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Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson and Leila del Duca Invite You to The House of Lost Horizons

This year, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling co-writer Chris Roberson, artist Leila del Duca, letterer Clem Robins, colorist Michelle Madsen, and cover artist Christopher Mitten are inviting readers to The House of Lost Horizons. In this four-issue series from Dark Horse Comics, a locked-room murder mystery puzzles paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése when a weekend trip to a private island off the coast of Washington goes awry. Trapped by a storm and surrounded by myriad suspects who have gathered for an auction of occult items, the intrepid duo must unravel the supernatural mysteries surrounding the guests in the hopes of uncovering the murderer. But all the while bodies keep piling up, and at any moment Sarah or Marie Therése could be next….

The House of Lost Horizons will debut from Dark Horse Comics in comic stores on May 12, 2021, retailing for $3.99.

THE HOUSE OF LOST HORIZONS

Review: Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

I love pulp adventures and stories. There’s a fun aspect to them where you accept the over-the-top sequences and enjoy it all. Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 kicks off a “lost tale” of a young Hellboy infused with the over-the-top nature of those types of stories.

On their way to South America, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are stranded on a strange island after their plane crashes. The mysterious island is full of the crazy experiences and dangers you’d expect. From giant crabs to attacking gorillas, Hellboy and Bruttenholm must figure out where they are and how to survive.

With a story by Mike Mignola and Thomas Sniegoski, Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 is a solid read that you can just pick up and enjoy. It bathes itself in the moments you’d expect from this type of story. It takes its inspiration from the old reels and films full of adventure. It’s the type of story where the action is the focus and the “what” isn’t quite the focus at all. You just roll with what’s thrown at you and enjoy the ride.

Mignola and Sniegoski fills the issue with enthusiasm with a young Hellboy that’s full of excitement. Like a kid of that age, he wants to know what’s going on with glee. A lot of the fun comes from that aspect and it brings a bit of youthful energy to the comic.

Craig Rousseau‘s art is great. Dave Stewart provides colors with lettering by Clem Robins. Much like the story itself, the visuals feel a bit over the top. Things feel exaggerated in a good way adding to the fun aspect of it all. Hellboy comics can fall into the horror genre in both stories and visuals but this issue brings a bit of the lighter side of things.

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 is an entertaining comic. It’s one you can just pick up and enjoy without having to know anything about the world or character. It shares a lot of its DNA with adventures like Flash Gordon, Indiana Jones, and Tarzan. There’s an aspect where it doesn’t take itself too seriously and knows exactly what it wants to be and that’s a lot of fun.

Story: Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski Art: Craig Rousseau
Color: Dave Stewart Letterer: Clem Robins
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 (of 4)

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 (of 4)

(W) Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski (A) Craig Rousseau (C) Dave Stewart (CA) Matt Smith
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are confronted by all manner of monsters! But even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy’s heroes, they aren’t as safe as they think they are!

Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola as he teams with writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, and colorist Dave Stewart to bring you a tale of Hellboy’s childhood!

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 (of 4)

Enter the World of Hellboy with the Dark Horse Hellboy Sale

If you’ve never read Hellboy or need to catch up, comiXology has you covered with the Dark Horse Hellboy Sale.

The sale features 167 releases of his greatest adventures. Collections are 50% off with individual issues just $0.99.

The sale runs until February 22.

Hellboy

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Unboxing: One:12 Collective Hellboy (2019) Previews Exclusive Anung Un Rama Edition

Based on the 2019 Hellboy film, the One:12 Collective from Mezco Toyz delivers a solid take on Mike Mignola‘s creation.

This Previews Exclusive release features his impressive horns, capturing the great beast’s demonic nature!

The figure features 28 points of articulation and numerous accessories. We open up the box to show off what you get in this rather impressive take on the film version.

You can get your own:
Amazon
Entertainment Earth
Big Bad Toy Store

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Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories Collects Three Stories in Hardcover

Fans of the Hellboy universe know that Rasputin is the man responsible for bringing Hellboy to Earth, but when did the mad monk find his calling to bring about Ragna Rok? Following his iconic appearance in Hellboy: The Conqueror Worm, how did the mysterious Visitor stay hidden on Earth for so long? Where did the legendary Sledgehammer armor really come from? Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories collects in hardcover for the first time three acclaimed stories that shed new light on the hidden corners of the Hellboy universe: Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, Sledgehammer 44, and The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.

Dark Horse Books will release Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories in the summer of 2021, featuring an all-new cover by legendary creator Mike Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and 420 pages of stories by John Arcudi, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell, Christopher Mitten, Dave Stewart, and others.

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories will be available in comic stores on June 2nd, 2021 and in bookstores on June 15th, 2021 for $39.99.

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Hellboy (2019)

Based on the 2019 Hellboy film, the One:12 Collective delivers a solid take on Mike Mignola‘s creation.

The figure features 28 points of articulation and numerous accessories. We open up the box to show off what you get in this rather impressive take on the film version.

You can get your own:
TFAW
Amazon
Entertainment Earth
Mezco

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Dark Horse Partners with Heroes & Villains for a New Apparel Line

Dark Horse Comics in partnership with Heroes & Villains brings a line of Dark Horse, Hellboy, and B.P.R.D branded apparel and accessories to your wardrobe.

While this initial line focuses on the Dark Horse brand and the creations of legendary artist Mike Mignola, these are the first in a product line to showcase Dark Horse Comic’s library of creators and properties.

From t-shirts and hoodies, to hats, backpacks and flasks, you can find the perfect gift for you or a comic lover in your life just in time for the Holidays!

Full details and orderable apparel can be found at the Heroes & Villains website.

Get Your Fill of Horror with the “Dark Horse Hellboy and BPRD Sale!”

Halloween might be over but you can still get in a spooky mood with the “Dark Horse Hellboy and BPRD Sale!” currently running on comiXology. There are 232 digital comics on sale right now.

Collections start at just $5.49 which is 50% off! There’s also single issues for just $0.99.

Explore B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, B.P.R.D. 1946, B.P.R.D., and so much more. There’s so much to enjoy.

You’ve got until November 16, 2020 to take advantage of the sale, so don’t get scared and miss out!


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Review: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club

A one-shot story, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club feels like an afternoon matinee. You can grab your popcorn, relax and enjoy the story. There’s no need to think too much, it’s a simple ghost tale featuring Hellboy and his partner.

Writer Mike Mignola teams with artist Adam Hughes for a comic that honestly feels almost too short. The setup is great and the resolution fun but the comic feels like it’s missing a middle act. It just kind of “is” with a simple premise. There’s not much of a mystery or extension of the setup at all. It just delivers some ghostbusting fun mixed with solid art. And with that I both enjoyed and disliked the issue.

The comic revolves around a young woman arrested for the murder of her boyfriend. She claims it was due to the ghost of a man who murdered his seven mistresses. That ghost tale spins out into occult mystery and then the resolution. It’s that occult mystery to resolution that’s the problem.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club features an excellent setup and hook. It’s an interesting concept and could have gone in numerous directions. But, after the ball is laid up, the comic takes a quick and easy way out. It could easily have been double the length or an original graphic novel and with the extra space most likely a much stronger story.

Once inside the mysterious ghost house, it’s straight to the resolution. There are no challenges. There’s no scares. It’s pretty much the endgame at that point. Even if the scares would have been cheap or loosely tied in, they’d have added some more action. They could have also been used to make it harder for the B.P.R.D. to get to the final boss battle. As is, that’s what the comic feels like, a shop keeper setting up the story and then skipping to the boss battle.

Hughes’ art is fantastic. The art is dynamic and when the battle begins, it’s beautiful to look at. The coloring pops, the action explodes, it feels like a “pulp” adventure in a good way. Clem Robins‘ lettering adds to the fun, especially during the boss battle. “Boom” never looked so good. It’s weird to say, but the lettering added to the fun aspect of the comic.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club isn’t all that deep and a bit too quick of a read. It misses a middle act but there’s also something fun about it. If you want a comic you can pick up and enjoy without knowing and backstory, this is one to check out. But, it also feels like a comic that deserves and needs an expanded edition with a bit more of a challenge and more scares, if nothing else to see more of Hughes’ Hellboy art and Robins’ lettering.

Story: Mike Mignola Art: Adam Hughes Letterer: Clem Robins
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.1 Recommendation: Read

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