1946 – 1948
|Written by|| Mike Mignola|
|Illustrated by|| Paul Azaceta|
Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon
|Originally Published in||Bishop Olek's Devil – 1948|
|Date Published||December 2001 – February 2013|
|Collected in|| B.P.R.D.: 1946|
|Omnibus Edition||B.P.R.D. 1946 – 1948|
1946 – 1948 is a flashback story cycle, telling the origins of the B.P.R.D. from the late 1940's.
1946 and 1947 were co-written by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart, who was going to become a permanent writer of the B.P.R.D. flashback stories while John Arcudi wrote the present day stories. However upon the release of 1948 it was revealed that Arcudi would write the final 1940's B.P.R.D. story so he could tie it into the regular series. At one point the trilogy was referred to as "The Secret Origins Trilogy" by Dark Horses's marketing team, but this title has never been used formally.
- 1946 #1–5 (January – May 2008)
- Bishop Olek's Devil (May 2008)
- And What Shall I Find There? (June 2009)
- 1947 #1–5 (July – November 2009)
- 1948 #1–5 (October – February 2013)
1946 – 1948 was originally collected in trade paperbacks without the cycle title, alongside other B.P.R.D. stories.
The series will be recollected in an omnibus edition coming out in 2015.
|B.P.R.D. Story Cycle|
|1946 – 1948|| Followed by|