‘Hellboy Winter Special’ Returns with the Tale of ‘The Yule Cat’

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without another Hellboy Winter Special, this time featuring The Yule Cat.

The international, holiday-themed one-shot by Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, Chris O’Halloran, and Clem Robins introduces Hellboy to the Jólakötturinn, the ferocious Yule Cat of Icelandic folklore, who preys on those who don’t have any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve (maybe getting clothes as a gift in Iceland isn’t such a bad thing).

Smith said “The land of fire and ice, trolls and necropants, Iceland is as natural a setting for a Hellboy story as any I could think of. Set in 1990 and coming close to the events of the Hellboy: Bones of Giants, Hellboy likely hasn’t forgotten about the wrath of old Norse giants. But a giant, child-eating cat—that would be something new.”

Hellboy creator Mignola said “Matt Smith’s great. I have been very fortunate to have him working on Hellboy and thrilled that he came up with a story of his own, especially a holiday story about a monster cat!”

Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat will be available at your favorite comic shop on December 6 with two covers to choose from.

Check out both covers below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your Hellboy news and reviews (like this one about the Hellboy Winter Special from 2018).

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