In addition to this weekend being Hellboy day at select comic book stores, a lot more fun is coming for those who love Mike Mignola‘s works.
Coming this fall, Dark Horse Comics will publish the original graphic novel, Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and his Assistant Mr. Knox. Now try to say that five times fast! It’s tough to, but this sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home, will be sure to please. Hellboy creator Mignola and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell have a new tale to tell:
In this instalment, Professor J.T. Meinhardt and Mr Knox continue their pursuit of ne’er-do-well creatures of the night. Now, backed by the dauntless vampire hunter Ms. Mary Van Sloan, the heroes pursue vampires, werewolves, and other horrors that even they are hard-put to name or explain. The only thing that’s for certain? The strange truths these adventurers uncover are seldom what they seem.
Like Mr. Higgins Comes Home, this new work is set outside the Hellboy Universe and features the detailed and stylized art of cartoonist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. “We join this trio as Professor Meinhardt recounts three of their “Encounters With Evil,” said Johnson-Cadwell. “These stories take us through the dark-hearted Hornetwood, across the diabolic Blackwater Falls, and into the hands of a deadly hunter.”
“Warwick brought an insane amount to energy and invention to Mr. Higgins—more ideas than could ever fit into that one book, “ said Mignola, who scripted Mr Higgins Comes Home which he created with Johnson-Cadwell. “So I was thrilled when he told me he wanted to continue the adventures of Meinhardt and Knox. You can look forward to a whole world of vampires and related monstrosities like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
“In the dark and superstitious lands of Europe, sinister creatures roam free,” said Johnson-Cadwell. “Good folk are menaced by a legion of terrors: the bat, the wolf, the vampire and their brethren. But there is hope in these desperate times. Our heroes, Professor J.T. Meinhardt, his assistant Mr. Knox, and their colleague Mary Van Sloan are on a quest to purge these evils from the land.”
This new hardcover graphic novel will arrive in comic shops on October 9 and in bookstores on October 22.