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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

‘Nocturnals: The Sinister Path’: The Horror News Network Review

If one were to ask any comic fan the following question:  “Name a pulp-noir monster hero that combined suspense and hard-boiled action with a distinct artistic style?”, the vast majority of fans would quickly answer with the name “Hellboy”.  While this answer is undoubtedly true, there was a team of “monster-men” who debuted around the same time as “Big Red” who would also fit this description to a tee: Dan Brereton’s Nocturnals.

Originally published by Malibu Comics’ creator-owned Bravura imprint in 1995, The Nocturnals was like a delicious Halloween treat for fans of Universal Monsters,  pulp-era detective stories, and film noir. Made even more unique by the beautifully painted art of Dan Brereton, the Nocturnals made an impression on many a discerning fan in a decade that was infamously known for trading cards, holofoil covers, and the great comic book crash which forced more than half of the comic book stores in America to close their doors. read more

‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’ Director Neil Marshall Promises R-Rated Content and Traditional Special Effects

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) recently spoke to fellow horror director Mick Garris on his podcast (Post Mortem with Mick Garris) about his career in film and television and also revealed some exciting news about his upcoming film, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Garris asked Marshall about the R-rating and if he was going to be “…allowed to be more extreme” to which the director replied, “We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off.”  While Marshall did state that he is going to exercise some restraint, and that he was “…not going to force it to be R-rated”, he did follow-up on his initial comments, saying that “…obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.” 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

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

Guillermo del Toro Confirms that Hellboy Three Will Not Happen

Guillermo del Toro confirmed today via Twitter that Hellboy Three “will not happen” in the future, or ever, for that matter.

The tweet crushed hopes of Hellboy and Mignolaverse fans worldwide, although the posibilities of another sequel to the film was unlikely due to del Toro’s busy schedule and penchant for starting and then cancelling or abandoning projects. read more

Exploring Hellboy’s Past: Chris Roberson Discusses The Visitor

Hitting your local comic store this week is Dark Horse’s The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.  This new mini -series is the latest spin-off from Mike Mignola’s iconic Hellboy series. At the helm for the series, alongside Mignola and Paul Grist, is Chris Roberson.  Roberson, best known to horror comic fans from iZombie and another “Mignolaverse” favorite, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., promises to take the Hellboy series in a more “introspective” direction, as we learned when we caught up with him to discuss The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed. read more

Dark Horse Announces “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed”

In Hellboy news, Dark Horse recently announced the upcoming “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” to debut on February 22, 2017. This latest story will be co-written by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and Chris Roberson of “iZombie” fame. Joining them will be Paul Grist (Jack Staff) for artist duties and Bill Crabtree as colorist. The forthcoming five-issue series will even be teased on “Hellboy: Winter Special 2017” available January 25, 2017.

Co-creator Chris Roberson has this to say about the upcoming effort: “In Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, readers were given a brief glimpse of a crew of strange looking aliens monitoring the supernatural doings on Earth from way out in space. We later learned that one of those aliens had been sent to Earth to kill him in 1944, but chose to spare him at the last moment….In THE VISITOR, we explore who those aliens are, why that assassin was sent to kill Hellboy, and just what he was doing in all of the years in between.” read more

BPRD: Hell on Earth #143 Early Review

BPRD: Hell on Earth #143 Review

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi

Artist: Laurence Campbell

Publisher: Dark Horse

Release Date: July 20th, 2016

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: The final story arc for BPRD: Hell on Earth begins here!

Our Thoughts: Six years ago, Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Scott Allie, and a host of talented artists started the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense down a dangerous, cataclysmic road with the creation of the BPRD: Hell on Earth series.   It’s hard to believe that the journey has lasted this long, and although fans are sure to miss the title, the current team of Mignola, Arcudi, and Campbell begin to steer our heroes (and world) towards a satisfying, bittersweet conclusion in this issue. read more