With events in Russia being relatively wrapped up for the Bureau and their Russian counter parts, the story moves back to North America with its newest arc B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Wasteland, where the always lovable Johann takes center stage. The role of Laurence Campbell as illustrator for this book gives it a very different look and feel to it than most B.P.R.D. issues. The story line for “Hell on Earth” is really heating up and this arc looks to be one of the best of the bunch. READ MORE
The new ongoing series Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible continues this week with an issue that really begins to delve into the origin of Abe, and perhaps his destiny, in the massive event occurring in B.P.R.D. Abe’s presence has been missed, and unlike the previous issue, we really get some good ol’ Abe action this time around. Scott Allie has really taken the reins from Migonal when it comes to the “Hell on Earth” event and he is doing a fantastic job of creating a thrilling story. On the other hand, Sebastián Fiumara has not been a staple in the B.P.R.D. world, but he is really making a name for himself here. READ MORE
A few months back I spoke with Selma Blair who wasn’t shy about her desire to be in Hellboy 3 stating, “It’s my dream to work with Guillermo del Toro again… I mean [the story is] all set up. ‘Hellboy 3′ is the biggest payoff and the biggest horror. I want to see what these twins are up to, if one’s the devil and one’s an angel. I want to see what Hellboy and Liz are up to! I know the film is the apocalypse and the apocalypse isn’t cheap to shoot so we have to find some funding and get going with it!”
Now Ron Perlman is jumping in on the love, telling IGN, “We both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. There are so many questions posed in the first two films that absolutely need to be answered. I said, ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy.’ I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt… He’s just so busy, but I’m going to keep working away at the body. I’m pushing seventy so he better f*cking do this soon.”
That’s true though. Del Toro is extremely busy. “The Strain”, Crimson Peak, “Monster”, a possible Pacific Rim 2, The Haunted Mansion, his passion project At The Mountains Of Magic… am I leaving any out? Yes, actually. And while Perlman at 63 isn’t exactly “pushing 70″ (and has shown little in the way of diminished physicality), you have to wonder if he won’t be “pushing 80″ by the time Del Toro gets around to making it. Of course there’s always the possibility that projects and schedules align, after all, we know Del Toro’s not even going to do all of the project listed above – he just likes a lot of irons in the fire.
What do you think? Will Hellboy 3 ever happen?
Dark Horse has plans for a new series called “Itty Bitty Hellboy” coming from “Tiny Titans” creators Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani. The book will still see all the mainstay characters and the first chapter will follow Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. as they track down a ghost named Rasputin. The creators could not be more stoked for the series (see quotes below). I honestly could not be more excited for this. I love all-ages supernatural stories and I love Hellboy.
Look for “Itty Bitty Hellboy” in shops August 28th. READ MORE
Dark Horse has a fresh lineup of horror titles heading your way for Fall of 2013. Alongside their mainstays titles such as “Hellboy” and “Criminal Macabre”, Dark Horse is coming out with a wide array of new mini-series to fuel all your horror needs. These new titles that will be haunting your local shop include “Grindhouse: Doors at Midnight”, “Witch Hunt”, “The Fall”, Richard Corben’s adaptation of “The Raven”, and more.
I had the chance to chat with Editor In Chief of Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, about what 2013 holds in store for horror comic fanatics. All of the books discussed below are being announced at C2E2 over the weekend, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the books and the cover art to go with them. READ MORE
Ducan Fegredo and Mike Mignola are teaming up once again for an all-new original “Hellboy” graphic novel titled “The Midnight Circus”. The story will venture back to the early days of the loveable red demon to explore his first experiences with hell. This should nicely reflect the current goings on in the Hellboy universe. The book will be a total of 56 pages and is set to arrive in shops and online at the end of October, 2013. READ MORE
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of their digital store, Dark Horse has posted fifty free first issues that you can snag until Friday, April 26, at 9 a.m. PST. The publisher has also signed a deal with Dynamite Entertainment to offer digital copies of their books. A load of Dynamite comics are already available in the store, and there are plans to add more collections as well as same day digital releases for new titles. Get over there and read some comics! READ MORE
Abe Sapien is AWOL, Hellboy is in Hell, but the BPRD has to keep its head above water as they face an ongoing war with super natural beasts worldwide. B.P.R.D Hell on Earth “Cold day in Hell” part 2 is that situation in a nutshell as the BPRD works hand in hand with their Russian counter parts to put a strangle hold on the shitnami tidal wave that’s crashing down globally. John Arcudi takes on the main writing role and is aided by the talented illustrator Peter Snejbjerg (it’s a good thing you don’t have to hear me butcher that last name) and the noteworthy effort of colourist Dave Stewart. READ MORE
Throughout the past few months Abe Sapien has made several cameos in the “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” event, spending his time in a Star Wars-esque healing tank repairing a life threatening gunshot wound. Abe Sapien #1: Dark and Terrible sees the full return of this bad ass character. A lot of time has passed since his injury and his awakening isn’t the joy fest it should be. The “Hell on Earth” event continues to storm on as “Hellboy in Hell” plays out alongside it, and Abe has been left in the dark. It’s clear that he will play an epic role in the future, but will it be for the good or the evil? Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastián Fiumara, and Dave Stewart have done an outstanding job on this issue, which bodes very well for the future of this new ongoing series. READ MORE
Mignola and company reignite the vampire storyline from BPRD with the first issue of BPRD: Vampire, which is set in 1948 to continue to expand history of this universe. This book takes on a much different look than the greater portion of anything by Mignola, this is no doubt a result of the two co-creators and artists Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. This issue is a tad on the slow side but this does not take away from the overall effect of issue and it sets up some early tension for the next 4 issues of this story arc. READ MORE
During Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy” panel at ECCC, they spoke about the upcoming Abe Sapien series, which will see his return to the B.P.R.D. Universe this March. Dark Horse partnered with Multiversity.com to launch a wicked contest for you aspiring artists out there. They are asking for any and all artists to send in your drawing of Abe Sapien. The winner will receive a complete set of the “Hellboy Library Editions”, as well as a set for their local comic shop. READ MORE
With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, this list explores romantic love that turns out to be train wreck. What happens when forbidden romance turns into tragedy? Or when love at first sight doesn’t turn out the way you expected? Sometimes, emotions turn to obsession and the romance doesn’t end with a satisfying ending. Below are our top love stories gone wrong in comics. READ MORE
Dark Horse just sent out this preview for a new title from John Arcudi, Jason Latour, and Mike Mignola, Super Soldier. As far as we can gather, the title will feature Sledge-Hammer 44 and his actions throughout the second World War. Check it! READ MORE
Creativity is the key word for this week’s issue of Hellboy in Hell. Mike Mignola showcases his skills at story crafting and illustration, while the recent Ghastly Award winner for best colourist, Dave Stewart, showcases his abilities as well. This is a massive issue for the new arc of Hellboy; fast paced, intricate, and is topped off with a good ‘ol fashion throw down. Being in his place of birth, Hellboy the closest he’s ever been to his destiny as Lord of Hell. this fact is undoubtedly leading into some serious events within Mignola’s universe. READ MORE
These gems coming from Francesco Francavilla were actually released last year but they just fell into my lap, and I’m guessing most of you haven’t seen them either. Posted on his website, Francavilla re-designed all your favorite Hellboy characters in Charlie Brown style. Check them out! READ MORE
The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
During the thrilling climatic pages in “Hellboy: The Storm and The Fury”, the world’s greatest paranormal investigator was fighting to save humanity from The Dragon. At his most triumphant, Hellboy succeeded in stopping the monstrous and fiery behemoth. Like a lot of horror movies, the killer always comes back to life for one last kill. When Hellboy wasn’t paying attention, his heart was suddenly ripped from his chest and he was sent to Hell.
Writer/artist Mike Mignola chatted with Bloody Disgusting about the much anticipated “Hellboy in Hell”, which kicks off this week. Mignola talks about returning to the series in the art department and what Hellboy’s next chapter will be like as he takes a tour around Hell. READ MORE
“B.P.R.D.” has been on a tear as of late with their cataclysmic event “Hell on Earth”, but there has been a little something missing at Dark Horse over the past year. Aside from the odd flashback, the big red wanna-be human hellspawn is no-where to be seen. Well, any fan of “Hellboy” knows this is because his ass is dead. After a long hiatus from the comic realm, “Hellboy In Hell” graces comic book stores everywhere this week. Mike Mignola steps up from his role as orchestrator and takes center stage for what will undoubtedly be a face-melter of a series. READ MORE
The moment we have been waiting for is almost upon us. The big, red, cigar-smoking, skull-cracking demon is back in a big way as Mike Mignola returns as both writer and artist for Hellboy in Hell! Our reviewer extraordinaire, GreenBaster, hasn’t stopped talking about this book. Your first look at “Hellboy in Hell” #1 is just a click away. READ MORE
In anticipation of Hellboy’s return this December, the folks over at Dark Horse Comics have put together a nifty little timeline showcasing some of the most memorable events in Hellboy’s life. The timeline stretches all the way from 1944, when Hellboy was summoned to our world, to 2011, when he was sent back to hell. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
We’ve got another exclusive roundup of solicitations and cover reveals from Dark Horse’s February horror lineup. This edition is all about Hellboy and B.P.R.D. including “B.P.R.D.: 1948″ #5, “Hellboy In Hell” #3, and plenty more. Take the jump for some wicked cover art and issue solicitations. Make sure you stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! READ MORE
Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. universe has really been pushing the “Hell on Earth” event leaving little else new to occupy the shelves. This week that changes with the first instalment of a 5-part mini series entitled B.P.R.D 1948, which takes off right where “1947″ left us; this brings back some classic characters like Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Agent Anders, Agent Stegner and the 4 year old Hellboy. This book delves into testing atomic bombs for rocket propulsion in Utah desert and its relation to the appearance of a massive monster, just a day in the life for the average B.P.R.D. employee. The series is meant to evolve the history of B.P.R.D coming away from Europe and Nazis, but unfortunately, this issue offers little in the way of action and excitement. READ MORE
We’ve got another exclusive batch of cover reveals and solicitations from Dark Horse Comics’ winter horror lineup. Dark Horse brings in the new year with a slew of creepy tales including B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #103: The Abyss of Time, B.P.R.D.: 1948, Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities, Colder, and plenty more. Check out the stellar cover art and issue solicitations after the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! READ MORE
The 2012 edition of Montreal Comiccon brought together Trekkies, gamers, cosplayers, and comic fans for the shows 4th annual edition of the show. The con has grown immensely over the past few years, solidifying its spot as one of the largest in Canada. This year, Montreal Comiccon took place in the area known as Old Montreal, situated right by the waterfront, surrounded by aged cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. Watching Captain America strutting into the distance down a patch of cobblestone bricks is a sight you can only see at Montreal Comiccon.
Unlike the bigger Cons that feature various announcements from publishers and film production houses, the panels at Montreal Comic Con are catered toward the die-hard fans, rather than members of the press. With tons of Q & A sessions, breaking into comics panels, Star Wars droid building sessions, and lots of horror film screenings, there’s really something for everyone.
The main attracting of the 2012 edition was the slew of Stark Trek stars. Fans waited in line for hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for photo opportunities with one of two Captains of the Starship Enterprise, William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. Other special guests this year included were the ever-popular Mike Mignola, Ben Templesmith, Jim Starlin, Darwyn Cooke, Malcom McDowell, Wil Wheaton, James Marsters, Tom Savini, and many more. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE