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    Mignolaversity News Update: A Thadreian Frog, 1954 for FCBD 2016, and spectacular art…

    By | December 14th, 2015
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    Welcome to Mignolaversity News Update, your monthly recap of Mignolaverse-related news. This was a light month for Mignola news, so I’ve posted more art than usual. Crave Online posted March’s solicitations last week, so lets check them out…

    Joe Golem, Occult Detective #5
    The Sunken Dead (Part 2)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Illustrated by Patric Reynolds
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Dave Palumbo

    On sale March 2, 2016

    When a Drowning City millionaire’s plan to reunite with his dead family goes terribly wrong, Joe Golem and Simon Church rush to reverse his spell before the city is taken over by drowning victims come back to life.

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #141
    The Exorcist (Part 2)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart
    Illustrated by Cameron Stewart
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Duncan Fegredo

    On sale March 16, 2016

    Missing children and rumors of devil worship have led BPRD exorcist Ashley Strode to a rural near ghost town, where not everyone is ready to banish the town’s demons.

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 #4
    Beyond the Fences (Part 2)

    Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Paolo and Joe Rivera
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Paolo Rivera

    On sale March 23, 2016

    Suburbia is torn apart when Hellboy faces off against a bizarre creature, while the BPRD tries to uncover who created such a monster—and why.

    Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man
    Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
    Illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Tonci Zonjic

    On sale March 30, 2016

    After a transient goes missing, Lobster Johnson is called in to investigate a priest who practices more than just religion. What he’s got cooking in his stew pot is nothing compared to what he has hiding in the sewers below…
    • Action-packed one-shot—perfect for new readers!

    And a pair of trade collections…

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 13: End of Days
    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Laurence Campbell
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Laurence Campbell

    On sale May 18, 2016

    The Hell on Earth as we know it comes to an end. In a drastic change, one of the most terrifying creatures in existence has been released. Can the BPRD defend the world—and humanity—or is this finally the end? This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #135–139.

    Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Curse of the Were-Jaguar
    Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
    Illustrated by Art Baltazar

    On sale May 18, 2016

    Art Baltazar and Franco return to Itty Bitty Hellboy! Hellboy, Abe, Liz, and friends are on a quest… to deliver underwear to the Island of Rogers! But their mission is interrupted by the discovery of the mysterious beast known as the were-jaguar! Collects Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar #1–#4!
    Read more at http://www.craveonline.com/art/932333-exclusive-dark-horse-comics-mignolaverse-covers-solicits-march-2016#IvZP32oWFE8GDrUY.99

    It’s been a quiet month for news, but here’s a few items…

    — Skelton Crew Studios has opened pre-orders for the latest addition to the B.P.R.D. Artifact Archive: the Thadreian Frog (as seen in B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess). This item ships early next year. This is a very limited edition, signed by B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis.

    — Free Comic Book Day 2016 will be bringing a new Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. tale from Mike Mignola and Richard Corben set in 1954.

    — The Art of Mike Mignola had its annual art sale. Everything is sold now, but you can view the pieces here.

    Emerald City Comic Con original pencil drawing
    Unpublished Hellboy in Hell trade paperback cover

    — Duncan Fegredo shared the inks of his B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Exorcist (Part 2) cover on Twitter, and they are stunning.

    Continued below

    — And as always, Tonci Zonjic is drawing the Lobster.

    — Patric Reynolds has been sharing his process for Joe Golem on Twitter. Definitely check this out.

    You should also check out Reynolds’s Instagram. He posts really cool process images.

    And Max Fiumara shared his pencils for the cover of the latest Abe Sapien.

    And Laurence Campbell shows off his inks for pages 8 and 9 of last month’s B.P.R.D.

    Wait till you see what he does in this month’s issue…


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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.


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