So, before Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. got involved, just whose responsibility was it to combat the forces of evil?
This valid and interesting question will be answered in this October’s Dark Horse Comics five-issue series Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club by legendary Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Christopher Mitten, Ben Stenbeck, and Michelle Madsen.
Each stand-alone issue of the series will focus on a different Victorian occult investigator, and as Roberson points out, “Over the years readers have gotten to know a few of the people who investigated the occult and supernatural long before Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., like the Witchfinder himself Sir Edward Grey and the globetrotting Sarah Jewell. But Sir Edward and Sarah were just two members of the Silver Lantern Club, a group of occult investigators who met regularly in a London tavern to swap stories over drinks. In Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm take a break from an ongoing investigation to meet up with the professor’s Uncle Simon at that same tavern, who was a member of the club himself, to hear stories of the glory days.”
The debut issue features Hellboy favorites Sir Edward Grey and Sarah Jewel as they battle atypical problems for them: technology.
Look for Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club at your local comic shop on October 27, 2021 and be sure to stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your Hellboy news, reviews, and interviews.