(January 2003)

Dark Horse, 2003 Series
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Volume:
[1]
Price:
17.95 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
ISBN:
1-56971-862-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978156971862951795
Editing:
Scott Allie (editor); Lia Ribacchi (collection designer); Mike Richardson (publisher)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
graphic novel

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Inside covers are blank.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abe Sapien; Roger the Homunculus; Johann Kraus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is redrawn by Mignola nearly exactly from his cover to BPRD: Hollow Earth (Dark Horse, 2002 series) #1.

[Title & Indicia Pages] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

[BPRD: Hollow Earth #2 cover] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abe Sapien; Roger the Homunculus; Johann Kraus
Reprints:

[Hollow Earth credits] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)


Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / comic story / 66 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola; Christopher Golden; Tom Sniegoski
Pencils:
Ryan Sook
Inks:
Ryan Sook; Curtis Arnold
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Liz Sherman; Kate Corrigan; Johann Kraus; Hellboy; Tom Manning; Abe Sapien; Roger the Homunculus; Trevor Bruttenholm
Synopsis:
New recruit Johann Kraus, a medium of pure ectoplasm, joins the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense just as Abe Sapien -- who in the wake of Hellboy's departure wonders if the BPRD is still home -- receives a vision of former agent Liz Sherman pleading for help. Abe, Johann, and Roger travel to her last known whereabouts, a remote arctic monastery, underneath which they fight ancient Hyperborean creatures controlled by the King of Fear to retrieve Liz's fiery essence and reunite it with her body. Hellboy's first meetings with Abe and Liz are revealed in flashback.
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[Hollow Earth notes] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie

Synopsis:
Allie describes how the BPRD: Hollow Earth miniseries came together.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola; Christopher Golden; Tom Sniegoski
Pencils:
Ryan Sook
Inks:
Ryan Sook
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Dan Jackson

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Kate Corrigan; Johann Kraus
Synopsis:
We learn how Johann became a disembodied ectoplasmic being.
Reprints:

[The Killer in My Skull and Abe Sapien versus Science credits] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)


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[The Killer in My Skull and Abe Sapien versus Science notes] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie

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The Killer in My Skull (Table of Contents)

BPRD / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Matt Smith
Inks:
Ryan Sook
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lobster Johnson
Synopsis:
The Lobster and his aide investigate the deaths of scientists who worked for Zinco-Davis Laboratories.
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Abe Sapien versus Science (Table of Contents)

BPRD / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola
Pencils:
Matt Smith
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Roger the Homunculus; Abe Sapien
Synopsis:
B.P.R.D. scientists have no luck reviving the inert Roger, so Abe gives it a try, recalling how the scientists were prepared to dissect him before he himself was revived years earlier.
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Indexer Notes

The events of this story follow those in Hellboy: Almost Colossus (Dark Horse, 1997 series) and precede Hellboy: Conqueror Worm (Dark Horse, 2001 series).

[Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead cover] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abe Sapien; Hellboy
Reprints:

[Drums of the Dead credits & notes] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

BPRD / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian McDonald
Pencils:
Derek Thompson
Inks:
Derek Thompson
Colors:
James Sinclair
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Tom Manning; Abe Sapien; Garrett Omatta
Synopsis:
Abe Sabien and psychic Garrett Omatta are sent by the B.P.R.D. to investigate shark attacks and apparent possession aboard a ship that travels an old slave-trade route.
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BPRD sketchbook (Table of Contents)

BPRD / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie
Pencils:
Mike Mignola; Ryan Sook
Inks:
Mike Mignola; Ryan Sook
Colors:
Ryan Sook

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Roger the Homunculus; Johann Kraus; Abe Sapien; Kate Corrigan; Liz Sherman
Synopsis:
Allie provides notes to production artwork from Mignola and Sook.
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Indexer Notes

Mignola artwork is uncolored sketches in ink, while Sook artwork consists of pencils, inked sketches, and color studies.

[Hellboy backlist] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart

Characters:
Hellboy; Lobster Johnson; Roger the Homunculus

[back cover] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
The back cover hypes the contents above a bar code with ISBN, the price, the Dark Horse Comics logo, and the B.P.R.D. insignia.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    BPRD
  2. 1. [Title & Indicia Pages]
  3. 2. [BPRD: Hollow Earth #2 cover]
    BPRD
  4. 3. [Hollow Earth credits]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    BPRD
  6. 5. [Hollow Earth notes]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    BPRD
  8. 7. [The Killer in My Skull and Abe Sapien versus Science credits]
  9. 8. [The Killer in My Skull and Abe Sapien versus Science notes]
  10. 9. The Killer in My Skull
    BPRD
  11. 10. Abe Sapien versus Science
    BPRD
  12. 11. [Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead cover]
    BPRD
  13. 12. [Drums of the Dead credits & notes]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    BPRD
  15. 14. BPRD sketchbook
    BPRD
  16. 15. [Hellboy backlist]
  17. 16. [back cover]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Brian Saner Lamken
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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