B.P.R.D.: Vampire #4

Writer: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Mike Mignola Artist: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Plagued with two vampires trapped inside his chest, Simon Anders struggles to keep them under control before they can throw him into a bloodbath with an army of witches.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Jun 27, 2013

    It's not all just violence though; bits of intrigue pepper this story. What's up with all the colonial flashbacks? Why does the head vampire in them look so much like Anders? Will our agent be corrupted by the power of the spirits inside him or will he eventually face off against them? These stories are beautiful, fun as hell and tell a simple and clean story that makes you want another scoop as soon as you finish off your first one. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore, David Harper and Mark Tweedale Jun 26, 2013

    I think this series is firing on all cylinders. Each issue has thrown my expectations up higher and higher, yet still this one seemed to effortlessly surpass them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Jun 28, 2013

    Im incredibly impressed by how far this book has come from its first issue to now. Gabriel B and Fbio Moon have showcased their abilities as both writers and artists. This book finishes with a decent cliff hanger so it will be interesting to see how the final installment plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 2, 2013

    What's left? Seriously. I have no clue as to what can happen in the final issue. Things are pretty much wrapped up, but I'm seeing this through to the end! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Jun 26, 2013

    B.P.R.D.: Vampire #4 is a fantastic penultimate issue in an already excellent series. This is what happens when you have a creative team that is working in perfect harmony. If you missed the first 3 issues, do yourself a favour and pre-order the trade. This is Mignloa and crew at their finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jun 23, 2013

    Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon have not run out of ideas; their art for this series is as visually arresting as ever. The striking colors by Dave Stewart remind that B.P.R.D.: Vampire is a graphical narrative. The pictures tell a story that is as impressionistic and psychological as it is literal. You have to read the art and graphics to get the full impact of this story. I'm ready for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jun 26, 2013

    Pretty good, and it has its moments: A really spectacular fight scene, and some cool panels of dark gods, and dead things. But at the end of the issue, though you're intrigued where the last issue is headed, there is one nagging question. Why should I care about these random B.P.R.D. agents I barely know? Abe Sapien I care about. Johann I care about. Hell, wheelchair lady, Panya, I care about. But these one- or two-and-done agents that keep popping up to either die, or go back in time, or turn into" There have been so many B.P.R.D. issues being churned out, and I'm having trouble remembering one with an agent who I cared about the safety of. Read it for cool supernatural people battles, but don't expect to be worried for another red shirt. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jun 26, 2013

    In general, the creative teams working in the Hellboy universe often can do no wrong. The action, the suspense, and the horror were all executed spectacularly in Vampire #4. Although the writing is equally epic and poetic, there were a couple of scenes from this issue that ultimately felt confusing. However, the artists have really outdone themselves with this one, as every panel is just beautiful. Even though the ending was fairly ambiguous, it will still be interesting to see how the story is resolved next month! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Jun 27, 2013

    . . $3.50, 22pgs. Creepy grade A cover. ALL ADs @ Back, right on! . . This issue really raises the bar in several ways. The colors are rich, the art has more depth, the dialog snaps and the action blows up in a big way. Vampires VS. itches. War. Carnage. Even if you haven't read any other issue at least pick this one up.

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