Hellboy and the BPRD #1 is a throwback to Hellboy's early days with the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Despite currently dealing with his "death" in Hellboy in Hell series the new book will explore his origins and the wealth of material found in the character's younger days through the 1940s, 1950s and beyond as creator Mike Mignola told THR, “There’s a real beauty to Hellboy before he got involved with the beastly apocalypse stuff and his own death — that stuff complicates him quite a bit.”
A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .