Dark Horse Comics recently announced Mr. Higgens Comes Home, a new work from Hellboy‘s legendary creator, Mike Mignola, with Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Helena Crash).
Mr. Higgens Comes Home is an original graphic novel, of an unusual stand-alone story, featuring all new characters in a send-up of classic vampire stories.
Further Story details: “Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men, sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge, inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.”
Dark Horse Comics will release Mr. Higgens Comes Home in hardcover format, before Halloween in October. Mike Mignola will also do the cover art, with coloring done by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.
“This one started when a mutual friend pointed out Warwick Johnson-Cadwell’s affection for sad werewolves. Then Warwick and I exchanges a few words about vampires and that was it,” said Mike Mignola. “Mr. Higgens Comes Home is my very obvious nod to any number of old Hammer Dracula films and my all-time favorite vampire film, Roman Polanski’s the Fearless Vampire Killers.”
“Working on a project with Mike Mignola is an amazing thing to be able to do,” said Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. “His art and storytelling is a massive influence and inspiration for me and chatting with him about werewolves, vampires and the like was very exciting. When Mr. Higgens Comes Home turned up in my email I was in awe. It’s a rollicking vampire romp right in the Hammer vein and it’s a pleasure to be slapping that crimson goop they used for blood all over it.”
Mr. Higgens Comes Home will go on sale in comic book stores and Dark Horse digital apps on October 25, and in bookstores on October 31.