Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dark Horse Celebrates Hellboy's Twenty Years


You wouldn't know it based on his lifestyle, but Hellboy technically isn't old enough to drink in the United States. He's one year shy from that fabled milestone this March and Dark Horse is celebrating the twentieth birthday in style. March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.” That means that on March 22, 2014, Dark Horse is declaring "Hellboy Day."

Dark Horse is inviting retail partners to celebrate, by offering up exclusive promotional materials, as well as ordering discounts on all Hellboy and BPRD backlist titles. Additionally, Dark Horse will produce an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon and R. Sikoryak. Not only that, but Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in West Hollywood, CA will be hosting Mignola on March 22. Look for more details to come on the event.

Be sure to look for the 20 Years of Hellboy hardcover collection, on sale in comic shops everywhere on March 19. This deluxe oversized hardcover presents Mignola's favorite covers and illustrations in gallery style, from his first drawing of the character through twenty years of publishing. Full press release below.
DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL 
HELLBOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 22!

MILWAUKIE, OR, DECEMBER 11–March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”

To celebrate, Dark Horse is proclaiming March 22, 2014 as “Hellboy Day,” with events happening in comic shops around the country! Dark Horse is inviting our retail partners to celebrate with us, by offering up exclusive promotional materials, as well as ordering discounts on all Hellboy and BPRD backlist titles.

Additionally, Dark Horse will produce an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

Dark Horse is also pleased to announce that Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in West Hollywood, CA will be hosting Mike Mignola on March 22! Look for more details to come on the event.

Fans: make sure to tell your retailer you want your local store to participate in this awesome celebration today! Retailers: look for the March dated issue of PREVIEWS for details on participation levels, as well as promotional support being offered by Dark Horse for the event!


Additionally, look for the 20 Years of Hellboy hardcover collection, on sale in comic shops everywhere on March 19! This deluxe oversized hardcover presents Mignola's favorite covers and illustrations in gallery style, from his first drawing of the character through twenty years of publishing.

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