At Dark Horse Comics, the Mignolaverse is ever-expanding, and following our exciting news that Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, and Dave Stewart are teaming up for Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station, it's now been revealed that Mignola is also teaming up with writer Chris Roberson, artist Christopher Mitten, and colorist Michelle Madsen for the five-issue miniseries Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness, which will feature occult expert Sir Edward Grey investigating the gruesome murders of Jack the Ripper.
The first issue of Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness will be released on November 27th from Dark Horse Comics. Read on for more details on the new miniseries, check out the cover art for the first issue below, keep an eye on Dark Horse Comics' official website for additional details, and visit our Comic-Con online hub to keep up to date on all of our coverage of the upcoming convention!
Press Release: (July 15, 2019) This winter, legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, iZOMBIE co-creator Chris Roberson, acclaimed artist Christopher Mitten and colorist Michelle Madsen will unleash WITCHFINDER: REIGN OF DARKNESS. In this all-new, five-part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, Sir Edward Grey, occult adviser to the queen, takes on London’s most famous serial killer: Jack the Ripper.
“It’s been long-established that Sir Edward Grey was involved in some capacity in the investigation into the Ripper killings in 1888, and that shortly afterward he left government service for good,” said Roberson. “But we’ve never known just what Sir Edward discovered during his investigation, or who was behind the Ripper murders in the world of Hellboy, or what happened that caused the royal Witchfinder to having a falling-out with Queen Victoria…until now, at least. In the pages of WITCHFINDER: REIGN OF DARKNESS, we’ll be exploring all of those questions, and more, as Sir Edward’s investigation into a string of grisly murders leads him in directions he couldn’t have guessed, encountering new enemies and new allies along the way.”
In WITCHFINDER: REIGN OF DARKNESS, Sir Edward Grey is the only one who thinks Jack the Ripper’s murders have an occult purpose. When Scotland Yard turns its back on him, Grey finds an ally in American occult adventurer Sara Jewell. But the forces aligned against their investigation are more powerful than either one of them imagines.
The series is illustrated by acclaimed Mignolaverse artist Christopher Mitten. “It’s not hard to have a blast illustrating a Witchfinder story for the first time, particularly since in this story Sir Edward is dealing with the notorious Ripper murders and resulting fallout,” said Mitten. “It's an interesting time to be wandering around inside this world, playing with the styles and the architecture, the mood of time and place as seen through the Mignolaverse lens. We revisit some wonderful set pieces from Victorian London, while finding a few new ones. The terrific characters are just the icing on the cake.”
WITCHFINDER: REIGN OF DARKNESS will debut on November 27, 2019.
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