Review - B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Long Death #1


He's one of those characters that would be fun to write stories for and to draw for as the world he exists in is full of possibilities and ideas. He isn’t alone his world with other persons of extraordinary talents like Abe Sapien and Liz.

These two help keep what goes bump in the night from continuing their evil. There's another agent though, B.P.R.D. agent Johann Kraus, the free forming ectoplasmic medium, who has recently been given a run in his own three part comic in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Long Death.

The series is written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi and illustrated by James Harren, Dave Stewart and Clem Robbins, published by Dark Horse Comics. This group has put together one kickass comic that is sure to enthrall, shock and generally blow you away.

Usually, in the universe of Hellboy the B.P.R.D is mostly focused on him fighting evil and keeping us all safe. This time around Johann Kraus is facing a battle in the northern region of British Colombia against a mysterious evil.

With Abe Sapien in a coma it falls to Kraus and a team of B.P.R.D. agents to go investigate what is causing people to disappear up there. When they get there all hell breaks loose. I'm talking blood, people ripped in half, torn eye sockets--the works.

The artwork in this one is spot on as it’s a style unlike any other that reflects the mood of the story perfectly. The tone at the beginning is calm and reflective as we learn a bit about Agent Kraus and the dilemma that sends him up north. The art gets brutal and is a lot more vivid with blood splattering all over and bullets flying in a high pitched battle.

An exciting first issue that lays out the intrigue and gets you hooked into the story. Cannot wait for the next issue to hit as Dark Horse comics always brings out the best series with amazing stories.