Dark Horse – News week (February 4th, 2019)

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This week’s new from Dark Horse includes details on the upcoming HELLBOY: 25 YEARS OF COVERS, the next release in Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson BEAST OF BURDEN saga, details on the HELLBOY: THE ART OF MOTION PICTURE trade paperback, and more.

To celebrate 25 years of Hellboy, Dark Horse is releasing an oversized hardcover that will feature over 150 covers from various releases, including some that haven’t been released yet.

Look for it on shelves on July 3rd, with a retail price of $34.99 USD.

Also announced this week was the next chapter in the multi-time Eisner Award winning saga Beast of Burden from Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. 

BEASTS OF BURDEN: THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS continues the story of pets who are investigating mysterious happenings in the town of Burden Hill.

The first part of this two part story will be released on May 1st.

As part of the promotion for the upcoming HELLBOY movie, this year Dark Horse will release Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picture.

The 200 page hardcover will include concept art, set photography. as well as one thousand pieces of art from the production of the upcoming movie.

Look for it on April 9th just before the movie hits theaters on April 12th.

Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Dark Horse.

Dark Horse Books To Publish Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers,Featuring an All New Preface by Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola,A New Introduction by Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart And Over 150 Iconic Covers

February 5, 2019 – 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 has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.

Acclaim for Mike Mignola’s Hellboy:

“Since introducing Hellboy in March of 1994, Mike Mignola has built a huge comic-book universe around the character on par with what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby accomplished in the Silver Age of Marvel Comics.. . .  Each new visual is like a master class in establishing mood, and Mignola’s skill increases as he refines his line, proving that less is more when it comes to his pulp-inspired fantasy horror universe.”―THE AV CLUB

“Iconic.”―ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Lots of comic-book adventurers have made splashy debuts over the last twenty years but none have had the lasting appeal of Hellboy.”―KOTAKU

“Seminal.”―-THE NERDIST

“One of the most beloved characters in the comic book community.”―IGN  

“An inspiration to creators hoping to achieve similar  success with their own characters and ideas.”―MENTAL FLOSS

“A major contribution to comic-book culture.”―WASHINGTON POST/COMIC RIFFS

Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers is an oversized 8 ‘ X 12’ hardcover, retailing for $34.99. For more information about Hellboy: 25 Years of Covers, the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, follow Dark Horse Comics on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

The Eight Time Eisner Award-Winning Series is Back with Both Bark and Bite

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 7, 2019)— Welcome back to Burden Hill, where the only things stranger than its guardians are the things they protect it from. Evan Dorkin (Calla CthulhuDork, Blackwood) and Jill Thompson (Fables, Scary Godmother) are back once again with a thrilling new installment in the Beast of Burden saga.

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others follows the eponymous team of paranormal investigator pets as they investigate the weird happenings of Burden Hill. While poking around the neighborhood, an encroaching team of human occult investigators unwittingly disturb the graveyard where the mysterious “Master” lies. What kind of unforeseen consequences await our intrepid detectives?

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others Part One (of two) goes on sale May 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Be sure to catch up on the series by checking out the Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites TPB on sale now at AmazonBarnes & NobleTFAW, and your local comic book shop, as well as Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men HC on sale March 20, 2019, also available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes & NobleTFAW, and your local comic book shop.

Praise for Beasts of Burden:

“Dorkin’s script captures the well-meaning, dopey sentiments we attribute to our dogs and cats’ thoughts, and Thompson’s art finds a middle ground between storybook sweetness and EC Comics chills. It’s a lot of fun, and ideal for kids who don’t mind a little gore and ghosts with their adorable animals.”—The A.V. Club
“[Beasts of Burden is] rapidly becoming one of my favorite comics.”—NEIL GAIMAN (The Sandman)
“I imagine a just world, where Beasts of Burden is ten times as popular as Twilight.”—GAIL SIMONE (Wonder Woman

Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picture to be published by Dark Horse Comics

Book to hit stands this April in advance of the release of the film Hellboy from Lionsgate

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 6, 2019)—Dark Horse Comics will publish Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picture, a gorgeously designed hardcover book that showcases concept art and set photography to offer a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019. The book offers an inside look at the creation of the film with nearly one thousand pieces of art and photography in 200 full-color pages. Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picturewill be published on April 9, 2019, ahead of the release of the Neil Marshall’s Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, Daniel Dae Kim and Milla Jovovich. Based on the acclaimed Hellboy comic books and graphic novels created by Mike Mignola, Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label will release Hellboy nationwide on April 12, 2019. 

For nearly 25 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Recently, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books published Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers. Dark Horse Books also has published a specially priced edition of the graphic novel, Hellboy: The Wild Hunt, which serves as the source material for the upcoming motion picture.

Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.

Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picture is on sale for $39.99 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and your local comic shop. For more information about Hellboy: The Art of the Motion Picture, the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, follow the company on TwitterFacebook and Instagram


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