The Eisner-winning team of Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes, who previously collaborated on the award-winning one-shot Hellboy: Krampusnacht, are reuniting for another holiday-themed one-shot this December.
The one-shot “features Hellboy coming to the aid of a young girl whose ghost hunt in Savannah, GA goes terribly wrong. Things go from bad to worse, as they often do, when a visit to an abandoned medical school reveals sinister layers to a grisly long-ago murder.”
“The Victorians used to read and tell ghost stories during the Christmas season,” Mignola said in a statement. “We might not be reading by candlelight these days, but I do like a good ghost story during the holiday season, especially when there are stolen cadavers, vengeful spirits, and art by Adam Hughes.”
“I’m dead thrilled to be collaborating with Mike again and flabbergasted as always that anyone wants to work with me twice,” said Hughes.
He continued, “This one’s so spooky, I’m only drawing it during the daytime.”
Mignola spoke to The Beat recently about the future of the series and the character, and the announcement of this one-shot falls in line with what he has previously said. This is another story set in Hellboy’s past, so don’t expect any answers about what happened after the ending of The Devil You Know.
Hellboy & the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club will hit stores and digital platforms on December 11, 2019. Check out the main and variant cover by Hughes and another variant by Mignola below.