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    Mignolaversity News Update: Children of Lovecraft, Golden Discusses Joe Golem, Fejzula on Lobster Johnson, and More

    By | September 10th, 2015
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    Welcome to Mignolaversity News Update, your monthly recap of Mignolaverse-related news. This month, the December solicitations were posted on Uproxx. Click the link for the full details. (Update: Apparently Uproxx didn’t get to show off Abe Sapien. I’ve added it in now.)

    Joe Golem, Occult Detective #2
    The Rat Catcher (Part 2)
    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Illustrated by Patric Reynolds
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Dave Palumbo

    On sale December 2, 2015

    Joe Golem finds the Rat Catcher red-handed, pulling children into the canals of Lower Manhattan, and discovers that there’s more behind this creature than he suspected.

    Abe Sapien #29
    Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
    Illustrated by Max Fiumara
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Max Fiumara

    On sale December 9, 2015

    Abe meets a prophetic young woman who knows the truth about his role in what’s coming.

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #138
    End of Days (Part 4)

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Laurence Campbell
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Laurence Campbell

    On sale December 16, 2015

    The Black Flame has returned and is wreaking havoc on the Hudson River! Panya and Kate try to psychically help from BPRD headquarters while Liz and Johann battle the Black Flame to stop him from destroying New York City.

    Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar #2 (of 4)
    Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
    Illustrated by Art Baltazar

    On sale December 23, 2015

    The discovery of the Were-Jaguar distracts Hellboy and his friends from trying to explain the Right Hand of Doom to the island’s residents! What’s that button on Roger’s chest? Why is the Were-Jaguar so friendly? And what do evil Karl and Rasputin want with the beast?

    Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis
    Written by Mike Mignola
    Illustrated by Toni Fejzula
    Cover by Tonci Zonjic

    On sale December 30, 2015

    Murder interrupts the opening of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. Lobster Johnson investigates to find out what makes a blown glass sculpture worth killing for.

    And here’s one we missed last month:

    Dark Horse Presents #16
    featuring a “Hellboy in Hell” story
    Written by Mike Mignola and Todd Mignola
    Illustrated by Mike Mignola
    Colours by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Mike Mignola

    On sale November 18, 2015

    A SPECIAL FLIPBOOK ISSUE! Behind a Brendan McCarthy cover in this issue, which features the next chapter of his surreal Dream Gang, Dennis Calero’s The Suit returns!

    BUT FLIP THE BOOK OVER and find a Mike Mignola Hellboy cover and a special eight-page Hellboy story!

    This issue also features new chapters of Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, and Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez’s Last Act! And David Chelsea continues a four-issue run on DHP with his strip entitled Sandy & Mandy.

    And now, the news…

    — Dark Horse will be publishing an H.P. Lovecraft-inspired prose anthology “Children of Lovecraft”, edited by Ellen Datlow. Mike Mignola will provide the cover. You can read all about it at Bleeding Cool.

    Christopher Golden spoke to Previews World about “Joe Golem, Occult Detective”, his new series with Mike Mignola. There’s also a preview of Patric Reynolds’s art.

    — Polygon has posted the entire first issues of “Hellboy in Hell” and “Hellboy and the BPRD: 1952” for those of you that haven’t picked up the trades yet.

    — Skelton Crew Studios is working on new items for the BPRD Artifact Archive. Israel Skelton posted a preview of one expected to be released later this year, the Key to Saint Dunstan’s Box (from “Hellboy: Box Full of Evil”). This is obviously going to a fantastic piece, especially since the studio has so much experience with keys already. However, as new pieces come in, old ones go out. If you want to pick up Edel Mischrasse’s Medal, you’d better hurry: It will be sold out by the end of October.

    Continued below

    — I’ve probably said this before, but you should pop by Paolo Rivera’s Instagram page for some sneak peeks at his three-issue arc of “Hellboy and the BPRD: 1953”. It features things like this:

    Archie, Mac, and Hellboy.

    And Duncan Fegredo posted this image on Twitter. I can never get enough of him drawing Hellboy.

    — Gallery 1988 will be hosting Guillermo del Toro: In Service of Monsters, an art show in tribute to the films of Guillermo del Toro. Mike Mignola is one of the artists contributing, and obviously there’s also quite a bit of Hellboy movie art. The exhibit will run from September 11 to October 3.

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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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