Mike Richardson, President and Publisher of Dark Horse returns to the keyboard for a new comic book superhero series with Jordi Armengol, The Icon, as Mike Mignola also picks up the pen to draw a post-BPRD book, Sir Edward Grey: Acheron. And with Colin Lorimer and Joana Lafuente creating the new series, Daisy. Here are the fill December 2021 solicits and solicitations for Dark Horse Comics.
The Icon #1 (of 4)
Mike Richardson (W) and Jordi Armengol (A/C/Cover A/Cover B)
On sale Dec 15
FC, 32 pages
Twenty-five years ago, a genuine masked hero came out of nowhere to declare war on crime. All of America celebrated the exploits of the black-clad vigilante as he took down one lawbreaker after another . . . and then he disappeared. But when down-on-his-luck investigator Jake Stevens is hired to find the long-missing dark avenger, his inquiries threaten to expose the myth behind the mask.
• Written by Mike Richardson—creator of The Mask, producer of the Hellboy film franchise, and writer of the 47 Ronin graphic novel—and illustrated with gritty realism by Jordi Armengol.
Daisy #1 (of 5)
Colin Lorimer (W/A/Cover), Joana Lafuente (C), and Anita Vu (C)
On sale Dec 8
FC, 32 pages
A desperate mother’s five-year search for her missing son leads her to the small town of Brimount and to the mysterious Phillips family. Daisy Phillips, like many teenagers, has a hard time fitting in, but not for the usual reasons. Daisy stands eight-and-a-half feet tall and is still growing, but her troubles with ill health, daily ridicule, and custom-made clothing are only the tip of the iceberg. Daisy may well be descended from a race of cannibalistic giants spawned from the outcasts of Heaven!
Colin Lorimer is one of graphic fiction’s emerging unique creative voices, and Daisy is a tale unlike any other, a singular vision both horrific and beautiful.
Sir Edward Grey: Acheron
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ben Stenbeck (Cover B)
On sale Dec 1
FC, 32 pages
Hellboy is gone, and the B.P.R.D. managed to fight off the monsters on earth long enough for humanity to just barely escape underground, but Edward Grey must return to Hell to confront a familiar foe and finish what needs to be done to truly save the world.
Continuing after B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know ended in 2019, this one-shot is written and drawn completely by Mignola with colorist Dave Stewart, featuring a cover by Mignola and Stewart and a variant cover by longtime Hellboy universe artist Ben Stenbeck.
• A full issue written and drawn solely by Mignola!