This September, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and acclaimed artist Valeria Burzo might be joined by award-winning novelist Angela Slatter for Citadel Stuffed with Blackbirds, an all-new miniseries from Darkish Horse Comics. The four-issue miniseries will mark Slatter’s comic-book writing debut. Mignola, Slatter, and Burzo might be joined by colorist Michelle Madsen, letterer Clem Robins, and canopy artist Wylie Beckert. Vanesa Del Rey will present a variant cowl for concern #1.
Citadel Stuffed with Blackbirds continues the story of Sara Could Blackburn, the fan-favorite character from Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb. When Sara Could headed for New York after the occasions of The Return of Effie Kolb, she had one objective in thoughts: discover the mysterious Miss Brook on the Linton Faculty for Women, and ask her what she is aware of concerning the mysterious powers which have plagued Sara Could her entire life. However as is commonly the case with these items, the solutions are usually not so simple as all that. Sara Could is in for an schooling in additional than simply studying, writing, and ’rithmetic on the Linton Faculty.
“I’m thrilled to have Angela scripting this collection and, truthfully, proper now I do not know how that happened,” mentioned Mike Mignola. “She is likely one of the small handful of fantasy writers I actually love studying as of late, and we have been fortunate sufficient to get her to jot down a brief story for the final Hellboy prose assortment, Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors. After that we one way or the other obtained to emailing, and that led to this. About midway by writing The Return of Effie Kolb I knew our little witch woman was going to need her personal collection. I had an concept how one thing like that was going to begin, however actually had no concept the place it would go. I DID know that because it was a e-book a couple of younger woman, I wished a feminine perspective. Somebody who would convey one thing new to the Hellboy world whereas nonetheless taking part in with the historical past and mythology we’ve created for the place. Angela was the primary (and I believe solely) identify that sprang to thoughts. Thankfully she mentioned sure, and right here we’re. I really like what she’s finished and may’t wait to see the place this may go. My hope is that that is just the start.”
Angela Slatter has received a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, two Australian Shadows Award, and 7 Aurealis Awards for her quick tales. Slatter’s newest novel, the extremely anticipated The Path of Thorns, might be printed later this month by Titan Books. “If I might return and inform Previous Me that I’d be writing a narrative set in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Universe? I’m fairly positive Previous Me would inform Future Me to GTFO,” mentioned Slatter. “I’ve had an absolute blast writing Sara Could Blackburn, Miss Brook, and the Linton Faculty for Women (who’re all witches, let’s be sincere).”
Citadel Stuffed with Blackbirds #1 might be printed by Darkish Horse Comics on September 14, 2022. It’s now out there for pre-order at your native comedian store.