[9am PT] Dark Horse Unveils Hellboy, BPRD & More Mike Mignola Collections (Exclusive)

screen frenzy is proud to exclusively reveal five covers for a range of collections that Dark Horse Comics is from hellboy Creator Mike Mignola and its employees. The Hellboy character was first released to the world by Mignola through Dark Horse Comics in 1994, with the character’s debut in his first miniseries, Seed of Destruction† Success was immediate, sending Hellboy’s popularity skyrocketing and turning him into one of the main faces of the comic book publisher’s brand.

From there, the collaboration between Mignola and Dark Horse Comics would continue, with the writer-artist often revisiting his Hellboy universe through more miniseries and spin-off material. This includes working as Frankenstein, Abe Sapien and Lobster Johnsonand BPRD† The comics published by Mike Mignola through Dark Horse Comics have won Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards among other prestigious accolades.

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Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics have unveiled five new books that collect the best that Mignola and Dark Horse have had to offer together. These books (with the cover art for each below) contain the the BPRD Omnibus Volume 3 TPB, due out January 3, 2023. For readers interested in seeing more of the world of Hellboy beyond the adventures of the titular half-demon, this book shows the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations and Defense at a point after the World Destroyer has stopped. In his absence, this series focuses on Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Kate Corrigan as the Bureau tries to fend off monster god Katha-Hem. Mignola leads a creative team that includes John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins.



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However, those looking for more Hellboy-centric stories, look no further than: Hellboy and the BPRD: 1957 TPB, also arriving on January 3, 2023. The book is a collection of five one-shots showing the big red lug putting its investigative skills to work. Instead of using his fist to seek and destroy everything in sight, he traverses the world on missions ranging from searching for demonic books to solving the sightings of mysterious creatures. At the same time, of course, he can’t do it all alone, giving readers plenty of opportunities to see, hear and learn more from the BPRD’s most uniquely human members. This collection includes a creative team consisting of Mignola, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell, Stephen Green, Shawn Martinbrough, Alison Sampson, Mike Norton, Ben Stenbeck, Dave Stewart and Clem Robbins. This impressive Hellboy collection also includes a dedicated sketchbook section, along with the short story ‘Happy New Year, Ava Galluci’ by Mignola and Ben Stenbeck with coloring pages by Dave Stewart.



Hellboy and the BPRD cover art

Then there is Hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb and Others by Mike Mignola, Tiernen Trevallion, Matt Smith, Adam Hughes, Zach Howard, Dave Stewart and Clem Robbins. This is scheduled for release on November 15, 2022 and collects the first part of the series, featuring classic hellboy short stories like “The Return of Effie Kolb,” “Long Night at Goloski Station,” “The Seven Wives Club,” “Her Fatal Hour,” and “The Sending.” These stories take Hellboy around the world, from Georgia to Russia and France, as he battles ghosts and demons.


Hellboy and the BPRD cover art

Hellboy: Weird Tales by Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson, Craig Thompson, Evan Dorkin, John Arcudi, Dave Stewart, P. Craig Russell, Guy Davis and Eric Powell is the first time that parts one and two of hellboyweird storys have been collected in one paperback. Each Hellboy story delivers a tone that evokes the spirit of classic pulp novels, this time featuring everyone’s favorite demonic superhero at the center of it all. This collection will be on sale from November 22, 2022.



Hellboy Weird Tales cover art

Finally, Our Encounters with Evil Library Edition HC by Mike Mignola, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and Dave Stewart will hit stores on December 13, 2022. In this three-part collection, Professor Meinhardt and his assistant, Mr. Knox, as Victorian-era monster hunters who explore the facets of the undead, as well as the history of Mr. higgins. Talking about this collection Mr Higgins is coming homeOur encounters with evil, and Falconspeare from the team of Mignola and Johnson-Cadwell.


Each of these stories presents the best that both Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics have to offer from their library and are worthy of being on the shelf of an enthusiastic collection. Those same fans can start collecting on November 15, 2022 when Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola First Edition hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb and Others.


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