Darkish Horse Reveals New Mike Mignola Vampire Comics

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Picture: Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart/Darkish Horse Comics

Is there a comic book author who probably loves spooky season as a lot as Hellboy’s Mike Mignola? Maybe not, which is why the beloved inventive is teaming up with artist Rachele Aragno to introduce an entire new spooky delight—and giving them terrifying tales not only for Halloween, however for Christmas too.

io9 has your first look inside Darkish Horse Comics’ Leonide the Vampyr: Miracle on the Crow’s Head, written by Mignola and that includes artwork from Aragno, alongside colours from Dave Stewart and letters Clem Robins. The one-shot follows the titular Leonide, a brand new character crafted by Mignola and Aragno because of an opportunity social media encounter final 12 months.

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Picture: Rachele Aragno/Darkish Horse Comics

“Final October I used to be publishing every day sketches on social media. Mike Mignola had seen the primary one, a portrait of a vampire lady, and he beloved it,” Aragno mentioned in a press launch offered to io9. “From there we began speaking concerning the thought of a collaboration between us, and that my vampire portrait may very well be the idea of a narrative. When Mike despatched me the define, I went loopy with pleasure. It was good, and I used to be delighted to have the ability to draw and put these phrases on paper. Mignola has all the time been within the pantheon of my favourite authors, and I used to be honored to have the ability to work with him.”

Miracle on the Crow’s Head is ready in a small coastal village that finds the lives of its quiet denizens upended when a shipwreck brings a mysterious, small coffin to its shores—containing what’s first believed to be a miracle, however turns into something however. However Crow’s Head isn’t the one time we’re going to be seeing Leonide this 12 months. io9 can completely reveal that the vampyr will return in A Christmas for Crows, a vacation one-shot set to launch in December, which sees Leonide and her small coffin found by a gaggle of mountainfolk simply in time for a chilling Christmas Carol. Perhaps of us ought to simply cease opening any small caskets they discover, actually. Try the variant cowl, by Mignola and Dave Stewart, under!

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Picture: Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart/Darkish Horse Comics

“Leonide’s first story gave me the chance to begin creating a really aesthetically robust major character together with many supporting actors or antagonists that I needed to deliver to gentle,” Rachel Aragno mentioned in a press release offered to io9 over electronic mail. “I like the truth that an innocent-looking little lady steals souls and a mummy priest desires to exorcise her. For my part the tales that may be instructed about them may very well be very creepy!”

“The second story Mike wrote completely captivated me. I beloved it from the primary second as a result of it allowed me to develop the universe of Leonide with each new characters and new settings,” she continued. “I believe the air you breathe is particular at Christmas. Along with ghosts and a lady vampire, it’s a dream for all lovers of the style. However, above all, this story permits us to grasp how huge and articulated the world of Leonide could be.”

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Picture: Rachele Aragno/Darkish Horse Comics

“About two seconds after I got here up with the primary Leonide story, A Christmas for Crows popped into my head. I wasn’t making an attempt to give you a narrative––it simply appeared. Typically that occurs,” Mignola added. “And because the first half was timed for Halloween, it simply made good sense for this one to be about Christmas. I all the time affiliate ghost tales with Christmas, and so I attempted to do one thing very old-school—even to permit a dose of excellent old style faith into the story. It’s not usually I let that stuff in however, hey, it’s Christmas.”

Leonide the Vampyr: Miracle on the Crow’s Head hits retailer cabinets October 5—learn on to see our unique preview. Within the meantime, Leonide the Vampyr: A Christmas for Crows is due for launch December 7.

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Picture: Rachele Aragno, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins/Darkish Horse Comics

Image for article titled Mike Mignola Gets Seasonally Spooky for Not One, But 2 Holidays

Picture: Rachele Aragno, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins/Darkish Horse Comics

Image for article titled Mike Mignola Gets Seasonally Spooky for Not One, But 2 Holidays

Picture: Rachele Aragno, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins/Darkish Horse Comics


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