The Exorcist

BPRD 140
Written by Mike Mignola
Cameron Stewart
Chris Roberson
Illustrated by Mike Norton
Dave Stokes (thumbnails assistant)
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Exorcist #1–3
Internal Numbering B.P.R.D. #140–142
Date Published April–June 2016
Trade Paperback B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 14: The Exorcist
Omnibus Edition B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 5

The second of Cameron Stewart's pair of Ashley Strode stories.

Publishing HistoryEdit

This three-issue story was originally supposed to be written and drawn by Cameron Stewart and begin February 2016. However, when the story was delayed until April 2016, the creative team changed. Working from an outline by Cameron Stewart, the script for The Exorcist was written by Chris Roberson. Mike Norton took over art duties with some help from Dave Stokes on thumbnails.

Stewart said he was unable to finish the story alone due to his commitments for Fight Club 2 and Batgirl. He also said this would likely be his last Ashley Strode story, as he was going to focus on his own solo projects.[1]


Part OneEdit

Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2, Batgirl) returns to the character he developed in BPRD Hell on Earth: Exorcism. Last time we saw Ashley Strode she’d learned only the most basic aspects of exorcism, as the world started to fall apart around her. Now that Hell’s closed its doors and civilization has ground to a halt in the face of the apocalypse, Ashley’s using what she knows to delay the end. A crumbling house in a small town holds bizarre secrets that make Ashley wish she’d stayed with the Liz and Kate—because it might take the whole BPRD to handle this.

Part TwoEdit

Missing children and rumors of devil worship have led BPRD exorcist Ashley Strode to a rural near ghost town, where not everyone is ready to banish the town’s demons.

Part ThreeEdit

After tracing the origins of a demonic symbol to an abandoned house in a rural town, Ashley must face the town’s demons before more children disappear.


B.P.R.D. Publication Order
Preceded by
End of Days
The Exorcist
Followed by
Cometh the Hour