been previously solicited and released, but is being solicited again

Hardcovers

BANDETTE HC VOL 04 SIX FINGER SECRET

(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Colleen Coover

The most unlikely of patrons hires Bandette, the greatest thief in the world, to pilfer a painting whose brushstrokes hold centuries of hidden messages! Unfortunately, a series of felonious rivals contrive to snatch the art for themselves! Bandette and her adversaries utilize skill, romance, and murderous intent, as the canvas passes from larcenous hand to hand as they each struggle to possess . . . THE SIX FINGER SECRET!

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $17.99
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BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 08

(W) Kentaro Miura (A/CA) Kentaro Miura

The Tower of Conviction has fallen, heralding the unexpected return of Guts’ former commander, Griffith, transformed from a mutilated husk into a demon lord. Regenerated into health and beauty with his ambitions intact, Griffith has raised a new Band of the Hawk, recruited from darkness to fulfill his deadly destiny. Collects Berserk volumes 22-24 including three-fold-out color posters.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $49.99
MAR210314

CRITICAL ROLE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS CALEB WIDOGAST HC

(W) Jody Houser (A/CA) Selina Espiritu

A fire can keep you warm . . . or it can consume you.

When Bren Aldric Ermendrud was chosen to attend the Soltryce Academy, everyone knew he would have an important future in service to the Empire. But nobody–least of all Bren himself–could foresee the cruelty he would endure, and the ways in which it would break and remake him. Witness the events that transform Bren into the Mighty Nein’s Caleb Widogast, and how they inform the path he’ll take in the future.

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins writer Jody Houser joins fan-favorite artist Selina Espiritu, Game Master Matthew Mercer, and cast member Liam O’Brian to reveal Caleb’s troubled past in this all-new hardcover graphic novel! Fans of Critical Role won’t want to miss this newest edition to their Mighty Nein library!

In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $17.99
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OPERATION DRAGON HC

(W) Bill Groshelle, Brendan Cahill (A) German Peralta (CA) Randy Gaul

WWII. The Pacific. A mythic adventure unfolds as three American soldiers-a disgraced ex-cop, a mobster trying to escape his past, and an intelligence officer with mysterious motives-investigate a top-secret Japanese superweapon: a deadly force of trained dinosaurs!

o WWII buffs will love the historical accuracy, everyone will love the dinosaurs!

In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $24.99
MAR210306

RAPTOR LTD ED HC

(W) Dave McKean (A/CA) Dave McKean

A visual tour-de-force graphic novel from artist and writer Dave McKean (Black Dog, The Sandman).

The Raptor, Sokol, flickers between two worlds: a feudal fantastical landscape where he must hunt prey to survive, and Wales in the late 1800s where a writer of supernatural tales mourns the passing of his young wife. He exists between two states, the human and the hawk. He lives in the twilight between truth and lies, life and death, reality and the imagination.

World Fantasy, Harvey, British Science Fiction Association, and V+A Book Award winner Dave McKean’s first creator-owned character is a wandering spirit for our times.

o The deluxe, oversized hardcover edition has an exclusive signed tip-in illustration. This is perfect for fans of Dave McKean’s beautiful art who want to experience Raptor in large-scale glory.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $99.99
MAR210258

SHADOWS HC

(W) Zabus, Hippolyte (A/CA) Zabus, Hippolyte

To apply for asylum, Refugee 214 must tell his story. With him in the room are a man from his new country, and the shadows of four loved ones who did not survive the journey. 214 reveals how he and his younger sister fled their homes and set off toward the border; how they met and suffered with friends, and lost them; and how the plight of the refugee is an experience that erases differences between individuals, even as it threatens to erase the individuals themselves. The only one left to tell the tale, 214 swallows his fears and relates what he and the shadows saw and did, in the hope that his life and the lives of the others won’t have been in vain. Creators Zabus & Hippolyte present an intimate and heartrending look at one fictional refugee’s story, while encompassing the larger plight of displaced people.

In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $24.99
MAR210303

TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM LIBRARY DLX HC

(W) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Tony Ong

Forget everything you already knew about the Fabulous Killjoys! Writers Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, along with Illustrator Leonardo Romero (Hawkeye), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy) team up to present an all-new modern day Killjoys series as Way and Simon take it all the way back to the original story that inspired My Chemical Romance’s concept album Danger Days and its dystopian comic book series in The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem.

o The oversized library hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

o The oversized deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem-the deluxe format also includes a slipcase designed by Tony Ong, an exclusive print by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire, as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $79.99
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TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM LIBRARY HC

(W) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Tony Ong

Forget everything you already knew about the Fabulous Killjoys! Writers Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, along with Illustrator Leonardo Romero (Hawkeye), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy) team up to present an all-new modern day Killjoys series as Way and Simon take it all the way back to the original story that inspired My Chemical Romance’s concept album Danger Days and its dystopian comic book series in The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem.

o The oversized library hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

o The oversized deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem-the deluxe format also includes a slipcase designed by Tony Ong, an exclusive print by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire, as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $39.99
MAR210255

Trade Paperbacks

BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 02

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Scott Allie (A) Tyler Crook, Jason Latour, Max Fiumara, James Harren (CA) Laurence Campbell

The ultimate collection of B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth continues in a new omnibus format!

America’s monster problem explodes, society crumbles, and Liz Sherman rejoins the fight, as Nazis seek to bring Rasputin back to finish what he started when he first conjured Hellboy! This new omnibus edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes #4-#6, plus a generous sketchbook section.

In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $29.99
MAR210273

DISNEY SNOW WHITE AND SEVEN DWARFS TP

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A/CA) Gabriele Bagnoli

The classic Disney tale reawakens and expands through the first-person perspective of Snow herself in this comic retelling. Glimpse into the mind and heart of the princess as she experiences love, betrayal, terror, hope, friendship, longing, and sadness before her happily ever after. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $12.99
MAR210354

EC ARCHIVES VAULT OF HORROR TP

(W) Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Gardner Fox, William M Gaines, Richard Connell (A) Harry Harrison, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen (A/CA) Johnny Craig

The terrifying opening of the Vault of Horror, presented as a deluxe-size trade paperback for the first time!

This ghastly grimoire collects issues #12-#17 of the classic horror series, including unforgettable stories from the all-star artistic lineup of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Bill Gaines, Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and more! Featuring a foreword by legendary horror writer R.L. Stine.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $19.99
MAR210293

HEART IN A BOX TP (2ND ED)

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Meredith McClaren

When the Man with No Name breaks Emma’s heart, she wants to die. But you never die from these things; you just want to. In a moment of weakness, she wishes her broken heart away and a mysterious stranger-who may or may not be totally evil-obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart spread across the country, a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it, and leads inevitably to a confrontation with the Man with No Name himself.

Collects Heart in a Box in a new, larger size, with a new cover and bonus material.

o For fans of Scott Pilgrim!

In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $24.99

HELLBOY UNIVERSE ESSENTIALS HELLBOY TP

(W) Mike Mignola (A/CA) Mike Mignola

Take a bite of the Hellboy universe with the creator’s hand-picked essential stories in this new jumping-on point collection!

Confront the undead, swim to strange places, and encounter powerful fey in this introduction to the world of Hellboy. Newcomers to the series needn’t have read the original stories to jump right in and see what Hellboy is all about thanks to this collection of short stories, selected by Mike Mignola himself as the perfect introduction to his most famous comic book character!

Featuring stories and art by Mike Mignola, with colors by longtime collaborator Dave Stewart, curious fantasy, horror, and occult readers looking for a taste of something different will love this new gateway into the Hellboy universe.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $14.99
MAR210261

JIA & THE NIAN MONSTER TP

(W) Mike Richardson (A/CA) Megan Huang

Each new year is marked by a monster’s attack on their mountain village. This year, young Jia and her friend Deshi have decided to fight back. For Deshi, it is the grand adventure he has always dreamed of. For Jia, it is revenge for the loss of her mother-who was taken by the monster five years before . . .

In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $12.99
MAR210252

RAPTOR TP

(W) Dave McKean (A/CA) Dave McKean

A visual tour-de-force graphic novel from artist and writer Dave McKean (Black Dog, The Sandman).

The Raptor, Sokol, flickers between two worlds: a feudal fantastical landscape where he must hunt prey to survive, and Wales in the late 1800s where a writer of supernatural tales mourns the passing of his young wife. He exists between two states, the human and the hawk. He lives in the twilight between truth and lies, life and death, reality and the imagination.

World Fantasy, Harvey, British Science Fiction Association, and V+A Book Award winner Dave McKean’s first creator-owned character is a wandering spirit for our times.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $29.99
MAR210257

STONE STAR TP VOL 01

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Max Dunbar

The nomadic space station called Stone Star brings gladiatorial entertainment to ports across the galaxy. Inside this gargantuan vessel of tournaments and temptations, foragers and fighters struggle to survive.

A young thief named Dail discovers a dark secret in the depths of Stone Star and has to decide where his destiny lies-staying hidden in the shadows or standing tall in the searing spotlight of the arena. Either way, his life, and the cosmos itself, will never be the same!

Collects the original digital series Stone Star #1-#5 in print for the first time.

In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $19.99
MAR210300

USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA TP VOL 02 (2ND ED)

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai

The rabbit ronin’s adventures hit an early peak with Usagi’s first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and Grasscutter, the grandest Usagi tale to date! Featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai!

Collects Usagi Yojimbo volume 3 #7-#30 and Usagi Yojimbo: Green Persimmon!

In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $29.99

Single Issues

HOUSE OF LOST HORIZONS #1 (OF 5)

(W) Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson (A) Leila Del Duca (CA) Christopher Mitten

A locked-room murder mystery puzzles paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése when a weekend trip on a private island off the coast of Washington goes astray. Trapped by a storm and surrounded by myriad suspects who have gathered for an auction of occult items, the intrepid duo must unravel the supernatural mysteries surrounding the guests in hopes of uncovering the murderer! But all the while, bodies keep piling up, and at any moment Sarah or Marie Therése could be next!

Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson return to the world of Hellboy, accompanied by artist Leila del Duca and colorist Michelle Madsen.
Investigator Sarah Jewell (Rise of the Black Flame, Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness) gets her own series in this murder mystery with an occult twist.

In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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WITCHER WITCHS LAMENT #1 (OF 4) CVR A DEL REY

(W) Bartosz Sztybor (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey

WITCHER WITCHS LAMENT #1 (OF 4) CVR B FINNSTARK
(W) Bartosz Sztybor (A) Vanesa R. Del Rey (CA) Anato Finnstark

WITCHER WITCHS LAMENT #1 (OF 4) CVR C KOIDL
(W) Bartosz Sztybor (A) Vanesa R. Del Rey (CA) Anato Finnstark

Flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake. As Geralt searches for his next job, disturbing issues of the fatal persecution appear before him, bringing an ominous warning.

In Shops: May 26, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY #2 (OF 4) CVR A DEWEY

(W) Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer (A/CA) Benjamin Dewey

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY #2 (OF 4) CVR B THOMPSON
(W) Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer (A) Benjamin Dewey (CA) Jill Thompson

After a horrific attack from an army of crawling, disembodied heads threatening Japan; Emrys and his team of canine companions pick up a scent that leads them to bizarre shape-shifting tanuki, a cannibal witch, and a pack of badass Shiba Inus.

In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BLACK HAMMER VISIONS #4 (OF 8) CVR A OLORTEGUI

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Diego Olortegui Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko

BLACK HAMMER VISIONS #4 (OF 8) CVR B MARTIN
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Patricia Martin

BLACK HAMMER VISIONS #4 (OF 8) CVR C CHUNG
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Christina Chung

Tamaki and her superstar Marvel collaborator Diego Olortegui team up once again for a truly unusual Black Hammer issue that moves our heroes away from the farm to bizarre setting that’s a cross of gothic soap opera and space opera.

o Written by Mariko Tamaki (The One Summer) and drawn by Diego Olortegui (X-23) with colors by Dave Stewart!

o Variant covers by Christina Chung and Patricia Martin

In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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COJACARU THE SKINNER #2 (OF 12)

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A/CA) Peter Bergting

Called forth from beyond the grave to fight witches once again, Cojacaru the Skinner wreaks her havoc on the witches of the Hexenkorps. But with their evil buoyed by the violence of the Nazis and the supernatural presence of the Outer Dark, the ghostly warrior will have to depend on a ragtag group of white witches and resistance soldiers to back her up. It will prove to be a desperate fight indeed.

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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CRITICAL ROLE: TALES OF EXANDRIA #2 (OF 4)

(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A) CoupleofKooks (CA) Andrea Kendrick

Quana, who is Leylas Kryn’s right hand and the love of her many lives, is in the clutches of the dreaded Spider Queen. Leylas seeks information from one of the gnomes who sprung the trap, and makes plans to rescue both Quana and the piece of the Luxon in the Spider Queen’s possession. But with an adversary as old and clever as this one, there’s no telling whether Leylas might be playing right into her subtle hands. Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy van Poelgeest (LittleBird) and fan-favorite artist CoupleofKooks in this new Critical Role series Tales of Exandria!

In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210289

DEAD DOGS BITE #3 (OF 4) CVR A BOSS (RES)

(W) Tyler Boss (A/CA) Tyler Boss

DEAD DOGS BITE #3 (OF 4) CVR B SEVY (RES)
(W) Tyler Boss (A) Tyler Boss (CA) Phillip Sevy

After a fire, Joe tries to find answers at her local library. Stop by yours today. The penultimate issue arrives.

In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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DRAGON AGE DARK FORTRESS #3 (OF 3)

(W) Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (A) Fernando Heinz Furukawa (CA) Sachin Teng

An epic battle-with epic consequences-unfolds as Fenris and a team of Inquisition agents confront the dark forces determined to impose their terrible will upon the world. Valor and sacrifice are the order of the day, and when it’s all over, none will remain unchanged.

In Shops: May 26, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210301

FAR CRY RITE OF PASSAGE #1 (OF 3)

(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Geraldo Borges (CA) Matt Taylor

President Ant n Castillo’s only son, Diego, has just turned thirteen, but this birthday is more than a celebration-it’s a rite of passage. By telling his son about Vaas Montenegro’s inner struggles, Anton wishes to teach Diego the importance of harnessing the power of chaos.

Features fan-favorite villains from Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and Far Cry 5!

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210304

FEAR CASE #4 (OF 4) CVR A JENKINS

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

FEAR CASE #4 (OF 4) CVR B PEREZ
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Tyler Jenkins (CA) Laura Perez

As the supernatural murder box known as the “Fear Case” wrecks havoc on our heroes, agent Mitchum finally comes into possession of this secret weapon and must face the temptation to open it and fall into oblivion.

In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $3.99
A: MAR210277 | B: MAR210278

GOD OF WAR FALLEN GOD #3 (OF 4)

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Tony Parker (CA) Dave Rapoza

A monstrous Chaos Beast threatens fearful desert villagers and engages Kratos, forcing him back into battle! But despite his desire to escape his violent past, Kratos is thrust back into a familiar state of rage and fury, setting off a chain reaction of unending anger for the Ghost of Sparta. As he plunges the Blades of Chaos into the wicked beast, Kratos wonders if he is the true monster of the battle . . .

In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210298

GRENDEL DEVILS ODYSSEY #6 (OF 8) CVR A WAGNER (RES) (MR)

(W) Matt Wagner (A/CA) Matt Wagner

GRENDEL DEVILS ODYSSEY #6 (OF 8) CVR B TROYA (RES) (MR)
(W) Matt Wagner (A) Matt Wagner (CA) Lucas Troya

Decades of searching have finally led Grendel Prime and Sigma-Seven to the planet Bojan Feq, which has an environment similar to Earth’s and where civilization exists at medieval-level technology and is shared between three different intelligent species. But the entire culture operates under a feudal system and centers around a ritualistic form of combat known as “the Ordeal,” which Grendel Prime must navigate through.

In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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JENNY ZERO #2 (OF 4)

(W) Dave Dwonch, Brockton McKinney (A/CA) Magenta King

Jenny’s BIG secret revealed . . . and no one is more shocked than HER! With the discovery that she’s more like her father, Mega Commander Zero, than she thought, Jenny must now fight off a legion of monsters, save a city from destruction-and find enough alcohol to forget the entire ordeal!

In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210297

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #3 (OF 5)

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A) Bridgit Connell (CA) Abigail Larson

Firelight witches attack Sofia’s plane and cause a devastating crash. Now Sofia and Imogen must race to meet up with the rest of the survivors before the Hexenkorps witches kill any survivors that may remain.

Join the original Baltimore writing team of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden as they continue the horror legacy alongside the stunning art of Bridgit Connell!

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210266

ORPHAN & FIVE BEASTS #3 (OF 4)

(W) James Stokoe (A/CA) James Stokoe

After an insane battle with the first of the Beasts known as Thunderthighs, a brave warrior named Orphan Mo and her newfound mountain bandits move forward in their journey to take down the next boss.

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

ORVILLE DIGRESSIONS #1 (OF 2)

(W) David Goodman (A/CA) David Cabeza

Travel “The Road Not Taken” in this prequel to the season two finale written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman! Follow Ed, Kelly, and the would-have-been crew of the Orville, as they navigate separate lives in an alternate timeline that’s on a collision course with the galaxy-ending Kaylon!

In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210253

RANGERS OF THE DIVIDE #1 (OF 4)

(W) Megan Huang (A/CA) Megan Huang

Following the disappearance of the nations’ peace keepers, an elite Commander stumbles upon a team of bright-eyed cadets in need of leadership. The group prepares to venture out on their first mission into uncharted territories. Are they ready to face what awaits them . . . or will danger find them first?

o Debut comic series written and illustrated by comic artist Megan Huang.
o Dragons, mythical beasts, and sci-fi technology!

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MAR210251

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND #4 (OF 4) CVR A SMITH

(W) Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski (A) Craig Rousseau (CA) Matt Smith

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND #4 (OF 4) CVR B CARPENTER
(W) Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski (A) Craig Rousseau (CA) Anthony Carpenter

The vampire queen Vesperra has awakened! The ancient ape-god of the island has emerged from his avatar to fight her, but it may not be enough. Can Hellboy, Professor Bruttenholm, and their hosts survive long enough for the two adventurers to escape from the mysterious island they crashed on?

Young Hellboy, from Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, and colorist Dave Stewart comes to its exciting conclusion!

In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99
A: MAR210267 | B: MAR210268

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