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Mignolaversity: May 2023 Solicitations

By | February 17th, 2023
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Welcome to Mignolaversity, Multiversity Comics’ dedicated column for all things Mike Mignola. This month we have a pair of comics I’m very excited about, plus a new omnibus edition readers have been wanting for quite some time. (Justice.) There’s some fantastic cover art here from Mike Mignola, Jesse Lonergan, Matt Smith, Sebastián Fiumara, and Tonci Zonjic. As always, thanks to Dark Horse for shooting these our way.


Variant cover by Mike Mignola
with colors by Dave Stewart

Written by Mike Mignola
Illustrated by Jesse Lonergan
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale May 17, 2023
Full color, 32 pages

One of the last followers of a failing Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, the unassuming Miss Truesdale, finds herself on the receiving end of Brotherhood leader Tefnut Trionus’s final vision. Connecting her life in Victorian London to a young gladiator’s in ancient Hyperborea, Truesdale discovers she now has the chance to change the future by altering the bygone past.

Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy Universe, and artist Jesse Lonergan team up to tell an all new, supernatural-horror tale.

• Award-winning creator Mike Mignola with acclaimed artist Jesse Lonergan!
• The beginning of a new Mignolaverse series!

Mark Tweedale: Wish fulfillment. This miniseries is pure wish fulfillment. In case you missed the announcement, you can check that out on i09. And after that, you can check out our interview with Jesse Lonergan. “Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea” explores both the latter days of the Hyperborean Empire and the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra in London, 1885. Either alone would have been fascinating, but together this is on a whole other level. And Lonergan’s work is utterly mesmerizing.


Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Illustrated by Matt Smith
Colored by Chris O’Halloran
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale May 31, 2023
Full color, 32 pages

Anastasia’s archaeological research in the mysterious group known as the Suaren Artea takes her to India, with Hellboy coming along for the ride. The crux of the discovery may be full of ancient bones, but the past is not as dead as they think.

Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and cowriter Christopher Golden for another story of occult adventure and unlikely romance, with art by Matt Smith and colors by Chris O’Halloran.

Mark: My god, Matt Smith keeps knocking these covers out of the park. I’ve said it before, but he really does know how to draw hordes. Look at those heart-guys. They don’t pull focus from Hellboy and Anastasia, and yet each one of them has their own unique attitude.

OK, let’s dive into the collections coming in July. . .


Written by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Scott Allie
Illustrated by Jason Shawn Alexander, Patric Reynolds, Michael Avon Oeming, Santiago Caruso, Peter Snejbjerg, James Harren, Kevin Nowlan, Juan Ferreyra, Alise Gluškova, Mark Nelson, and Guy Davis
Colored by Dave Stewart, Kevin Nowlan, Juan Ferreyra & Eduardo Ferreyra, Alise Gluškova, and Mark Nelson
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale July 5, 2023
Full color, 448 pages
Paperback, 7″ x 10″

In the early 1980’s, new B.P.R.D. agent Abe Sapien was set to retrieve the corpse of a powerful warlock off the coast of France. Abe quickly finds himself in a battle with a century old evil in the form of demonic monks.

Mike Mignola and Jason Shawn Alexander’s premiere Abe solo series sets the stage for a collection of tales tracing Abe’s times both as an agent of the B.P.R.D., and delving into his long-hidden origins. A haunted lake, South American vampires, and a mad scientist seeking out man’s missing link are chronicled here!

This paperback omnibus edition collects Abe Sapien: The Drowning, The Devil Does Not Jest, and Lost Lives and Other Stories.

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Mark: The last of the “Abe Sapien” omnibuses reprinted in paperback. There’re some great stories in this one.


Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, Jason Armstrong, Troy Nixey, Peter Snejbjerg, Toni Fejzula, Stephen Green, Ben Stenbeck, Kevin Nowlan, Matthew Dow Smith, and Ryan Sook
Colored by Dave Stewart, Tonci Zonjic, Toni Fejzula, and Kevin Nowlan
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale July 19, 2023
Full color, 472 pages
Hardcover, 7″ x 10″

Further your collection with the adventures of Mignolaverse enigma Lobster Johnson!

After years of captivating fans’ imaginations from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the pulp-style adventures of Lobster Johnson took the limelight in their own series of comics adventures. From gangsters to Nazis to an army of monkeys, the Lobster faces classic foes in strange new ways. His adventures continue in this omnibus hardcover edition, collecting trade volumes The Iron Prometheus, The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown, A Chain Forged in Life, and the short story “The Killer in My Skull.” The second volume of this collection features writing by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tonci Zonjic with art by Zonjic, Ben Stenbeck, Kevin Nowlan, and more!

Mark: And finally, the second volume of “Lobster Johnson” omnibus editions. I really love what Tonci Zonjic has done with the cover of this one, the way it matches the first. That said, hopefully there will be a third volume someday. I’m just not ready to be done with the Lobster just yet.

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Mark Tweedale

Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, The Damned Speakeasy, and a bunch of stuff for Mignolaversity. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, watching far too many video essays, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter @MarkTweedale.


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