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New ‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier’ one-shot coming in June

Gabriel Hernández Walta’s first ever Hellboy story comes out June 22nd.

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new Hellboy one-shot drawn by Gabriel Hernández Walta with a story by Mike Mignola. Titled Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier, the one-shot promises to be terrifying which should inject a few frights into readers summer.

“Drawing this Hellboy one-shot has been a dream come true,” said Walta. “I’ve been a fan of Mike’s work for more than thirty years, and having the chance to work with him and the Hellboy team was simply awesome. I also had the chance to draw an old house with cobwebs, ghosts, snakes, and a charismatic red demon wearing a trench coat…what more could I ask for?”

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So what’s Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier about?

In Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier, trouble runs in the family. When Catherine Whittier learns she’s inherited the house she grew up in, she knows better than to return home alone. And who better to escort her than Hellboy? After all, with a house with a history like this, “plot” can mean more than just a family graveyard.

“Sometimes my brain won’t let a story die,” said Mignola. “I first introduced the Whittier family back in 2010, but their story wasn’t over, especially when there was a chance to collaborate with the amazing artist Gabriel Hernández Walta.”

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New 'Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier' one-shot coming in June New 'Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier' one-shot coming in June

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 15, 2022)—This summer, acclaimed artist Gabriel Hernández Walta (The Vision) is illustrating Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier, an all-new terrifying one-shot written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. This one-shot marks the very first Hellboy story to be illustrated by Walta, and continues a story that originally began in Mignola’s classic short story Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy.

In Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittiertrouble runs in the family. When Catherine Whittier learns she’s inherited the house she grew up in, she knows better than to return home alone. And who better to escort her than Hellboy? After all, with a house with a history like this, “plot” can mean more than just a family graveyard.

“Drawing this Hellboy one-shot has been a dream come true,” said Walta. “I’ve been a fan of Mike’s work for more than thirty years, and having the chance to work with him and the Hellboy team was simply awesome. I also had the chance to draw an old house with cobwebs, ghosts, snakes, and a charismatic red demon wearing a trench coat…what more could I ask for?”

“Sometimes my brain won’t let a story die,” said Mignola. “I first introduced the Whittier family back in 2010, but their story wasn’t over, especially when there was a chance to collaborate with the amazing artist Gabriel Hernández Walta.”

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier is written by Mignola, illustrated by Walta, and lettered by Clem Robins, with a main cover by Walta and a variant cover by Mignola and the award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The one-shot will be published by Dark Horse Comics on June 22, 2022. The original story Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy is currently in print in Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 2. The story is also collected in Hellboy Library Edition Volume 6 and Hellboy Volume 11: The Bride of Hell and Others.

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