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‘Hellboy: Krampusnacht’ Wins Best Single Issue Honors at 2018 Eisner Awards

Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes took home the Best Single Issue/One-Shot Award for their Hellboy: Krampusnacht comic book from Dark Horse Comics at the 2018 Eisner Awards.

This is Mignola’s 13th Eisner Award (which started way back in 1995 with his first Hellboy series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction) and Hughes’ second award (Hughes won Best Cover Artist in 2003).

HNN’s Christine Caprilozzi reviewed Krampusnacht when it was released this past December and said that “Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan” and  “If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly.” read more

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

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.” read more

Comic Legend Richard Corben: The Horror News Network Interview

Richard Corben’s influence on the comic medium, particularly in the realms of horror and science fiction, can not be understated.  Corben’s distinct style, either in color or black and white, inspired many of the generation of artists that came of age during the late 70s and 80s, discovering his artwork through comic magazines such as Creepy, Eerie, and Heavy Metal.  His unmistakable illustrations of tortured souls, physically perfect barbarians, and grotesque creatures continue to delight fans through many of the projects that the artist continues to produce. read more

‘Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven’ Writer Chris Roberson: The Horror News Network Interview

Chris Roberson is no stranger to Dark Horse Comics Mignolaverse and he has become one of Mike Mignola’s chief writing partners on such titles as Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954, The Visitor, and the recent hit Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon.  Roberson was able to take some time out of his schedule to discuss his latest entry in the Mignolaverse, as well as his memories of working on his Vertigo series iZombie (which enters its fifth season on the CW this fall).

Horror News Network: Where does the new series Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven find Sir Edward Grey? read more

IDW Brings ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ By Mike Mignola Back to Life

According to the official press release, IDW Publishing will unearth Mike Mignola’s adaptation of 1992’s Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula right before the Halloween season begins on September 25.  The 136 page hard cover collection features Mignola’s signature black and white artwork with a script by Marvel Comics legend Roy Thomas.

Mignola was ecstatic about the reissue, stating that ““I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print.  People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is.” read more

‘Koshchei the Deathless’ Artist Ben Stenbeck: The Horror News Network Interview

Fans of the Mignolaverse have been engrossed in the new Koschei the Deathless mini-series since its debut in late 2017, celebrating the tale that explores one of Hellboy’s greatest foes in a new light.  Along with the typical mythic storytelling elements provided by Mignola, the tragic figure’s back story is beautifully illustrated by frequent Mignolaverse collaborator Ben Stenbeck.  Horror News Network was happy to be able to speak to Stenbeck about his role in the new series, the possible ending of Baltimore, and his range of artistic influences in this exclusive interview. read more

‘Koshchei The Deathless’ Issue #2 Review

Mike Mignola’s Koshchei The Deathless #2 drops this Wednesday and swiftly picks up right where issue number one left off, in a pub located in Hell with Koshchei and Hellboy catching up.  While Koshchei continues to weave the background of the plotline through this vehicle of storytelling, the tale is peppered with Hellboy’s sarcastic comments, which are always welcomed by fans of Mignolaverse.

This issue sees the story goes deeper into the mysticism of Koshchei and his dark world. The humans and beast seem interchangeable, with the animals almost more trustworthy than the humans at times. This is some of the brilliance of Mike Mignola’s writing.  Over the years and across many series, he shows what many would consider abominable, outcast creatures with a human side.  With that said, Mignola is also genius to know that much evil and strife comes in human form.  The big payoff with Koshchei The Deathless #2 is a well-crafted battle scene featuring monstrous dragons and a rather intriguing cliffhanger. read more

David Harbour Promises Action and Practical Effects in ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

It appears that the new Hellboy reboot (Rise of the Blood Queen) will follow in the footsteps of the previous two Guillermo del Toro films when it comes to excitement and practical effects.

The Stranger Things star spoke to MTV on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards and said that “It was the hardest job I’ve ever done.  The action that I’m doing in the movie, the rolling around on the ground and punching — things that a 40-year-old man should not be doing — and on top of that, the tremendous amount of prosthetics and makeup, but at the end of the day we would shoot some pretty beautiful stuff. And pretty unique stuff for this type of universe.” read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2017: Best Series

Horror News Network is proud to present our Best On-Going Series of 2017 Award to Dark Horse Comics’ B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know.

Many horror comic fans were upset to see the B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth series come to an end in 2016, with no sign of a return on the horizon, until last Summer’s joyous announcement that the tales of the B.P.R.D. would indeed continue.  The Devil You Know (co-written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, illustrated by long-time B.P.R.D. artist Laurence Campbell, colored by Dave Stewart, and with covers by Duncan Fegredo) picks up directly after the climatic defeat of the Ogdru Hem.  Unfortunately, the world that remains is just as dangerous as before, with a demonic threat never before witnessed in the Mignolaverse. read more

Koshchei The Deathless #1 Review

This week Mike Mignola brings horror comic fans Koshchei The Deathless, the first of a six-part mini- series from Dark Horse comics. Teaming up with Ben Stenback and Dave Stewart, Mignola brings back Hellboy’s immortal rival in what proves to be an engaging addition to Mignolaverse for 2018.

With the introductory issue to this series giving the background and framework for the series, it doesn’t layout the plot in a formulaic or bland way. The story opens with a bang, literally.  We see Koshchei in battle with Hellboy, but as the plot shifts, the tale of his backstory is told through his own eyes in a conversational tone to Hellboy.  This is one of the many way Mignola brilliantly draws the reader into the Koshchei The Deathless series, by giving Koshchei humanity and depth. The allows the reader to actually care more about this character and his struggle with good versus evil. read more