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B.P.R.D. Vol 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories

Sunday, October 12, 2008

BPRD Vol 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories (2003) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Tim Sniegoski, Ryan Sook, Curtis Arnold, Brian McDonald, Derek Thompson, Matt Smith

I’ve been enjoying the Hellboy comics, so I thought I’d branch out and check out the B.P.R.D. series. Hollow Earth & Other Stories takes place after the events in Conqueror Worm. Hellboy has left the B.P.R.D. and Abe and the others are unsure of their place and if they want to remain in the B.P.R.D. without Hellboy (and in consideration of the events that led to Hellboy’s resignation.)

IN this collection of stories, we discover where Elizabeth Sherman went, and now that she is in danger and Hellboy is not around, Abe must take out Roger and the Kraus, the newest member of the team, to attempt to save her. We also catch a glimpse into Abe’s past, and learn how Roger became a member of the team.

As with the Hellboy volumes that are short story collections, I enjoyed the shorter format for B.P.R.D. stories. Unlike the Hellboy stories, Mike Mignola shared writing and drawing with others, I have to say I preferred the stories where Mike Mignola shared writing credits, but all the stories were good.

Because this is a comic format, you should be able to pick up these stories without knowledge of the previous Hellboy tales. But I always think that having read the backstory makes the following stories richer.
Rating: 7/10

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