The Hellboy: Bones of Giants creative team of Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Matt Smith return with Hellboy in Love, a five-issue limited series starting October 12, 2022. Joining the team will be Chris O’Halloran on colors, and Clem Robins on letters.
The series will shine a spotlight on the mentioned romance between Hellboy and Dr. Anastasia Bransfield who was introduced as Big Red’s ex-girlfriend in Golden’s 1997 novel Hellboy: The Lost Army.
According to Golden,
“It’s been twenty-five years since Dr. Anastasia Bransfield first appeared as Hellboy’s ex-girlfriend in my novel Hellboy: The Lost Army. I’ve always thought one of the reasons Mike considered my three Hellboy novels as canon is because of that relationship.”
“Over the years we talked many times about telling the stories of their adventures together, and the day has finally come. It’s Romancing the Stone-style action, occult weirdness, and first love, with gorgeous Matt Smith art! We’re having so much fun!”
Dark Horse gives us a tease of some of the plot:
“In the series’ opening tale, the two-part Goblin Night, Hellboy has been assigned to protect a shipment of occult artifacts from a gang of thieving goblins. The artifacts are being transported by train to the British Museum by archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, and she’s not going to let them go without a fight! Rather than stay behind, she teams up with Hellboy to chase the light-fingered fey through the British countryside and into . . . a local punk show?”
Matt Smith, who had worked on last year’s Hellboy: The Bones of Giants miniseries:
‘‘It starts with a goblin train robbery in the English countryside. There’s also a punk show. These were the first words Christopher Golden told me about the story he and Mike put together, and that’s really all I needed to hear. How could I not be stoked to draw this thing? I’m very grateful to be back with the same creative team as Hellboy: The Bones of Giants.”