B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5

B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5

Writer: Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba Artist: Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

After the bloody encounter in the woods, only Professor Bruttenholm himself can put an end to this vampire hunt and get to the bottom of the mystery of the undead of esk√Ĺ Krumlov.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Jul 31, 2013

    This was a book that gave me some of the most fantastic art, memorable moments and intriguing turns than nearly any I was keeping up with. It was a fun ride and I'm sad to see it go. Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba you all have outdone yourselves with your work here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 18, 2013

    A good ending, assisted in no doubt, with the inclusion of Bruttenholm. Creepy, classic and cool conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jul 31, 2013

    Though I've had gripes with the art style (and have never neglected to be a douche about how I don't like the pointy noses) the art in this issue goes beautifully with the prose. Once again, Ba and Moon steep this comic in atmosphere, and the effortlessly fluid nature of the flow from panel to panel makes this comic rush by. Gothic castles, cold wilderness, and a general sense of inevitable damnation is conveyed through the depictions of Agent Anders, and of the other characters and beasts around him. 9.5 Great flow to the comic, between the art and the writing.Memorable use of Professor Bruttenholm.When analyzed as a whole series, it isn't as good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Jul 31, 2013

    B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5 is a great conclusion to a great story. This is Mignola and crew at their finest and if you missed the issues, do grab the trade, it's worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Aug 5, 2013

    Find it, read it. You will not regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jul 31, 2013

    As a whole, Vampire has been an incredible addition to the B.P.R.D. saga. On its own, the final issue was absolutely fantastic. This series got better with each installment and this didnt change for a single month. Even if youre not familiar with this huge universe, Vampire is a terrific horror comic book on its own. Although it will apparently be quite some time before we see another Anders mini-series, this issue still leaves the door wide open for the next book; it looks like the B.P.R.D. is set to hunt down Simon and put a stop to his grim machinations. Mignola books never fail to impress, but brothers B and Moon were a wonderful addition to the creative stable. Lets hope we see them lend their impressive skills to this world again in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Aug 13, 2013

    Readers will eventually have answers to these questions, but it does appear we will have to be a little patient, as no continuing comics are in the works…yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Aug 1, 2013

    This arc is very different than many other B.P.R.D .stories in circulation as it combines the classic themes of the series with the seldom seen vampire aspect that is underlying throughout Mignola's universe. It will be interesting to see the next phase of historic B.P.R.D. story line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 1, 2013

    This sequel to B.P.R.D.: 1948has been an eerie thrill ride, but unfortunately this final issue comes off as slightly anticlimactic"with very little action, lots of talking heads, and an unresolved storyline that leaves things open for a sequel. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Aug 1, 2013

    Look chances are that if you're already readingB.P.R.D. Vampireyou're going to pick this book up anyone in which I'd say that it's par for the course in the series so far and a bit underwhelming when held to the standard of Mingola books in general. If you haven't picked up theB.P.R.D. Vampire seriesbut are a fan of Mignola and considering it, I'd say buy it if you're a completionist, desperately trying to connect all the dots of Mignola's universe, or if you really like the 40's BPRD stuff. For non-fans however this is not a very good place to jump into the Mignola universe, it's too underwhelming and too contingent on other series to really be an easy read, I would recommend instead some of the older Hellboy trades such as Seed of Destruction or Wake the Devil or if you want a current series try Hellboy in Hell or Abe Sapien. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Jul 31, 2013

    . . $3.50, 22pgs. ALL ADs@Back! crowded A- cover. . . The final issue of this tale of Anders the cursed BPRD soldier. While i don't tend to like vampire stories, this one was enjoyable overall. This issue is a bit anti-climactic, and serves to set up Anders as a wild card in the MignolaVerse. Not a lot of action and more of an epilog, its still nice to see the Prof. get out on a mission. The art is stark and moody and serves the story well, but it is a bit cartoony at times. Dave Stewart does excellent work with the limited palette of noir. A good issue and series overall.

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