• B.P.R.D.: The Universal Machine #5 (Farewell) News 

    Mignolaversity: January 2019 Solicitations

    By | October 18th, 2018
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    Usually I’d welcome you to the latest news update, but I’m not doing the news this month. My heart wasn’t really in it. Don’t worry, we’ll still be showing the solicitations for January, but before we get to that, I want to pay tribute to Kees Lagerweij.

    Those of you that used to be on the old Dark Horse Hellboy forum back in the early 2000s would probably know him. You’d also know him from the CBR Hellboy forums, or perhaps the recent Mike Mignola’s Art fan page on Facebook. If you listen to the Hellboy Book Club podcast you’ve certainly heard his name. He would regularly write in.

    Kees was always an active fan in the Hellboy Universe community, and always ready to welcome newcomers. When I was first getting into the comics, he was one of those helpful fans that showed me the ropes. Before Mignolaversity’s Hellboy Universe Reading Order, I created a rudimentary publishing order list back 2009. Kees helped me put it together.

    He helped a lot of people. He was always engaged in growing the community around these comics in positive ways. Just check in on those fan communities I mentioned above and you can see he had an impact on us.

    Kees, you will be missed.

    19 December, 1974 – 16 October, 2018. R.I.P.


    Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
    Illustrated by Christopher Mitten and Laurence Campbell
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale January 2, 2019
    Full color, 32 pages

    The B.P.R.D. desperately grasps for a plan to save humanity from a deep-seated danger, while Hellboy is visited by an old acquaintance with new information.

    THE DROWNING CITY #5 (of 5)

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

    On sale January 9, 2019
    Full color, 32 pages

    Who will wield the enigmatic and unlimited power of Lector’s Pentajulum, and to what end?

    Attacked by the mad Dr. Cocteau’s henchmen, Joe Golem and Molly are separated, leaving Joe mortally wounded and Molly taken prisoner. As the moment Cocteau has waited for to contact the Outer Dark draws near, Joe makes one last heroic attempt to save Molly from powers unknown.

    HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1956 #3 (of 5)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Yishan Li, Mike Norton, and Michael Avon Oeming
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale January 23, 2019
    Full color, 32 pages

    Dr. Trevor Bruttenholm is drawn deeper into his off-the-books investigations, leaving the B.P.R.D. struggling to stay one step ahead of their Soviet counterparts. Meanwhile, conflict within the Soviet occult team flares as the tension between team leader Varvara and her subordinates comes to a head.

    CRIMSON LOTUS #3 (of 5)

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Mindy Lee
    Color by Michelle Madsen

    On sale January 30, 2019
    Full color, 32 pages

    The Crimson Lotus strikes again! Shocked by the news of an agent’s death, spies Shengli and Dai must parry the Lotus again when they discover she is even closer than they thought. And can the pair avoid getting caught between Japanese soldiers and the Lotus herself?

    And the final “B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth” omnibus is coming out in March…

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    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg, Julian Totino Tedesco, and Laurence Campbell
    Colored by Dave Stewart

    On sale March 13, 2019
    Full color, 408 pages

    Hell on Earth comes to an end when the B.P.R.D. must defend earth from one of the mythical Ogdru Jahad, the dragon believed to bring about the end of the world. The agents must destroy the dragon and the countless monsters it creates. Elsewhere, Russian occult director seeks help from a demon as he follows her through Hell.

    This is the final volume of the B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth omnibuses, leading into the current storyline B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know.

    This hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth volumes 12–13, and 15, plus bonus material.

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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.


  • Feature: Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors #5 Reviews
    Mignolaversity: “Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors” #1–5

    By and | Oct 3, 2019 | Reviews

    “Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Conjurors” brings the Joe Golem and the Drowning City novel adaptation to a close. The scale of this tale is beyond anything in “Joe Golem” before, changing the shape of the series as we know it. This review contains full spoilers for ‘The Conjurors’ arc.Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher GoldenIllustrated […]

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