The Return of the Master is a five-issue miniseries published from August to December 2012. The third issue is the 100th issue of B.P.R.D.


Part OneEdit

In the Scottish Highlands, a rogue scientist who escaped the bloody massacre in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—Russia assembles a paranormal cult bent on world destruction. Can the B.P.R.D. hunt down this group in time, or will demons be released into a world already teetering on the edge of apocalypse?

Part TwoEdit

An elite B.P.R.D. team hunts down a mad Russian scientist in the Scottish Highlands, only to be ambushed by a horrifyingly savage ghost. Meanwhile, Zinco and the Bureau meet to plan special experimentations on Johann.

Part ThreeEdit

A special B.P.R.D. task force reach the stronghold of a mad Russian scientist and his cult of followers only to find themselves trapped in a deadly fortress full of horrific black magic.

Part FourEdit

Chaos erupts as the B.P.R.D.’s forces are weakened by the crazed Russian scientist and his cult of followers. Meanwhile, the Zinco experiment at the Bureau headquarters reaches a dangerous and unexpected conclusion.

Part FiveEdit

Hell on Earth reaches its apex as massive devastation covers the globe and horrific monsters spew forth from the ground.


All covers by Ryan Sook unless otherwise stated.

Alternate Issue #5 CoverEdit

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Solicitation Cover

For the solicitations, the cover of issue #5 was modified to keep the reveal of issue #4 a secret. Shortly after the publication of issue #4, the true cover was revealed.

B.P.R.D. Publication Order
Preceded by
The Return of the Master
Followed by
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