Sink Your Teeth Into Mike Mignola’s Baltimore Omnibus Vol. 1 Cover

Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck & Dave Stewart’s Vampire Saga Gets the Deluxe Collection Treatment This October

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Sink Your Teeth Into Mike Mignola&#8217;s <i>Baltimore</i> Omnibus Vol. 1 Cover

Mike Mignola’s devilish signature creation lit up shelves 25 years ago with the launch of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, and publisher Dark Horse Comics has no intentions of letting that anniversary go uncelebrated. As part of their “#Hellboy25” week, Paste is thrilled to reveal the upcoming omnibus collection of one of Mignola’s non-Hellboy projects: Baltimore, co-written with novelist Christopher Golden, and illustrated in the first half by Ben Stenbeck and colorist Dave Stewart.

Beginning life as the illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, the Baltimore comic series follows the titular Lord Henry Baltimore as he tirelessly pursues the vampire scourge that has ravaged Europe in the early 1900s. Don’t accept our summary, though—co-creator Golden puts it much more succinctly:

“Baltimore is the story of Lord Henry Baltimore, whose encounter with an ancient vampire on a bloody WW1 battlefield triggers a hideous plague, a lifelong vendetta, the rise of darkness and evil and the return to power of the Father of All Monsters, a being called The Red King. The seeds of a larger universe Mike Mignola and I have been creating are sown in these pages, and I’m really excited that people will be able to get the story of Lord Baltimore in these two omnibuses. Hellboy fans can find a whole new side of Mignola, and a whole new hero, in Baltimore.”

While Baltimore features the depth of folklore, horror and ink-drenched artwork fans have come to expect from Mignola-related projects, the series is its own self-contained universe, progressing in a more linear fashion than Hellboy’s sprawling epic—and leaning away from the humor that often accompanies Big Red’s adventures. Mignola fans who’ve missed out on the Baltimore experience can correct that omission this October, when the first of two omnibus collections hits shelves. Encompassing the first half of the series, Baltimore Omnibus Vol. 1 also sports a brand-new cover from Mignola, which Paste readers can find below, along with a list of events taking place Saturday, March 23, 2019, for Hellboy Day.

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Baltimore Omnibus Vol. 1 Cover Art by Mike Mignola & Dave Stewart

Event Title: Meet Creator Mike Mignola on Hellboy Day
Guest: Mike Mignola 
Store: Earth 2 Comics
Address: 15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/538816863304002/

Event Title:   Hellboy  Day Signing, Beer, and Cake!
Guests: Chris Roberson, Tyler Crook, Michael Avon Oeming
Store: Things From Another World (Portland)
Address: 2916 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97232
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2254136454800503/

Event Title:   Hellboy  Day 2019
Guest: Chris Golden, Tom Sniegoski
Store: Jetpack Comics (Rochester, NH)
Address: 37 North Main St., Rochester, NH 03867
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/740927176268767/

Event Title:   Hellboy  Day 2019 Signing
Guests: Duncan Fegredo, Laurence Campbell
Store: Forbidden Planet London Megastore
Address: 179 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8JR, UK
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. UTC
Event Link: https://forbiddenplanet.com/events/2019/03/23/join-our-hellboy-day-signing/

Event Title:   Hellboy  Day 2019
Guest: Patric Reynolds
Store: Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles
Address: 10136 Parkglenn Way Unit #115, Parker, Colorado 80134
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. MDT
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/798830010471909/

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