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‘Conan the Barbarian’ Returning to Marvel Comics in 2019

According to the official Marvel Comics press release, Robert E. Howard’s sword-swinging warrior Conan will once again return to the publisher that made him famous.

Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski, was excited to share the news, detailing the long publication history of the character and the legendary artists that brought the pulp hero to a new generation of fans in the 1970’s, “From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary lineup of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics.  It’s a legacy we’re now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian’s homecoming in early 2019.” read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2017: Best Series

Horror News Network is proud to present our Best On-Going Series of 2017 Award to Dark Horse Comics’ B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know.

Many horror comic fans were upset to see the B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth series come to an end in 2016, with no sign of a return on the horizon, until last Summer’s joyous announcement that the tales of the B.P.R.D. would indeed continue.  The Devil You Know (co-written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, illustrated by long-time B.P.R.D. artist Laurence Campbell, colored by Dave Stewart, and with covers by Duncan Fegredo) picks up directly after the climatic defeat of the Ogdru Hem.  Unfortunately, the world that remains is just as dangerous as before, with a demonic threat never before witnessed in the Mignolaverse. read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2017: Best Writer(s)

Horror News Network has selected Mike Mignola and Scott Allie as our Co-Writers of the Year for their work on Dark Horse Comics’ B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know.

Mignola and Allie (along with Sebastian and Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart) won last year’s Best Series award for Abe Sapien, and the team has picked off exactly where they left off with The Devil You Know.  After the death of Hellboy, the Mignolaverse continued on with a number of excellent mini-series (both historical and modern), but the foundation of the line has always been the B.P.R.D. titles, which continually introduced new characters and expanded the scope of the world that the stories take place in. read more

‘Rumble’ Writer John Arcudi: The Horror News Network Interview

John Arcudi is one of the most prolific writers in the history of Dark Horse Comics and one of the main architects of the Mignolaverse.  His work on titles such as Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., and Lobster Johnson fleshed out the “House that Hellboy Built” and added a deeper historical context to the universe.

Fans of his work on the Mignolaverse will be happy to hear that Arcudi is about ready to start a second run on his critically acclaimed Image Comics title RumbleRumble is the story of an ancient warrior who, after being resurrected into the body of a scarecrow, embarks on a quest to find his actual physical form in a modern day urban setting.  Joined by his human guide Bobby LaRosa and a host of Kirby-esque monsters, the title is a wild ride, riddled with mythological archetypes and gonzo, monster slicing action. read more

‘Hellboy: KrampusNacht’ Artist Adam Hughes: The Horror News Network Interview

If you have been reading comic books for the past twenty five years, Adam Hughes is no stranger to you.  Hughes has worked for every major company in the industry and has gained a cult following due to his gorgeous cover work, most prominently on the Catwoman and Wonder Woman series.

Even though Hughes has worked for Hellboy’s home base Dark Horse Comics before, he had never illustrated an issue featuring “Big Red”, up to now that is….  Just in time for the holiday season, original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Hughes’ Hellboy: Krampusnacht brings together two demonic titans for a yuletide slugfest. read more

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