This autumn, Dark Horse Comics will publish the original graphic novel Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures Of Professor JT Meinhardt And His Assistant Mr Knox , the sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr Higgins Comes Home created by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell…
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. Dark Horse will publish the hardcover graphic novel―created by Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, with story and art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, lettering by Clem Robins and a cover by Mike Mignola with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart―in comic shops and bookstores in October, ahead of Halloween.
Like MR. HIGGINS COMES HOME, the new graphic novel is set outside the Hellboy Universe and features the detailed and stylised 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 COMES HOME—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.”
Dark Horse Comics will release Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures Of Professor JT Meinhardt And His Assistant Mr Knox as a hardcover graphic novel in comic shops on October 9 and in bookstores on 22 October. This October, fans can grab some garlic and silver bullets, and settle in for an endearingly terrifying tale, chock full of the occult and adventure.
About Mike Mignola:
Reading DRACULA at ago 12 introduced Mike Mignola to Folklore and Victorian Supernatural Literature from which he has still never recovered. He began working as a comic book artist in 1982, working for both Marvel and DC Comics before creating HELLBOY, published by Dark Horse Comics in 1994. What began as a single comic book series would eventually expand to a “Hellboy Universe” of related graphic novels, prose novels, short story anthologies and both animated and live action films. He also wrote and drew THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD AND OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS. He has co-written novels with Christopher Golden (Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire) and Thomas Sniegoski (Grim Death and Bill The Electrocuted Criminal), worked with Francis Ford Coppola on BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, was a production designer on Disney’s ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE, and visual consultant to Guillermo Del Toro on BLADE II, HELLBOY and HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY. A new HELLBOY film directed by Neil Marshall will be released this spring.Mike’s comics and graphic novels have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries He lives in Southern California with his wife and a very demanding cat.
About Warwick Johnson-Cadwell:
Warwick Johnson- Cadwell has been drawing as long as he can remember, enthusiastically digesting comics and transposing James Bond, spaghetti westerns and Hammer Horror movies onto paper. This drawing persisted, taking him through an Illustration degree and on to work in Publishing with work for The Guardian and The Times newspapers. Animation Design for several projects in commercial or features studios including Aardman Animation’s Pirates! His comic work has featured in Nelson (2011) Lovecraft Anthology 2 (2012) Sold State Tank Girl (2013) Samuari Jack (2018), and many “Small Press” titles including Dangeritis (2014) with Robert Ball. He also skippers boats on the South coast of England. He collaborated on HELENA CRASH, with Fabian Rangel Jr. and, most recently, MR. HIGGINS COMES HOME with Mike Mignola.
About Dark Horse Comics
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Aliens, Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Predator, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.