Saturday, September 11, 2010

BPRD Hell on Earth - New World #2

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Art by Guy Davis

I really like this new direction for the BPRD.  This is a very character-driven arc, which I always appreciate, especially after the Bureau has been through so many changes.

Kate's feeling overworked and is spending too much time having to manage her staff, especially as Johann keeps getting weirder and weirder, and Panya is starting to demonstrate that she's not as trustworthy as previously believed.  I've found Panya, the reanimated Egyptian mummy, to be an interesting character, and I like that she is getting a larger role in the comic.

Most interesting this month is the return of Ben Daimio.  It's unclear as to how affected he has been by the Wendigo, and the conversation between he and Abe is very nicely handled.

This arc is not terribly new-reader friendly, which is odd when you consider that the Hell on Earth era is supposed to be a totally new direction, but this is still a very good comic.

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