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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (Feb. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595826092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595826091
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 3.2 x 26.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age and readingDraculaat age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered. In 1993 Mike created Hellboy-- a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. While the first story line,Seed of Destruction, was co-written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself. There are numerousHellboygraphic novel collections with more on the way, several spin-off titles (BPRD, Lobster Johnson, Abe SapienandWitchfinder), three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films, and two live action films staring Ron Perlman. Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. K. Lidster TOP 50 REVIEWER on Dec 25 2013
Format: Hardcover
While many series of varying quality are getting the 'Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus' treatment, few deserve it more than the 1600 page epic that has been retrospectively dubbed the 'BPRD: Plague of Frogs' cycle. Beginning as a spin-off series following Hellboy's departure from the 'Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense' (for Hollywood and Guillermo Del Toro's excellent comic-film adaptation), the title began as a showcase for talented writers and artists to enter the Mignolaverse via a single-issue tale. The first two of the three trade paperbacks collected in this beautifully produced 408 page omnibus are made up of these early 'one-shots'. Artists like Ryan Sook, Scott Kolins and Cameron Stewart provide pleasing new perspectives on each character, and the writing is mostly entertaining, occasionally great, rarely mediocre or worse. It is the last third of the volume, collecting the original 'Plague of Frogs' series, that makes Volume 1 a must own. Guy Davis takes his place as the BPRD regular artist, a 60+-issue run that will see him win the Eisner award for Best Penciller-Inker, and win over thousands of fans initially baffled that Mike Mignola would choose Davis' idiosyncratic, sketchy interpretation of European styles, rather than someone closer to his own brilliant and distinctive chiaroscuro. It is not until Volume 2, with the story following the Mignola scripted 'Plague of Frogs', titled simply 'The Dead', that writer John Arcudi completes the team line-up (which also includes star colorist Dave Stewart). Arcudi and Davis will go on to produce some of the most fascinating, emotionally engaging and consistently thrilling sequential art in mainstream comics.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Goulet on Jan. 16 2015
Format: Paperback
There is no barrier to entry with this book. You do not need to have read Hellboy to enjoy B.P.R.D: Plague of Frogs volume 1. Everything here is presented in chronological order. We’re talking about hundreds of pages for a steal of a price. B.P.R.D. is everything you’ve heard it was and undoubtedly more. It’s not solely a horror book, just filled with fully realized human characters dealing with the horrors of the job. This is an experience all its own and one all comic book fans need to embark on, lest they float as aimlessly as Abe, awash in a sea of the familiar yet unknowable, feeling wholly unfulfilled. So, what’s your excuse?

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By Wade A TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 4 2014
Format: Paperback
Now I've read the first few Hellboy Library Editions and decided to try this BPRD series. I was in love right away with the world that was created here. It takes place after the Conqueror Worm story in Hellboy when Hellboy leaves the team after the Roger the Humonculous fiasco. There is a bunch of mini stories to kick off the book, and the last third is the Plague of Frogs kick off essentially. Abe, Roger, and Liz get a close up in this series and rightfully so, they are wonderful characters! If you like the Hellboy series then this series is a wonderful addition!
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welcome to the hellboy universe, great book, this is a set of 4, well well done, very nice and very cool
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Simply Awesome!!! Feb. 10 2011
By J. R. Mounts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just received this B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs volume 1 hardcover today and I am impressed. In reading them all previously, it was refreshing to reread them and have so many in a convenient and classy package. Mike Mignola's writing has a similar but different feel than his Hellboy volumes. It's very much an excellent compliment to the Hellbuy arc, similar in tone but different enough in a variety of ways that expand the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.. With a variety of visual talent, B.P.R.D. explores the endless possibilities and depth of the individual B.P.R.D. characters, mostly sidelined in previous Hellboy arcs. Here, old characters are expanded and new characters are introduced. I can't wait for the next volumes to continue in this trend. The stories get even better beyond the issues offered here. As the stories progress, the mythology gets even tighter and more rewarding emotionally as each story deepens a rich plot and gives each character, new and old, excellent development. The stories are fun and unpredictable. Above all, this series really allows Guy Davis to shine. For those of you who have not yet read passed this volume, just wait. It gets even better.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
B.P.R.D. awesome-ness! Jan. 22 2011
By Dekay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This long waited hardcover is another great format for the series. Though I favor larger format books this collection is a perfect size for on the go reading. It is quite thick but yet compact enough to stuff in a shoulder bag backpack. Also the way its made is pretty good quality, I did not find any problems with my copy. I own all the trades but had to double dip on this series its one of my all time favorites. I love the folklore, horror, and military aspects of this book. This is where the frog war begins and also as stated where johan and lobster johnson make a first appearance (who are two of my favorite characters). I recommend this book to anyone who's just starting bprd or a fan that just want something more sturdy than a trade paperback of a great series.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great HC edition, even better price! Feb. 24 2011
By Adam Hasser - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If like me you are new to BPRD (or Hellboy, technically you should start with HB but this works too), this is a great place to start. 3 volumes for the price of 2 in an awesome HC edition! The two big draws for me were Hollow Earth and Plague of Frogs. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the other short stories but the two stories I mentioned are the start of a much bigger story. I can't wait for the next three volumes of The Plague of Frogs!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Beginning of a Soon-To-Be Horror Classic June 23 2014
By C. K. Lidster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While many series of varying quality are getting the 'Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus' treatment, few deserve it more than the 1600 page epic that has been retrospectively dubbed the 'BPRD: Plague of Frogs' cycle. Beginning as a spin-off series following Hellboy's departure from the 'Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense' (for Hollywood and Guillermo Del Toro's excellent comic-film adaptation), the title began as a showcase for talented writers and artists to enter the Mignolaverse via a single-issue tale. The first two of the three trade paperbacks collected in this beautifully produced 408 page omnibus are made up of these early 'one-shots'. Artists like Ryan Sook, Scott Kolins and Cameron Stewart provide pleasing new perspectives on each character, and the writing is mostly entertaining, occasionally great, rarely mediocre or worse. It is the last third of the volume, collecting the original 'Plague of Frogs' series, that makes Volume 1 a must own. Guy Davis takes his place as the BPRD regular artist, a 60+-issue run that will see him win the Eisner award for Best Penciller-Inker, and win over thousands of fans initially baffled that Mike Mignola would choose Davis' idiosyncratic, sketchy interpretation of European styles, rather than someone closer to his own brilliant and distinctive chiaroscuro. It is not until Volume 2, with the story following the Mignola scripted 'Plague of Frogs', titled simply 'The Dead', that writer John Arcudi completes the team line-up (which also includes star colorist Dave Stewart). Arcudi and Davis will go on to produce some of the most fascinating, emotionally engaging and consistently thrilling sequential art in mainstream comics. By the end of Volume 2, BPRD: Plague of Frogs does the impossible and surpasses Hellboy as the better of the two, despite the fact that Hellboy remains one of the best comics on the market. By the end of Volume 3, with a scene as wrenching, brutal and shocking as any I've read, John Arcudi climbs the ranks as a writer at the precipice of the comic heap, just below the true elite of Moore, Gaiman and Morrison (For further evidence of this, check out Arcudi and Snejbjerg's 'A God Somewhere', which revisits the American superhero myth by taking influences from Japanese masterpieces 'Akira' and 'Domu', by Katsuhiro Otomo... the most brutal, emotionally devastating book I've read 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy). While I hate to say it, the best reason for buying BPRD: Plague of Frogs - Volume 1 is so you can buy Volumes 2, 3, & 4; nevertheless, it is well worth the money in its own right. And in terms of quality, the books use canvasboard covers with the titles embossed in silver, tight smyth-sewn binding, and a heavy, high-gloss, acid-free paperstock perfect for reproducing the artwork. Buy it. If you like horror comics, you'll love it... and then buy the rest.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Entertaining Handsome Collection Jan. 28 2011
By Blake Sims - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had only read a few scattered issues of the ongoing BPRD stories, and even fewer of the preceding Hellboy stories. However I never felt lost while reading this book. It was highly entertaining, the stories and art were a treat to read. The best example being Guy Davis. I love this guy's work, he has an amazing style. Looking forward to the 2nd volume whenever it comes out!


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