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Mike Mignola and Jesse Lonergan Team Up for New Comic Book Series MISS TRUESDALE AND THE FALL OF HYPERBOREA, Premiering This May from Dark Horse Comics!


The endlessly eerie and infinitely imaginative Mignolaverse continues to expand with a time-traveling twist in Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea, a new supernatural comic book series written by Mike Mignola with artwork by Jesse Lonergan and lettering by Clem Robins.

Dark Horse Comics will release the first issue of Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea on May 17th, and we have the official press release with additional details and a look at the main cover by Lonergan and the variant cover by Mignola! To learn more about Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea, visit Dark Horse Comics’ official website!

Press Release: This spring Dark Horse Comics will publish MISS TRUESDALE AND THE FALL OF HYPERBOREA, a time-traveling supernatural horror series from award-winning writer Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D), artist Jesse Lonergan (Hedra, Planet Paradise), and letterer Clem Robins. Mignola, the creator of the Hellboy Universe, and artist Jesse Lonergan are collaborating for the first time to create a supernatural time-traveling odyssey that expands the Hellboy Universe in strange and startling ways and showcases Lonergan’s artwork.

“I fell in love with Jesse’s stuff the moment I stumbled across it, but it took a long time for me to wrap my head around a way we could work together,” said writer Mike Mignola. “His storytelling is so great but amazingly unique and I’m such a control freak when it comes to how to pace a story—I didn’t want to tie his hands with the way I structure things. But he is just so good… Eventually I came up with the idea for Miss Truesdale (an odd one, even for me) and just couldn’t think of anyone better to draw it. We met, we talked, and I think we settled on a way to collaborate. It meant writing a plot that was tight in some places and very, very loose in others. I had to trust Jesse to work his magic—and for me it’s hard to really trust an artist I’ve never worked with, even one as good as Jesse—but I did it and he did what he does and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I think this ends up being one of the most unique extensions of the Hellboy Universe, and after almost thirty years (and some very odd stories) that’s saying something.”

In this four issue mini-series, one of the last followers of a failing Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, the unassuming Miss Truesdale, finds herself on the receiving end of Brotherhood leader Tefnut Trionus’s final vision. Connecting her life in Victorian London to a young gladiator in ancient Hyperborea, Truesdale discovers she now has the chance to change the future by altering the bygone past.

“When Mike asked me if I would be interested in doing something in the Hellboy universe, it felt a little bit like a dream,” said artist Jesse Lonergan. “He’s one of the artists whose work I revisit the most, and there have been times when I’ve been working on something and asked myself, ‘How would Mignola do this?’ And then to get to do a story that introduces a new character, expands the lore, and has gladiators, Victorian spiritualists, and lizard people—it’s just been so much fun.”

Issue #1 of the supernatural horror comic MISS TRUESDALE AND THE FALL OF HYPERBOREA will be published on May 17, 2023 featuring a cover by Lonergan and a variant cover by Mignola.

About Mike Mignola:

Reading DRACULA at age 12 introduced Mike Mignola to Folklore and Victorian Supernatural Literature from which he has still never recovered. He began working as a comic book artist in 1982, working for both Marvel and DC Comics before creating Hellboy, published by Dark Horse Comics in 1994. What began as a single comic book series would eventually expand to a “Hellboy Universe” of related graphic novels, prose novels, short story anthologies and both animated and live action films. He also wrote and drew The Amazing Screw-On Head And Other Curious Objects. He has co-written novels with Christopher Golden (Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire) and Thomas Sniegoski (Grim Death and Bill The Electrocuted Criminal), worked with Francis Ford Coppola on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was a production designer on Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and visual consultant to Guillermo Del Toro on Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.  A new Hellboy film directed by Neil Marshall will be released this spring. Mike’s comics and graphic novels have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He lives in Southern California with his wife and a very demanding cat.

About Jesse Longergan:

Jesse Lonergan was born in California, raised in Saudi Arabia and Vermont, and spent two years in Turkmenistan with the Peace Corps. His comics include Joe and Azat, All Star, and Hedra. When he gets really excited or thinks something is really funny, he rubs his hands together like a villain in a cartoon.

About Dark Horse:

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including  Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Predator, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.



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