Dark Horse Comics has announced that it is set to delve into the secret histories of the Hellboy universe with the aptly titled hardcover collection Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories, which packs together 420 pages of stories along with an all-new cover from legendary Hellboy creator Mike Minola and colorist Dave Stewart.
Fans of the Hellboy universe know that Rasputin is the man responsible for bringing Hellboy to Earth, but when did the mad monk find his calling to bring about Ragna Rok? Following his iconic appearance in Hellboy: The Conqueror Worm, how did the mysterious Visitor stay hidden on Earth for so long? Where did the legendary Sledgehammer armor really come from? HELLBOY UNIVERSE: THE SECRET HISTORIES collects in hardcover for the first time three acclaimed stories that shed new light on the hidden corners of the Hellboy universe: Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, Sledgehammer 44, and The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.
“We have so many corners of this world that are unexplored in Hellboy’s main story,” states Hellboy editor Katii O’Brien. “In these volumes, we pull at some of those threads. These aren’t just origin stories meant to explain a mystery or fill in a hole, these are rich stories on their own that show how varied and colorful this world is.”
Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories will go on sale in comic book shops on June 2nd 2021 and in bookstores on June 15th 2021, priced $39.99.