B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Russia #1

B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth: Russia #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Tyler Crook Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A graveyard of mutated horror is uncovered deep inside a Russian mine. With Liz still missing and Abe Sapien lying on his deathbed, the newly international B.P.R.D. sends Kate and Johann to meet the Russian equivalent of the Bureau--which readers first saw in B.P.R.D.: 1946--and face an exploding fungus monster at the Kremlin, and a spreading contagion.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 21, 2011

    If you want a jumping on point, this is it. Hellboy is gone but that doesn't mean the B.P.R.D. is down and out. The first of five issues in this story arc presents a very clear and concise story that longtime fans and new readers will appreciate. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Aug 15, 2012

    Like all of the B.P.R.D. trades, Hell on Earth: Russia throws in some nice extras to make the collected edition worthwhile. There is a back-up story drawn by Duncan Fegredo, An Unmarked Grave, where Hellboy's love Alice Monaghan tells Kate the story of Hellboy's death from The Storm and the Fury. Tyler Crook 's sketchbook shows the evolution of the characters, often starting with Mignola's or Davis' designs. I love the little notes inserted by Mignola commenting on the sketches. It adds a friendly behind-the-scenes touch that I have come to appreciate in these B.P.R.D. trades. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 25, 2011

    Despite everything coming together very nicely in this issue, it didn't quite have a wow factor for me that made it the must-read I wanted it to be. Perhaps the problem is, as I mentioned above, that the final reveal was lost on me. If there was something especially significant about that reveal, maybe it would have been enough to give this story the slight punch I felt was missing. On the whole though, a solid well-done comic book, and a nice start to a new arc for B.P.R.D. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Sep 13, 2011

    The reveal at the end of this issue did not excite me, because it meant nothing to me, once again this seemed like something for long term fans. However, I enjoyed the art enough to return and see what will happen next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 21, 2011

    Are you reading B.P.R.D.?Then keep reading it. If you're not, but you're interested then really you canjump on with the start of every new series. There is always a recap of eventsat the beginning of the book and usually the characters dialog will fill in anyother blanks that you need in a very seamless way. Frankly, I'm suffering from"reboot fatigue" and have been enjoying books that aren't about superheroes. Ifyou're fatigued as well, but have stumbled back into comics recently then takea look at the Hellboy-verse. Read Full Review

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