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Mike Mignola’s Mr. Higgins Comes Home Gets a Sequel with Artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

This fall, Dark Horse Comics will publish the original graphic novel Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox, the sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home created by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. In this installment, Professor J.T. Meinhardt and Mr. Knox continue their pursuit of ne’er-do-well creatures of the night. Now, backed by the dauntless vampire hunter Ms. Mary Van Sloan, the heroes pursue vampires, werewolves, and other horrors that even they are hard-put to name or explain. The only thing that’s for certain? The strange truths these adventurers uncover are seldom what they seem. Dark Horse will publish the hardcover graphic novel―created by Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, with story and art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, lettering by Clem Robins and a cover by Mike Mignola with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart―in comic shops and bookstores in October, ahead of Halloween. 

Like Mr. Higgins Comes Home, the new graphic novel is set outside the Hellboy Universe and features the detailed and stylized art of cartoonist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

You can find the hardcover graphic novel in comic shops on October 9 and in bookstores on October 22. This October, fans can grab some garlic and silver bullets, and settle in for an endearingly terrifying tale, chock full of the occult and adventure.

Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox

ECCC 2019: Dark Horse and DC Collide

Dark Horse Comics and DC Publishing present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019 in Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of JusticeBlack Hammerco-creator Jeff Lemire and artist Michael Walsh join forces to bring the heroes of Metropolis to the Black Hammer Farm! Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 features covers by Michael Walsh, Andrea Sorrentino with colors by Dave Stewart, Yanick Paquette with colors by Dave Stewart, Yuko Shimizu, and Jeff Lemire with colors by Dave Stewart.

In Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice, a strange man arrives simultaneously on the Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis. Both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!

The first issue of Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice (of five) goes on sale July 10, 2019.

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice

Review: The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1

Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition.

One of the things that stands out from The Batman Who Laughs miniseries is the newest corrupted Batman, the Grim Knight. This is a Batman who will use guns and is brutally efficient. Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV deliver an origin issue pulling back the curtain on what made this deadly Batman.

The issue splits between acting as a flashback origin issue and a tie-in to The Batman Who Laughs miniseries. We learn what created this version of Batman as well as his war on crime. We also learn that maybe he’s not quite as indestructible as we think he is showing this is a character who can, and has, been beat. It’s an interesting reveal and delivers something we haven’t seen with some of the other dark multiverse Batmen that we’ve been introduced to.

The origin story itself is the expected spin on what we’ve seen before and there’s enough differences to make it interesting. That history and how it’s driving his actions now, plus the fact that he can be stopped, all create something different from the different Batmen we’ve already been introduced to. It’s yet another new spin and one that really works.

The art by Eduardo Risso with color by Dave Stewart and lettering by Sal Cipriano is fantastic. The styles switch between the present and the past and both are fantastic to look at. There’s an almost painted aspect to the past imagery giving it a haunting feel about it. The use of the blues and grays juxtaposed with the red of blood is eye catching.

The issue is a good one and one and delivers a character I want to see more of. We’re shown a Batman who isn’t just flawed but also isn’t invincible. We see him being defeated which gives us something we don’t see too often when it comes to the character. The dark multiverse shook things up and we can still be surprised with something new like this. A solid addition to the world Scott Snyder is building and he and Tynion deliver a fantastic chapter in The Batman Who Laughs’ tale.

Story: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Art: Eduardo Risso Color: Dave Stewart Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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Troy Nixey is Back with New Trout

Troy Nixey along with colorist Dave Stewart returns with the next chapter in the “Trout” story! Catch up with Giuseppe and Trout as embark on a mysterious and dangerous journey across the ocean in Trout: The Hollowest Knock.

Trout: The Hollowest Knock picks up when Giuseppe and Trout are run out of Upton. Sick and distraught the two have no other option but to travel across the ocean to Giuseppe’s childhood village. Trout is lost along the way and Giuseppe is forced to deal with his brother’s meddling in order to find the mysterious little boy he’s sworn to protect. Can Giuseppe find him before Trout meets his fate at the hands of the god of the sea? And who is the shadowy figure trapped in a giant shark egg who is struggling to keep Trout alive?! One thing’s for certain—for better or worse, Trout will never be the same again! 

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1 (of four) goes on sale June 19, 2019.

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1

Hellboy Celebrates 25 Years of Covers with a New Book from Dark Horse

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Dark Horse Comics is publishing Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers. In Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, creator Mike Mignola first introduced comic book readers to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. And on July 3, 2019, Dark Horse will pay tribute to the characters’ legacy and 25 years of spellbinding covers with Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers, a deluxe, oversized hardcover collection that includes more than 150 full-page cover pieces from artists including Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Duncan Fegredo, and more, featuring an introduction by colorist Dave Stewart and a foreword by Mignola.

Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers features over 150 covers, including:

  • All Hellboy issue covers from Seed of Destruction #1 to Hellboy in Hell #10;
  • Hellboy: House of the Living Dead;
  • Hellboy: Midnight Circus;
  • Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea;
  • Hellboy in Mexico;
  • Hellboy: Krampusnacht;
  • Hellboy Winter Special ;
  • B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #15;
  • And covers of upcoming and unannounced titles, including new covers by Mignola, Fegredo and Paolo Rivera.

The release of Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers continues Dark Horse’s year long celebration of Mike Mignola and his legendary creation, highlighted by Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019. For 2019’s Hellboy Day celebration, Dark Horse will publish a 25th anniversary, promotional edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue 1, featuring a new cover by Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart, which will be given away at participating comic book shops; and select stores across the country will host Hellboy Day events.

Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers

ComiXology and Delcourt Reveal a Promethee 13:13 Poster by Shawn Martinbrough and Jock

ComiXology and Delcourt Group join forces to bring readers everywhere the upcoming comiXology Originals title Promethee 13:13, a prequel to Christophe Bec’s best-selling, mind-bending, science-fiction bande dessinée, Promethee. The Promethee 13:13 team along with original Promethee creator Christophe Bec will be in attendance at the 46th annual Festival International De La Bande Dessinée – happening January 24-27, 2019 in Angouleme, France – to promote and discuss new details about this upcoming title.

Coming this year as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Promethee 13:13will be exclusively available as two 48-page volumes on Kindle and comiXology and available to members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited at no additional cost. Each volume will be simultaneously released in English and French worldwide at debut.

To celebrate this announcement, the all-star Promethee 13:13 creative team of Andy Diggle, Shawn Martinbrough and Jock, along with Promethee original creator, Christophe Bec, will appear at the Delcourt Group booth in Le Monde des Bulles Marquee to sign an exclusive, limited edition poster illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough, with colors by Jock, Friday, January 25th from 5-6pm, and Saturday January 26thfrom 7-8pm. Additionally, the Promethee team along with comiXology Originals Head of Content, Chip Mosher, Directeur Editorial at Delcourt Group, Jean Wacquet, and Editor Will Dennis, will discuss this upcoming comic series during the Past, Present and Future: Promethee 13:13 panel, Thursday, January 24th at 4:30pm at the Conservatory Gabriel Fauré in Angoulême, France.

Promethee 13:13 is a psychological sci-fi horror comic full of alien conspiracy, written by Andy Diggle with art by Shawn Martinbrough, colors by Dave Stewart, covers by Jock, and headed by veteran editor Will Dennis.

Darla, a successful author, has visions of apocalyptic invasions and being abducted by aliens as a child. After years of medication she’s put it behind her, until one day while speaking at a mental illness conference in San Diego, her life gets turned upside down. At the same time, strange things begin to happen during the latest space shuttle Atlantis mission. Promethee 13:13 tells the thrilling fast-paced space drama leading up to the moments of September 21, 2019 at 13:13.

Charlie Adlard Posts a First Look at The Walking Dead #187

The Walking Dead #187 is in stores January 2, 2019 to kick off a new year of comics and artist Charlie Adlard has posted a teaser of some of what we can expect.

In “The Road Back” can Rick Grimes bring peace to the Commonwealth – or will he tear it apart?

The Walking Dead #187 is written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and a cover by Adlard and Dave Stewart.

The Walking Dead #187

Review: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 #2

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 #2

Professor Bruttenholm sends two agents in opposite directions on off-the-books missions, while the B.P.R.D. loses sight of Hellboy as he wanders through Mexico, and Varvaras pet projects stir up discontent among her team of occult scientists.

Two issues in and Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 is interesting in how not punching monsters the series is. Professor Bruttenholm has his suspicions that something is going on with those around him and a corruption exists and Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 #2 has him diving deeper into that mystery and attempting to find allies. The issue feels more about pencil pushing and spying than the traditional Hellboy story. And that’s ok!

Written by Chris Roberson and Mike Mignola, the series has been fascinating in how mundane it is compared to some of the crazy we’ve seen before. The two issues feel more like a bridge to something and setting up what’s coming next than anything else. And that’s ok because we need those types of stories. It’s just unexpected in a miniseries as these “year” ones have been.

The art by Yishan Li, Mike Norton, and Michael Avon Oeming with color by Dave Stewart is solid as expected. There’s never been a Hellboy series where the art has lacked and there’s a certain style about this one that feels a bit more appropriate for it’s more spy-like plot. This isn’t about crazy monsters, it’s about jockeying for information.

Much like the first issue, the second feels more like the set-up for something big coming but also like the first there’s not much action here. Its focus is interesting as it’s a chapter in the meta story that’s being built. New readers might feel a bit bored by this entry, so far, but for those engaged in the bigger picture, this is as solid an entry as everything else helping build the amazing tapestry that is the Hellboy world.

Story: Chris Roberson, Mike Mignola
Art: Yishan Li, Mike Norton, Michael Avon Oeming
Color: Dave Stewart
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Detective Comics Vol. 8 On the Outside

The Outsiders are coming and it begins here as Batman recruits Black Lightning to help with his team.

Detective Comics Vol. 8 On the Outside features issues #982-987 by Bryan Hill, Michael Moreci, Miguel Mendonca, Philippe Briones, Diana Egea, Sebastian Fiumara, Adriano Lucas, Dave Stewart, Sal Cipriano, and Clem Robbins.

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