Dark Horse Books announced Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories HC for Summer 2021. Collecting Hellboy Universe: Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, Sledgehammer 44, and The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed, and featuring stories by John Arcudi, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell, Christopher Mitten, Dave Stewart, and others, the new hardcover collection will sport an all-new cover by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola with color by 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?’
“We have so many corners of this world that are unexplored in Hellboy’s main story,” said 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.”