With the next BPRD Hell on Earth miniseries after Monsters being titled Russia, and all the stuff involving Varvara in 1946, 1947 and The Abyssal Plain, I can't help but thinking we're going to get 1948 in the gap between Monsters and Russia. After all, we've got a the new BPRD artist, Tyler Crook, who will probably need some time to get ahead after Monsters, and 1948 would be the perfect primer for all those Russian plot points that have been left dangling.
At least that's what I hope. News on this series has been non-existent, and I'd very much like to believe I'll still see the first issue before the end of 2011.
I wonder what Mignola et al. has got planned for the BPRD series now. Thanks to War on Frogs, and the 1940s books, BPRD has had an issue practically every month since Plague of Frogs. It was a good idea that gave Guy Davis some downtime, but now we have Tyler Crook drawing BPRD and no BPRD stories on the schedule (aside from 1948) to give him some breathing space. So what's going to happen? Will BPRD slow down now, maybe only doing five or six issues a year? Or does Team Mignola have something else in mind we don't know about yet?