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Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat: Hellboy Heads to Iceland for the First Time to Face the Yule Cat

Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat: Hellboy Heads to Iceland for the First Time to Face the Yule Cat

Dark Horse Comics is treating readers to another special holiday gift with the release of the annual Hellboy Winter Special. This year’s edition, titled Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat, is a one-shot written and illustrated by acclaimed cartoonist Matt Smith, with colors by Chris O’Halloran and lettering by Clem Robins. The special issue features a beautiful variant cover created by the legendary Hellboy creator himself, Mike Mignola.

Inspired by the Icelandic folklore surrounding Jólakötturinn, the fearsome Yule Cat, the one-shot is set in Iceland. It takes place in 1990, just before the events of Hellboy: Bones of Giants, where Hellboy, ever aware of the wrath of the ancient Norse giants, encounters a new and peculiar threat – a giant, child-eating cat.

For the first time in Hellboy’s 30+ year publication history, he embarks on a captivating adventure in Iceland. As children go missing and reports of a massive creature spread throughout Reykjavik, Hellboy sets out to investigate. Could it be that the notorious Yule Cat of Icelandic lore has made its presence known?

Matt Smith, the talented creator of Barbarian Lord, brings Iceland’s rich mythology to life in this holiday-themed story. Mignola himself enthusiastically praises Smith’s work, expressing his joy in having such a talented collaborator and the delight in seeing a holiday tale centered around a monstrous cat. It’s a wonderful treat for both Mignola and fans of this unique genre.

With its magical blend of Icelandic folklore, Hellboy‘s trademark supernatural elements, and the artistic prowess of Matt Smith, Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat promises to be a captivating addition to the Hellboy universe. Prepare to be enthralled by this new chapter in Hellboy‘s journey as he faces off against one of the most fearsome creatures Iceland has to offer.

Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat will arrive at your favorite local comic shop on December 6, 2023.

Jackie Daytona
Jackie Daytona

Jackie Daytona

A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.

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