B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #128 Review

With all that’s coming out, can this aged title hold your attention? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The BPRD’s attempts to kill the monster terrorizing a snowy mountainside have failed. While the team tries desperately to escape, one man stands against the monster . . . the mysterious Agent Howards. Will this warrior from the past be able to kill the beast or be crushed in its path?

B.P.R.D. 128_Text-Less CoverIf ever there was a single horror title that should command the attention of curious fanboys and fangirls, then B.P.R.D. is it. The creative team month in and month out delivers thrilling tales of suspense that build on a world engulfed in Hell. The talents behind it maintains a strong cast born from a sturdy combination of both literature and art, wherein that superbly blended take on reality certainly works.

Mike Mignola and John Arcudi pen a script that knows how to have a conversation while putting characters into a complicated life threatening scenario. And the highest achievement of the written word is the fact that the text feels not only believable but presents a situation that’s unreasonable in a way that keeps the cores of those affected alive. It’s an intense mixture that sends our team into some complicated maneuvers, the end result is engaging from beginning to end.

The illustrations by James Harren do what they need to do, as the talent crafts some chaotic moments with defining renditions. What sets the visuals above what you might find, is the simple fact that as crazy as some of the circumstances may feel the pencil strokes behind them delver the goods. In the end the art supports the final product, as the colors by Dave Stewart come into play. To sum up: there’s no doubt that the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense got the look they deserved.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #128 presents a high quality romp that plays with its cast while furthering yet another rousing arc. It’s suspenseful and to the point when it needs to be. This results is a comic that comes highly recommended.

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