Double Mignolaverse Preview: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 and B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145

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Though Hellboy creator Mike Mignola may be forearm-deep in canvasses of washed-out, elegiac beauty, his comic book cosmos continues to thrive. Tomorrow will witness the release of two massive chapters in the shared sandbox of universe-engulfing evil and the men/benevolent monsters who tirelessly keep it at bay. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 and B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 both offer game-change developments; the former captures the unexplored camaraderie of the demonic hero and the government agency that adopted him, resulting in a cool reflection of Golden Age comics and another opportunity to spend time with our favorite hellion before he went solo. Aside from the Hellboy proper title and its epilogue, Hellboy in Hell, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth is the longest-running comic in the mythos. Mr. Mignola kindly asked we avoid spoilers, but all we can say is that tensions run high and sentient, Germanic ectoplasm makes the world a slightly safer place to sleep at night.
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1
Writers:   Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Stephen Green
Colorist: Dave Stewart 

When an unknown creature attacks a research group on an Arctic expedition, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are sent to investigate. No longer the newbie, Hellboy thinks he can solve the mystery immediately, but what they find in the snow reveals something much bigger behind the beast.

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Hellboy and the BPRD: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Cover Art by Mike Huddleston

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Interior Art by Stephen Green & Dave Stewart

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Interior Art by Stephen Green & Dave Stewart

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Interior Art by Stephen Green & Dave Stewart

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Interior Art by Stephen Green & Dave Stewart

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 Interior Art by Stephen Green & Dave Stewart
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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145
Writers:   Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Laurence Campbell
Colorist: Dave Stewart 

Liz and Johann run out of strength, unable to keep up with the Ogdru Jahad. In Colorado Kate tries to evacuate BPRD headquarters before the monster can kill everyone.

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Cover Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Interior Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Interior Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Interior Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Interior Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #145 Interior Art by Laurence Campbell & Dave Stewart

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