Mike Mignola Reveals “Hellboy” Movie To be Rebooted With New Director and Star

Mike Mignola Reveals “Hellboy” Movie To be Rebooted With New Director and Star

Legendary writer/artist Mike Mignola revealed on social media today the surprising news that his most famous creation, Hellboy, will be coming back to the big screen, albeit in a rebooted version with a new director and new star in the title role. Mignola posted on his Facebook page that Neil Marshall, director of “The Descent” and “Dog Soldiers,” will be helming a Rated R reboot with David Harbour (“Stranger Things,” “The Newsroom”) set to don the…

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BACK ISSUES: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Essential Doctor Strange!

BACK ISSUES: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Essential Doctor Strange!

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, most people in the US will be able to head into their local multiplex and enter a world of sorcery and psychedelia and super heroics with Marvel Studios’ latest installment in their cinematic universe; “Doctor Strange”. The character has been around since 1963, and was one…

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Point of Entry – Hellboy, Son Of A…

Point of Entry – Hellboy, Son Of A…

Probably the best known superhero not a part of the DC or Marvel Universes is Hellboy. His droll charisma and relatable weariness won readers over for over two decades. Hellboy resonated with readers because he didn’t let others dictate who he was, he broke the rules, and he saved people without expecting or even wanting thanks with a world-weary shrug. He was born the son of a duke of Hell and a witch, and was…

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Hellboy in Hell #10 – A Beautiful End

Hellboy in Hell #10 – A Beautiful End

Hellboy has a special place in my heart, always the reluctant hero, fighting demons, witches, and all manner of mythological baddies, smoking and cursing along the way. Hellboy in Hell began it’s ten issue run with Hellboy permanently dying after his years and years of fighting. After a total of 67 issues over two decades, it’s finally time for the character to earn his final rest. Titled For Whom The Bell Tolls, opening with the famous line of poetry from…

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Dark Horse to Publish WITCHFINDER Mini-Series from Mignola and Roberson

Dark Horse to Publish WITCHFINDER Mini-Series from Mignola and Roberson

Mike Mignola certainly has his pick of projects at Dark Horse, something he has earned through a career spent launching incredibly successful properties like Hellboy and delightful niche characters like Lobster Johnson. Mignola’s latest project is a collaboration with iZombie creator Chris Roberson (also his current collaborator on Hellboy and the BPRD) entitled Witchfinder: City of the Dead. The five issue mini-series will debut this August and will unite Roberson and Mignola with the original…

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Dark Horse Reveals Mike Mignola’s Final HELLBOY IN HELL Cover

Dark Horse Reveals Mike Mignola’s Final HELLBOY IN HELL Cover

Hellboy is arguably one of the most recognizable independent comic book characters of the last two decades. With hundreds of issues and two movies under his belt, the demon-spawned supernatural super-hero has had one heck of a ride. But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Dark Horse recently announced that series creator Mike Mignola intends to bring the long-running Hellboy in Hell story to a close this June with…

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Dark Horse Partners With Comic Shops For Hellboy Day

Dark Horse Partners With Comic Shops For Hellboy Day

Hellboy is by most measures the most enduring original character to emerge out of Dark Horse Comics. He has starred in films and the B.P.R.D. franchise is consistently among the top earners for the publisher. It is therefore more than understandable that the publisher is choosing to celebrate the mythical hero’s twentieth birthday with appropriate fanfare. The artists and writers who have helped carry the franchise to its current heights will be scattering around the…

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Advance Review: “Lobster Johnson: Get The Lobster #1”

Advance Review: “Lobster Johnson: Get The Lobster #1”

As a reviewer I do feel that it is my obligation to tell you, the reader, that I have never read a Hellboy or B.P.R.D. related book, before. I’ll take a moment to allow for the clamoring to subside. Please hold. Alright. Now that that ugly piece of business is over, I would like to say that your remarks were uncalled for, but let us continue. First it must be said that even though “Lobster Johnson:…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Abe Sapien #9” is a Contemplative Journey into the Surreal

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Abe Sapien #9” is a Contemplative Journey into the Surreal

Issue #9 begins a new arc for Mike Mignola’s aquatic protagonist. The set-up page at the beginning of the issue does a reasonable job establishing how and why Abe wound up in the rural backwater which serves as the setting, but readers who aren’t familiar with the world of BPRD might find themselves a bit at sea when it comes to understanding the way things work. One thing that is both startling and delightful about…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Hola, Crusaders! It is the first week of September, and while feeling a bit wonky coming off the long vacation weekend (sniff, goodbye summer) there were a great deal of comics to read to ease the pain. A quick reminder, this column is about my feelings, thoughts, opinions and suggestions about the releases (single issues, collected works , webcomics, and OGN’s) not only from this week, but releases that may have been out for a…

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