On sale this week from Dark Horse is Hellboy: Being Human, a new one-shot comic book by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben. Another in a prestigious line of Hellboy short stories (like last month's "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish"), Being Human depicts a tale of times past, when Hellboy teamed with Roger for one of the homunculus' earliest missions with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. And because it's a Mignola story, you can bet there are plenty of supernatural jerks for Hellboy to punch with his red right hand.One of comics' most beloved fantasy and horror illustrators, Richard Corben has drawn a number of Hellboy stories for creator Mike Mignola, including The Bride of Hell, Hellboy in Mexico and Hellboy: The Crooked Man, the latter being a miniseries that has since been collected in trade paperback and a forthcoming Hellboy Library Edition (a series of deluxe reprints whose quality and prestige is rivaled only by Vertigo's Absolute Sandman presentations).

In Hellboy: Being Human, Roger is feeling rather badly about his rotten predicament in life. Specifically, that he was never actually born, accidentally killed fellow B.P.R.D. agent Liz Sherman (she got better), and was abandoned by his creator is making Roger feel pretty lousy. Hellboy's a solid bro and tries to cheer him up, but their conversation is interrupted by corpses, zombies and all the sorts of things Hellboy likes to hit.

Hellboy: Being Human is on sale now in finer comics shops and can be purchased online from Things From Another World.


Writer: Mike Mignola

Artist: Richard Corben

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure

A horrible witch and her zombie servant host a dinner party for a family of corpses, and Hellboy and Roger turn up to blast them all back to hell in this team-up story from Roger's early days at the B.P.R.D.

* Art by Richard Corben (Hellboy: The Bride of Hell, Hellboy in Mexico, Hellboy: The Crooked Man).

* Features an early team-up with fan-favorite Roger!

* Twenty-eight story pages of blood-curdling horror!

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