Dark Horse Comics has announced that Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is teaming with artist Zach Howard, colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Clem Robbins for Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb, a sequel to the iconic Hellboy story The Crooked Man.
“Sometimes you create a character, they perform their function, and that’s it,” said series writer Mike Mignola. “Other times you finish with them and they just refuse to get back in their box. Tom Ferrell is one of those characters. Even as I was writing The Crooked Man I knew there was a whole lot more to that guy. And Effie Kolb… It turns out there are worse things you can do to a character than turn them into a horse.”
In Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb, years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.
The first issue of the two-part Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb is set to go on sale on February 19th 2020.