Featuring All-New Cover Art by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart
For immediate release. Landover, MD, June 26, 2023—RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced that its GraphicAudio brand is releasing three original Hellboy Universe audiobooks written by bestselling author Christopher Golden. The first audiobook in the series will be released in July.
Written exclusively for GraphicAudio and produced with a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music, this audio-first series provides an immersive story set in the Hellboy Universe created by legendary cartoonist Mike Mignola. Each audiobook will be accompanied by cover artwork by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The first of the audio projects, titled Hellboy: A Plague Of Wasps, continues the story from the fan favorite Hellboy in Love comic books.
Golden said, “Having written Hellboy comics and novels and co-written the screenplay for the upcoming Hellboy: The Crooked Man film, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to experiment with original audiobooks. The audiobooks form a trilogy that picks up key story threads from the comics that Hellboy fans won’t want to miss, while providing an exciting jumping-on point for casual fans and introducing a brand new character who will eventually appear in the comics.”
The first three original Hellboy audiobooks include:
Hellboy: A Plague of Wasps. Things turn strange and dangerous when Hellboy accompanies his girlfriend, Anastasia Bransfield, on a trip to Brazil. They venture into the rainforest to stop an evil force from spreading. This first audiobook in the series will be available on July 31, 2023 wherever audiobooks are sold.
Lobster Johnson: The Proteus Club. Set in 1933, reporter Cynthia Tynan finds herself drawn into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of several prominent New Yorkers and seeks the aid of Hellboy’s childhood hero the Lobster. They must confront German spies, religious lunatics, and monstrously transformed people who have been subjected to hideous experimentation. The Lobster Johnson audiobook will debut in October.
Hellboy and the BPRD: The Goddess of Manhattan. Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien are drawn into a bizarre case linked both to Hellboy’s adventure with Anastasia in Brazil and to Lobster Johnson. Co-authored by Young Hellboy writer Thomas E. Sniegoski, the third audiobook in the series will be released in November.
GraphicAudio’s Creative Director and voice talent, Scott McCormick said, “When I started working at GraphicAudio, I wanted us to get the rights to one property: Hellboy. Now, not only do I get to direct a Hellboy adventure, but I also get to direct three all-new, original stories. Bonus: I get to play Hellboy—and not just any Hellboy, but Hellboy in love. Dreams do come true.”
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GraphicAudio is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind®” audiobook entertainment format. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full-cast dramatizations in the industry, which include cinematic music and special effects. Our catalog includes thousands of titles focused chiefly on action/adventure, comics, science fiction/fantasy, and westerns. We’ve produced titles with award-winning authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, Ilona Andrews, Brent Weeks and Sarah J. Mass. We’ve also partnered with comic brands—such as Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Comics, and Vault Comics—and produced full-cast audiobooks for notable manga titles, including the Vampire Hunter D Series by Hideyuki Kikuchi & Yoshitaka Amano. For more information, visit graphicaudio.net and follow GraphicAudio on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.