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
Just in time for Halloween, Mike Mignola and John Arcudi open the B.P.R.D. history books to deliver another taste of young Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm in B.P.R.D.: 1948. Somewhere in the Utah desert, a military facility is conducting bizarre experiments involving nuclear weapons and space-travel. The creative team looks to expand on the past of B.P.R.D. over the course of 5-issues. The miniseries is illustrated by Max Fiumara, and the action begins with issue #1 on October 17th! Check out the exclusive preview below from Dark Horse Comics. READ MORE
After several weeks of waiting, I’m rather pleased that Dark Horse finally released a new issue in the “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” saga, The Return of the Master part 1. Thehe “Hell on Earth” event is starting to come to a head, and this issue shows that a lot more brooding trouble is on the way for the Bureau. “The Return of the Master” #1 contains some breakthrough plot advancements as well as a healthy supply of blood and violence, fitting in perfectly with the event. READ MORE
The editor of Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, told Comics Allians their plans to begin numbering B.P.R.D. starting with #100, in order to stray from their “ongoing series of miniseries.” Starting things off at issue #100 will undoubtedly be confusing for comic shoppers who do not frequent online news sites, and it really adds to the whole fear-of-missing-out problem that is already predominant in comics. Scott Allie assures, however, that this is the right move for the series. Read on… READ MORE
And boom goes the dynamite! BPRD’s “Hell on Earth” saga strikes again with another kick ass story arc as the 2-part “Exorcism” comes to a blood pumping conclusion. I assumed that this issue would be faster paced than the first, which wasn’t too shabby to begin with. Of course, I was right. Story arc after story arc “B.P.R.D.” has delivers nonstop entertainment with quality story lines and consistently fabulous art. This issue opens the door for the “Hell on Earth” event to begin hitting climatic moments. READ MORE
Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in the Guillermo del Toro film adaptations, teamed up with Spectral Motion in order to fulfill the wish of a young boy named Zachary as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While fans may have been hoping that Perlman would don the costume once again for a new film, this is undeniably touching, and a testament to this man’s character. Zachary made a wish to both meet and become Dark Horse Comics’ famous red demon, and it has been granted. Check out the images of the meeting below. READ MORE
The B.P.R.D. “Hell on Earth” event has been everything we hoped for. Engaging, entertaining, and the plot threads are finally weaving together as the event reaches it’s mid point. Next week, yet another mini-series begins as part of “Hell on Earth”, and it’s all about demonic possession. READ MORE
We are right in the middle of “Hell On Earth” and it’s everything we hoped it would be and more. The first issue of The Devil’s Engine got off to a bit of a slow start, but after taking a look at the monster infested preview for issue #2, it seems our psychic teen is about to encounter more than she can handle. Big teeth, Spidery legs, and a hungry belly. READ MORE
The first thing that popped into my head when reading Dark Horse Comics newest installment in the B.P.R.D. “Hell on Earth” event was, “finally”! A flash back to a time when crazy old Professor O’Donnell wasn’t crazy or old, allows for a refreshing story that finally brings back one of my favorite demonic heroes, Hellboy. Allie writes this book in a way that adds new meaning to the word creepy. If you thought “Pickens County Horror” was incredibly eerie, let’s just say a new champion has been crowned. This one shot issue is one of the best of “Hell on Earth” so far, with an eye opening reveal of O’Donnell’s past. READ MORE
The summer is in full bloom and that means loads of incredible books are upon us. This week brings on the first wave of DC’s “annual” issues with Lemire’s “Animal Man” and Scott Snyder’s “Batman”. On top of those, IDW begins the incredibly epic “Star Trek TNG/Dr. Who” crossover, Kirkman continues his road to “The Walking Dead” #100, plus a whole lot more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
Despite Mignola’s obsession with all supernatural monsters, vampires (perhaps the most famous of all monsters) have been far and few between in his works. However, in a recent discussion with CBR, Mignola spoke about his plans to change that in the BPRD Universe; the vampires are coming out of hiding. The “The Pickens County Horror” two-parter offered a glimpse into the vampire world of BPRD and next week’s “Transformation of J. H. O’Donnell” the bloodsuckers are back in full force to attack our favorite paranormal investigators. READ MORE
Dark Horse is back with another free motion comic, and this time they are bringing Mike Mognola’s infamous Hellboy series to life. “Hellboy: The Fury” is part of Dark Horse’s initiative, in partnership with Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry Youtube channel, to deliver brand new motion comics that re-imagine some of their classic works. If you’ve never read the comics, this is a particularly good introduction for two reasons. First, it’s free. Second, you don’t actually have to read. The mini-series follows Hellboy and his war with the Queen of Blood. Check out all three parts below. READ MORE
Who doesn’t want to raise a little hell everyone once in a while? Mignola and Acrudi’s “Hell On Earth” event has been absolutely astounding so far. Every single title that has fallen under the “Hell on Earth” banner has been a definitive chapter in the BPRD universe, and things are just starting to heat up. The Devil Engine rushes in the second hitting of the event, and the BPRD crew find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Expect a lot more action, mayhem, and fury as the series culminates toward the return of the big red-horned devil we all love so much. 2012 is shaping up to be one hot year for Mignola et al. READ MORE
Something is definitely wrong in Pickens County, but the presence of a family of vampires is only the beginning! The two-part B.P.R.D. arc entitled “Pickens County Horror” comes to a thrilling and mysterious ending as agent Vaughn puts the FO in GTFO. I have a tickling sensation that this won’t be the last time we see the paranormal mushroom related activity in Mignola’s Hell on Earth event. READ MORE
As far as the comic realm goes I am relatively new to Hellboy let alone the BPRD books affiliated with the big red bastard. I’ve always been a huge fan of the del Toro films, but I just never got around to reading the source material. When I picked up Dark Horse’s newest BPRD series, BPRD Hell on Earth: The Long Death, I was devastated by the fact that I am so far behind the times! Why wasn’t I reading more of this earlier! Blood and gore galore (see what I did there?), a big mean cat-creature from hell, and the spectral wonder Johann Kraus; where could you go wrong? I think I’ve found my new obsession. Read on for the skinny…
During a recent press conference for Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer 2012, Ron Perlman let drop that Hellboy 3 probably isn’t ever going to happen. Which kind of makes sense.
The Hellboy films are great, but they’re not enormous moneymakers (nor are they flops, they’re just not sure things). And Guillermo Del Toro’s dance card is extremely full of projects after he finishes Pacific Rim. The odds for the money and a willing studio being in place during the brief window of time Del Toro may have to make the film (whenever that may be) are kind of low.
Or, in the words of Perlman, “If I had to bet, I would bet there will be no Hellboy 3… It would be a great shame if we never did it… It’s kind of like Dorothy in ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, we close our eyes and click our heels [in the hopes it will come together].”
Hit the jump for video from the press conference, where he also discusses his willingness to be on “Game Of Thrones” – not that he necessarily will be. READ MORE
Hell On Earth has been a long time coming, seeing it’s origin back in 2010. The Long Death launches the continuation of Mignola’s epic B.P.R.D. event for 2012, and ya’ll better watch out. Mignola has always been a master of suspense and thrills, but with this issue, he cranks the notch up to 11, setting the bar high for what’s to come for B.P.R.D this year. Mignola and Arcudi toss all conventions and tropes out the window and you can already tell that Hell On Earth will be delivering some game-changing blows to the B.P.R.D. crew. Read on for the skinny…