The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense faces its worst tragedy ever as the war against the plague of frogs reaches a devastating new level. Heralded by a bizarre villain from the B.P.R.D.'s past, an ancient monster god marches across the American heartland portending an end to the reign of men, and leaving a permanent mark on the Bureau. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola continues his collaboration with artist Guy Davis and cowriter John Arcudi to unravel a tale that will leave the earth shaken and the B.P.R.D. shattered. This collection includes a sketchbook section chronicling Guy Davis's creation of the abominations unleashed in The Black Flame. The B.P.R.D. is changed forever in this story revealing secret names, visions and dreams, a Nazi madman, and the death of a beloved agent. Written by award-winning Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, who also provides cover art.