Dead Things Rot
Words and pictures by: Mike Mignola
Published in: Hellraiser #13 (1991)
Mike Mignola had been working in comics for ten years by the time this typically Faustian Hellraiser story came along, but he was still three years away from the creation that would make his name: the similarly demonic but not quite so twisted Hellboy. Dead Things Rot is another piece that adds a dash of humour to the horror, and features a lordly cenobite that may or may not be Pinhead (this one's actually referred to both as Clown and Winky Dink!). Like much in Hellraiser, its clear moral is that you shouldn't trust a demon with a deal.