Dark Horse Comics Celebrates Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary with Three New Mignolaverse Titles

by Nick Banks

According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.”

In addition, Mike Mignola will return to San Diego Comic Con this year (with a special Spotlight Panel on Friday, July 20th at 2:30 PM), celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his beloved character.  Mignola fondly remembers the origins of his character, stating that “From the beginning I knew Hellboy was going to be a book about monsters fighting monsters.  I started off with a 4-page teaser about a shabby dog at a gas station turning into the Egypian god Anubis, and since I got away with that I just kept going—the Baba Yaga, the Penanggalan, demonic Mexican wrestlers, Irish goblins, flying Japanese heads—there’s a whole world of monsters out there, so still plenty of work for Hellboy to do.”

The titles kick off with Crimson Lotus (by Mignola, John Arcudi, and Mindy Lee) on November 11, followed by the latest installment of the early adventures of “Big Red” in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 (by Mignola, Chris Roberson, Yishan Li, Mike Norton, and Michael Avon Oeming) on November 28, and the trio finishes off with the anthology Hellboy Winter Special 2018 (by Mignola, Tonci Zonjic, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart)   on December 12.

Be sure to stay tuned to Horror News Network for reviews and interviews with the creators of these titles as we get closer to the winter season.

In the meantime, check out the beautiful and eerie cover to Crimson Lotus #1 by Tonci Zonjic.



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