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    Mignolaversity News Update – December 2016

    By | December 16th, 2016
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    Welcome to Mignolaversity News Update, your monthly recap of Mignolaverse-related news. Given the big surge of news and the following recap articles, there wasn’t much point in doing a November News Update last month, so this month I’ll be doing a double batch of solicitations…

    “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom” #1 (of 5)
    “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom” #1 (cover)

    “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom” #2 (of 5)
    “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom” #2 (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Illustrated by Peter Bergting
    Colored by Michelle Madsen
    Covers by Ben Stenbeck

    #1 on sale February 1, 2017

    Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King—evil incarnate—is taking over the world. Baltimore’s team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines while others are in hiding.

    Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore’s fight has gotten bigger than he’d ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?

    #2 on sale March 1, 2017

    Protected by his armies marching on Rome, the Red King seems invulnerable as he takes his place at the Vatican for his coronation. How can the resistance hope to get close enough to confront him in human form?

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—Ghost Moon” #1 (of 2)“Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—Ghost Moon” #1 (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Brian Churilla
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Mike Huddleston

    On sale March 8, 2017

    Hellboy hunts ancient Chinese demons in the Walled City of Hong Kong when an old friend of Bruttenholm’s calls in a favor.

    A heavily researched look into the early days of the British spy network in the Far East, combined with Mignola’s unique brand of supernatural adventure.

    • Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D. B. Cooper) joins the Mignolaverse!

    “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” #1 (of 5)
    “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” #1 (cover)

    “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” #2 (of 5)
    “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed” #2 (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Paul Grist
    Colored by Bill Crabtree
    Covers by Paul Grist

    #1 on sale February 22, 2017

    In 1944 Hellboy was conjured in a ceremony meant to give Hitler the ultimate occult weapon. Fortunately, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm was there to witness, and to guide Hellboy to become the greatest paranormal detective in the world. But Bruttenholm wasn’t the only witness to Hellboy’s arrival. A visitor was there, sent to kill the Beast that had been prophesied to kill us all. What the visitor saw, and why he stayed his hand, leads to the most mysterious Hellboy spinoff yet …

    #2 on sale March 22, 2017

    The Visitor continues to monitor Hellboy from afar while attempting to navigate American society as an alien in the 1960s.

    “Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost” #1 (of 3)
    “Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost” #1 (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Tonci Zonjic
    Cover by Tonci Zonjic

    On sale March 29, 2017

    The New York Harbor Patrol are in over their heads when a ghostly pirate ship appears on the Hudson River, and the Lobster’s hunt for a major mob boss may have something to do with it.

    “In a world currently obsessed with Capes and Cowls, it’s refreshing to have a pulp sci-fi book where the hero isn’t perfect, and doesn’t always win.” —Big Comic Page

    And there’s a few trade paperbacks and an OGN as well.

    Witchfinder – Volume 4: City of the Dead
    “Witchfinder – Volume 4: City of the Dead” (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Ben Stenbeck
    Colored by Michelle Madsen
    Cover by Julián Totino Tedesco

    On sale April 19, 2017

    Flesheating corpses and an ancient temple discovered beneath London lead authorities to call upon Edward Grey, Queen Victoria’s official occult investigator. But the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra also has interests in the underground ruins. When they ask for Grey’s help, he has to wonder if the threat is great enough to team up with a secret society he’s sworn to destroy. Collects Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1–5.

    Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea
    “Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea” (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni
    Illustrated by Gary Gianni
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Mike Mignola

    On sale April 19, 2017

    Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature. Following the events of Hellboy: The Island, Gary Gianni draws Hellboy in a brand-new graphic novel.

    • Original hardcover graphic novel!

    The Rise of the Black Flame
    “The Rise of the Black Flame” (cover)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Christopher Mitten
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Laurence Campbell

    On sale May 3, 2017

    The BPRD’s greatest foe was not always a man …

    Little English girls are going missing, and the trail leads to a bloodthirsty cult wielding an ancient power of evil—the Cult of the Black Flame.

    No villain in the history of Mike Mignola’s line of books has caused as much death and destruction as the Black Flame. See what it was like when that power belonged to a secret order of priests hidden in the jungles of Siam. Collects issues #1–5 of the series.

    “Mignola has a knack for blending action, adventure, and horror into one cohesive, entertaining story.” —ComicWow! TV

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    And that’s it for solicitations. On to the news!

    Mike Mignola posted another painting. (I love these. Can’t get enough of ’em.)

    • John Arcudi’s run on “B.P.R.D.” ended last month. Mike Romeo did an incredible pair of interviews with Arcudi about his work (Part 1 / Part 2), the whole Mignolaversity team picked a bunch of our favorite moments from his run, and Arcudi’s co-creators talked about his work.

    Previews World spoke to Chris Roberson about “The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed”.

    Hollywood Reporter gave us our first look at “Baltimore: The Red Kingdom.”

    Geof Darrow has drawn a pair of covers for the “Hellboy Winter Special 2017.”

    Stephen Green’s artwork from “Black Sun” is now up on Felix Comic Art. Check it out.

    And Duncan Fegredo has some new brush and ink drawings for sale on his site.

    • Patric Reynolds has been sharing his process again, this time from “The Unreasoning Beast”. It’s awesome that he does this.

    Max Fiumara also shared some of his process work. And he did a real nice Liz commission.

    Julián Totino Tedesco’s been showing off his concept covers for “Witchfinder: City of the Dead”.

    Meanwhile Christopher Mitten’s been sharing some of his inked pages from “Rise of the Black Flame” #1.

    And Laurence Campbell’s been showing his inked pages of “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” #147.

    • And I’ll leave you with this glimpse of “Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost.”

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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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