Title: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Vol. 5
Authors: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Illustrators: Peter Snejbjerg, Julian Totino Tedesco, Laurence Campbell, Dave Stewart
Series: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth 12-13, 15
In this conclusion to the Hell on Earth series, the B.P.R.D. must defend the earth from the Ogdru Jahad. The agents take another shot at the Black Flame, Johann gets another body, and the Russian director follows a demon to hell.
This was a good ending for this story arc. Sadly there was a great loss of life in this volume and we lose more main characters. I also finally started liking Johann again in this volume. He takes over the viril suit, which is introduced in Sledgehammer 44 and I recommend reading it before this volume, and uses it to help defeat the Ogdru Jahad.
The Russian director ends up releasing the demon he has held captive and they take a trip to hell. This was fascinating because it is the first glimpse of hell we have seen since Hellboy in Hell. It is very different now and I kind of hope we see more of it in future stories.
While the ending of this series was kind of sad, it was a strong ending for the series. They won a great victory against the monsters but there’s still a lot left. I wonder how the survivors of the B.P.R.D. will get on now that some of their main members are gone.
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