While monthly comics from the US serial comics publishers are currently on hold a number of trades and collected editions are still on the publishing schedule. This week sees the second Baltimore Omnibus from Dark Horse Comics. We have a preview of an all-new short story therein by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins. The press release and story pages run below.
One Giant Ape! One Epic Eight-Page Adventure!
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 7, 2020)—The second BALTIMORE OMNIBUS from Dark Horse Comics features an all-new eight-page story by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, featuring art by Ben Stenbeck, colors by Dave Stewart, and lettering by Clem Robins. The never-before-published story features the adventures of a giant ape.
“Mike Mignola posted his Baltimore vs. Giant Ape ‘Year of Monsters’ cover on Facebook one day,” said co-writer Christopher Golden. “I think it was Ben Stenbeck who replied with ‘I wish we’d done that story,’ and I immediately said, ‘it’s not too late.’ Mike was totally up for it, of course. The original 1933 ‘King Kong’ is one of my favorite films of all time, so this was simultaneously our love letter to that movie and a chance to do something incredibly fun with Baltimore. It was a treat to get to work with Ben again, particularly on something that is like a little gift to Baltimore fans—and to ourselves.”
“I always wanted to come back to Baltimore in some way, especially on a story as fun and action-packed as this, based on Mike’s brilliant ‘Year of Monsters’ Baltimore cover,” said Ben Stenbeck. “It’s not King Kong, just a giant ape. I’m really glad I’ve had this chance to revisit the world of Baltimore.”
In addition to the new story, the second BALTIMORE OMNIBUS collects Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1-#3, Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1-#2, Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1-#5, Baltimore: Empty Graves #1-#5, and Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1-#5.
Finally armed with the identity of the being responsible for the vampire plague, Baltimore and his band of allies take on the evil around them with a new fervor. Enemies old and new, desperate battles, and strange horror await the reader as they follow Baltimore toward his ultimate destiny.
From writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, with art by Ben Stenbeck (Hellboy, Koshchei the Deathless) and Peter Bergting (Joe Golem: Occult Detective, The Untamed) comes the culmination of the Baltimore series, published for the first time in an omnibus format. BALTIMORE OMNIBUS 2 is available in bookstores as of April 7, 2020.