I absolutely love the omnibus editions that Dark Horse Comics does for Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Universe. Not only are they an easy way to read the stories, but they’re packed full of extras, often expanding on the already abundant extras in the individual trade paperback releases. Obviously, it’s always excellent news when a new omnibus is announced—so I have some excellent news then!
The “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.” series is getting its own line of omnibuses. The first, “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952–1954,” will be hitting comic shops May 12, 2021 and arriving in bookshops May 25. The book will be in hardcover featuring new cover art from Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart. Here’s the solicitation:
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1952–1954
Written by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Chris Roberson
Illustrated by Alex Maleev, Ben Stenbeck, Michael Walsh, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Stephen Green, Patric Reynolds, Brian Churilla, and Richard Corben
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Hellboy’s career in the B.P.R.D. kicks off in this new hardcover edition collecting his earliest missions!
From his very first official case in 1952 tracking down a mad scientist in Brazil, Hellboy moved straight on to punching monsters across the globe. Revisit those very first adventures with Hellboy and the team that made him the agent he is with this new collection, featuring cases from 1952, 1953, and 1954!
Featuring the work of Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Chris Roberson, Ben Stenbeck, Stephen Green, Dave Stewart, and many other powerhouse creators, and including a bonus sketchbook section, this new hardcover is a gorgeous addition to any Hellboy library.
Things have been quiet here on Mignolaversity, especially without our usual monthly solicitations. Due to the pandemic, many titles previously solicited have had their release dates changed, so here’s the revised release schedule for upcoming titles so you won’t miss anything.
• October 7, 2020 “Witchfinder – Volume 6: The Reign of Darkness” TPB
• October 7, 2020 “Norse: Mythology” #1
• October 28, 2020 “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb” #2
• November 11, 2020 “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club”
• December 2, 2020 “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Her Fatal Hour and The Sending”
• March 3, 2021 “Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook” HC
• March 10, 2021 “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know” omnibus edition HC
• May 12, 2021 “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952–1954” omnibus edition HC