Dark Horse Comics has big plans to celebrate iconic antihero Hellboy’s birthday.

It sure is a big year for Hellboy fans. The two previous film adaptations directed by Guillermo del Toro almost feel like a different memory now that we are fully aware a third will never arrive. Fortunately, a new adaptation is on the way courtesy of filmmaker Neil Marshall, who has helmed such works as The Descent, Dog Soldiers, and has even directed episodes of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones

The divisive trailer caused quite the discussion online; some praised it, some downright condemned it on entry. Despite conflicting opinions, you’d better believe both parties’ intrigue will draw them into theatres when Hellboy releases April 12, 2019. For those who feel disappointed, not to worry – Dark Horse Comics has a surprise for you. 

It’s Hellboy’s twenty-fifth birthday! That’s right, Big Red has had readers transfixed in print for all that time. Such a monumental occasion calls for something special, and that is Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be a deluxe hardback edition containing artwork from Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, Richard Corben and more. It will feature over 150 covers, chronicling the mythical character from the first issue – 1994’s Seed of Destruction – through to the present. There will also be lots of other surprises within the collection, so you won’t want to miss out on this treasure trove of Hellboy merchandise when it reaches the world July 3, 2019. 

In other news, be sure to catch the trailer for the What We Do in the Shadows TV series trailer.