Title: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs 3-4
Author: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Dave Stewart
Pages: 448, 456
This review is for volumes 3 and 4 of B.R.P.D. Plague of Frogs.
In the previous two books, the B.P.R.D. was going through a lot of changes and adjustments. Hellboy is gone, Abe isn’t doing fieldwork anymore, new members are introduced, and some die. The last two volumes of this series wrap up some of these threads and introduce the future of the team, which has changed again.
In this volume, we learn more about Captain Daimio and his past. Abe is still dealing with the revelations about his past and he meets some of his old friends that he has to deal with. Liz is still suffering nightmares and vision with the mysterious stranger, who they finally identify. Unfortunately it is too late by then, Liz is gone and it is unclear if she will be returning to the B.P.R.D. This volume was interesting because Johann has been one of the more stable characters in the series but he kind of starts to show his crazy side. Between being possessed by Lobster Johnson and losing his body, it is unclear how much mental damage was done to Johann.
I really enjoyed these last two volumes. The artwork was beautiful, the stories were action packed and gory, and the characters all were amazing. The B.P.R.D. has gone through a lot of changes in this series and in the last story we see that it will be changing again, but hopefully this time for the better. I do hope Captain Daimio and Daryl the Wendigo will be returning to future stories because I really want to know more about them. Also I can never get enough of Lobster Johnson and his claw!
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