And boom goes the dynamite! BPRD’s “Hell on Earth” saga strikes again with another kick ass story arc as the 2-part “Exorcism” comes to a blood pumping conclusion. I assumed that this issue would be faster paced than the first, which wasn’t too shabby to begin with. Of course, I was right. Story arc after story arc “B.P.R.D.” has delivers nonstop entertainment with quality story lines and consistently fabulous art. This issue opens the door for the “Hell on Earth” event to begin hitting climatic moments.
WRITTEN BY: Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart
ART BY: Cameron Stewart
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
RELEASE: July 25th
The previous issue left us on the door step of an ancient demonic general hellbent on freedom. While our protagonists Ashley and a young Ota, have entered another plain of existence and are preparing to make its wish come true. This issue shows the psychological warfare used by demons in the “B.P.R.D.” world and also their physical warfare as a massive battle ensues with blazing swords and righteous fury. The demon also lets drop tid bits of information with regards to the “Hell on Earth” event. Apparently he has been in contact with his demon legions who will be coming to earth shortly. I didn’t expect “freeing a demon” meant a massive battle but then again I shouldn’t have been surprised, these books have been top notch entertainment from the start.
As I’ve come accustomed to in the “B.P.R.D.” world, the art and drawing in this comic are awesome, especially the detail on the demons multiple forms. The art reflects the story in these books, subtle sketchiness in the drawings and some vivid colour when it’s needed to counter all the shading and shadows.
After this issue I don’t know what’s coming next from Mignola and the gang, but I look forward to it wholeheartedly.
Reviewed by – GreenBasterd