B.P.R.D. BPRD The Ectoplasmic Man One-shot Dark Horse comic book. Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), and Ben Stenbeck (A). This one-shot comic tells the origin of Johann Kraus-corresponding with Johann'sappearance in the 2008 feature film Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The Ectoplasmic Man is the ideal introduction to one of the most peculiar members of the remarkable Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.