B.P.R.D.: 1948 #1

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #1

Writer: John Arcudi, Mike Mignola Artist: Max Fiumara Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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The Nazi occult bureau threatened to destroy the peace that followed the end of World War II. One year after the war, Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, enlisted a special task force to connect the dots between a series of massacres and a mad vampire nobleman. Now the B.P.R.D. launches an investigation of an atomic-fueled space-travel experiment that's apparently unleashed horrific monsters in the Utah desert.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Oct 17, 2012

    According to the teaser at the end of this issue, B.P.R.D will reach it's land mark 100th issue in two weeks. If you haven't been reading this series then I urge you to catch up because it's 100% worth it. I would also suggest that you look into the Plague of Frogs omnibus editions. 1-3 are out now and the 4th will be released later this year. If you've never read B.P.R.D this might not be the best place to start, but it's a start nonetheless. Go out and grab this book because this is, without a shadow of a doubt, shaping up to be an excellent mini-series from an extremely talented creative team that is firing on all cylinders! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 4, 2012

    This is only the beginning, so the story's pieces are being set up. They'll start to form the whole next issue, andI can't wait! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Matt Wilkins Oct 18, 2012

    While not a rollicking action-packed adventure, this first issue definitely promises a lot of great character examinations and some wonderful monsters for the rest of the series. Keep your eye on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 16, 2012

    B.P.R.D. 1948 #1 is another great addition to the mythology of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Some origin stories feel shoehorned in after the fact but the Secret Origins trilogy has continued to build on an almost unparalleled mythology without alienating readers. The dynamic collaboration between Mignola, Arcudi and Fiumara is one that should be kept together even after this miniseries is finished. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 7, 2012

    It will be interesting to see what direction and what new horrors the 1948 installment of the ongoing story of the B.P.R.D. will go in and bring. While the WWII linked horror is absolutely fascinating and engaging, especially from a history buff's point of view, it will be interesting to see the B.P.R.D. in operation against Cold War threats and terrors this time around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 16, 2012

    This is only the first issue, but it has an awesome start to it and I got a feeling this will be a very different series, but will still deliver the goods we’ve come to except from this series of the B.P.R.D. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Oct 19, 2012

    This book kick offs what may be the final in the pre-modern era B.P.R.D., taking a substantial twist from its 1946 and 1947 predecessors focusing more on North America as well as taking a science fiction style. If this is the last of the B.P.R.D. history, it lacks the punch it needs to become a classic within Mignola's work. The story better seriously start to vamp up in coming issues. Read Full Review

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