Mike Mignola's Hellboy spinoff will be numbered from October's 100th issue, beginning with the third issue of the Return Of The Master miniseries.
It will be titled B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #100, with the subtitle 'Return Of The Master, Part 3 of 5' in a move away from the discrete miniseries presentation that the series has always used.
"The reason to make the change was in part how many times [San Francisco retailer and industry pundit] Brian Hibbs told me, 'Well, really B.P.R.D. is an ongoing...'" editor Scott Allie told Comic Book Resources. "And he's right.
"Another part of the reason is that as we've moved into doing more short stories - two - or three-issue stories - we get those new issue #1's too often. You do new #1's to give readers jumping on points, but when they're coming so quickly it becomes more confusing than anything else.
"Also, we are just sort of proud to have hit a hundred issues of this title," he continued. "For all the changes the book has gone through, we're still telling the same story, we're still moving in a fairly straight line, as opposed to a book that has to hit the reset button every couple years."
B.P.R.D. launched in 2003 with the same ongoing miniseries format as Hellboy.
Hellboy itself is due to return in December after a hiatus.