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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth -The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell (#93)

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth- The Transformation of J.H. O' Donnell (#93)
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense

Artist: Max Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Max Fiumara
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: May 30, 2012
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 19500 2 00111
Twenty-four years ago, Hellboy took mild-mannered Professor O’Donnell to the secret library of a recently dead necromancer. Since that day, O’Donnell has been the Bureau’s expert on the powerful ancient forces intent on ending the age of man. Find out what O’Donnell saw in this supernatural thrill ride.
* From the pages of Hellboy.

It’s all going to Hell in 2012!

In this episode from Hellboy we are given a glimpse into Professor O' Donnell's past and what lead up to his current state of disarray and manic behavior. As usual we are given some great art work and visuals along the way, where Fiumara's talent brings life to Mignola and Allie's stories.
When Professor O' Donnell enters the scene he looks disturbed by something and is ranting on about ancients walking the earth (after all he is the expert on powerful ancient forces who want to rid it of man) to a colleague and is demanding to see Dr. Corrigan. We get a hint that perhaps Professor has a few bolts loose when the colleague mentions it's time for medicine. From there on we're taken back through time to see when Hellboy takes a then mild mannered Professor to a secret library of a dead necromancer on behalf of Bruttenholm. It is during this, what is supposed to be an easy mission, that things of course go awry and the Professor witnesses some incredible events on behalf of an occult.

I for one enjoyed the scenery that was used to create the Necromancer's home and library, it has this beautiful Victorian-like creepiness to it that helped set the scene for the events about to unfold for the Professor. The details such as the cob webs, skulls, the ancient books, and old paintings make for neat objects to look at while you're investigating the libraries alongside the Professor.

The book goes from, "aww poor fella, he looks insanely stressed" to "well look at this beautiful house and awesome library" to "Um, professor- I don't think that's the best place to be" to "Aww yeah! Hellboy taking on a mummified ancient looking bull" to "WTH is happening!?" to "ok, I understand why the Professor acts the way he does" to "....WOW, didn't see that coming". So there you have it; it took me for a fun ride, graphics were nicely done, story was well written and paced, and it certainly earns the 4 necromancer sheep heads for the numerous crazy events that take place.

Guest Reviewer: Bunni Darling

Hellboy smackdown of the week:
Aww Yeah! Take that you crazy bull! Fist meet Face.

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