The belief of the Hellboy Universe are some of the best acclaimed and admired in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, allegorical Hellboy architect Mike Mignola and a host of acclaimed writers and artists accept actual the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for added than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will broadcast four volumes of capital Hellboy Universe stories, all called by Mike Mignola, anniversary featuring all-new covers by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.
“In some cases—B.P.R.D. and Witchfinder—it was appealing accessible to baddest the one ‘essential’ book,” said Mignola. “Hellboy was added complicated, as there is so abundant arena to cover. In the end, we chose to go with a accumulating of abbreviate belief rather than a distinct clear novel, to accord added of an overview of the character. We chose assertive belief that say important things about his background, but additionally some that aloof appearance what he does and how he does it. A brace of belief are in there aloof because they are my favorites.”
The Hellboy Universe Essentials band debuts in July 2021 with Hellboy Universe Essentials: Hellboy. Priced at $14.99, the barter album will aggregate these iconic stories: The Chained Coffin, The Third Wish, Pancakes, The Nature of the Beast, The Corpse, The Baba Yaga, A Christmas Underground, The Ghoul, and The Troll Witch.
That absolution will be followed by Hellboy Universe Essentials: B.P.R.D. in November 2021, followed by Hellboy Universe Essentials: Lobster Johnson in March of 2022, and Hellboy Universe Essentials: Witchfinder in July of 2022.
“From ‘The Corpse’ to ‘Pancakes,’ these standalone belief are the absolute way for new readers to get a feel for Hellboy and his world,” said Hellboy editor Katii O’Brien.
Hellboy Universe Essentials: Hellboy will be accessible in banana food on July 7th, 2021 and in bookstores on July 21st, 2021. The barter album is accessible for pre-order now.
About Mike Mignola:Mike Mignola’s allure with ghosts and monsters began at an aboriginal age; account Dracula at age twelve alien him to Victorian abstract and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he acquired into a not-so-bad artist. By the backward 1980s, he’d amorphous to advance his different clear style, with boilerplate projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he appear the aboriginal of abounding Hellboy alternation through Dark Horse, arch to abounding spinoffs, book books, activated films, and two live-action films. Along the way he formed on Francis Ford Coppola’s blur Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and with administrator Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). A new Hellboy blur by Neil Marshall will be appear this spring. Mike’s books accept becoming abundant awards and are appear in a abundant abounding countries. He lives in Southern California with his wife and cat.
About Dave Stewart:Dave Stewart was built-in on the aerial desert, while his mother danced to the babble of a rattlesnakes tail. Despite a attenuate case of Sasquatch leg and the admiration to run with any arctic moose migration, he begin the appearance arts were a acceptable profession to ammunition the assets bare to body a booze still in the backcountry hills of Southwest Portland. Abundant to his surprise, he begin that his appearance garnered him industry awards, clashing his feverish acquisition of dry leaves for winter bedding. And he colors on.
About Dark Horse:For added than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has accurate to be a solid archetype of how candor and accession can advice augment a different storytelling average and authorize a small, acquaintance aggregation as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the aggregation is accepted for the accelerating and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In accession to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own acknowledged properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its acknowledged band of comics, manga, and articles based on accepted backdrop includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the better absolute banana book administrator in the US and is accustomed as one of the world’s arch ball publishers.
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