Dark Horse and Universal pictures are combining their forces to release a prequel comic for the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The Hellboy: The Golden Army comic will make appearances at major conventions throughout 2008, beginning with February's WonderCon, but you can get a look at the first five pages of the comic now if you CLICK HERE

The 16-page comic will tell the story of the Golden Army, the central threat faced by Hellboy and the BPRD in the film. The comic was written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, based on the screenplay created by Mignola and Hellboy II: The Golden Army director, Guillermo del Toro.

Each convention's version of the comic will feature a different cover, with the Liz Sherman cover available at WonderCon.

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From the mind of director Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy II: The Golden Army stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz Sherman), and Doug Jones (Abe Sapien). The sequel film starring everyone's favorite superhero from the netherworld comes to theatres July 11, 2008.