B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #119 Review

Is there enough going on in this outing to garner the attention of dedicated fans? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

As Manhattan erupts with Lovecraftian demons, a young psychic must lead the remaining B.P.R.D. crew through the monster-packed streets of New York back to headquarters for safety, as Liz Sherman goes supernova.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 119_Variant CoverMonth in and month out this has got to be one of my favorite titles to cover for UTF. The creative team spins their epic world breaking yarn with ease, while injecting just enough humanity to make the important moments stick. In short: if you’re looking for top notch entertainment with a decidedly supernatural spin, than this title is absolutely for you.

Mike Mignola and John Arcudi work together to deliver this literary reality. The main focus for this one is simple: it’s time to take down The Black Flame… or is it? It’s a parable which can only be solved by the over powered Liz Sherman, and trust me the two authors make the final revelations hard to bare in order to justify this arc ender. The text is light and fast, never hindering the battle scenes and narrative progression with too much exposition. And it’s from that springboard that the whole of the comic proves its innate worth.

The visual aspect, if possible, is even more developed that the written word it seeks to support. James Harren offers striking visualizations that carry just enough detail to give the world its legs, while exuding a chaotic streak that allows for all the varied elements to sync up. Add in the colors by Dave Stewart and this is one of the best looking releases to grace shelves at local shops this Wednesday. To sum up: buy this for the story but be sure to stare at the stellar art.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #119 is the type of comic that I want to review. It’s smart, spunky and always keeps its narrative progression in mind. Add in the closing set up and you have a jaunt that without a doubt comes recommended.

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