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    Mignolaversity Exclusive: May 2017 Solicitations

    By | February 16th, 2017
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    This just in, the solicitations for Mignola titles coming out in May 2017. Plus, we’ll also cover all the Mignolaverse-related news from the last month. But first, let’s start with the solicitations…

    THE RED KINGDOM #4 (of 5)

    Cover by Ben Stenbeck

    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Art by Peter Bergting
    Color by Michelle Madsen

    On sale May 3
    Full color, 32 pages

    The allied armies battle their way through the Vatican on Coronation Day and lose lives along the way, but defeating the Red King will not be as simple as they suspected.

    THE PIRATE’S GHOST #3 (of 3)

    Cover by Tonci Zonjic

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Art and color by Tonci Zonjic

    On sale May 24
    Full color, 32 pages

    The Lobster’s search for a missing reporter comes to an explosive end aboard a pirate ship.

    THE OUTER DARK #1 (of 3)

    Cover by Dave Palumbo

    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Art by Patric Reynolds
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale May 31
    Full color, 32 pages

    Two years after he killed a child-snatching monster and stopped an undead takeover in the Drowning City, occult detective Joe Golem searches for a man with superhuman strength who is attacking citizens under orders from the otherworldly voices in his head. But Joe has his own demons to wrestle with…

    Joe Golem continues to be everything you could possibly want it to be. Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden are a heck of a team, and Patric Reynolds continues to complement them perfectly by bringing unique worlds to life stunningly with his art.”—Big Comic Page

    HOW AND WHY HE STAYED #4 (of 5)

    Cover by Paul Grist

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Art by Paul Grist
    Color by Bill Crabtree

    On sale May 31
    Full color, 32 pages

    The Visitor alerts the BPRD as increasing numbers of Ogdru Hem attack, and the challenges of being an alien on Earth take a toll.

    Jack Staff creator Paul Grist presents the strangest Hellboy spinoff yet!

    OK, that’s it for solicitations. On to the news!

    ComicsPRO will be releasing an exclusive cover by Mike Mignola for “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” #1.

    As you’ve no doubt already noticed, there’s a new “Joe Golem” arc on the way, “The Outer Dark.” It will be followed by a two-issue arc.

    • If you’re headed to Emerald City Comic Con next month, be sure to swing by Artists’ Alley and say hi to Mike Mignola.

    • With the final arc of “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom” beginning earlier this month, Christopher Golden has been doing the rounds in interviews. He spoke to Dread Central and Hollywood SOAPBOX. I’ll be sad to see the end of this one.

    Super7 released a collection of Hellboy figures.

    Tonci Zonjic’s cover for “Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones” is currently being auctioned on ebay for charity. Proceeds go to ACLU of Washington. Tonci’s even talking of throwing in this Hellboy drawing too.

    Chris Roberson discusses “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” with Blastr.

    • Mike Mignola has been sharing some fantastic art on his Twitter account, including his life drawings and a preliminary image for “Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea” by Gary Gianni.

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    Life drawing by Mike Mignola

    Life drawing by Mike Mignola

    Life drawing by Mike Mignola

    Preliminary image from “Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea” by Gary Gianni

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    Mark Tweedale

    Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, and The Damned Speakeasy. 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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