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    Mignolaversity News Update – November 2017

    By | November 9th, 2017
    Posted in News | 3 Comments

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    Welcome to Mignolaversity News Update, your monthly recap of all the Mignolaverse-related news from the past month. Newsarama ran February’s solicitations, so let’s check ’em out…


    Variant cover by Vanesa Del Rey

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Christopher Mitten
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale February 7, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Bruttenholm and Sandhu’s mission to uncover the evasive “Master” behind the Nazis occult experiments is derailed when they fall into the clutches of their enemy.


    Written by Mike Mignola
    Illustrated by Ben Stenbeck
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale February 7, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch.

    Now, in a pub somewhere in Hell, Koshchei tells Hellboy about a dangerous mission when the witch sent him to hunt and destroy the last dragons before their eggs hatch.

    JENNY FINN #4 (of 4)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey
    Illustrated by Farel Dalrymple
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale February 21, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Jenny has been captured and the terrible plague is coming to an end, but when Joe has the chance to escape London a ghost from his past forces him to stay and finish what he started.

    HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Pencils by Paolo Rivera
    Inks by Joe Rivera
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale February 21, 2018
    Full color, 32 pages

    Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he’s seen before–and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.

    • Paolo Rivera returns!

    Plus there’s a “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” omnibus in April…


    Written by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Scott Allie
    Illustrated by Tyler Crook, Jason LaTour, Max Fiumara, and James Harren
    Color by Dave Stewart

    On sale April 18, 2018
    Full color, 408 pages

    America’s monster problem explodes, society crumbles, and Liz Sherman rejoins the fight, as Nazis seek to bring Rasputin back to finish what he started when he first conjured Hellboy! This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 4–6, plus an expanded sketchbook section.

    “Picking up objects in the Mignolaverse can cause horrific problems. Thankfully, picking up this book will only elicit thrills.” —SciFiPulse

    And now the news…

    • Let’s kick things off with the movie news first, shall we? David Harbour’s been teasing his version of Hellboy over on his instagram. And David Dae Kim has been teasing his version of Daimio (though revealing nothing).

    Deadline reports on further casting announcements: Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) will play Lady Hatton, one seventh of the Osiris Club (most recently appeared in “B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know” #3); Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will be playing Lord Adam Glaren, in the comics a member of the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra (see “B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls” and “Witchinfder: Lost and Gone Forever”), but in the film another member of the Osiris Club; and Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate) will play Merlin (see “Hellboy: The Storm and the Fury”).

    Continued below

    Injustice 2 is adding Hellboy to the roster…

    • Skelton Crew Studio has released two new enamel pins: The Amazing Screw-On Head and Itty Bitty Hellboy.

    • Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell’s “Mr. Higgins Comes Home” came out and with it a bunch of interviews with the artist from Forces of Geek, Horror News Network, and us. Johnson-Cadwell’s also been sharing a bunch of his art on Twitter. Check it out.

    • “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.” artist Paola Rivera has been sharing his process on his covers for “Occult Intelligence” #2 and #2 on his blog. It really is fantastic stuff (and I sure hope a bunch of it ends up in the trade collection).

    • Patric Reynolds has finished work on “Joe Golem, Occult Detective: Flesh and Stone,” his last arc on the title. He always posts excellent stuff on his Twitter and Instagram. He also put up a bunch of commissions recently, including these two:

    • “Lobster Johnson” and “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.” artist Stephen Green has been sharing some cool commissions too.

    • And here’s one from “Abe Sapien” and “B.P.R.D.” artist Max Fiumara:

    And here’s a Hellboy from Duncan Fegredo.

    • Until November 30, Ben Stenbeck is doing 20% off his pages and covers. Stenbeck also had a chat to Previews World about the upcoming “Koshchei the Deathless” miniseries.

    And finally, Laurence Campbell has been sharing a look at his inked “B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know” pages on Twitter.

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    Mark Tweedale

    Mark writes Hell Notes, 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, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter here.


    • Mike Capuano

      Firstly, this is missing the Mignolaversity tag.
      Now then, question. Do we have any idea when Devil You Know is back?
      Except for the delays on The Exorcist, the Hell On Earth Cycle was nearly always monthly, from beginning to end. Seems odd to have a skip month 5 issues in…

      • Mark Tweedale

        Laurence Campbell has some personal stuff going on in his life that’s delayed the comic. #5 has been bumped back to January, and I’ve no idea when #6, the final issue of the arc, is going to run.

        Tag’s been added. Thanks for the catch!

        • Mike Capuano

          Ahh. I hope all ends up well for Laurence! And I had no clue the arc was 6 issues! That just feels… weird… I’m so used to the 5 issue format for B.P.R.D. Only a couple of breaks from this that I can recall, being The Black Flame having 6 issues(and the 1st issue being renamed as War on Frogs #1) and The Devil’s engine and The Long Death(each being 3 issues)sharing a TPB.

          BTW, I just wanted to thank you Mark, for all of these articles. It had been about 4 years since I’d read my Mignolaverse books(I’ve still been buying every issue, mind you) so I decided in late September to start from the beginning and read each arc in publishing order. Your publishing order thread over on CBR in conjunction with Mignolaversity/Hellnotes has made my re-read all the more enjoyable! So thanks! As of yesterday I’ve started on books released this year!

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    Mignolaversity: “Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon” #5

    By and | Mar 7, 2018 | Reviews

    “Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon” comes to a close with a few unexpected twists… And is this one-shot miniseries the beginning of a bigger story?Written by Mike Mignola and Chris RobersonIllustrated by Christopher MittenColored by Dave StewartLettered by Clem RobinsBruttenholm and Sandhu reach the site of the Nazis’ occult activity, where the shadowy “Master” […]

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