This evening at the Retailer Summit in Baltimore, Dark Horse Comics made the announcement that they'll be running a variant cover program in 2016 to celebrate the publisher's 30th Anniversary.
Kicking off the program in January will be a special Dark Horse 30th Anniversary variant for the Hellboy Winter Special drawn by Mike Mignola.
Here is that cover:
The last time we spoke with Mike Mignola in an interview, he spoke about the upcoming Winter Special, saying:
…it came about because we had an artist who was interested in drawing Hellboy, and since he'd never drawn Hellboy before, we thought, 'Well, maybe we'll give him a longer arc, but let's give him a short story. Do we have a place to do a short story? We don't? Then let's create this Winter Special and that way we can do this. And actually there's another story, and another still, that other people want to do. Now we have three stories that all involve winter. Let's put them all in one book'.
And ever since, we've been looking forward to the Winter Special! Now we have even more reason to, and I have to say, I can't wait to see the rest of these 30th Anniversary variants.