Welcome to the Mignolaversity News Update, your monthly recap of Mignolaverse-related news. This month 13th Dimension posted the June solicitations, so let’s check them out…
On sale June 1, 2016
Hellboy transforms into what he was always meant to be.
On sale June 1, 2016
Baltimore continues his journey to Constantinople, where his search for the Blood-Red Witch leads to the royal family.
On sale June 8, 2016
In this standalone story, Abe seeks answers in his most crucial and secret place of origin, where his destiny is revealed.
On sale June 29, 2016
The face-off against giant robots continues as Lobster Johnson’s investigation leads him to a woman whose story reveals the ancient origins behind the machines’ gleaming exteriors. Tonci Zonjic returns to Lobster Johnson!
And a new trade in August…
On sale August 10, 2016
Hellboy and his mentor Bruttenholm travel across England and confront the phantom hand of a murderer, a demonic water spirit, and some of the most horrible figures of British folklore—Rawhead Rex and Bloody-Bones. Back in the States, Hellboy rejoins the team from 1952 as a monster with possible ties to an earlier mission ravages a suburban community.
Now, on to the news…
— To the left is a preview of “The Tell Tale Heart” by Mike Mignola, a piece for The Tell Tale Heart Inaugural Group Art Show & Grand Opening which was held on March 12th.
— Mike Mignola talked to Entertainment Weekly about the end of Hellboy in Hell and what he’s going to do next.
— Here’s some news for our U.K. readers: Mike Mignola is coming to this year’s Thought Bubble.
— Crave revealed the trade covers for B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 14: The Exorcist, the penultimate trade of the Hell on Earth cycle, and Abe Sapien – Volume 8: The Desolate Shore, collecting the final issues of the Dark and Terrible cycle. Check ’em out.
— Due to his ongoing work on Fight Club 2 and Batgirl, Cameron Stewart was unable to write and draw the upcoming B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Exorcist as planned. Chris Roberson will be writing a script from Cameron’s outline, and Mike Norton will be drawing the arc with some assistance on thumbnails from Dave Stokes. Comic Book Resources has the full story.
— Last month I got to show off the Troll-witch’s Spoon from Skelton Crew Studios B.P.R.D. Artifact Archive. Since then, it’s been released and already sold out.
— If you need somewhere to store your singles, a Hellboy-themed longbox might be useful.
— 4-Star Studios is making a FCBD book for Challengers Comics called “3D Cowboy’s Cosmic Convict Challenge(rs)”. Drawn by Ryan Browne, Tim Seeley, Luke Smarto, and Mike Norton, the cross-over story includes characters such as Savage Dragon, the Toxic Avenger, the Wretch from Mythic, Molly Danger, and a big red guy called Hellboy. Check out the announcement here.Continued below
— Laurence Campbell talked about his work on B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth with Tripwire. He also confirmed that he’ll be working on B.P.R.D. beyond the Hell on Earth cycle.
— And finally, Mike Norton’s been showing some teasing images from The Exorcist on Instagram.