Monday, January 12, 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 #2

   I love Hellboy's adventures, and the series has over 20 years of amazing stories.

   I'm sorry to tell you that this isn't one of them.

   The series Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 tells the story of that hero's first field investigation into the unknown.

   And since he's just starting out, he's not very good at it.

   It's a classic setting, as the B.P.R.D. team investigates a mysterious castle and the demon that appears to haunt it.

   That leads to a brutal battle and a growing sense of danger - and a few twists along the way.

   The art by Alex Maleev is terrific - dark and moody, loaded with atmosphere and menace.

   But the story doesn't really quite get into gear - it looks like we'll have to wait for the next issue to get to the heart of things (so to speak).

   Any series is entitled to an occasional miss, and that's what we have here. It's a safe bet that the next issue will make up for this pause.

Grade: B-


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