B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #121 Review

Should fans of the supernatural genre buy this comic book? And if they do is there worth here? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

After a massive blackout shuts down B.P.R.D. headquarters, our heroes are faced with having to exorcise Kate Corrigan and the dead vet who’s with her.

* From the pages of Hellboy!

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 121_Preview PageThe continuing adventures of this particular crew easily makes for a rousing series of yarns. Whether you’re a long time reader or someone new to this franchise you need to know that there’s something to be valued here. The creative team effortlessly builds an arc within the scope of Hell on Earth, while cementing the angst that lingers therein. In short: this is one release that deserves a spot on just about any pull-list.

The brief two issue episode wraps up in this outing, as both Mike Mignola and John Arcudi craft an endlessly engrossing conclusion that’s bound to draw readers in. Each character is given the proper treatment as the aftermath of the B.P.R.D. blackout reveals a bit of a mystery and a considerable threat. I’ll admit that the plot relies on a rather corny amount of happenstance, but through the use of smart dialogue and Hellboy nostalgia everything turns out fine. To sum up: there’s no room for complaints within the confines of this narrative machine.

Let’s talk visuals! Because the work of Laurence Campbell is an immensely detailed and moody display that from the first page to the final panel ebbs and flows with a purpose. In the realm of this medium the responsibility of the illustrations it to find renditions that speak to the players being represented in the script, and this talent does exactly that. And when the colors by Dave Stewart get factored in there’s no doubt that this is a pleasing experience.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #121 continues to spin compelling stories in a world gone mad. The intrepid creative team charts a course that puts our players squarely in the cross-hairs of supernatural forces that many of would simply run from. Highly recommended.

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