Hellboy comes to a new medium in July when RBmedia’s GraphicAudio releases the first of three original Hellboy Universe audiobooks written by frequent Hellboy collaborator Christopher Golden.
The first audio release, Hellboy: A Plague of Wasps on July 31, is a brand new story set in the established Hellboy Universe right after the events of the Hellboy in Love comic series and will include a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music.
Each audiobook will be accompanied by new cover artwork by Mike Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart.
Golden is excited for the new opportunity and said, “Having written Hellboy comics and novels and co-written the screenplay for the upcoming Hellboy: The Crooked Man film, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to experiment with original audiobooks. The audiobooks form a trilogy that picks up key story threads from the comics that Hellboy fans won’t want to miss, while providing an exciting jumping-on point for casual fans and introducing a brand new character who will eventually appear in the comics.”
Playing the role of Hellboy in the series, GraphicAudio’s Creative Director and voice talent, Scott McCormick said, “When I started working at GraphicAudio, I wanted us to get the rights to one property: Hellboy. Now, not only do I get to direct a Hellboy adventure, but I also get to direct three all-new, original stories. Bonus: I get to play Hellboy—and not just any Hellboy, but Hellboy in love. Dreams do come true.”
The Hellboy series will be available on platforms such as Audible, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, Storytel, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more.
No pricing information has been released as of yet for the audiobooks.
The official descriptions of the other two Hellboy audiobooks, as well as Mignola and Stewart’s artwork can be found below:
- Lobster Johnson: The Proteus Club. Set in 1933, reporter Cynthia Tynan finds herself drawn into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of several prominent New Yorkers and seeks the aid of Hellboy’s childhood hero the Lobster. They must confront German spies, religious lunatics, and monstrously transformed people who have been subjected to hideous experimentation. The Lobster Johnson audiobook will debut in October.
- Hellboy and the BPRD: The Goddess of Manhattan. Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien are drawn into a bizarre case linked both to Hellboy’s adventure with Anastasia in Brazil and to Lobster Johnson. Co-authored by Young Hellboy writer Thomas E. Sniegoski, the third audiobook in the series will be released in November.