From the article on Comic Book Resources entitled NYCC, DAY 2: SCOTT ALLIE REVEALS THREE NEW HELLBOY PROJECTS FOR 2007
“Comic Book Resources: And then there’s “BPRD 1946” which I’m going to take a guess is set just when Hellboy was still a wee-un? What can you tell us about that?
Scott Allie: Yeah, so Mignola and Josh Dysart are writing this and Paul Azaceta is drawing it. Paul was our choice for Lobster Johnson at one point, but I felt he was a better choice here, and Armstrong better on The Lobster. Hellboy’s barely in this – he’s effectively not in it. He’s basically an infant at this point, and Broom is sent back to Europe to look into the remains of the Nazi Occult Bureau’s experiments, see what they were up to.
In Berlin in 1946, you had the beginnings of the Cold War – two years ago we were allies with the Russians, and now we were uncomfortably occupying – in the military sense of the word – the same space. And the Russians, of course, had their own occult specialists on the scene.”
Also I’m writing a Hellboy one-shot with Mike Mignola called “HELLBOY: THEY THAT GO DOWN IN SHIPS” to be illustrated by Jason Alexander. It will only be available with the upcoming Hellboy Video Game.
Life is good.
The amazing work of Paul Azaceta
Okay, so I’m a week early, but I’ll be in New York and it won’t be so easy to post this, so I’m getting to it now. Enjoy!
The ad copy reads…
“As his queen mourns the death of their son, Conan mounts an all-out invasion of Stygia, setting events in motion that may change the course of all Hyboria!
Which is mostly what it’s about.. I mean, you know, sorta.
Jason Shawn Alexander’s fierce ass cover.
Click here for a preview of the first four pages.
Click here for the making of issue #1. Includes script pages and pencils!
Click here for a great interview on my Conan at The Pulse.
IGN covers Conan here.
And then there’s the reviews…
“To my surprise, I found what might be the beginnings of the best Conan story I’ve ever read. “ – Eye on Comics.
“A good start to a story that promises to take its readers beyond Howard’s tales of Conan. It stays true to the original material while adding its own flavor.” – Papper Back Reader
“It’s difficult to tell where Will Conrad’s pencils end, and where Juan Ferreyra’s colors begin. I don’t know if Ferreyra is coloring on a computer, or using traditional paints, but it looks magnificent.” – Silver Bullet Comics
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