• Feature: Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1 News 

    Mignola and Roberson Return With “Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven” in May

    By | February 9th, 2018
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    At Geek & Sundry, Dark Horse Comics have announced Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder, will return in a new limited series, “Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven.” Creator Mike Mignola and “Witchfinder: City of the Dead” co-writer Chris Roberson will return to pen the series, which is being drawn by artist Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker (“The Sandman”) and colored by Michelle Madsen (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine”).

    In a letter to fans at Geek & Sundry, Roberson wrote:

    The world of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy is full of fantastic characters, from pulp adventurers like Lobster Johnson to the agents of the B.P.R.D., to the big red guy himself, but of them all my personal favorite has always been Sir Edward Grey, Queen Victoria’s personal Witchfinder. I’ve always been a sucker for stories set in Victorian England, and in particular Victorian-era stories with science-fictional or supernatural elements, and so when Mike first mentioned that there had been a Victorian-era occult detective in Hellboy’s world in the pages of “Wake the Devil,” I was immediately intrigued.

    When I read “Witchfinder: In The Service of Angels,” it felt like Mike and his collaborator Ben Stenbeck had created a comic specifically for me. It had everything that I was obsessed with: occult detectives, secret societies, steampunk technology, ancient mysteries and cursed artifacts, ghosts and monsters and demons and on and on and on. Each new volume of “Witchfinder” only served to make Sir Edward’s era richer and more compelling, and each time it seemed like the books were being created expressly for my personal enjoyment. When I was first given the opportunity to pitch a story set in Hellboy’s world a few years ago, I jumped at the chance to propose a Witchfinder story, and was lucky enough to work with Mike and Ben Stenbeck on “City of The Dead,” and to fill it with all of the things I love about Sir Edward and his world.

    When we started discussing the story that would ultimately become “Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven,” I immediately suggested that D’Israeli would be the perfect artist to draw the book, and was thrilled when he agreed to take the project on. Like all of the previous volumes of “Witchfinder,” “The Gates of Heaven” is a stand-alone story with a beginning, middle, and end, but there are connections throughout to both Sir Edward’s earlier adventures and also to other stories that have featured Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., and other players in that world. We learn that the world that Sir Edward inhabits is bigger and stranger than we ever knew, and that there are far more things going on in the shadows than Sir Edward himself has ever suspected, both abroad and close to home. There is a killer stalking the fog-wrapped streets of London, and inexplicable artifacts are going missing from museums and private collections all over the city. Sir Edward must discover if the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra is behind it all, and if not, then who? And who or what is the secretive Foundry?

    Head on over to Geek & Sundry for exclusive artwork, including the trade paperback cover by Julián Totino Tedesco (“Hawkeye”). “Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven” #1 is out May 23.

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    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London with Asperger's Syndrome, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.


    • Miroslav Šťastný

      Great news. I hope they’ll eventually pick up the pace with Witchfinder stories. Those 2 year gaps are ridiculous.

      • Mark Tweedale

        Considering Roberson already knows the next is five issues, I expect the wait will be much shorter.

    • lagozzino

      WOAH D’Israeli! That’s a very pleasant surprise

    • Big Shadow

      really hope they do some single issue stories some time

      • Mark Tweedale

        They are planned for the future, but this and the next are both five-issue minis.

        • Big Shadow

          cool but how did u learn this r u a witch if so beware of a witchfinder

          • Mark Tweedale

            Chris Roberson did a Q&A on Twitter. I’ll make sure to do a full recap of it in the next Mignolaversity News Update.

            • Big Shadow

              cool hope to see Sir Edward battle the cornish owlman at some point

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