It’s not Hellboy, but it is Mignola. Mike Mignola’s Mr. Higgins Comes Home is about to get a sequel from Dark Horse Comics.
Now, right from the top, not only is this not Hellboy, but it doesn’t even take place in that comics universe. Unlike so many of Mignola’s books, Mr. Higgins Comes Home is its own thing. And apparently, it’s a pretty popular thing too.
The original book was well received, and has now spawned a direct sequel. And wow, does it have one hell of a title: Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox.
Like MR. HIGGINS COMES HOME, the new graphic novel 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 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 press release
Just in time for Halloween, expect to see Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox landing at retail on October 22nd.