BOOM! Studios is releasing the first issue of their Hellraiser comic book series today and to help introduce fans to the series, they have given us an 8-page prelude comic, which you can download below:

"HELLRAISER PRELUDE TO THE FIRST ISSUE PDF - 'At the Tolling of a Bell'

Written by Clive Barker with Christopher Monfette, Art by Leonardo Manco, Colors by Juan Manuel Tumbrú, Lettering by Johnny Lowe, Cover by Tim Bradstreet, Edited by Ian Brill

WELCOME TO THE HELLRAISER COMIC SERIES! Not a preview. Not an excerpt. What you are reading is an all new, all original eight-page prelude to Clive Barker’s new ongoing HELLRAISER series. Only a taste of things to come! March 23rd sees the debut first issue of the monthly ongoing HELLRAISER comic series, written by master of horror Clive Barker! Haven’t been a regular comics reader for a while? New to the world of comics? Not a problem. BOOM! Studios makes it easy for you to get on board with this series and follow Clive Barker’s evolution of Pinhead with this self-contained prelude story that you can download, read, and share! Then make sure you get the first issue at your local comic shop!"

To view in your browser or PDF reader, simply click on the cover image below. Windows users can also right click and select "save link/target as" to download the comic to your desktop.