“B.P.R.D.,” the long-running Mike Mignola-helmed book, will end in May of next year. It was announced today that Mignola will put the book to bed with issue #15 of “B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know,” the current volume of the title.
Here is what Mignola has to say about the end of the series:
“So here we are at last. For years I’ve known how the B.P.R.D. series would end. I wasn’t sure exactly how we would get here or how long it would take but I always knew in the end we’d have to get the original gang back together — including Rasputin. It was important to me that for the ending we would circle back around to where we started 25 years ago with ‘Seed of Destruction.’ It’s a little sad but also very exciting to be here at last.”
According to the ComicBook.com article, “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.,” which tells ‘missing’ stories from Hellboy’s days in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, will continue to be published.
After twenty or so years of consistent stories, the Mignolaverse has been shaken up quite a bit over the past few years, with the departure of longtime co-writer John Arcudi at the end of the ‘second cyle,’ “B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth” in 2016, and current Mignola co-writer Scott Allie departing Dark Horse, the publisher that has been instrumental in building the Hellboy comics into what they are today.
We will continue our coverage of all Mignola projects via Mignolaversity and will, more than likely, have a lot more to say on this matter in the future.