Dark Horse has announced a sequel to the wildly popular 2008 mini-series Hellboy: The Crooked Man and it will arrive February 19, 2020 in the form of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb.
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The two-part miniseries will consist of an all-star creative team, Hellboy creator Mike MIgnola, artist Zach Howard, Eisner award winning colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robbins.
Dark Horse synopsis:
In HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D.: THE RETURN OF EFFIE KOLB, years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.
“Sometimes you create a character, they perform their function, and that’s it,” said Mike Mignola in a statement. “Other times you finish with them and they just refuse to get back in their box. Tom Ferrell is one of those characters. Even as I was writing The Crooked Man I knew there was a whole lot more to that guy. And Effie Kolb… It turns out there are worse things you can do to a character than turn them into a horse.”
“Getting to stand in the shadows of the two legends that made The Crooked Man is an honor,” added Zach Howard. “Mignola asking me to draw the sequel is an opportunity I have not taken likely, and I’ve given my absolute best to live up to his wonderful creation. This will be my final sequential art as a freelance comic book artist, and I couldn’t ask for a better end to this chapter of my career.”
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