B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror #1

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8
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As the world goes to hell, a backwoods vampire clan shelters themselves in their Gothic southern home, covered in fog and fungal horror, ready to create havoc for a trespassing B.P.R.D. crew.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 18, 2012

    I can't believe this is only going to be two issues! It could go on forever, but I know it can't, 'cause the Earth is going to Hell. What a wonderous way to go! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Mar 28, 2012

    The Pickens County Horror is a good read for anyone who wants a good horror comic, whether you are familiar with the world of Hellboy or not. Big Red is mentioned once and what's going on in the rest of the world is present on the margins, but pretty much everything that occurs in the story is independent of outside knowledge. That is why I do not hesitate to recommend this issue to fans looking to dip their toe into the waters of the Mignolaverse but who don't know where to start. There aren't any complicated characters with miles of backstory to learn in this issue; it's just good, clean storytelling with bang up art, and it gives you a feel for what a good B.P.R.D story feels and looks like. I have argued in the past that the B.P.R.D. line is the most consistently entertaining horror storytelling in the business, and The Pickens County Horror is no exception, earning a coveted four and a half out of five stars. Take a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Mar 28, 2012

    I don't know how The Pickens County Horror is connected to the overall Hell on Earth storyline yet, but I suppose we will find out next issue. But even if there is no big reveal, the comic makes for a decent little horror story by itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 28, 2012

    "B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Pickens County Horror" #1 is a fantastic little horror ditty. Although this issue is all set up, the conclusion comes right in the next installment with the promise of a weirder and better plot. It's not often a book can top itself with the second issue, but these short form tales from Dark Horse give us the entire set up and everything else in #1, allowing #2 to run wild and bring everything together with a crash. If the first issue is any indication, I'll be more than happy to sit down with the finale next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Mar 29, 2012

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror #1 has the potential to be an interesting tale, but falls short in a few key areas. Hopefully the plot comes together in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 30, 2012

    While this is technically issue 1 of 2, it's really just another chapter in Mignola's ongoing epic, and will be required reading for anyone invested in the Hellboyverse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Apr 2, 2012

    So if you like intense action and a unique plot and definitely if you remember and even slightly liked the original series, somewhere deep down inside in the blackness of your psyches secret chambers, you should give this a shot! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    A creepy story (isnt it always?) about red neck vamps and a mysterious green mist that almost seems alive. Written by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) & Scott Allie (Solomon Kane). Illustrated with a disturbing flair by Jason Latour with a horrific cover by Becky Cloonan (Demo) that will chill you to the bone. From Dark Horse Comics. Read Full Review

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