The Reign of the Black Flame

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Written by Mike Mignola
John Arcudi
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 Reign of the Black Flame #1–5
Internal Numbering B.P.R.D. #115–119
Date Published January–May 2014
Trade Paperback B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 9: The Reign of the Black Flame
Omnibus Edition B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 3

Publication HistoryEdit

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Reign of the Black Flame is a five-issue arc published from January 2014 and a direct continuation of Lake of Fire.


Part OneEdit

Two B.P.R.D. teams make their way through the monster-filled streets of a Manhattan wasteland in order to reach the Black Flame’s fortress and take down his army.

Part TwoEdit

The B.P.R.D. joins a band of resistance fighters in the ruins of Manhattan to fight the Black Flame and his evil regime of Zinco troops and monsters!

Part ThreeEdit

A defiant Iosif launches a full-scale assault against the Zinco tower, confident that his troops can make short work of its monster security. Meanwhile, Liz goes after the Black Flame. Unfortunately for her, the Flame knows it was Liz who killed him. And this time, he’s the one in control.

Part FourEdit

With the Russian bureau director on the brink of death, the B.P.R.D. somehow manages to stand their ground against Zinco’s forces, while Liz Sherman and the Black Flame fight fire against fire in the skies of New York, Akira style.

Part FiveEdit

As Manhattan erupts with Lovecraftian demons, a young psychic must lead the remaining B.P.R.D. crew through the monster-packed streets of New York back to headquarters for safety, as Liz Sherman goes supernova.


Regular CoversEdit

20th Anniversary Variant CoversEdit

B.P.R.D. Publication Order
Preceded by
Lake of Fire
The Reign of the Black Flame
Followed by
The Devil's Wings