Mike Mignola Max Fiumara John Arcudi Scott Allie
B.P.R.D.: 1948
June 14, 2019 Comments.. 553
B P R D Atomic bred monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert prompting Professor Bruttenholm guardian of the child Hellboy and Anders the agent possessed by vampires to investigate All signs poi

  • Title: B.P.R.D.: 1948
  • Author: Mike Mignola Max Fiumara John Arcudi Scott Allie
  • ISBN: 9781616551834
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Atomic bred monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, prompting Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, and Anders, the agent possessed by vampires, to investigate All signs point to a mysterious glassy element discovered in the desert as the origin of these dangerous creatures entering our world.

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    1. Sam Quixote says:

      What I love about Hellboy, BPRD and all of the associated books is the way Mike Mignola and co. work in haunted houses, gothic castles, black forests, demons, witches, and folklorish characters-turned-evil into their stories. And sometimes they throw in some Nazi vampires and cyborg gorillas too! It’s a potent combination to read a horror comic with horror elements done right which is why the first two Trevor Bruttenholm (pronounced “Broom”) BPRD books, 1946 and 1947, are such enjoyable re [...]

    2. Paul says:

      Another flashback book from the Mignolaverse takes us back to 1983 and then, via a flashback-within-a-flashback device, back even further to 1948.Occultism and physics collide when an atomic bomb test in the Utah desert creates a hole in reality which horrifying creatures jump through and start killing people left, right and centre.Meanwhile, Trevor is falling for a physicist working with the military. Could the good professor find love under the desert moon? Well, it looks as though their respe [...]

    3. Otherwyrld says:

      1948 sees the B.P.R.D. team investigating monsters that appear after a nuclear test in Utah. Whilst there, Trevor Bruttenholme has a bit of a flirt with a sexy female scientist, and vampire-possessed Anders goes off the rails. In other news, Hellboy learns to smoke and is excited by a potential meeting with President Truman but has an important lesson to learn about appearances. He may still be just a child, but he's a demon child after all. Varvara makes a couple of appearances but only to pout [...]

    4. Sesana says:

      Disappointing. There didn't seem to be a lot of thought given to the threat here, and few of the characters had any real development. One of the weakest volumes in any of the Hellboy related titles.

    5. Brendan Nicholls says:

      The series has many highs but this issue was a little boring and not the imaginative fantasy I've grown accustomed with. The weaker volumes are normally the spinoffs and this fails to hit the high quality of storytelling Hellboy or B.P.R.D main series. Mignola needed to infuse more mythology, the story is visually interesting but carries little depth.

    6. Orrin Grey says:

      I didn't like this as much as I did the previous B.P.R.D. 194- volumes. It's still pretty good, but the others were so good, and felt like powerful, self-contained stories that also left plenty of open-ended questions, whereas this one feels like several storylines that never really tie together completely, and many of the character moments feel like they're just building to later things.

    7. Ghyslaine Van der sloot says:

      Read this last night and I loved this a lot but I wished I had read 1947 earlier because I had to google what happened to Anders. Highly recommend this for the Hell Boy fans.

    8. Sebastien says:

      this is not a book that is kind of a side story not really answering anything it's not a must read

    9. Wing Kee says:

      Melancholy and heartbreaking a book of consequences and how the past is never truly buried.Having recently read 1947 and the tragic tale of Anders I was highly anticipating this next arc. Man did this arc not disappoint or what!World: Fiumara's art is amazing (where does Mignola find all these artists!), not only are his monsters absolutely amazing, but his characters are gorgeous. Read this for the art if for nothing else (but there is so much to read this book for). More amazing world building [...]

    10. Katrina says:

      I'm working my way through trades at my local library and picked up BPRD: 1948 as it looked to be the next one in the list. If these are numbered, I can't tell because the barcode goes right where the number typically would be. So, on top of just diving into several trades, I may be diving into different parts of of multitrade storyline.Overall, I found 1948 to be a good story, but it felt like a one off, filler story. There was slight personal development for Hellboy, he rebels a bit, and Brutt [...]

    11. Wei Lien Chin says:

      Atomic bombs, monsters from a parallel universe and a beautiful scientist -- what could possibly go wrong? At least that's what I thought when I got into the third part of Professor Bruttenholm's early adventures with BPRD. The first two installments were both brainless fun, and the second one even had a few touching moments towards the end of the book. The main stories also had a logical closure that felt just right. However, I can't say the same about 1948. The story about the atomic bomb ripp [...]

    12. James says:

      I've enjoyed the other historic B.P.R.D. offerings, but "B.P.R.D. 1948" didn't seem to have as much of a story to tell as its predecessors. The premise here is that a monstrous flying creature is killing people at the site of the latest atomic weapon tests. One of the resident scientists, who's disregarded for being a woman, thinks that scientific explanations may be the cause. She forms a bond with B.P.R.D. director Trevor Bruttenholm, who comes to investigate, but they have a nasty split over [...]

    13. Matthew Brady says:

      I'm not sure what the point of this volume is, although it's possible that it's setting some stuff up for something to come in the 1940-something/vampires sub-series. It's got some decent monsters, and a good character in Doctor Rieu, the sexy lady scientist that Professor Bruttenholm becomes infatuated with, but it kind of seems to be spinning its wheels, introducing the concept that atomic testing has weakened the fabric between realities and allowed some monsters to get through, as well as th [...]

    14. Peter says:

      B.P.R.D. and Hellboy - all of those Mike Mignola properties seem to be things I just can't keep up with. Maybe because they're so many volumes of them, and they're not labelled 1 - infinity. Somehow I located 1948 at my library. When I flipped through a page or two and saw that Mignola wasn't doing the art, I was a little disappointed. But that was really presumptuous of me. The art is great. It's understated when it needs to be, and it's gory as all hell when it needs to be. This volume was gre [...]

    15. Gerardo says:

      Volume deludente di una delle mie serie preferite, quindi ancora più deludente. Purtroppo, questo è da considerarsi un riempitivo. Una storia che non aggiunge niente a quello che già si sa e che non dà soluzione a quanto accade in essa. Lo spunto dell'ambientazione anni '40, purtroppo, viene sprecato: a pensare che sarebbe un'ambientazione perfetta, poiché gli anni successivi alla Seconda Guerra Mondiale mostrano quel miscuglio tra scienza e mistica su cui tanto si basa l'universo Hellboy. [...]

    16. Joseph R. says:

      B.P.R.D. Agent Anders, after a harrowing experience with vampires in 1947, is brought along by Professor Bruttenholm to research and eliminate some otherworldly monsters disrupting nuclear testing in Utah. Some scientists are using nuclear weapons to power space ships, but the initial test has released the nasty things. One of the scientists, quantum physicist Anna Rieu, thinks the testing should stop, partly because of the inter-dimensional gate she theorizes about and partly from an anti-nukes [...]

    17. Gabriel Wallis says:

      It wasn't the same without Abe Sapien and a lot more Hellboy in it. From what I've read in the past, they seem the backbone of the B.P.R.D and they were sorely needed in the storyline. Hellboy was an adolescent, and Abe Sapien was nowhere to be seen. Overall, "B.P.R.D.: 1948" really wasn't that good. It was interesting and all, but it didn't really catch my attention. I read it with kind of a feeling of needing to get it done as fast as I could, just to get it over with. It doesn't stop me from [...]

    18. Christian McKay says:

      I'm afraid this is where I leave you, B.P.R.D. I was so in love with you when we met in 1946. The chills, the surprises, the places unseen. Then 1947 came along. We stumbled through the year, but I tried to remember the old days. I hoped that things would look up. Now, in 1948, things have become bland, stale, predictable. We've become that old couple that never does anything new. Our relationship reminds me of too many past relationships that ended up going absolutely nowhere. Let's just end th [...]

    19. Ben says:

      Read this out of order. This is before Vampire. I want to give it four stars for great art and interesting story, but the story ends up too split to accomplish itself well on either front. Anders' subplot should have been left alone entirely to be dealt with in Vampire, and the core '48 storyline could easily have been a two volume arc. The BPRD '40s series has been a really interesting exercise, and I'd love to see them do more with it except as side stories between BPRD arcs.

    20. Fraser Sherman says:

      It's the third year of the BPRD's existence and its original crew of ordinary GIs is already beginning to be replaced by more er, unusual (and damaged) agents. Hellboy's starting to realize he doesn't look like everyone else. And Professor Bruttenholm is called in when monsters begin to erupt around a nuclear test site, leading to an almost-romance with a pretty nuclear physicist. Good, at least if you're a fan of this mythos.

    21. Spencer says:

      This collection isn't half as good as 1946 and 1947. Whilst I liked the art, the story didn't really seem to have much of a point and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't as brilliant as previous volumes

    22. Artemy says:

      An annoyingly long and boring story about nothing. Honestly, the only two good things about this volume were the art and a couple little cameos by young Hellboy. Everything else in this story was, literally, professor Bruttenholm trying to hit on a woman and that annoying prick Anders wandering around in the desert being all emo and shit. Blergh. Definitely the worst BPRD volume so far.

    23. Tyler says:

      More fantastic work from the 1940s Era of BPRD series. People complaining it's thrown together or characters aren't developed must have been watching TV and trying to read this at the same time. There's something in the works here. More Anders, more about these monster's origins and the Prof, but it'll come in the next volume. Mignola never disappoints.

    24. Marc Pastor says:

      No sé què aporta aquesta història a la col·lecció. No hi passa res. Militars i científics discutint toooota l'estona. Mitja dotzena de monstres pel desert, un tiroteig i llestos. El triangle amoròs està posat amb calçador. Una decepció de totes totes. A Planetary explicaven el mateix en el segon o tercer número amb moltíssima més gràcia i menys pàgines.

    25. Tyler Poole says:

      While there was no slacking in the awesome monster art, the story wasn’t the usual caliber. The ending seemed forced and characters other than Bruttenholm were flat, almost as if on purpose. But the premise of technology interacting with the supernatural is certainly intriguing and something Hellboy comics have been light on lately.

    26. Justin says:

      I enjoyed this one because of its 'different'ness - the art was a lot more in line with 'mainstream' comics, and the usual feel of Mignola's work was augmented by a refreshingly sleeker look. The story, as usual, was excellent, and the art to match.

    27. Arun says:

      An enjoyable entry into Hellboy's world. I've previously only seen the GDT movies and read an anthology of Hellboy shorts written and illustrated by comics artists (other than Mignola), but I fit easily into the story. I'm off to find more now.

    28. Hannah Kane says:

      Definitely a solid installment. I liked the creature design a lot more than the actual art, if that makes sense? But hella creatures. Mmm, creatures.

    29. Kate Sherrod says:

      Excellent story again -- even a wistful failed romance subplot! But little Hellboy almost steals it all. If he doesn't break/melt your heart, grab a stethoscope and make sure you still have one.

    30. Jason says:

      The weakest of the 1946-1948 trilogy, but still more entertaining than most monster comics out there.

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