This week, Dark Horse Comics opens 2018 by revealing all on one of the Hellboy universe’s most tortured souls in KOSHCHEI: The Deathless. A six-issue mini-series by Mike Mignola and artist Ben Stenbeck.
Stenbeck’s work in the series’ opening is nothing short of stellar. The artist isn’t unfamiliar to fans of the Mignolaverse but definitely steps up to another level with Koshchei: The Deathless. We got a few words with Ben about the process and what fans can expect to see in the rest of this mini-series.
STENBECK: That’s hard to answer, I don’t know how objective I am about my own work. With Baltimore I would let myself rely on photo reference a little more, but with this I try to avoid it completely. I’m a bit more interested in drawing as honestly as I can to see what I come up with, even if it’s wonky as hell. I think I’m getting better and I think I’m getting more confident. Maybe? I don’t know.
STENBECK: I’m always happy to read Hellboy stories wherever he is.
CB: I’m just going to put it out there. Mike Mignola/Ben Stenbeck/Dave Stewart Hellboy Reawakening #1. No rush but whenever Mike wants to get around to it, I’ve already titled it.
While we wait on a Hellboy back from the dead, there are tons of phenomenal comics still to come from the world of the crimsoned fist hero. Check out his encounter with KOSHCHEI in KOSHCHEI: The Deathless #1, on sale this week.
Koshchei the Deathless #1 (of 6)
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 03
FC, 32 pages