Official Press Release
Dark Horse is pleased to announce that Duncan Fegredo will be the artist on the new 2006 Hellboy miniseries, Darkness Calls. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will provide story and covers. Darkness Calls is the direct follow-up to 2005’s The Island and will take Hellboy on to the next big chapter in his life.
“Like Guy Davis, and unlike me, Duncan can draw anything,” commented Mike Mignola. “He can draw the real world, he can capture the mystery and the atmosphere that the book needs-but he’s also a fantastic cartoonist, so he can keep the life and the humor that I try to get in my stuff. I’ve always loved his stuff. He’s a f*****g genius.”
“A few years back I was asked in an interview about dream jobs . . . Hellboy, I said, no hesitation,” enthused Duncan Fegredo. “But I thought I wouldn’t want to do it because I only want to see Mike Mignola draw it. Fast forward a few years, Scott Allie calls with an offer to make a liar of me. So I’m damned, so what? With Hellboy Mike Mignola has created his own singular language in comics and it’s both a privilege and pleasure to be invited to collaborate. I think the term I’m looking for is ‘gobsmacked.’ Yes, that’ll do it.”
Hellboy: Darkness Calls is a six-issue miniseries beginning September 6, 2006. Check darkhorse.com and hellboy.com for updates and additional information throughout the new year.