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    Mignolaversity Exclusive Forecast: July 2016 Solicitations

    By | April 12th, 2016
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    Welcome to a Mignolaversity Exclusive Forecast, looking at the Mignola titles on their way in July 2016. We’ll also cover all the Mignolaverse-related news from the last month. But first, let’s start with the solicitiations…

    Baltimore: Empty Graves #4
    Baltimore: Empty Graves #4 (of 5)
    Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
    Illustrated by Peter Bergting
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Ben Stenbeck

    On sale July 6, 2016

    Led to a sultan’s tomb in their search for the Blood Red Witch, Baltimore gets answers from unexpected sources that will lead them not only to the Blood Witch, but to the Red King as well.

    “If you appreciate good horror stories and gorgeous artwork, there’s no excuse as to why you haven’t bought this already. Go. Now.”Comix I Read

    Abe Sapien #35: The Garden (III)
    Abe Sapien #35: The Garden (III)
    Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
    Illustrated by Max Fiumara
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Sebastián Fiumara

    On sale July 13, 2016

    The necromancer Gustav Strobl demonstrates his new-found power as Abe Sapien reaches England in the final calm before the storm of Dark and Terrible.

    “A dark and dangerous ride through a realm of evil.”Comic Book Resources

    The final arc of Hell on Earth starts here!
    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #143: Cometh the Hour (Part 1)
    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #143: Cometh the Hour (Part 1 of 5)
    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Laurence Campbell
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Duncan Fegredo

    On sale July 20, 2016

    Kate and Panya argue over abandoning BPRD headquarters, while in New York City Johann and Liz fight a seemingly unstoppable opponent as the Ogdru Jahad spawns dozens more monsters by the hour.

    Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #3
    Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #3 (of 3)
    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
    Illustrated by Tonci Zonjic
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Tonci Zonjic

    On sale July 27, 2016

    The giant robot invasion of New York comes to a showdown when the Lobster has to get into a machine’s head to drive it out of the city.

    “Grimy and Gritty until the very end, it’s a pleasure as always.”Big Comic Page

    And there’s a new trade paperback in September…

    Return of the Exorcist!
    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 14: The Exorcist
    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – Volume 14: The Exorcist
    Written by Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart, and Chris Roberson
    Illustrated by Cameron stewart and Mike Norton
    Colored by Dave Stewart
    Cover by Laurence Campbell

    On sale September 21, 2016

    BPRD field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a hundred-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshiping cult is believed to be kidnapping children.

    Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1–#2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140–#142.

    Now, on to the news. There’s not that much this month…

    Baltimore – Volume 7: Empty Graves (cover)

    — Christopher Golden spoke to Freak Sugar about Baltimore: Empty Graves (the first issue of which came out earlier this month). The interview also revealed Ben Stenbeck’s covers for issues 4 and 5, and Mike Mignola’s cover for the hardcover collection (pictured to the left).

    Review Fix talks to Scott Bukatman about his new book, Hellboy’s World, which came out earlier this month. I recommend checking it out.

    — Chris Roberson and Paolo Rivera discuss Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. on Comic Book Resources. The interview includes a look at Paolo Rivera’s pencils and Joe Rivera’s inks. 1953 wraps up at the end of this month. Don’t miss it.

    Continued below

    — If you missed Mike Mignola’s panel at C2E2, Comic Book Resources has a recap. Both Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson were present. There’s some discussion about the Witchfinder miniseries Roberson is working on, the larger architecture of the Hellboy Universe, the end of Hellboy in Hell. Mignola even prompts the crowd to ask about Gall Dennar.

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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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