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Dark Horse presents The Art of Peter Bergting

Dark Horse Books presents a new, beautifully designed hardcover art book, The Art of Peter Bergting. Celebrating the award-winning comics artist and illustrator known for evocative fantasy, horror, and sci-fi artwork, this collection showcases a body of work nearly 30 years in the making.

Explore the dark, mystical, and mysterious work of Peter Bergting, collected for the first time in a gorgeous hardcover volume with an introduction by award-winning horror writer and longtime collaborator Christopher Golden. This collection includes pages and covers from many popular series that Bergting has contributed to, such as Mike Mignola and Golden’s Baltimore and Tales from the Outerverse. Bergting’s sketches and process art from other comics, magazines, novels, and games will also be featured in the book. 

The Art of Peter Bergting will be available at comic shops February 15, 2023 and in bookstores February 28, 2023. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Art of Peter Bergting will retail for $49.99. 

The Art of Peter Bergting

SDCC 2022: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Matt Smith, Chris O’Halloran, and Clem Robins present Hellboy in Love

This October Dark Horse Comics will publish Hellboy in Love, an all-new five-issue comic book series featuring occult adventure and unlikely romance, by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist Christopher Golden, award-winning artist Matt Smith, colorist Chris O’Halloran, and letterer Clem Robins. In the series’ opening tale, the two-part Goblin Night, Hellboy has been assigned to protect a shipment of occult artifacts from a gang of thieving goblins. The artifacts are being transported by train to the British Museum by archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, and she’s not going to let them go without a fight! Rather than stay behind, she teams up with Hellboy to chase the light-fingered fey through the British countryside and into . . . a local punk show?

Hellboy in Love #1 will be published by Dark Horse Comics on October 12, 2022, just in time for Halloween. 

Hellboy in Love #1

Frankenstein: New World launches a new chapter in the Hellboy Universe!

Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist and comics writer Christopher Golden, comics writer Thomas Sniegoski, artist Peter Bergting, colorist Michelle Madsen, and longtime Hellboy letterer Clem Robins are returning to the Hellboy universe for Frankenstein: New World, an all-new four-part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics.

Frankenstein: New World features the return of Mignola’s take on the Frankenstein monster with the first story to be set chronologically after the conclusion of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, which had concluded the epic story of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Mignola will illustrate a variant cover for issue #1, colored by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.

Safely tucked away inside the hollow earth where humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious young Lilja receives visions of a new darkness taking root on the surface. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle––once known as Frankenstein––to investigate the warnings and, perhaps, even explore the new world above.

Frankenstein: New World #1 comes to comic shops on August 3, 2022.

Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon take us to the horror of the Festival

New York Times bestselling horror authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon weave a new tale of terror in the horror novella Festival, from Dark Horse Books. This hardcover edition will include a cover and illustrations by Peter Bergting.

The Valhalla music festival commemorates a long-ago Viking slaughter, but when strange things start to happen it seems the massacre may be far from over. When festival-goers begin to disappear, and musicians find themselves playing mysterious and ancient songs as if possessed, the fans have to figure out what’s going on before the festival site’s haunting past comes back for blood.

The Festival hardcover will be available at comic stores October 12, 2022 and in bookstores October 25, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Festival will retail for $19.99. 

Festival

Hellboy: The Bones of Giants Goes from Prose to Comics in November

Timed to the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: The Bones of Giants, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and bestselling novelist Christopher Golden are adapting their classic prose novel into an all-new four-issue comic book series, drawn by Barbarian Lord creator Matt Smith and featuring colors by Chris O’Halloran and lettering by Clem Robins. The debut issue of Hellboy: The Bones of Giants comes to comic shops on November 3, 2021.

In Hellboy: The Bones of Giants, lightning strikes from a clear sky on a frozen riverbank in Sweden. The skeleton of a huge man is revealed, his fingers clutched around the handle of an iron hammer. No one who comes to see this marvel from Norse mythology can move it. No one, that is, but Hellboy, who lifts the hammer just in time for lightning to strike again, welding it to his hand and leading him toward a bizarre series of visions and encounters. What ensues is a wild adventure full of Norse legends, mythical creatures, and a threat that could bring not just Earth, but the Nine Realms of Norse mythology to their knees. 

Hellboy: The Bones of Giants #1

Review: Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Secret Of Chesbro House #1 (of 2)

Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Secret Of Chesbro House #1

Hellboy returns in Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Secret Of Chesbro House #1, the start of a 2-issue mini-series as he is brought into the Chesbro house to take on the supernatural aspects of it. The Chesbro house in itself is a place of mystery and lore, with stories of sex rituals, disappearances, and secret rooms that no one can find. The heirs would like to sell it but it must be rid of the evil presence. Once they make contact with the dead spirits do they truly get a sense of what evil resides within the walls of the Chesbro house.

I think one of the great things about a character like Hellboy is that you can place him in a story like this, one that’s not necessarily that original, and just by what he is and what the B.P.R.D. are about and it truly elevates the storytelling to another level. We’ve all read or heard stories of haunted houses and even the basics of the Chesbro house aren’t original. The teens who want to have nothing to do with it or the creepy caretaker who runs the place but Mignola and Golden, just by having their own supernatural avenger, make the story feel really fresh and exciting. It did feel just a hair too long to get to the exciting and then that felt a bit short-lived but Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Secret Of Chesbro House #1 already feels like another great Hellboy story.

There’s not a bad panel in this entire issue. Shawn McManus, Dave Stewart, and Clem Robins unleash a spectacular-looking issue. McManus’s style is so clean and stylish with the right amount of detail added, his art pops in this issue. Illustrating a haunted house would lead to some difficulties for some and the amount of detail thrown into The Secret Of Chesbro House might have slowed some. There are full backgrounds throughout the issue and I think many a reader will appreciate that extra bit of detail thrown in. There’s nothing bad you could probably ever say about Dave Stewart’s colors and I couldn’t imagine too many people doing a better job with the material. Clem Robins is at the top of her game on an issue like this, as I can’t imagine trying to put words on this level of art an easy task.

Part one of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.’s adventures with a haunted house might seem like a bit of overkill for the characters involved but with great storytelling and art that matches the quality, readers should get a lot of enjoyment out of this story. I’ve been a Hellboy/B.P.R.D. fan for many years and I’m always appreciative of the fact that Mignola and company continue to craft such interesting tales with Hellboy. The Secret of Chesbro House is yet another quality adventure in the Mignolaverse.

Story: Mike Mignola with Christopher Golden Art: Shawn McManus
Colors: Dave Stewart Letters: Clem Robins
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Mike Mignola is Drawing Monsters in a New Documentary Being Kickstarted

Hellboy has appeared in countless graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, acclaimed role-playing games and videogames, three live-action films and two animated features, and has inspired countless toys and collectibles. Now, award-winning Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is getting his turn in the spotlight in the all-new documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, which tells the definitive story of one of the most influential and important comic book creators of all time. This feature-length film includes never-before-seen interviews conducted with the legendary creator at his studio, drawing demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage from comic book conventions, and interviews with some of the most influential people in entertainment, including Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, Victor LaValle (The Ballad Of Black Tom), artist Tara McPherson, and comic book superstars like Vita Ayala, Duncan Fegredo, Fábio Moon, and Joe Quesada. Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters is now on Kickstarter for a month-long campaign that runs throughout March.

As one of the most successful independent comic book creators, Mignola has inspired generations of writers and artists. Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters provides an in-depth look at his legacy, from the beginning of his career working as an inker for Marvel Comics to his success with Hellboy. The film features never-before-told revelations from Neil Gaiman about the Mignolaverse and the production of Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy II, and an interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar discussing Mignola’s influence on her creation. 

The documentary features Mythbusters host Adam Savage, Hellboy film actor Doug Jones and actress Vanessa Eichhotlz, novelists Christopher Golden (of the bestselling Ben Walker novels) and Victor LaValle (The Ballad Of Black Tom), Dark Horse Publisher and founder Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Editor Katii O’Brien, Marvel EVP of Creative Development Joe Quesada, comic book writers Vita Ayala (The Wilds), Chris Roberson (Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.) and Thomas Sniegoski (Young Hellboy), and award-winning cartoonist Fábio Moon (Daytripper), as well as interviews and art demonstrations with painter Jason Shawn Alexander, Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy: The Wild Hunt), Michael Avon Oeming (B.P.R.D.: The Soul Of Venice), award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and, of course, Mignola himself.

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters is being co-directed and produced by Jim Demonakos (founder, LightBox Expo and ECCC) and Kevin Hanna (Clockwork Girl), an American director noted for his work in feature film, animation, comic books, and television.

The Kickstarter campaign features tiers with the Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters film digitally or on Blu-Ray, as well as a Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, original art, a commission from Mignola himself, the opportunity to receive an executive producer credit on the film, and an incredible Hellboy Portfolio Print Set that is exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, featuring new 9″x12″ Hellboy prints by Mignola and Dave Stewart, Laurence Campbell, Duncan Fegredo, Alex Maleev, Fábio Moon, Mike Norton, Paolo Rivera, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, and Ben Stenbeck. All the artists involved have previously drawn interiors for various Mignolaverse books.

Filming will continue and is scheduled to be completed in the fall/winter of 2021, with the finished film debuting by spring of 2022.

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 3

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 3

(W) Christopher Golden, Various (A) Cliff Richards (CA) Nimit Malavia
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $29.99

After the third season finale of the Buffy the Vampire television series, Sunnydale High has now gone up in flames – though a bit more literally than Buffy and the Scooby Gang ever expected. Now it’s time for college, as Buffy and Willow seek to prepare for a more normal life, but with romantic drama, and tortured dreams of the rogue Slayer known as Faith, it looks like the past isn’t ready to let go of our heroes just quite yet.

Maybe the Hellmouth wasn’t so bad after all?

Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #20-29 and Angel #15, previously published by Dark Horse Comics.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 3

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 1

(W) Andi Watson, Christopher Golden, Daniel Brereton, Jen Van Meter (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Nimit Malavia
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $29.99

From Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer) comes the official tie-in to the critically acclaimed Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series! Set during the third season of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, discover untold stories of the Scooby Gang and their fight against evil in Sunnydale-all while trying not to fail their exams! Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1-10 (Dark Horse Comics, published 1998-2003), as well as short stories from the era in a newly designed, value priced format that no Buffy fan can miss!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Vol. 1

Preview: Angel: Legacy Edition Book Two

Angel: Legacy Edition Book Two

(W) Christopher Golden, Joss Whedon (A) Various (CA) Nimit Malavia
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $29.99

FROM JOSS WHEDON (CREATOR OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) COMES THE OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ANGEL TELEVISION SERIES!

Set during the first two seasons of the Angel television series, discover the rare and out-of-print stories that reveal the untold history of Angel Investigations – including a never before reprinted story by visionary creator Joss Whedon!

Collects Angel #10-17, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29-30, Angel: Long Night’s Journey #1-4, along with stories from Dark Horse Extra.

Angel: Legacy Edition Book Two
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