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Hell on Earth (Story Cycle)
Story Cycle - Hell on Earth
Story by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and others
Art by Guy Davis, Tyler Crook and others
Originally Published in New World - Ongoing
Date Published August 2010 - Present
Collected in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth trade paperbacks

Hell on Earth is the name of the second cycle of the ongoing B.P.R.D. stories.

The Plague of Frogs cycle concluded with King of Fear. All subsequent B.P.R.D. mini-series concerned with the ongoing plotline bear the title 'Hell on Earth' in addition to the title of the miniseries/arc.

Stories PublishedEdit

Stories AnnouncedEdit

  • Untitled Laurence Campbell story (June - July 2014)


Guy Davis had been the ongoing artist for B.P.R.D. since the miniseries Plague of Frogs, however upon the conclusion of the Gods miniseries he announced he would be leaving to work on other projects.

Since then, Tyler Crook has been the ongoing artist, though not in the same way as Davis was. During Davis's run as the ongoing artist, he was solely responsible for the ongoing stories, however Scott Allie has said Tyler Crook will sharing these duties with other semi-regular artists. Since then James Harren has become a major part of the B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth team. Laurence Campbell is set to return for another arc after the success of Wasteland. For now it seems these three artists will share art duties on the series.

Side Stories and the Switch to Ongoing SeriesEdit

In 2012 B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth experimented with releasing multiple titles in a single month, always with one issue focused on the ongoing plotline with the occasional additional issue focusing on side stories. These stories were not written with John Arcudi and featured contributions from various artists. Scott Allie has said that these stories are not stand-alone stories, that they will contribute in big ways to the overall plot of Hell on Earth, but their contribution won't be as immediately apparent.

From Halloween 2012, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth became an ongoing series with The Return of the Master #3 becoming #100. This change means the series will come out on a regular monthly schedule with no more side stories coming out in the same month, as had become the norm in the first half of 2012.


Hell on Earth is collected in its own line of trade paperbacks to make it distinct from the previous cycle and flashback stories.

BPRD Hell on Earth Trade Collections
The eight B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth trade paperbacks so far.

The entire Hell on Earth cycle will likely be collected in hardcover omnibus editions eventually, but these will not come out until the entire cycle is finished. Hell on Earth is planned to be longer than Plague of Frogs.

B.P.R.D. Story Cycle
Preceded by
Plague of Frogs
Hell on Earth
Followed by
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