Brian Haberlin’s ‘Hellcop’ Returns From Image Comics This October

by Olly MacNamee

A ’90s comic book classic makes its return with Hellcop by Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke including a 3D special edition with 3D glasses too!

But why now, Brian?

If you look through my dozens and dozens of sketch books over the years you’ll see one of my characters continually pop up more than all of the others…Virgil Hilts: Hellcop. This is a story and character itch I’ve desperately needed to scratch for…well decades. Think of the story as a modern day Bladerunner meets the conspiracy of China Town. Virgil stumbles upon a shadowy cabal/vast cover up that he must expose in order to survive. We’re having a lot of fun building the world of Hell, which isn’t so different from our own. So keep an eye out for some old style comic ads in the books with a straight out of Hell flavor. We even have one of my favorite Hellions, Spawn, as an incentive cover of issue 1. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.”

We get a selection of variant covers to share with you, as well as a first look at the new book, out this Halloween season from Image Comics:

Van Dyke adds:

“Brian’s designs for this are crazy fun, crazy creatures, monobikes, a lot of steampunk stuff. It’s really interesting to think of Hell as just another world, with doctors, lawyers, etc., that sometimes its natives would crossover to our world through “soft spots” and that’s why the things from this world fit our legends of Hell, because that is where we got the idea from in the first place. It’s the ultimate to get to reinterpret and modernize myths.”

“When mankind first broke through the walls between dimensions, nothing could have prepared them for what they would find in Known Reality Plane 1301-A: it was Hell. Literally. A covert security force was quickly assembled to patrol the Hellplane and ensure that none of the nastier denizens made their way Earthside. They were dubbed the Pan-Dimensional Security Corps. The Hellcops.”

Look out for Hellcop #1 and the Hellcop #1 3D special edition – with an exclusive cover –  Wednesday 20th October 20th from Image Comics.

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