Baltimore is back today with a second omnibus. The Dark Horse series, from writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, artists Ben Stenbeck and Peter Bergting, letterer Clem Robins and colorists Dave Stewart and Michelle Madsen follows the titular hunter across several vignettes in his search for the vampire Haigus.

The second Baltimore Omnibus has a surprise for fans, too. It features a never before seen story and The Beat has four preview pages, along with a look behind the scenes.

According to Dark Horse PR, this eight-page adventure almost never was.

“Mike Mignola posted his Baltimore vs. Giant Ape ‘Year of Monsters’ cover on Facebook one day,” said co-writer Christopher Golden. “I think it was Ben Stenbeck who replied with ‘I wish we’d done that story,’ and I immediately said, ‘it’s not too late.’ Mike was totally up for it, of course. The original 1933 ‘King Kong’ is one of my favorite films of all time, so this was simultaneously our love letter to that movie and a chance to do something incredibly fun with Baltimore. It was a treat to get to work with Ben again, particularly on something that is like a little gift to Baltimore fans—and to ourselves.”

In addition to the new story, the second Baltimore Omnibus collects Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1-#3, Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1-#2, Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1-#5, Baltimore: Empty Graves #1-#5, and Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1-#5.

The second Baltimore Omnibus hits shelves on April 7, 2020. Check out the synopsis below, along with a first look at the new story.

Finally armed with the identity of the being responsible for the vampire plague, Baltimore and his band of allies take on the evil around them with a new fervor. Enemies old and new, desperate battles, and strange horror await the reader as they follow Baltimore toward his ultimate destiny.

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