Today sees the release of Hellraiser: Bestiary #2, which features two short stories set in the Hellraiser universe, and the continuation of one of the stories from last month's issue. You'll have to pick up the full issue to find out how stealing Pinhead's pins worked out, but we have preview pages from the first story, where we meet a musician that's trying to conjure the devil.
"Over the past three years, Clive Barker has re-imagined the HELLRAISER mythos as only he could, building a long-form narrative that became one of the best-received horror comics in recent memory. Now, the Master of Horror takes us into his Bestiary for an anthology series—free of continuity, but full of shocking consequences. This series will feature comics’ rising stars like Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Michael Moreci (CURSE), and the first issue will feature the comics debut of award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver, Big Machine).
Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by Carlos Magno (DEATHMATCH), where a team of mercenaries are hired to steal Pinhead’s pins. Also, superstar author Victor LaValle teams with artist Colin Lorimer (CURSE) to tell a story set on the outskirts of New York City, as a close-knit community is torn apart by the presence of the puzzle box."
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #2 (of 6)
Writers: Christopher Taylor, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Jason Shawn Alexander, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Carlos Magno
"The journey into the Bestiary continues! In this issue, Christopher Taylor and Jason Shawn Alexander tell a tale of a blues singer who possesses a very unique guitar, while in the second part of “The Hunted,” we learn just who hired the mercenaries tasked with stealing Pinhead’s pins."