Doctor Strange is a second-tier character in the Marvel pantheon, but he's making the leap to the big leagues thanks to the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. To help get you up to speed with the character, we've compiled a list of ten of the best Doctor Strange stories ever published. These are the stories that will introduce you to his major foes and his main supporting cast, and get you acquainted with all the many great talents that have worked on the character over the years.
This week sees the release of Marvel Studios' latest cinematic offering Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the arrogant and enigmatic sorcerer. In anticipation of the film's release, Comixology has a sale on some of the most must-have Doctor Strange collections, including one of the very best original graphic novels Marvel has ever released.
Just in time for Halloween, Dark Horse has released a five-page preview of next year's Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, which offers plenty of atmosphere and a devil in a black dress.
Hellboy: The Corpse is a perfect comic book.
Originally published in two-page installments back in 1995, it's of the best stories in Mike Mignola's considerable catalogue, and still stands over 20 years later as the single greatest Hellboy short. It's a great introduction to Hellboy and his world, action packed and full of a moody atmosphere that's spooky without being scary, built on the foundation of half-remembered folktales and Jack Kirby monster comics; but more than that, it's an incredible example of craftsmanship and accessibility.
And it all starts with Hellboy fighting a baby.
When thinking about favorite monsters, I wanted to go to one of the biggest, most uncontrollable and terrifying concepts that have ever hit the comics page. Dinosaurs and demons are all well and good, but they offer a threat that doesn’t dig deep beneath the skin. What really frightens me is unknown, unseen terror that exists in fugue; horrors like the Ogdru Jahad, creatures we've seen only briefly in Mike Mignola-created books including Hellboy and B.P.R.D..
Before there were heroes, there were monsters. Or at least that's how the story of Marvel Comics goes, with the Jack Kirby-driven success of the publisher's monster comics leading to a superheroic renaissance in the early 1960s.
The Monsters Unleashed event, which launches with Monsters Unleashed #1 on January 18 2017, promises to bring back those monsters of primordial Marvel and pit them against the current crop of superheroes. To promote the series, Marvel has just unveiled some of the "Monster Versus Marvel Hero" variant covers that will be available for each issue. Each cover is by a standout artist, and each depicts a single Marvel hero facing off against a Marvel monster.
Yesterday Dark Horse Comics unveiled a short motion comic-style teaser for a new series by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist and Bill Crabtree titled The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed. Today the publisher officially announced the series as a five-issue look at with one of the most unexpected mysteries of the Hellboy world.
Dark Horse Comics and Stoller Family Estates Winery have teamed up to introduce Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, a wine that honors everyone's favorite surly but heroic demon, Hellboy. The red wine, a 2011 reserve, can be preordered now and becomes available on Halloween. It features a Hellboy label with Mike Mignola artwork.
What a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to sit back and read some comics. The weekend is finally here, and the world can relax and rest once more --- but the comics industry has been busy too, you know, and the last seven days have seen a flurry of comics-based news and announcements fly past at high speed. ComicsAlliance has got your back, though: when it comes to comics, we never slow down, and so here’s a look back and just what’s been going on.
New comics, new stories, new events, new podcasts, new projects being made --- it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!
Dark Horse has announced a new Hellboy original graphic novel to be released in the spring of 2017: Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and drawn by Gary Gianni, and colored by Dave Stewart.
But wait, you may be asking, didn't Hellboy die and go to Hell? Yes, and unlike so many other comic book heroes, he remains dead. But Hellboy's story was never very linear, and there are still adventures from his long life that we don't yet know about. This story in particular takes place after the events of the 2005 Hellboy story The Island.