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Mignolaversity: June 2022 Solicitations

By | March 16th, 2022
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Welcome to Mignolaversity, Multiversity Comics’ dedicated column for all things Mike Mignola. Today, we’re taking a look at all the Mike Mignola books in Dark Horse Comics’ June 2022 solicitations. As always, Dark Horse has given me some marvelous covers to show off. Check ’em out below.


Variant cover by Mike Mignola
with colors by Dave Stewart

Written by Mike Mignola
Illustrated by Gabriel Hernández Walta
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale June 22, 2022
Full color, 32 pages

Trouble runs in the Whittier family! When Catherine Whittier learns she’s inherited the family home, she knows better than to go back alone, and Hellboy’s experience with the family (in Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy) makes him the perfect one to make sure any unkind spirits are rest. Because in a house with a history like this, “plot” can mean more than just a family graveyard.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is joined by artist Gabriel Hernández Walta to bring readers a terrifying new one-shot in the home of the infamous Whittier family!

• Self-contained story in the successful Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. line.

“What I love about these little adventures is how Mignola is able to give us a full story that lives beyond the pages of the book itself.” —Fanbase Press

Mark Tweedale: This one’s wish fulfilment for me. I’ve been following Gabriel Hernández Walta’s work for a while now, and lately he’s had such an amazing run with “Sentient” and then “Barbalien: Red Planet.” He’s a superb visual storyteller and everytime he posted an Abe Sapien or Hellboy image on Instagram, I couldn’t help but wonder what and Mike Mignola could do together. . . and now I get to find out. As for ‘Old Man Whittier,’ that’s clearly a reference to the Whittier family that’ve shown up in 2010’s “Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy” and 2011’s “B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered.”


Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale June 29, 2022
Full color, 32 pages

Honora and Simon are pulled more deeply still into the mysteries of Noxton! Once Simon discovers the identify of his attacker, time is of the essence to figure out what happened to his missing researcher and how it connects to the strange town.

Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson reveal new creepy discoveries in issue three of this all-new Hellboy universe series, featuring art by Andrea Mutti and colors by Lee Loughridge.

Mark: I’m afraid I don’t have any insider info on this one, but I’m really looking forward to it.


Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
Illustrated by Mike Norton
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale June 29, 2022
Full color, 32 pages

Hellboy, Professor Bruttenholm, and B.P.R.D. agent Archie Muraro investigate an abandoned sawmill that is rumored to be haunted. But when they get there, an unexpected discovery reveals an even stranger source for the rumors! Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and longtime collaborator Chris Roberson team up with artist Mike Norton and colorist Dave Stewart for a new story of strange doings.

Mark: The final issue of “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957,” but not the end of the Occult Cold War plotline. This thread will be picked up in the 1960s. This issue sees the return of artist Mike Norton, who was a big part of “1956.” Considering Norton’s range, I’ve no idea what to expect here.

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OK, let’s move on to the collections coming in August. . .


Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Illustrated by Patric Reynolds and Peter Bergting
Colored by Dave Stewart and Michelle Madsen
Lettered by Clem Robins

On sale August 10, 2022
Full color, 536 pages
Hardcover, 7″ x 10″

In an alternate, half-submerged version of Manhattan, Joe Golem uncovers the truth behind strange and occult happenings that threaten the city’s inhabitants. But perhaps the biggest mystery of all is his own past. Fight demonic rats, pursue forbidden knowledge, and much more as Joe and his compatriots tackle the supernatural together.

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden bring us a heartfelt and harrowing saga that combines hardboiled detective with emotional drama and lots of magic and mystery! Featuring art by Patric Reynolds and Peter Bergting with colors by Dave Stewart and Michelle Madsen.

Collects Joe Golem: Occult Detective volumes 1–4.

Mark: This omnibus edition will sit nicely next to the two “Baltimore” omnibuses released a couple of years back. This collects all of the “Joe Golem” Occult Detective” comics, but it’s not the end of Joe Golem’s story. Mignola and Golden’s Outerverse is still unfolding, and I’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more of Joe Golem. . .


Written by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Thomas Sniegoski, Brian McDonald, Miles Gunter & Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Augustyn, Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins, and Joe Harris
Illustrated by Ryan Sook, Curtis Arnold, Matthew Dow Smith, Mike Mignola, Derek Thompson, Michael Avon Oeming, Guy Davis,Scott Kolins & Dave Stewart, Adam Pollina & Guillermo Zubiaga, and Cameron Stewart
Colored by Dave Stewart, James Sinclair, Lee Loughridge, and Michelle Madsen
Lettered by Clem Robins, Dan Jackson, Pat Brosseau, Ken Bruzenak, Michelle Madsen, and Michael Heisler

On sale August 24, 2022
Full color, 408 pages
Paperback, 7″ x 10″

In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving its roster of special agents to defend the world from any occult threats, and the growing menace of the frog army. Now their adventures are collected in one continuous saga, following the exploits of Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Roger the Homunculus, Johann Krauss, Kate Corrigan, Ashley Strode, and many more from the war on frogs through the end of Ragna Rok.

Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a slew of talented writers and artists as they bring you the main collection of B.P.R.D. stories in a single series of ten volumes.

• Collects B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth & Other Stories, B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories, and B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs.

Mark: In case you are wondering, this is not a new omnibus edition; this is the previously released “B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs – Volume 1” omnibus. The four “B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs” omnibuses, the five “B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth” omnibuses, and the “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know” omnibus will be recollected as ten “B.P.R.D.” omnibuses. With a simple numbering from 1 to 10, this should make it a lot easier for new readers to get into “B.P.R.D.”


Written by Mike Mignola and Rob Williams
Illustrated by Laurence Campbell
Colored by Quinton Winter
Lettered by Clem Robins

August 31, 2022
Full color, 136 pages
Hardcover, 7″ x 10″

From the ancient warrior Gall Dennar, to Sir Edward Grey, to the B.P.R.D.’s Agent Howards, the iconic Hyperborean sword from the world of Hellboy has landed in many influential hands. And this has been no accident. Trace the sword’s path through the adventures and encounters that finally brought it to Ragna Rok, at the end of the world, and witness the sword’s journey through history.

Collects the four-issue miniseries.

Mark: I actually get to reveal two new Laurence Campbell covers in this article. I’m certainly pleased about that! If you’ve been reading James Dowling and my reviews, then you know this is definitely a series to pick up. This is Rob Williams’s debut in the Hellboy Universe, but he writes it like an old pro. Plus you can really tell he and Campbell work well together.

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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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