Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell’s characters Professor J.T. Meinhardt, Mr. Knox, and Ms. Mary Van Sloan return for a odd, eerie Victorian-style mystery on September 29, 2021 in the new original graphic novel entitled Falconspeare.
Falconspeare is a sequel to Johnson-Cadwell’s previous graphic novels, Mr. Higgins Comes Home and Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox. For those unfamiliar with the previous entries in the series, the Professor and Mr. Knox (with the help of the infinitely more formidable Ms. Van Sloan) hunt all manner of monsters and supernatural threats, doing the best they can in less than advantageous situations.
According to Johnson-Cadwell, the set-up for the new story occurs when “A cryptic correspondence sets them on a mysterious path which will lead them to diabolic danger and grim reality where evil may lie. Diabolic evil is revealed in grim reality, and an ultimate sacrifice is demanded. Their encounters with evil continue.”
C0-creator and cover artist Mignola states that “Mr. Higgins Comes Home was a silly little story that basically wrote itself, inspired by old movies both Warwick and I love. I certainly didn’t imagine it would lead to other things, but seeing Warwick take those couple of characters from the original and create a whole world around them has been a real joy. I hope he’s having as much fun making these books as he appears to, because (now that I can just enjoy them as reader) I never want him to stop.”
Check out the cover to Falconspeare below which conveniently arrives right before Halloween season begins.