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‘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

Abe Sapien #35 Early Review

Abe Sapien #35 Early Review

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie

Artist: Max Fiumara

Publisher: Dark Horse

Release Date: July 13, 2016

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis:  Abe struggles with returning to the dangerous world after finding “paradise”.

Our Thoughts:

Answers regarding Abe’s past and Gustav Strobl’s master plan are coming fast and furious as this story arc (and possibly title) heads for an explosive climax.  After the backstory of the original struggle against the Ogdru Hem was revealed last issue, Abe finds himself in an idylic setting for a change. And he’s not the only one, as his friend Grace and her companions from the early issues of the series and Abe’s journey are seen adjusting to a new way of life, without the horrors they were so used to.  The “too-good-to-be-true” vibe that Allie establishes is perfectly encapsulated in this scene as Alice writes a hopeful letter to Abe and send it “seaworthy” in a bottle. read more

Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #2 Early Review

Lobster Johnson : Metal Monsters of Midtown #2 Early Review

Writer: John Arcudi

Artist: Tonci Zonjic

Publisher: Dark Horse

Release Date: June  29, 2016

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Lobster Johnson and the crew return in a three issue mini-series full of metal mayhem!

Our Thoughts:  After a series of one-shots, Lobster fans can rejoice at the prospects of a new mini-series!  This series picks up directly after the events of “The Forgotten Man” and it throws the reader into the deep end of the pool, in the middle of a showdown between the police, LJ, and giant robots. Fans of the Mignolaverse have a lot of titles to choose from these days, but Lobster Johnson is consistently the most fun.  Arcudi does an excellent job of working with the pulp hero and science fiction/horror motifs of the era that the book is set in, yet they are always filtered through a modern storyteller’s lens.   The Hemingway via Lester Dent dialogue and tough demeanor are ever present, as are the lovable and less hard-boiled supporting cast. read more