B.P.R.D.: 1947 #1

Writer: Joshua Dysart, Mike Mignola Artist: Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

In 1946, the Nazi Occult Bureau's Project Vampir Sturm threatened to destroy the fragile peace following the end of the Second World War. A year later, the B.P.R.D. learns that there are creatures far olderand far more dangerousthan the Nazis' creations, as a lone vampire nobleman ruthlessly hunts the survivors of the Third Reich. Joshua Dysart (B.P.R.D.: 1946) and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola team up with Gabriel Ba (The Umbrella Academy) and Fabio Moon (Sugarshock) for a new chapter in the hidden history of the B.P.R.D.! A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed B.P.R.D.: 1946! Art by Eisner Award winners Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba! **A more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 15, 2010

    This collection also includes a Trevor Bruttenholm solo adventure, And What Shall I Find There? that originally appeared as a promotion on MySpace. The art is by Patric Reynolds, and shows a young Bruttenholm on his first supernatural adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 8, 2009

    And Ba and Moon certainly don't disappoint. The two are just similar enough in style that it can be difficult to distinguish between them at times. As best I can tell, Ba handled the first half of the issue, while Moon handled the second. The overall look is loose and kinetic compared to the normally dark and oppressive tone of many B.P.R.D. comics. Both artists tend to inject their comics with a unique sense of energy. All the same, there are certain B.P.R.D. trademarks to be seen in the art. Overall, Moon's later pages are the strongest. He manages to build tension both with his inventive panel structure and with the assistance of colorist Dave Stewart. The stark lighting and dense, eerie fog seen in the final pages are definite visual treats. I can't wait to see how the art fares once the crazier story elements begin to crawl out of the woodwork. Once again, this is a fairly slow start, but still a promising one for the latest B.P.R.D. tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jul 14, 2009

    There were some bits of the story that a lapsed Hellboy reader like myself (don't worry, I'm working on it) were a tad confused about. I wasn't sure who that creepy blonde moppet was speaking to the Professor, but that's probably my own fault. Overall, this was a fantastic addition to the steadily growing Hellboy mythos, one that is surprising and appreciated in its consistency. Read Full Review

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