B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs HC Edition Vol 4

Script by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi,  art Guy Davis. All illustrations are ©Mike Mignola.

This article deals with Dark Horse B.P.R.D. material published in regular size canvas hardcovers (10.5 x 7 inches or 26.5 x 18 cm) with dust jacket and thick glossy paper (see also the end of this article).

Plague of Frogs volume 4 was published in November 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-59582-974-0, cover price $34.99, 454 pages).

Below is a picture taken for size comparison with one of the regular comic. For all the collection second and third of cover are black.

from vol 1
The inner hardcover book comes with glossy silver printing (no illustration on back cover). This edition is designed by Amy Arendts and edited by Scott Allie.

In this volume, stories are written by John Arcudi and Mike Mignola, and Guy Davis is the only artist involved. There is a one page introduction written by Scott Allie dated 2012, and a one page afterword written by Mike Mignola.
This fourth volume collects the following stories, with their respective virgin cover:
  • The Warning
  • The Black Godess
  • King of Fear
Note that each volume are edited in books using covers of the previous paperbacks.

This volume ends with a comprehensive art section (52 pages) divided by story and commented  (I don't own the respective paperbacks but these sketches probably originates from them, therefore I don't thing this edition presents exclusive material). Note that at the very end there is a second afterword by Guy Davis related to his entire run on the series.

first part commented by Guy and Mike (with art from both and Duncan Fegredo)

second part commented by Guy Dvis

3 pages features notes and cover sketches by Mike Mignola

Kevin Nowlan cover sketches for issue 3 (with notes)

third part commented by Guy Davis with some notes and ideas by Mike

this part displays 6 pages of pencils and cover sketches by Mike Mignola

3 pages afterword by Guy Davis

The B.P.R.D. library edition as of June 2015:

Go to vol 1vol 2vol 3 and vol 5

No comments:

Post a Comment

Write your comment here