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.
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 confirmed today via Twitter that Hellboy Three “will not happen” in the future, or ever, for that matter.
Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017
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
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
Horror News Network presents our best on-going series of 2016 award to Dark Horse Comics’ Abe Sapien. The series, written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, illustrated by Sebastian and Max Fiumara, colored by Dave Stewart, and lettered by Clem Robins, finished as it started with a strong focus on the exsistential crisis of Abe and his struggles with his place in the B.P.R.D., the human world, and the universe.
After a number of mini-series and one shots featuring Hellboy’s closest friend and ally Abe Sapien, his on-going series started in April of 2013 and wrapped up in August of this year. With no permanent Hellboy book to speak of (and the small problem of Hellboy’s death), Abe took center stage as one of the original humanoid characters in the Mignolaverse. Abe was always an introspective, intelligent character that balanced Hellboy’s “shoot first and ask questions later attitude”, but this series allowed fans to fully understand the man inside the monster and the difficulties that Abe often struggled with, trying to balance his own well-being and quest against the needs and safety of others. Invariably, Abe almost always picked the selfless route and the final seven issues released this year ended in a typical bitter-sweet fashion for the lovable, blue “gill-man”. read more
Horror News Network is happy to select Max and Sebastian Fiumara as our artists of the year for their work on Dark Horse Comics’ Abe Sapien.
The Fiumara brothers have consistently provided both the interior and cover art for the majority of the series, which sadly ended this year with issue #36. Max and Sebastian often alternated issues or covers throughout the entire run and this year was no exception. The high standard that the Fiumara brothers set from the beginning of the run was one of the reasons fans returned to a series known for their distainct style. read more
BPRD: Hell on Earth #145 Review
Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Laurence Campbell
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: September 21st, 2016
Rating: 10 out of 10
Synopsis: The end of the BPRD looms, as does the world!
Mignola, Arcudi, and Campbell are weaving an epic, emotional end to the BPRD, and this may be the most harrowing story yet; beloved characters seem to meet their demise, others are left exhausted after insurmountable battles, and some just want to “free the butterflies”. read more
Abe Sapien #36 Early Review
Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artist: Sebastian Fiumara
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: August 31st, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Abe and a transformed Gustav Strobl battle to the finish in the final issue of the series!
Abe Sapien’s solo title has always been focused on the emotional and harrowing journey of Abe; a “new” man searching for his humanity and place in an unforgiving, cruel world. Allie and Mignola have expanded on his story over more than 50 issues (including mini-series and one-shots) and it comes to an end with the inevitable showdown with dark sorcerer Strobl, which has been set-up since issue one. read more
Dark Horse Comics announced today that they will be publishing a brand new original graphic novel starring Hellboy in the Spring of 2017. Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea will be illustrated by Gary Gianni and co-written by Gianni and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
In terms of Hellboy continuity, the story takes place directly after the events of “The Island” and involves ghost ships, pirates, and a mad quest for giant sea creature. With elements like these in the mix, any Mignola-verse fan is bound to sign on for this journey! read more