Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense

A Dark Horse Comics team.

Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Aliases BPRD
First Appearance Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (1993)
Base Research facility in Colorado


The BPRD was founded in late 1944 by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm to combat various occult threats uncovered in operations against Nazi Germany. It initially had strong links to the USAAF and was based at a military airbase in New Mexico, but later relocated to a custom built facility in Fairfield, Connecticut. It maintains strong links to various branches of the United States Armed Forces to this day. It is a private organization that receives funding from several major governments (mostly the ... read more

Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense members.

Tom Manning Thomas Manning
Abe Sapien Abraham Sapien
Abe Sapien
Hellboy Anung Un Rama
Johann Krauss Johann Krauss
Johann Krauss
Liz Sherman Elizabeth Anne Sherman
Liz Sherman

Former Members

Professor Trevor Bruttenholm Trevor Bruttenholm
Professor Trevor Bruttenholm
The Lobster Lobster Johnson
The Lobster