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B.P.R.D. Artist Laurence Campbell: The Horror News Network Interview

Mike Mignola’s series of comics set in the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. have been some of the best on the rack for years.  With an ever-growing cast of characters, creatures, and catastrophes, writers Mike Mignola and Scott Allie and artist Laurence Campbell are guaranteed to deliver thrills and chills on a monthly basis.

Horror News Network was able to interview artist Laurence Campbell about the current B.P.R.D.: Devil You Know series, his favorite characters, and what the future may hold for everyone’s favorite group of paranormal defenders. read more

Milla Jovovich Lands Role as Hellboy’s ‘Blood Queen’

According to Deadline, Milla Jovovich will appear as the title villain in Neil Marshall’s Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Jovovich is no stranger to horror (or action films for that matter), recently ending her popular Resident Evil series.

Jovovich will  join Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as Hellboy, and Ian McShane, who was just cast as “Big Red’s” mentor Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, in the upcoming film.

Andrew Cosby is also working on the latest draft of a script by Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Aron Coleite. read more

Karen Berger’s Dark Horse Imprint Announces First Series Including Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Hungry Ghosts’

As reported by Horror News Network in February, Karen Berger (of Vertigo fame) and Dark Horse Comics signed a deal for Berger to create her own imprint entitled Berger Books.  With the annual San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, the first series and collections have been announced including four new comics series (which will later be collected as graphic novels): Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, Incognegro: Renaissance by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece, Mata Hari by Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina, and The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja. Berger Books will also publish a tenth-anniversary edition of Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece (originally published by Vertigo in 2009) and The Originals: The Essential Edition (originally published by Vertigo in 2004) by Dave Gibbons. Hungry Ghosts will undoubtedly be of the greatest interest to horror fans and it comes from an unlikely source: world famous chef and traveller Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown, Kitchen Confidential) and co-writer Joel Rose (Get Jiro!; Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster).  According to the official press release, the series will “…tell haunting tales of terror, irritable spirits, and horribly strange beings in Hungry Ghosts, a four-issue anthology series including art by Vanesa Del Rey, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco.” The horror anthology was “Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or “100 Candles”, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokai, yorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food.” Traditionally, the term “hungry ghost” is associated with Buddhism and occurs when someone commits a moral crime or transgression and must wander the living world as an unhappy spirit, seeking redemption from ancestors and loved ones. Hungry Ghosts #1 goes on sale January 31, 2018.  Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about this title and others coming soon from Berger Books.

Three New Comics Explore Hellboy Villains this Winter

Fans of Mike Mignola and his expansive “Mignolaverse” have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months.

Not only will fans see the return of the B.P.R.D. in the new ongoing series B.P.R.D: Devil You Know (which will be released on July 26th), but Dark Horse Comics will also be publishing a two limited series and a one-shot that feature some of the most evil villains ever featured in the pages of Hellboy.

The titles include: Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon written by Mignola and Chris Roberson and illustrated by Christopher Mitten (a five issue series out on November 29th),  Koshchei the Deathless written by Mignola with art by Ben Stenbeck (running six issues with a release date of January 10th, 2018), and Hellboy: Krampusnacht by Mignola and the legendary Adam Hughes (a one-shot just in time for the holidays on December 20th).   read more

Dark Horse Comics to Release Chuck Palahniuk’s First Coloring Book Novella ‘Legacy’

Adult coloring books are more popular than ever (I’m not sure if they were ever popular before, but they are now).

Following this trend, with a notable twist, Dark Horse Comics announced today that they will be releasing Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s first coloring book novella entitled Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color.

According to the author, the combination novella and coloring book is as “…if Joseph Campbell produced a coloring book.” He went on to say that the “Legacy will be one part Art Bell, one part Carl Jung, part George Noory, and right brain from cover to cover.  All cultures have their myths about attaining immortality, but Dark Horse, Mike, Steve and I are the first to slap such high culture anthropology into the low culture world of coloring.” read more

‘Joe Golem’ Writer Christopher Golden: The Horror News Network Interview

Christopher Golden is well-known to fans of horror comics and novels.  He has worked with Mike Mignola on several projects including prose adaptations of Hellboy and other characters such as Captain Baltimore and Joe Golem that started on the written page and have since received second leases on life in the form of comic series from Dark Horse. He has also worked on a wide variety of popular television and film properties writing novels based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sons of Anarchy, and Alien just to name a few. Horror News Network was able to recently conduct an interview with Golden and discussed his current series Joe Golem: The Outer Dark, his latest novel Ararat, and a “small project” he is involved in called Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. read more

Hellboy Reboot Planned with Director Neil Marshall and Stranger Things Star David Harbour

Earlier this year, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola stated on twitter that Hellboy 3 was not going to move forward with original series director Guillermo del Toro.  At that time, it was assumed that this meant an end to the lovable red devil on the silver screen, but today Hellboy fans have a reason to celebrate.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.” read more

Free Comic Book Day 2017: Any Comics for Horror Fans?

Free Comic Book Day rolls around every first Saturday in May and it is a time for both fans and retailers to celebrate.  The annual event (which originated in 2002) allows fans to scoop up free copies of popular titles, many of which highlight the publisher’s event series or a new relaunch of a popular character.  It is also a day where casual fans enter comic shops across the country, helping small businesses renew their leases and hopefully find a few new customers (the comics that are offered at these events are not necessarily “free”; retailers do have to buy these comics although they get them at heavily discounted rates). read more

Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Artist Gary Gianni: The Horror News Network Interview

Gary Gianni is an artist who has worked with numerous writers who are near and dear to fans around the world such as Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, Michael Chabon, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.  The fact that Gianni continues to collaborate with such prominent writers  is a true testament to his artistic talent and unique style of illustration.  Horror News Network was lucky enough to speak Gianni about his upcoming Hellboy graphic novel Into the Silent Sea (which will be released on April 19th), as well as his career and upcoming projects. read more

Mike Mignola Returns to Comics with Vampire Graphic Novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home

Gizmodo recently reported that Mike Mignola will be returning to comics with the original Dark Horse graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home on October 25th, 2017.

Mr. Higgins Comes Home will be “…written by Mignola and with art from (Warwick) Johnson-Cadwell,  (and) is a send up of classic vampire stories, as two Vampire hunters convince the titular Mr. Higgins to return to the scene of his wife’s tragic death and confront the dark mysteries of what happened to him at the sinister Castle Golga.” read more