According to this internal numbering list on the Hellboy Wiki it looks like BPRD #100 is not far off: http://hellboy.wikia.com/wiki/The_He...omics#B.P.R.D..
I know it doesn't count every BPRD story but this will be the official 100th issue of B.P.R.D. The five issue arc after THe Devil's Engine/Exorcism should contain this as issue 3 but that's if only that miniseries is released as we do not know what's coming after July.
What do we think will happen with Baltimore's latest two-parter? Think we'll get a sort of Being Human-esque release with it and some other stuff in?
It was already announced a while back by Christopher Golden. Dr Leskovar's Remedy will be in the third Baltimore book along with A Passing Stranger (from Free Comic Book Day), a one-shot, another one-shot focused on Haigus, and another one-shot focused on Judge Duvic.
Oh, I have that FCBD issue. But that'll be a collection to look forward to.
I so wish he would take up B.R.P.D, but seeing his constant output in the very good new series is more than welcome as an alternative. Tyler Crook is good, but in my eyes his art is a bit too tame and streamlined for the series (*). That Harren guy seems great from the sample I've seen in contrast. My real wish though for the series would be Fegredo (I am surpised they did not try to work something out now that his involvement with hellboy ended, too busy ?)...
(*from the limited sample of previews I've seen in CBR. Still waiting on my "The Sixth Gun" Volume 3 copy to take a more thorough look at his work. Also, Brian Hurtt, now that is an artist I would love to see in the Mignolaverse and especially B.R.P.D... Not to mention the Bunn/Hurtt duo as a whole)
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And you'll be seeing plenty more of James Harren. Tyler Crook is the ongoing artist on B.P.R.D., but James Harren will be working on B.P.R.D. semi-regularly along with Jason Latour and Max Fiumara. Personally I'm pretty excited about this. It means they can actually cast the stories to the strengths of an artist rather than have it all fall on one person's shoulders.
I expect we'll hear more about what DH has got planned some time in the next two weeks, before the new solicitations come out.
I've heard mention of B.P.R.D.: A Cold Day in Hell, but that's only from one interview with Scott Allie (I think). But more Jason Latour? Excuse me whilst I bounce excitedly.
Would love to see some female creators on B.P.R.D., though. Becky Cloonan's Pickens County covers are the only female-created Mignolaverse things that come to mind (unless we include Katie Mignola's contributions to the HC of The Amazing Screw-On Head & Other Curious Objects).
As for upcoming stuff, let me recap what I do know...
First up, Hellboy in Hell. Mike Mignola is back writing and drawing. The first issue is coloured, the second is inked. This will be an ongoing series not a miniseries. The first issue comes out in December, and will continue with a monthly release for the first four issues. After that the releases will become irregular, unless there is a multi-part story to be told.
B.P.R.D.: 1948 written by John Arcudi with Mike Mignola. At the moment Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are working on a B.P.R.D. story set in the past. Scott Allie has said that the only stories set in the past they have going at the moment are Hellboy flashback stories, Lobster Johnson stories and 1948. So take a guess what Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are working on...
Duncan Fegredo is working on Hellboy: The Midnight Circus an original graphic novel like last year's Hellboy: The House of the Living Dead.
Then there's B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: A Cold Day in Hell. This is a two-issue miniseries scheduled to be released in November with a story by Mike Mignola and a script by Scott Allie with Mike Mignola. We don't know who the artist is, but we do know that it's not Tyler Crook. This story had to be drawn well in advance to fit into the artists busy schedule.
And that's the end of projects we can put names to. But there's still a lot more...
Tyler Crook is working on a five-issue minseries that will follow The Devil's Engine, with a mind-blowing conclusion set for December.
After The Burning Hand Lobster Johnson will have some smaller adventures before his next big miniseries. John Arcudi has said that he wants Tonči Zonjić as the artist for this miniseries, and Tonči Zonjić has said he's definitely doing more Mignolaverse stuff, though he did not specify if it was Lobster Johnson (but it probably is).
James Harren is back for two more stories at least, one of which is scheduled for 2013.
Peter Snejbjerg, the artist of War on Frogs #4 and The Abyssal Plain is doing a story.
Jason Latour is back for more. His next story will be "something all new and all together different."
Max Fiumara will be doing another story after The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell.
Kevin Nowlan is working on a story.
Cameron Stewart has considered doing another story with Ashley Strode, but there is nothing definite at the moment.
Plus new artists will be joining the team in 2013.
As for the content of these upcoming stories, well, there's another Hellboy story set in Mexico in the fifties... and possibly another set in Mexico after that. There will be an Abe Sapien miniseries set parallel to the events of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth. There is also an upcoming Lobster Johnson story featuring Egyptian stuff.
And finally, there's a story by "a fancy new writer" that Mike Mignola and Scott Allie joked about at SDCC '11, although there has been so little said about this, I'm beginning to think it actually may have just been a joke.
So, there's a lot upcoming, but we have no idea what most of it is, just that the people involved are all amazing.
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Edit: Hmm, as luck would have it the Sixth Gun TP was waiting at my mailbox when I returned home, and I must say not bad at all, concerning Tyler Crook's work on chapter 3... I do not know why the sample of B.R.P.D I saw seemed so bland to me (inks ? colors ?)...
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