Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes took home the Best Single Issue/One-Shot Award for their Hellboy: Krampusnacht comic book from Dark Horse Comics at the 2018 Eisner Awards.
This is Mignola’s 13th Eisner Award (which started way back in 1995 with his first Hellboy series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Hughes’ second award (Hughes won Best Cover Artist in 2003).
HNN’s Christine Caprilozzi reviewed Krampusnacht when it was released this past December and said that “Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan” and “If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly.”
In an interview Horror News Network conducted with Hughes, he summed up the appeal of the character by saying that “The aspect of Hellboy that stood out for me, is his Regular Joe-ness. Hellboy is just the Orkin Man who happens to be from Hell. If you’ve got a lich king in your crawl space, Hellboy shows up and goes “Welp, THERE’S your problem.” It is, to me, the enduring conceit of the concept.”
Congratulations to both Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes on this well-deserved honor and keep coming back to Horror News Network for the best horror comic coverage on the net.