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.

Hellboy in Love

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.”

He continues:

“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.”