And Then I Read: B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH Vol. 10

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The “Hell on Earth” story line has gone on quite a long time now, this is the tenth trade paperback. Some of the momentum has gone, but the “everyday life goes on, or tries to, during Hell” approach works well in general. This time we begin back at B.P.R.D. headquarters in Colorado, where an artifact from an archived case brings an old evil to life, and chaos to the staff and agents. But the moral of this one seems to be, sometimes research does pay off.

The second storyline follows Johann and his crew in Japan, where there’s a struggle for control of the city among several gigantic monsters much scarier than Godzilla ever was, and the humans stuck in the midst of it, agents and civilians, are pretty helpless.

Finally, and “everyman” story of people trying to go on with their lives amid the monsters in the American west. Even in the worst of times, a coffee shop has a role to play.

The writing, art, coloring and lettering are all top notch in this series, and even though I find the stories depressing at times, I still enjoy reading them.

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