Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart return to Hell to share another tale of Koshchei the Deathless in November’s Koshchei in Hell.
The four-issue Dark Horse Comics mini-series features the long-time Hellboy villain, still consigned to Hell and whittling away eternity on wine and books, until he is once again called into service by an old compatriot to defend his new residence from a demonic threat.
Mignola says that “It’s always a pleasure working with Ben, as he can really do everything. And there’s just something about how he does things—something very natural and almost quiet—subtle—til it’s time to NOT be subtle. It just really works with the kind of stories I’m trying to tell. And Koshchei—I just love this guy. I’ve really put him through the wringer, but he keeps on going. And Hell—well, is it odd to say I love that place?”
Stenbeck knows that “Koshchei would love to just sit back and read books and drink wine in his socks,. That’s the series Koshchei wants this to be. But that’s not what he’s getting. He has to leave the house. Then he’s going to run into a lot of familiar faces and meet some new ones, and they are pretty much all asking for a fight. Poor old Koshchei, it’s never easy.”
Check out Stenbeck’s cover to issue #1 below and look for the first issue in stores on November 30, 2022.