BPRDHOERussiaTPImage © Mike Mignola.

I don’t know how they do it. Dark Horse, and Mike Mignola, keep finding artists whose style is close enough to Mike’s own to make their Hellboy-related comics seem right in line stylistically with what has come before. Tyler Crook is the latest in this line, and his art looks great on this volume of the B.P.R.D. saga. The story is as good as ever, too.

Strange things are going on deep in a mine in Russia. So strange that the investigator the Russian version of the B.P.R.D. sends down into the mine becomes a deadly object of fear himself. Russia asks our team for help, and they send Kate and Johann. They don’t even make it to the site before weird, dangerous things are attacking them, but it’s Johann the Russians really want and need. His essentially ghostlike self can’t be corrupted as their human forces have been, and he may hold the answers to their problem. Whether Johann and Kate can survive the mission is another matter that’s far from certain.

Great stuff, and I should add that the Mignola books from Dark Horse are remarkable consistent and entertaining, and are all recommended.

5 thoughts on “And Then I Read: B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: RUSSIA

  1. Kathy

    Actually, Liz is MIA. It’s Kate that gets sent to Russia with Johan, and she’s none too happy with the Russians, is she? And for those of you keeping score at home, the head of the Russian version of B.P.R.D. first turned up as a grisly reanimated drowned Russian submariner in Abe Sapien The Abyssal Plain (it’s “plain” on the cover, not “plane”). The title design on that one is amazing, too.

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