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Story Cycle - 1946-1947-1948
Written by Mike Mignola
Joshua Dysart
John Arcudi
Illustrated by Paul Azaceta
Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon
Max Fiumara
Patric Reynolds
Originally Published in 19461948
Date Published January 2008 – February 2013
Trade Paperback B.P.R.D.: 1946
B.P.R.D.: 1947
B.P.R.D.: 1948
Omnibus Edition B.P.R.D. 1946 – 1948

1946–1948 is a flashback story cycle, telling the origins of the B.P.R.D. from the late 1940's.

1946 and 1947 were co-written by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart, who was going to become a permanent writer of the B.P.R.D. flashback stories while John Arcudi wrote the present day stories. However upon the release of 1948 it was revealed that Arcudi would write the final 1940's B.P.R.D. story so he could tie it into the regular series. At one point the trilogy was referred to as "The Secret Origins Trilogy" by Dark Horses's marketing team, but this title has never been used formally.

Stories PublishedEdit


1946–1948 was originally collected in trade paperbacks without the cycle title, alongside other B.P.R.D. stories.

BPRD 1940s Trade Collections

The three B.P.R.D. 1940s trade paperbacks.

The series was collected in an omnibus edition in June 2015.

Omnibus BPRD 1946-1947-1948

The omnibus edition.

B.P.R.D. Story Cycle
Preceded by
Followed by