B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess #1

Writer: Mignola, Arcudi Artist: Guy Davis Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 14, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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At the turn of the twentieth century, a British museum curator with a bent for the occult traveled east in search of power and immortality. He was never heard from again. In 1937, masked crimefighter The Lobster faced a magic-wielding madman bent on fulfilling an apocalyptic prophecy. The plans were foiled, and the world saved, but the villain himself disappeared . . . Seventy years later, B.P.R.D. agent Liz Sherman began to experience visions of a mysterious gentleman who warned of coming catastrophes. When the Bureau tracked him down, he disappeared -- and kidnapped Liz. Now, Liz's friends race to find her as their old enemies band more

  • 7.3
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jan 14, 2009

    In the end, Hellboy fans should be rather excited about the Black Goddess as it seems to be the beginning of a much needed transitional period. But while the mystery Mignola and Urcadi produce is certainly intriguing, this introductory issue never really seems to take off. In order to set up a large-scale, wide-branching story, Urcadi is forced to lay a lot of groundwork, and thereby dissolves any real tension or excitement. The installment is largely logistical, undeniably interesting in its revelations, yet not entirely engrossing either. Read Full Review

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