Messiah is the first arc of The Devil You Know story cycle.

Publication History[edit | edit source]

This five-issue arc started in July 2017. The final issue had a major reveal, which explained the reason for "The Devil You Know" title of the final B.P.R.D. story cycle.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Part One[edit | edit source]

Before they were vanquished by the BPRD, Lovecraftian monsters created a Hell on Earth. Now Liz Sherman leads a crew through monster-infested ruins on the most important rescue mission of her life. As society tries to rebuild, strange cults vie for influence, and a demon emerges to lead the way…

Part Two[edit | edit source]

With the apocalypse narrowly averted, the cults that sprang up in response to the worldwide crisis are left with idle hands.

Part Three[edit | edit source]

Bound to a prehistoric weapon, an ancient spirit wages an eternal war against the creatures that seek to destroy the world, and their human servants.

Part Four[edit | edit source]

Exorcist Ashley Strode directs the BPRD toward a deadly cult leader while Fenix pushes for a return to the site of Kate’s death.

Part Five[edit | edit source]

A return to the demolished headquarters, the site of Kate’s death, reunites old team members as Abe pursues a demon and Varvara reveals her terrifying plans.

At the end of the issue, agents of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense make a genuinely unexpected discovery at the site of their former headquarters, which were destroyed in last year’s Cometh The Hour series: A coffin containing what seems to be the body of none other than Hellboy, who appears to be opening his eye…

The Endless Mystery[edit | edit source]

This two-page back-up feature written and drawn by Matt Strackbein appeared in B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know—Messiah #3. It recapped the history of Ted Howards/Gall Dennar.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Covers by Duncan Fegredo unless otherwise stated.

B.P.R.D. Publication Order
Preceded by
Cometh the Hour
Followed by
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