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Hellboy and Stranger things are coming to Free Comic Book Day 2024 from Dark Horse

Plan ahead to visit a local comic shop on Saturday, May 4, 2024 for Free Comic Book Day! Dark Horse Comics has two original stories from the worlds of Hellboy and Stranger Things in one awesome comic for the day. The cover for the issue features new artwork by comics legends Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart.

In Hellboy “The Fortune Teller,” a murder investigation leads to a mysterious Romanian fortune teller who is way too interested in Hellboy’s past and future.

Then, in Stranger Things, “Deliver Me from Evil,” Argyle and Jonathan swap fantastical and scary tales as they make one last pizza delivery for the night.

The Hellboy short story is written by Mike Mignola, illustrated by Márk László, colored by Dave Stewart, and lettered by Clem Robins. The Stranger Things short story is written by Derek Fridolfs, illustrated and colored by Jonathan Case, and lettered by Nate Piekos.


Exclusive Preview: Panya: The Mummy’s Curse #4

Panya: The Mummy’s Curse #4

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: November 08, 2023
Format:FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
UPC:7 61568 01091 6 00411

Shrouded by shadow and touched by fire, Panya must come face-to-face with the dark in order to reveal the light. In this compelling conclusion to Panya: The Mummy’s Curse, will Panya finally be able to make sense of all that has gone before and all that has yet to come?

Panya: The Mummy's Curse #4

Dark Horse Comics Celebrates The Legacy of Iconic Horror Artist Richard Corben with the Release of Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben

Legendary artist Richard Corben created some of the most unforgettable and unnerving comics of all time, inspiring and horrifying generations of readers around the world. Corben’s comic career spanned five decades, with seminal stories in Heavy MetalCreepy, and Eerie, as well as his legendary fantasy underground masterpieces, like Den and Murky World, which were first published by Fantagor Press. In 2024, Dark Horse Comics will celebrate Corben’s legacy with the publication of Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben, which collects—for the first time in one volume—each and every Hellboy story Corben illustrated. This oversized, 8″ X 12″ deluxe format hardcover features cloth spine and foil cover treatments, and collects more than 300 pages of essential Hellboy stories, including Hellboy: The Crooked Man, which is the basis for the forthcoming Hellboy film from director Brian Taylor.

Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben collects every Hellboy story by Mike Mignola and Corben, including multiple one-shot specials (Hellboy: Being HumanHellboy in MexicoHellboy: The Bride of Hell, and Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil), the short story Hellboy: The MirrorHellboy: Makoma issues 1 and 2, all three issues of Hellboy: The Crooked Man, and the original graphic novel Hellboy: House of the Living Dead. All of the stories are colored by Eisner award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and lettered by Clem Robins and the hardcover features a cover by Corben.

Corben was the winner of the Spectrum Grand Master award in 2009 and was elected to the The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2018, he received the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angouleme, which is awarded every year to a comics creator for their career achievement. Corben remains one of few Americans who have been honored to receive this prestigious award. Corben also created the cover art for Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out of Hell and a movie poster for Brian De Palma’s cult classic film Phantom of the Paradise.

 Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben will be published by Dark Horse Comics on May 7, 2024.

Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben 

It’s a holiday tradition! Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat by Matt Smith this December!

The holiday season is full of cherished traditions: gatherings with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and, for discerning readers, the publication of the annual Hellboy Winter Special. This year, ahead of the winter solstice, Dark Horse Comics will publish the Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat one-shot, written and illustrated by Barbarian Lord creator and acclaimed cartoonist Matt Smith, colored by Chris O’Halloran, lettered by Clem Robins, and featuring a variant cover

by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. The special one-shot is inspired by the stories of Jólakötturinn, the ferocious Yule Cat of Icelandic folklore, who is said to come down from the mountains, on the prowl for people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.

Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat marks Hellboy’s first visit to Iceland in the character’s 30+ year years of publication. In the one-shot, Hellboy travels to Reykjavik, where children are disappearing and a giant beast has been spotted…could it be the infamous Yule Cat of Icelandic lore?

Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat will be published on December 6, 2023.

  • Hellboy Winter Special: The Yule Cat

Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, and Peter Bergting reinvent Dracula with Mortal Terror

Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, and Peter Bergting, the creative team behind the illustrated prose horror novella Festival, reunite for the new horror comic series Mortal Terror! Golden and Lebbon will write the series with art by Bergting, colors by Chris O’Halloran, and letters by Clem RobinsMortal Terror #1 will also feature a variant cover by Mike Mignola.

Vampires Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, and Mina Murray live in underground London, trying to keep the undead city safe from the rumored mortals above who seek to give them life, only to kill them. But when the authorities refuse to believe mortals, let alone the mysterious Count Dracula, are anything more than myth, they are on their own to keep their city eternally dead.

Mortal Terror #1 (of 4) creeps into the light and comic shops November 22, 2023.

SDCC 2023: Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and artist Duncan Fegredo Re-Unite for Giant Robot Hellboy

Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and superstar artist Duncan Fegredo have collaborated on some of the most iconic Hellboy Universe stories of all time, including Hellboy: Darkness Calls, Hellboy: The Wild Hunt, and Hellboy: The Storm and The Fury. Now the acclaimed duo, along with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and longtime Hellboy Universe letterer Clem Robins, are reuniting for a thrilling, three-part miniseries: Giant Robot Hellboy. Inspired by Mignola’s viral-hit pencil drawings from Mike Mignola: The Quarantine SketchbookGiant Robot Hellboy features a Mecha-Hellboy and Mega-Monsters. The first issue drops from Dark Horse Comics in October, just in time for Halloween, featuring a variant cover by Mignola and Stewart. Issue 2 will feature a variant cover by award-winning Shaolin Cowboy cartoonist Geof Darrow and Dave Stewart and issue 3 will feature a variant cover by Art Adams.

In this all-new series, Hellboy is kidnapped and hooked up to a massive mecha-Hellboy for a mission on a mysterious, faraway island, but the island might just put up a fight of its own.

The debut issue of Giant Robot Hellboy is on sale on October 25, 2023.

The Ambassadors #1 delivers a twist on the superhero concept

The Ambassadors #1

Imagine you could gift superpowers to six people. In a world of eight billion, who do you choose? The Ambassadors #1 kicks off an intriguing addition to Millarworld, Mark Millar‘s interconnected superhero universe that’s building to some event later this year.

Written by Millar, The Ambassadors #1 is an intriguing start that does a solid job of setting up its premise and why it’s so different from what else is out there. This is a comic where the details come together to create something really intriguing.

The basic concept is there was an arms race to create real superheroes. Instead of a government achieving that, a corporation does and instead of profiting from it, they instead decide to do something that seems altruistic at first. It’s that idea, and the reverberations of it that makes the debut one to really ponder and come back for.

But, beyond that, Millar’s choice of how to introduce things, the story of who’s behind it, and the reactions make it a debut that just feels different. It’s something we really haven’t seen in mainstream comics since WildC.A.T.s 3.0, a take on the team that had them attempting to do good through a corporation and who it pissed off. How it all ties into the world Millar has set up too should make things very interesting going forward.

The art for The Ambassadors #1 is pretty solid. Frank Quitely kicks things off with color by Quitely and an assist by Vincent MG Deighan, and lettering by Clem Robins. While I generally enjoy Quitely’s work, there is a distinctive look to some of his characters of small eyes, thin eyebrows, and a large forehead. There’s almost a smoothness to it all that makes things doll like. It’s a look that’s off putting for me and while it’s not all the time, it’s prevalent enough in Quitely’s work that’s become a thing I’ve noticed. The opening sequence though is so good in its simplicity and the reveal towards the end and the actual finale are solid. There’s just some characters here and there that feel like a bump in otherwise amazing art.

Millar has been on a roll as he’s expanded Millarworld and The Ambassadors #1 is no exception. How it fits into the big picture should be very interesting but even on its own, without all of that, it’s a debut and series that’s well worth checking out.

Story: Mark Millar Art: Frank Quitely
Color: Frank Quitely Letterer: Clem Robins Color Assist: Vincent MG Deighan
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Your first look at the BRZRKR finale

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the final issue of the record-breaking hit comic book series BRZRKR by the iconic Keanu Reeves and co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins. Concluding in BRZRKR #12, discover the unfolding final chapter of the epic story that’s sold over a million copies, this March 15th!

The epic conclusion to the groundbreaking original series is finally here! Caldwell’s master plan is revealed, setting up one final showdown with B. and Diana. At the end of all things, the immortal warrior finds himself faced with a challenge that even he might not endure. And if he does succeed… what will remain of him when there are no more battles left to fight?

BRZRKR #12 features main and variant cover art by series artist Garney with Crabtree and variant covers by Matt Kindt and highly acclaimed artists Alex Maleev, Boss Logic, Jerome Opena, and Rafael Grampá.


Jesse Lonergan joins Hellboy creator Mike Mignola for Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea

This spring Dark Horse Comics will publish Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea, a time-traveling supernatural horror series from award-winning writer Mike Mignola, artist Jesse Lonergan, and letterer Clem Robins. Mignola, the creator of the Hellboy Universe, and artist Jesse Lonergan are collaborating for the first time to create a supernatural time-traveling odyssey that expands the Hellboy Universe in strange and startling ways and showcases Lonergan’s artwork.

In this four issue mini-series, one of the last followers of a failing Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, the unassuming Miss Truesdale, finds herself on the receiving end of Brotherhood leader Tefnut Trionus’s final vision. Connecting her life in Victorian London to a young gladiator in ancient Hyperborea, Truesdale discovers she now has the chance to change the future by altering the bygone past.

Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea #1 will be published on May 17, 2023 featuring a cover by Lonergan and a variant cover by Mignola. 

  • Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea cover A
  • Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea cover B

Scott Snyder and Jock’s Wytches is heading to Prime Video with an animated series

Another comic book series has been picked up for television. Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock, is getting an animated series and heading to Prime Video.

The series is about a 17-year old whose family moves to a New England town after a tragic accident. But monsters that prey on darkest fears await them and lurk underneath the town.

Snyder and Jock will executive produce the series alongside Plan B Entertainment, Project 51 Productions’ Kevin Kolde, and Amazon Studios.

Wytches was a six issue limited series that was first released in October 2014 through Image Comics. It features colors by Matt Hollingsworth and lettering by Clem Robins.

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