B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #116 Review

In a world that’s full of hellish nightmares, should we really care what the good guys are up to? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The BPRD joins a band of resistance fighters in the ruins of Manhattan to fight the Black Flame and his evil regime of Zinco troops and monsters!

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 116_CThere’s a lot to love within this release from the varied characters to the forthcoming confrontations. It’s clear that this creative team knows exactly what they’re doing as they deliver another awesome yarn. At this point I can say that the whole line up of books continues to be a strong example of consistent quality with this title at the head of this pack. In short, drop what you’re doing, head to your comic shop and accomplish what you need to: start picking these up, you won’t regret it!

Mike Mignola and John Arcudi prove their literary prowess as they move several plot lines forward without missing opportunities for light comedy and even some moments of moral disgust. It’s within that framework that we see our heroes take on the things that used to go bump in the night but now ravage cities by day. The information download from the resistance fighters turned out to be the strongest section of the jaunt, as the authors allowed the core mechanics of that interaction to be a sturdy anchor.

The art by James Harren is a chaotic but familiar display that works best during the moments of heightened violence. There’s a striking feel when it come to this talent’s particular design sense and I have to say when the last few pages of the issue came into play I was flipping back and forth just to catch all the sensory details. Add in the colors by Celm Robins and you have a visual component that’s going to get fanboys and fangirls invested even during dialogue heavy instances.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #116 is what a monthly book honestly needs to be. It’s fun, brash, edgy, a bit dark but always entertaining as it easily comes recommended.



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  • Mark Tweedale

    Clem Robins did the lettering. Dave Stewart did the colours. And, yeah, that were pretty damn amazing in this issue.