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7/06/2015

B.P.R.D. 1946-1948 HC Edition

Script by Mike Mignola, Joshua Dysart and John Arcudi, art by Patric Reynolds, Paul Azaceta, Gabriel Bá, Fabio Moon and Max Fiumara. 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).

1946-1948, fith volume in the collection, was published in June 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-61655-646-4, cover price $34.99, 470 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. This book has been printed in china (see also the picture of the binding).





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




There is a one page introduction written by Scott Allie, and a one page afterword written by Chris Roberson.
This fifth volume collects the following stories, with their respective virgin cover:
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
Note that each story are edited in books using covers of the previous paperbacks.
As a prologue, are also reprinted the two short stories:
  • Bishop Olek's Devil from Hellboy FCBD 2008
  • And What Shall I Find Here? from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #23

















I have notice in this collected edition that each story finishes with young Hellboy

This volume ends with a comprehensive extra section (62 pages) divided by story and commented by Scott Allie (1946 and 1948), and Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon (1947). I don't own the respective paperbacks but these sketches probably originates from them, therefore I don't thing this edition presents exclusive material.

sketchbook by Paul Azaceta



Bá and Moon sketches

Mike Mignola's 1947 cover rough




left Mike Mignola's variant cover for issue #1 of 1948

Max Fiumara's characters designs


Dave Johnson's cover sketches



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




Go to vol 1vol 2 , vol 3 and vol 4

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