BOOM! Studios has published Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Volume 1. Written by Clive Barker with Christopher Monfette, art by Leonardo Manco, colors by Juan Manuel Tumbrú, lettering by Johnny Lowe, cover by Tim Bradstreet, and edited by Ian Brill.
One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator. Clive Barker has touched Hellraiser only twice: once to write The Hellbound Heart, and once more to write and direct the original Hellraiser film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity — a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites… and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of Hellraiser.
In and interviw by Phil and Sarah Stokes, writer Chris Monfette says, “Each issue of Hellraiser will open with a quote about the nature of Hell because, as (C.S.) Lewis says, we so often come to it unknowingly, unprepared. How often do we look up only to realize that we’ve stumbled into a bad situation, a terrible time in our lives, without the realization of how we came to be there? Because the steps are small. The path narrows. And while that’s certainly true for Pinhead, I wanted to show readers how that has – and will – become true of Kirsty, as well.”
You can download the free prelude comic, At the Tolling of a Bell, as a pdf here: Prelude
And you can pre-order from Bad Moon Books here: Hellraiser Volume 1