Mike Mignola recently concluded his run on Hellboy over at Dark Horse earlier this year, leaving a bit of a hole in the supernatural horror comics continuum. However, if Max Millgate’s Jackboot & Ironheel is any indication, comic readers won’t have be devoid of new and innovative tales of the macabre to sink their teeth into. Mixing equal doses of war comics storytelling sensibilities and hold-your-breath pacing, Jackboot & Ironheel is one of the creepiest, most unnerving books you’ll lay eyes on this year. (That’s a hint, Mr. Millgate: At the conclusion of the Jackboot & Ironheel miniseries, here’s hoping you have more yarns in queue!)

In the meantime, take a gander at our exclusive preview of issue 2–out this Wednesday–that IDW was kind enough to share!

JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL #2 cover

Jackboot & Ironheel #2, with writing and art by Max Millgate, is on sale this Wednesday from IDW.

From the official issue description:

EDDIE NEALE is a P.O.W. Confined to a castle cell, escape seems impossible. However, under the very noses of his Nazi captors, Eddie and some new allies form a plan… Now all he has to do. To escape is… take a leap into the unknown!

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.