Title: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Vol. 1
Author: Mike Mignola
Illustrators: Guy Davis, Tyler Crook, Dave Stewart
Series: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #1-3
Genre: Fantasy Horror
The plague of frogs has ended thanks to Liz but the earth will never be the same. The B.R.P.D. is struggling to battle the monsters, and some humans, while also dealing with internal conflicts with the teams.
So much happened in this one volume. Kate is struggling to deal with the internal conflicts going on within the BRPD and deal with all the external monsters to fight now. She is wearing herself thin but she is still trying to do her job, which is why I like her. She struggles but she is determined to do the best she can. Johan is still acting weird but gets a new suit to live in. Liz is back but hiding from the world. She has to deal with a crazy trailer-park cult.
The most startling thing in this volume was Abe getting shot. I wasn’t expecting it to happen in the first volume. This event will change everything for him, and prompt his spin on the series. I was extremely surprised by the shooting because it was very abrupt and impersonal. I was expecting to know why he was shot before it happened but you don’t get to know why in this volume. I am interested in seeing how Abe’s story plays out leading up to his leading to break from the bureau.
Overall, this was a great start to a new series. I can’t wait to read the rest and find out what is going to happen with Abe, Liz, and Johan next.
Trigger warnings: miscarriage