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Dark Horse Comics Offers Free Access to Over 80 First Issues of Their Most Popular Comics

Good news for comic fans today, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital. 

All of the free issues will be available from now until April 30, 2020. According to the official press releases, readers will be able to “…enjoy the work of an array of writers and artists in stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, Witchfinder, Stranger Things and American Gods, to young readers selections like Disney’s Frozen and Itty Bitty Mask, to graphic novels like Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of DestructionBeasts of Burden Volume 1, and Empowered Volume 1!” read more

David Harbour Speaks Out on ‘Hellboy’ Flop

The actor behind the macabre makeup in last year’s Hellboy reboot recently expressed his views on why the film did so poorly.

David Harbour, of Stranger Things and Black Widow fame, said during an Instagram interview that he thought the R-rated reboot failed “before we began shooting, because I think that people didn’t want us to make the movie for some reason.”

He continued that Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman created “this iconic thing that we thought could be reinvented. (But) the loudness of the internet was like, ‘We do not want you to touch this’.” read more

‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb’ Artist Zach Howard: The Horror News Network Interview

Hellboy fans were naturally thrilled when the sequel to the fan favorite story “The Crooked Man” was announced, and based on the initial artwork and story, Mike Mignola and Zach Howard (stepping into the enormous shoes of Richard Corben) have a real treat in store for patient fans.

HNN got a chance to speak to Howard about his involvement in the project and how he approached the story and style of one of Hellboy’s most loved adventures.

Horror News Network:  How did you become involved in the new Hellboy project, “The Return of Effie Kolb”? read more

‘Frankenstein Undone’ Editor Katii O’Brien: The Horror News Network Interview

Hellboy comics have always been populated with a wide variety of monsters, none more famous than Mary Shelley’s creature.  Hellboy’s encounters with Frankenstein’s Monster began way back in 20111 (in a wrestling ring no less) in Hellboy: House of the Living Dead.  From there, Mignola expanded on the Monster’s tale in Frankenstein Underground, an adventure story that gave readers a more sympathetic look at the often-misunderstood giant.

Mignola and artist Ben Stenbeck return to the Monster with the 5 issue Dark Horse Comics mini-series Frankenstein Undone, going back to the very end of Shelley’s novel to further explore how the monster survived and how he became a full-fledged character in the Mignola-verse. read more

Mike Mignola and Zach Howard Collobrate on ‘The Crooked Man’ sequel, ‘Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb’

Of the many exemplary tales of Hellboy, Mike Mignola and Richard Corben’s The Crooked Man stands out as one of the most memorable.  This February, Mignola and artist Zach Howard will return to the Appalachian mountains for the two part mini-series: Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb.

According to the official press release, the story continues when Hellboy returns “Years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.” read more

Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes Re-Team for ‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club’

Original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes will reunite for an all-new one-shot, Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club this December.

According to the official press release, the holiday-themed tale is a “…ghostly yarn features Hellboy coming to the aid of a young girl whose ghost hunt in Savannah, GA goes terribly wrong. Things go from bad to worse, as they often do, when a visit to an abandoned medical school reveals sinister layers to a grisly long-ago murder.” read more

Hellboy to Make Professional Wrestling Debut in Japan

All Japan Pro Wrestling, the oldest professional wrestling promotion still active in Japan, will have a special guest performer on September 3 at their live event in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan: none other than comic book and film character Hellboy.

The strange cross-promotion was announced on All-Japan’s official twitter page, and it appears that a wrestler dressed in full David Harbour-style make-up and costume will partner with Jake Lee and Koji Iwamoto against Hokuto Omori, Takao Omori and Black Menso-Re in a six-man tag match.  The identity of the wrestler portraying Hellboy in the ring has not been revealed, but the athlete is supposedly close to 7 feet tall and weighs in at 500 pounds.  The tie-in coincides with the latest film’s theatrical release on September 27 in Japan, six months after Hellboy opened in the US and other foreign markets. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: July 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of July 2019! read more

‘Hellboy vs Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death’ Artist Mike Norton: The Horror News Network Interview

Ever since 2010’s Hellboy in Mexico, the series has incorporated elements of lucha libre, Aztec mummies, and other classic influences from “South of the Border” (and south of Heaven, for that matter).  Most of these adventures also imagine “Big Red” in Mexico during the heyday of wrestlers vs monsters on screen, so why not share a lost tale from this bygone era and thrown in Lobster Johnson to boot!

Mike Norton tackled the artistic duties on the new one-shot entitled Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death and he shared some of his ideas about returning to Hellboy, as well as his critically acclaimed new series from Albatross Funnybooks, Grumble. read more

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Weeps All the Way to Number One at Weekend Box Office

The Curse of La Llorona didn’t have any problem scaring the competition away at this weekend’s box office, finishing first with a estimated $26.5 million.

La Llorona acted as perfect counter-programming to the new family and religious based films that entered theaters this weekend such as Disney’s Penguins (which couldn’t even crack the top ten) and Breakthrough (which finished in third place with an estimated $10 million).  The debut performance for “The Weeping Woman” is somewhat similar to Pet Sematary’s opening frame earlier in the month (which also brought in close to $25 million), although the film wasn’t as well-liked by critics, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 32% (vs Sematary’s 58%).  On the other hand, when compared to Sematary’s C+ grade from Cinemascore, audiences seemed to prefer La Llorona slighlty better (director Michael Chaves’ Curse received a grade B- from the same polling service). read more