Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BPRD: The Ectoplasmic Man

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Art by Ben Stenbeck

I picked this up recently in an overstock sale, but held off reading it until I'd gotten through the first volume of the BPRD trades.

It's a one-shot that focuses on Johann Kraus, the medium who had his body destroyed while on the astral plane, and now inhabits an exo-suit, much like Wildfire of the Legion of Super-Heroes, except that the suit was designed my Mike Mignola, so it looks like a balloon with a speaker for a mouth.

This issue retells Johann's origin story, fleshing it out with an encounter with a soul-eating demon. It's a quick, easy read, made more enjoyable by Stenbeck's interesting, Richard Corbin-esque pencils.

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