Thursday, April 8, 2010

BPRD's success, summarized by John Arcudi

In the afterword to BPRD Volume 8: Killing Ground, John Arcudi nicely summarizes why BPRD is so good, and why the offerings from DC and Marvel so, so stale:

See, [Mike Mignola] didn't bring me on to help him create trademarks that were to be exploited and safeguarded in perpetuity. He didn't want a status quo for the team. He didn't want stagnation. His goal, our goal, was for us to develop characters that would be complex and interesting enough to generate their own stories. And, if we were lucky, the stories would be interesting enough to attract readers.
BPRD Volume 8 is tremendous, and 32% off at Amazon.


  1. BPRD and the main Hellboy title, but a bit less so, have been crushingly excellennt and consistent for the past decade or more. Witchfinder, another book in the shared universe just got released yesterday and I look forward to reading it.

  2. yeah, totally agree, they're basically the only things im actually bothered enough about to pre-order

  3. Where did you get the quote from Arcudi? I've been scouring the interwebs for Arcudi's web presence but have found nothing. In addition to my above question, does anyone know if Arcudi has his own site? Thanks much. BPRD rules!

  4. It's part of his afterword to the volume.