The Long Death
|Written by|| Mike Mignola|
|Illustrated by||James Harren|
|Colored by||Dave Stewart|
|Lettered by||Clem Robins|
|Edited by||Scott Allie|
|Originally Published in||B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Long Death #1–3|
|Internal Numbering||B.P.R.D. #87,88,90|
|Date Published||February–April 2012|
|— COLLECTED IN —|
|Trade Paperback||B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 4: The Devil's Engine & The Long Death|
|Omnibus Edition||B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 2|
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Long Death is a three-issue miniseries published from February to April 2012. This is the fifth B.P.R.D. series to be part of the Hell on Earth cycle of comics, following Russia. The issues will be published with covers by Duncan Fegredo. The first issue was published with a Year of Monsters variant cover by Mike Mignola.
For the trade, The Long Death was placed after The Devil's Engine.
Johann Kraus dreams of his past conversation with Ben Daimio regarding his crisis helping the souls of those changed into Frog monsters pass to the next life. Suddenely his containment suite swells and bursts open to reveal a monstrous entity as he wakes from the nightmare.
Johann reports to his colleagues, Panya and the UN liason, his joy at sleeping and dreaming for the first time since his body was destroyed; attributing it to his new containment suit he picked up during recent events. The UN liason reports that further dissapearances have occured in British Columbia, not far from where Abe reported he defeated an Ogdru Hem spirit. With Abe comatose, Johann quickly volunteers to investigate - knowing full well what he may find.
Aboard a helicopter Johann speaks with Carla Giarocco, the latter showing him her son's baptisement.
Upon arrival Johann quickly dissappears into the woods and abandons his team, who take refuge in a ranger waystation after Carla angrily reports to the UN representative Johann has vanished. Johann pieces together clues from recent events and quickly realises this is the area that Ben Daimio was last located and where Abe had come to meet him. Armed with the knife he found on Chaves's body, the knife capable of destroying the Were-Jaguar and Ben with it, he takes up in the pursuit in the woods.
Meanwhile, Carla records a message to her son while her team mates try to sleep at the waystation. As one of her squadmates chastises her, the were-jaguar attacks; making quick work of several B.P.R.D. soldiers as they try to fight the beast off with no success. Despite being wounded, Carla calls for the squad to flee as she throws a grenade at the monster at close range.
Agent Johann Kraus, the ectoplasmic man, leads a special task force through monster-filled northwestern woods packed with mangled campers in order to hunt and kill the man he blames for the host body he lost in Killing Ground.
In a frozen camp full of slaughtered agents, two monstrous, long-running characters go head to head in a life-and-death battle!
|B.P.R.D. Publication Order|
An Unmarked Grave
|The Long Death|| Followed by|
The Pickens County Horror
|B.P.R.D. Trade Paperback Order|
|B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 4: The Devil's Engine & The Long Death|
The Devil's Engine
|The Long Death|| Followed by|