Exclusive Preview | ‘The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed’ # 5

The Visitor's story heads towards its conclusion as Michael encounters some of Hellboy's enemies during the events of 'Conqueror Worm.'

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Decades ago, a Visitor came to Earth with one mission: to kill Hellboy before he could destroy the universe. And yet this extraterrestrial assassin found it within himself to spare the life of the demon child. This is the story about how and why the Visitor stayed on Earth, and his story is almost over.

Through the first four issues, we’ve witnessed the Visitor take on the human identity, Michael Mathers, as he observed Hellboy’s life and offered occasional assistance and even guidance. Michael even found companionship with a woman named Ruby, but he seemingly lost the chance to rejoin his people in the stars. Now, an opportunity to return to his home has presented itself as events are catching up to the Conqueror Worm storyline, and Michael has come to Austria to share one final message with Hellboy. But it may cost Michael everything that he’s gained.

In CraveOnline’s exclusive preview from The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed # 5, Michael encounters some of Hellboy’s foes as he wanders through Haunte Castle, and they won’t like what he has to say.

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This issue was written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, with art and cover by Paul Grist, as well as colors by Bill Crabtree. Tim Sale and Chris Burnham drew the open order variant covers for this issue. Here’s the official description from Dark Horse Comics:

“After decades of living as a man the Visitor has a chance to return to his people in space, but must deliver a message to Hellboy first.”

The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed # 5 will be released this Wednesday, July 5, in comic stores everywhere.

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Photo Credits: All images provided by Dark Horse Comics