PORTLAND, Ore. 07/15/2021 — Beloved ’90s classic Hellcop by Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke will return to shelves—alongside a 3D special edition with 3D glasses included—this October from Image Comics.
“If you look through my dozens and dozens of sketchbooks over the years you’ll see one of my characters continually pop up more than all of the others…Virgil Hilts: Hellcop. This is a story and character itch I’ve desperately needed to scratch for…well decades,” said Haberlin. “Think of the story as a modern-day Bladerunner meets the conspiracy of China Town. Virgil stumbles upon a shadowy cabal/vast cover-up that he must expose in order to survive. We’re having a lot of fun building the world of Hell, which isn’t so different from our own. So keep an eye out for some old-style comic ads in the books with a straight out of Hell flavor. We even have one of my favorite Hellions, Spawn, as an incentive cover of issue 1. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.”
When mankind first broke through the walls between dimensions, nothing could have prepared them for what they would find in Known Reality Plane 1301-A: it was Hell. Literally. A covert security force was quickly assembled to patrol the Hellplane and ensure that none of the nastier denizens made their way Earthside. They were dubbed the Pan-Dimensional Security Corps. The Hellcops.
Van Dyke added: “Brian’s designs for this are crazy fun, crazy creatures, monobikes, a lot of steampunk stuff. It’s really interesting to think of Hell as just another world, with doctors, lawyers, etc., that sometimes its natives would crossover to our world through “soft spots” and that’s why the things from this world fit our legends of Hell, because that is where we got the idea from in the first place. It’s the ultimate to get to reinterpret and modernize myths.”
Readers can celebrate the Halloween holiday with a 3D version of Hellcop #1 available too that will include an exclusive Halloween-themed cover and a lovingly rendered full-color 3D interior. The 3D version of the comic will be bagged with 3D glasses.
Hellcop #1 will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 20:
- Cover A Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210016
- Cover B Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210017
- Cover C Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210018
- Cover D blank cover – Diamond Code AUG210019
- Cover E 1:10 copy incentive Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210020
- Cover F 1:50 copy incentive Haberlin Raw – Diamond Code AUG210021
- Halloween 3D Special – Diamond Code AUG210022
Hellcop #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.