The Mysteries of Unland
I’m very pleased to announce that I’m co-writing a comic book mini-series with Kim Newman which is part of the Hellboy universe created by Mike Mignola, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
It will be a five-issue Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder story called The Mysteries of Unland, with art by Tyler Crook, coloured by Dave Stewart, covers by Julian Totino Tedesco, lettered by Clem Robins, and edited by Scott Allie.
The story revolves around Sir Edward Grey’s reluctant investigation of a mysterious death in the town of Hallam, which turns out to be far stranger than he expected…
This March marks 20 years of the Hellboy franchise (often referred to as the Mignolaverse), and I’m excited to be part of this world at this auspicious date.
Kim and I have been working on the comic book for well over a year, so it’s a huge relief that we can finally discuss it.
Dark Horse Comics has been teasing out information on Facebook and Twitter about this project for several weeks now, and it’s been hard to stay silent as I watched more and more information revealed. Here’s one of the early teasers:
That was followed by this oblique image, which also spawned the #gotounland hashtag.
Then there was this tantalising image as the ‘wallpaper’ gets ripped off:
Last week Tyler Crook’s involvement was announced with this image:
That was followed by a partial cover reveal, showing that it was a Witchfinder project, and its title, along with most of Julian’s brilliant cover for issue 1.
Which brings us to today’s announcement!
It’s been great fun to work on this title, and also to be part of such an experienced team of professionals.
You can read an exclusive interview with Kim and me over on Comic Book Resources about the project.
Now I’m looking forward to when issue 1 hits the stands!
fantastic news, congratulations.
I’m really going to be looking for this Witchfinder saga. It looks psychedelic, among other things.
Thanks Jim! I hope you enjoy it when the first issue hits the stands in June. 🙂