Dark Horse Comics, February 2019 & March 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Here Comes Hellboy Day!

Dark Horse Comics, February 2019 and March 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Here Comes Hellboy Day!

THR reports:

      ‘Hellboy Day’ Set for March 2019

      The 25th anniversary celebration of the character will hit comic stores ahead of the new Neil Marshall movie.

      Next year, the 25th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy will be upon us, and Mignola and publisher Dark Horse Comics have big plans to celebrate, including the announcement of March 23, 2019, as “Hellboy Day.”

      To mark the occasion, Dark Horse will publish a 25th anniversary edition of the first Hellboy comic, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction No. 1 — with a new cover by Mignola and longtime collaborator, color artist Dave Stewart — to be given away at participating stores across the U.S. hosting Hellboy Day events.

      Additionally, the publisher will release special Hellboy Day promotional material for retailers, including a tattoo sheet, a Right Hand of Doom bookmark, a window cling, an open/close store sign and a new version of the Mignolaverse timeline that originally debuted at New York Comic Con. Dark Horse will also offer promotional pricing on its Hellboy backlist, with stores taking advantage of the promotion being entered into a drawing for special prizing packages from the publisher.

      “When I created Hellboy way back when, I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary,” Mignola said in a statement. “I’m grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who have joined me in telling Hellboy stories for all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans. This thing could not exist without their support, and it’s a pleasure every time I get to go out to meet them.”

      Mignola is scheduled to appear at a Hellboy Day signing at Earth 2 Comics in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles on March 23.

      The March 23 date means that the promotion will take place just weeks ahead of the release of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy movie, starring David Harbour, Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich, which hits theaters April 12.

      More information about Hellboy Day and additional plans to mark the 25th anniversary of the character will be announced in the coming months.

February 2019 solicitation to get ready for March 2019:

      To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s greatest paranormal investigator, and the upcoming Hellboy motion picture, we are announcing March 23 to be Hellboy Day. Dark Horse is offering special support for our retailer partners and inviting you to celebrate this milestone anniversary with us. Retailers will have the chance to order promotional giveaway materials and are invited to take advantage of additional backlist sale pricing in order to hold celebrations at their stores. Additionally, all participating retailers will be automatically entered to win special prize packages from Dark Horse!
      In Shops: Mar 20, 2019

      Final Orders Due: Feb 25, 2019

Those items include the following.

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 SEED OF DESTRUCTION (BUNDLE OF 25)

      This special 25th anniversary edition of the first issue of Hellboy depicts his arrival on earth in the midst of WWII to the return of his adoptive father from a failed Arctic expedition, and Hellboy’s first encounter with Mignola’s infamous frog monsters. Features a new cover by Mignola with Dave Stewart.

      In Shops: Mar 20, 2019

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 DOUBLE SIDED TIMELINE POSTER (BUNDLE OF 25)

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 RIGHT HAND OF DOOM BOOKMARK (BUNDLE OF 25)

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 TEMPORARY TATTOO SHEET (BUNDLE OF 25)

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 WINDOW CLING (BUNDLE OF 25)

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 1.5 INCH BUTTON (BUNDLE OF 25)

      HELLBOY DAY 2019 OPEN CLOSE SIGN

Ok, now onto the Hellboy related comics for sale:

      HELLBOY AND BPRD 1956 #4 (OF 5)
      (W) Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson (A) Yishan Li, Mike Norton, Michael Avon Oeming, Dave Stewart (CA) Dave Johnson

      Bruttenholm’s secret investigation comes to an abrupt and tragic end, and Hellboy’s absence forces him to send B.P.R.D agents to search for him in Mexico. Meanwhile, the conflict between Soviet occult team leader Varvara and her subordinates comes to a head!

      In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
      Final Orders Due: Feb 04, 2019
      SRP: $3.99

      BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #13
      (W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A) Laurence Campbell (CA) Mike Mignola

      Hellboy, Liz, and Abe return to New York for a final attempt to save mankind, while the rest of the bureau tries to shepherd survivors to safety.

      In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
      Final Orders Due: Jan 14, 2019
      SRP: $3.99

      CRIMSON LOTUS #4 (OF 5)
      (W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A) Mindy Lee, Michelle Madsen (CA) Tonci Zonjic

      A run-in with the Crimson Lotus leads one agent to realize they’re being kept in the dark by the other, while the question of what the Lotus is after looms larger than ever.

      In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
      Final Orders Due: Feb 04, 2019
      SRP: $3.99

Awesome.

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