Hellboy: Makoma; or, A Tale Told by a Mummy in the New York City Explorers' Club on August 16, 1993 #1 Award-winning Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams with comics legend Richard Corben. Corben has been creating bizarre and beautiful comics since the 1970s, working on the most notable horror and sci-fi titles of the original small-press boom. His work was brought to the big screen in the film Heavy Metal, and he achieved mainstream stardom after collaborations with Brian Azzarello and Garth Ennis, bringing a fresh perspective to such characters as the Hulk and the Punisher, among others. Set long before the life-changing events of The Island, the two-part Makoma reveals Hellboy's earlier encounter with the powerful mythology of Africa. Mignola writes and provides the cover, as well as drawing part of the story, with the lion's share drawn by Corben, in a collaboration that proves to be a horror-comics event that must be seen.