B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #103

B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth #103

Writer: Scott Allie, Mike Mignola Artist: James Harren Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Critic Reviews: 9
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A group of agents enter an abandoned warehouse in Chicago, only to discover the site of a hundred-year-old magical ritual and an old Hyperborean weapon, which leads to shocking revelations about man’s prehistory and the legacy of the Ogdru Hem!

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jan 10, 2013

    Monsters, time travel–or at least some sort of consciousness travel for lack of a better term–mysterious swords and nothing less than stellar art and writing from the well-oiled machine that Mignola has carefully crafted make this another great chapter in the vast history of B.P.R.D and the Mignolaverse. If you are not reading this, read it. Whatever excuse you've given yourself to not pick this up is wrong. You are wrong for not reading it. Harsh? Maybe. But you'll thank me when it's over. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Jan 15, 2013

    No disappointments, only awesomeness. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 20, 2013

    Picking up objects in the Mignolaverse can cause horrific problems. Thankfully, picking up this book will only elicit thrills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 9, 2013

    I really enjoyed this issue. It's a great one-shot for readers who haven't been following or aren't invested because, although there is a lot of backstory, you don't necessarily have to know all of it in order to follow along. Mignola has mastered the ability to contain his story into a single, or a couple of issues and that's exactly what he does here. In the end we have an awesome horror/fantasty comic that features some absolutely stunning illustrations. It is an issue that has the potential to appeal to both long-time fans and new readers alike, and if you like HELLBOY, chances are you will enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Bob Chamberlain Jan 12, 2013

    Don't let the title scare you. This is the perfect time to join the party. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 9, 2013

    All in all, it's a bit early to tell how much this arc will pay off, but it is a strong start that is slightly mitigated by expectations I as a reader have after the previous issue. One way or another, I'm excited to see where this goes, and it undoubtedly earns a solid buy rating. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 14, 2013

    It's a bit odd to go from this giant end of the world story to this one, but my guess is it'll all tie in together. That's the enjoyment of this volume, how it plays in to the bigger picture. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jan 12, 2013

    Overall, it's a fun first part of a two part side story set within the BPRD universe. It doesn't seem to be directly tied into the ongoing story though it is very common for BPRD tales to be stand-alone. While I did enjoy the first half that we were just told, I think after reading the return of Hellboy to print I was hoping for a little more from this tale. A good read but nothing groundbreaking in this one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Jan 11, 2013

    To be frank, this issue isn’t really all that exciting throughout; not a terrible read, but I suspect one could glance through it in the store and get the gist of it for later issues without missing anything important. Like I said, the key artifact’s origin story is the most interesting part of this issue, BUT the most interesting part of the ongoing story is the interactions between Gell Dennar and the tribe’s shaman. The shaman is clearly a lot more potent in mysticism than his tribe believes and is slyly manipulating his own agenda. The swap in minds of Gell Dennar and Agent Howards seems to be more his doing than the magic weapon in question, but why and to what end is yet to be seen. All in all I didn’t hate it, and as a fan of Mike Mignola’s creations I will most likely keep an eye on this…but if I just so happen to miss an issue or two I definitely won’t miss any sleep. Read Full Review

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