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
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
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
Picture World War II. Nazi Germany has the world by the balls and America finally makes the decision to step in, but this time, replace atomic research with a different kind of weapon and we have the premise of Sledgehammer 44. Imagine a Frankenstein-like monster robot hell bent on bringing the hammer down on some Nazi scum. I love when Mignola takes a break from his massive schedule for “BPRD” and “Hellboy” to take on some creative side jobs like this one, though by this point we all know most credit should go to John Arcudi, his partner in crime, on these side projects. READ MORE
The latest Baltimore one-shot is an engaging and gritty, post-WWI apocalyptic adventure, fascinatingly woven into a double feature that sees our protagonist battling vampire soldiers in England, and fiendish monsters in France. Chronologically set amidst the action in Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s graphic novel of which it’s based on, but prior to the events in “The Plague Ships”, “Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank” documents Lord Henry Baltimore’s travels killing monsters, in hopes of finding The Red King and avenging his family. 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
Dark Horse Comics dropped one of their most anticipated titles prior to the New Year, Hellboy In Hell, bringing their most infamous characters back from the grave…sort of. Issue #1 caught us up on events surrounding Hellboy’s demise. This issue takes a different route as it focuses is on hell itself, its denizens, and its prime city but most importantly Hellboy’s true origin. READ MORE
Abe Sapien wasn’t around the B.P.R.D. in 2012, being in a coma and all. But all that looks to change in 2013. Scott Allie and Mike Mignola bring back the ever-loveable Abe Sapien in a new series titled The Dark and Terrible. The series is co-written by Mike Mignola and Allie and illustrated by Sebastian Fiumara.
The book is set to hit shops on April 3rd, 2013. The new series will follow Abe as he ventures across America in an attempt to escape the B.P.R.D. 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
Along with my written coverage of Montreal Comiccon 2012, I was snapping pictures like nobody’s business. Below you’ll find a huge photo gallery full of cosplayers, celebrity guests, horror swag, toys, comics, and more. My personal favorite is the young Batman playing with an Ewok. Check it! 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