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Hellboy in Hell returns today, read the entire first issue right here

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The eponymous hero of the Hellboy mythos has been around for more than 20 years now, and for most of that time fans have been aware of the fact that even though he may be good at heart... he's still destined to kick off the apocalypse.

The events of recent story arcs in the world of the Mignola-verse (so named for Mike Mignola, the writer, artist and creator of the character) have started to deliver on that long-held promise, what with dragons and England disappearing and other general harbingers of doom. Things haven't been great for our hero either, as Hellboy in Hell is a story about exactly what it sounds like. Hellboy finally winds up in hell, not in a vision, a portal or a brief trip ... but because he died. And he went to hell.

Written and drawn by Mignola and colored by Dave Stewart, the first collection of Hellboy in Hell: The Descent is already out digitally and in trade paperback, and the newest installment, Hellboy in Hell #7, is out today. If you're not sure if you're ready to hop on board, Dark Horse has offered the entire first issue of The Descent for your reading pleasure below.