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Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist and comics author Christopher Golden, comics author Thomas Sniegoski, artist Peter Bergting, colorist Michelle Madsen, and longtime Hellboy letterer Clem Robins are returning to the Hellboy universe for Frankenstein: New World, an all-new four-part miniseries from Darkish Horse Comics. Frankenstein: New World options the return of Mignola’s tackle the Frankenstein monster with the primary story to be set chronologically after the conclusion of B.P.R.D.: The Satan You Know, which had concluded the epic story of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Mignola will illustrate a variant cowl for challenge #1, coloured by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.
“On the finish of B.P.R.D.: The Satan You Know once we burned down the world after which began it once more with frog individuals, I actually did suppose that might be all we’d see of it,” mentioned Mignola. “And in that very same challenge, that little glimpse of the Frankenstein monster within the heart of the earth, that’s the final I believed we’d see of him. However…when Chris and Tom got here to me with the concept of getting Frankenstein’s adventures in Frog World, I feel it took me about ten seconds to say YES. After which two minutes later I feel we had been on the telephone speaking about all the chances. I simply don’t appear to have the ability to put a lid on this factor—which I suppose is an effective factor.”
Safely tucked away contained in the hole earth the place humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious younger Lilja receives visions of a brand new darkness taking root on the floor. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle––as soon as often called Frankenstein––to research the warnings and, maybe, even discover the brand new world above.
“I’ve at all times had a factor for Frankenstein’s monster,” mentioned Thomas Sniegoski. “I beloved the concept of utilizing him as a recurring character in his personal adventures, so when Mike added him to the Hellboy universe, I used to be ecstatic. The tales that we obtained with the character had been cool, however I most positively wished extra. The final we noticed of him was on the finish of B.P.R.D. when he was main some survivors of the apocalypse to the middle of the earth. I at all times puzzled if we’d see him once more—and now, I suppose we’re! Working with Chris, Mike, and the wonderful Peter Bergting has been an absolute blast. That is the type of weird-ass Frankenstein story that I’ve at all times wished to learn, and now I get to assist write it!”
“Frankenstein: New World really began with artist Ben Stenbeck, although he doesn’t comprehend it,” mentioned Golden. “Ben had drawn a bunch shot of various Hellboy universe characters (plus Lord Baltimore) collectively and included Frankenstein holding a workers that had the sword of Hyperborea atop it. Thomas Sniegoski and I had been on the telephone the following day speaking about it, and Tom mentioned one thing about what a disgrace it was that the Frankenstein character was mendacity fallow. As so typically occurs, an off-the-cuff remark was one thing extra. I mentioned, off-hand, that for the reason that final time we’d seen him he was main the final of humanity down beneath the floor of the world, we should always do a sequence about Frankenstein returning to the floor world after two thousand years within the hole earth (after the occasions of B.P.R.D.: The Satan You Know) and wandering a New World that has no reminiscence of humanity. The second it got here out of my mouth, I knew we needed to do it. Considered one of Tom’s favourite comics of all time is DC’s Kamandi, and I knew his creativeness was already firing like loopy. About 5 minutes later, we informed the concept to Mike Mignola, and he mentioned sure quicker than he’s mentioned sure to something we’ve ever prompt to him. Frankenstein: New World is the weirdest comedian both of us has ever finished, quiet and creepy and—we hope—a pleasant steadiness of dread and marvel. Peter Bergting is doing perhaps essentially the most lovely work of his profession to date, unburdened by pesky issues like structure. That is Peter’s pure aspect, proper right here.”
Frankenstein: New World challenge #1 will probably be printed by Darkish Horse Comics on August 3, 2022. For extra details about the Hellboy Universe, comply with Darkish Horse Comics on Twitter, Fb, and Instagram.