Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: 1952

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: 1952

A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress... Collects the five-issue miniseries....

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Title:Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: 1952
Author:Mike Mignola
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: 1952
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: 1952 Reviews

  • Sarah
    Aug 27, 2015
    I miss Mike Mignola's art, but Alex Maleev is one of my favorites, so I have no complaints about him filling in. His covers are particularly beautiful- I love love love the one for issue 3 of this collection. The story if fairly classic Hellboy, with a nice look back at young HB, bu...
  • John
    Jun 02, 2019
    Back in action for the first time. ...
  • Anthony
    Jun 06, 2017
    This was fun, but short. It also seems like Hellboy isn't really characterized fully. I know that he's basically a kid in 1952. Maybe like an 11-year old? But I know some pretty precocious 11-year olds. I see a missed opportunity here for comedy, or self-discovery, or some kind of reve...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Nov 21, 2016
    Weird. Yeah, I know that 'weird' is essential to Hellboy. But this was really weird. A hodge podge of horror with science fiction. Hellboy is awesome as always. His team kind of blurs together for me. Good action, but nothing that stood out and made me say wow. Having said that, it's H...
  • Baal Of
    Oct 03, 2015
    Very cool Hellboy story about his first field mission. Contains the usual weird creatures, undead, Nazis, cyborgs, and betrayal within the ranks. The artwork is top-notch as usual. ...
  • Orrin Grey
    Aug 25, 2015
    A ruined fort. Ancient idols and Lovecraftian horrors. Nazi mad science experiments. A talking alligator. A vampire monkey. This is such delightfully classic Hellboy stuff that it's impossible to not feel like the new Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. series is a homecoming of sorts. I always h...
  • Canavan
    Sep 25, 2015
    ??? Given that the Mignolaverse seems these days so thoroughly drenched in a sort of post-apocalyptic dreariness, this collection (the first in a new series) is kinda refreshing. The story, co-authored by Mignola and John Arcudi, harks back to some of the early B.P.R.D. issues...
  • Rajiv
    Oct 10, 2018
    This is my first foray into Hellboy graphic novels, and I was honestly expecting more. I'm coming into the series having seen the movies. I was expecting a lot of action and familiar characters, none of which I got. But here's the thing: it was a good read. I can see the appeal o...
  • Paul Mirek
    Oct 09, 2017
    Seeing Alex Maleev take on Hellboy is a treat, but this is an otherwise formulaic entry in the ever-expanding Mignolaverse. The pairing of the series' usual Lovecraftian themes and Cold War espionage sounds great on paper, and co-writers Mignola and Arcudi offer some tantalizing hints ...
  • Megan
    Aug 05, 2017
    An excellent introduction to Hellboy without having to go way back to the beginning. Also, evil monkeys will never not be funny. ...
  • Keegan Allen
    Jan 09, 2018
    This is exactly the kind of young Hellboy stories I want, not like those terrible collections. ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Dec 04, 2015
    I was hoping this one was going to be a throwback of sorts to when Hellboy appeared alongside the likes of Abe Sapien and Professor Trevor Bruttenholm; unfortunately, aside from the Professor making a brief cameo at the start, there?s no sign of any classic BPRD characters in this bo...
  • John
    Oct 25, 2015
    Now this is more like it. A Hellboy/B.P.R.D book with an actually interesting story! I find so many of these titles to be a bit too leisurely and rambling in their plotting, whereas this one is fast paced, intriguing and fun. And yes, I did enjoy the darker more realistic art style of ...
  • Zack! Empire
    Dec 14, 2018
    So I guess I'm a Hellboy fan now! Really liked this story of his very first mission. Kind of wish it had been something bigger, but it was also cool that it was so low key. Like, it's just a mission, it's not "The First Hellboy Mission (Oh,My God)". The artwork is cool but Hellboy is ...
  • Page
    Mar 11, 2017
    I have a soft spot for Mignola's Hellboy so this was an easy sell and a quick read. I read the individual issues rather than the collected but it's the same story -- creepy Lovecraftian horror and fighting Nazis. What more can I want? ...
  • Aaron
    Sep 06, 2015
    HELLBOY RETROSPECTIVE 2016 Complaints that this is a bit formulaic are justified, but the Hellboy formula is just so damn good... still not the best foot forward for what appears to be the launch of a new series. ...
  • Koen Claeys
    Dec 06, 2018
    This was a good read. Hellboy in the kind of adventure that made me love the character 25 years ago. ...
  • Cale
    Nov 29, 2018
    This early adventure of Hellboy takes place in Brazil and features Frankenstein monkeys, Nazis with neck braces, and one really big corpse. There's some decent action but not a lot of character development, and it doesn't really have much grounding in myths and legends (aside from a sh...
  • Robert Hudder
    Aug 15, 2017
    Hellboy's first adventure. Yeah, there were other year's in this series but this is the first time he has gone out as an agent in the field. It is funny reading this after seeing how Hellboy turns out. It makes me think that there was a long plan when some of these stories were plotted...
  • William Wygle
    Apr 08, 2019
    Darker and somewhat nastier than the usual stuff I read but entertaining nevertheless. ...
  • Meghannf
    Jul 18, 2017
    When I received this volume, I didn?t expect to discover episodes of stories. Think of short stories but with visual support. I was actually pleased with how the short stories unraveled through the volume. Each of them are interesting and introduce new creatures. The visual storyte...
  • Timothy Boyd
    Nov 19, 2015
    Very nice story of the early days of the Hellboy character. As always nice art and story by Mignola. Very recommended to comic fans. ...
  • Brandon St Mark
    Sep 12, 2016
    A fun read, but I miss Kid Hellboy. ...
  • Edouard Stenger
    Jul 31, 2017
    Two years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to read most of the Hellboy graphic novels from the Seattle Central Library. Now, I never see any volume. Perhaps a conspiracy ? the Heall on Earth series doesnt interest me. I am all for Lovecraftian horrors and how they could / may ...
  • Logan
    Mar 17, 2015
    Great Story! So i have not read the original Hellboy run, and since this is a prequel, i thought i'd collect this as a starting point. It's 1952, and Hellboy is going on his first mission, to Brazil to investigate strange activity. The art is decent, and the story and dialogue was well...
  • Gary Fortuin
    May 04, 2017
    A so so story but great art as usual! ...
  • James Adams
    Aug 02, 2018
    A prequel to the main Hellboy series, this relates an early mission of Red's, with Nazis, monkeys and traitors all involved. The art is moodily awesome, the script is the usual understated Mignola greatness, and the support characters are a lot of fun. Really, it's a lot of fun, and ca...
  • Col
    Jun 18, 2018
    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. is a prequel series to Hellboy. You don't really need to know any of the lore to get into it, and I actually think it might serve as an excellent introduction to the franchise. They concern Hellboy's first missions in the early 1950s. There's a good mixture of ...
  • Wombo Combo
    Jun 13, 2017
    This one feels like a waste of time. I've only read the main Hellboy series and haven't read any other BPRD stuff, so maybe this story is better within the context of the larger universe, but as a stand alone story, this sucks. Basically, what happens is Hellboy and some BPRD peopl...
  • Travis Hartman
    Jul 18, 2017
    Another great Hellboy story by creator Mike Mignola. The story takes place early in Hellboy's career, when he's little more than a teenager. You've got the usual Gothic trappings and supernatural goings on and some great visuals by Alex Maleev. It's a slight story but lots of fun. ...