The 50th annual Comic-Con may be kicking off later this week in San Diego, but Dark Horse Comics is already heating up the news with exciting announcements in the "Mignolaverse," and Daily Dead is thrilled to exclusively report that legendary writer Mike Mignola is teaming up with Barbarian Lord creator Matt Smith and colorist Dave Stewart for the new one-shot Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station, coming this October from Dark Horse Comics.
A Halloween treat, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station is inspired by Westerns and will be released on October 30th from Dark Horse Comics. To learn more, check out the official press release and cover art below, and keep an eye on Dark Horse Comics' official website for additional details!
Press Release: (July 15, 2019) Timed to Halloween, legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, acclaimed BARBARIAN LORD creator Matt Smith and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart invite readers to HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D.: LONG NIGHT AT GOLOSKI STATION. In this all-new one-shot from Dark Horse Comics, a quiet night at a rundown Russian train station turns into an all-out demon battle for Hellboy when three sinister interlopers pass through.
“A remote train station and two guys killing time waiting for something to happen, very different (I think) from any other Hellboy story I’ve done,” said Mike Mignola. While it’s set in Russia it was very much inspired by any number of old Westerns. And Matt Smith… I’ve loved his work since I discovered it all those years ago on his BARBARIAN LORD comic. I was thrilled that he wanted to draw this story. It's his first Hellboy and hope it won’t be his last.”
“I remember two things very clearly at the start of this book,” said Matt Smith. “First was getting the initial message and wondering who was playing a joke on me, as it couldn’t actually be from the guy who inspired me to draw my own comics. Second was reading the script for the first time knowing I was getting to draw this particular story. It’s a great one. Working on Hellboy couldn’t have been a better experience. Both Mike, and Katii and Jenny, the editors, have been completely welcoming and incredibly generous with their time and input throughout. I can’t wait to see those Dave Stewart colors and this story on the shelves.”
Dark Horse Comics will publish HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D.: LONG NIGHT AT GOLOSKI STATION on October 30, 2019.
About Matt Smith:
Matt Smith started out in comics with his tribute to the medieval Icelandic Sagas, Barbarian Lord, published by Clarion Books. Since then Matt has gone on to collaborate with writer/colorist Nathan Fairbairn on Lake of Fire for Image Comics and several short stories for Boom! Comics. Matt lives in Massachusetts with his lovely wife, Kathleen, and their small wolf, Jackie.
About Mike Mignola:
Mike Mignola’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he’d begun to develop his unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first of many Hellboy series through Dark Horse, leading to many spinoffs, prose books, animated films, and two live-action films. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and with director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). A new Hellboy film by Neil Marshall is currently in the works. Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
About Dark Horse
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Stranger Things, Aliens, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.