Catching up with the BPRD (#SFWApro)

Continuing my rereading of the Hellboy mythos (this represents the past month or so’s reading, and they’ve all been added to the Hellboy Chronology)
BPRD: The Black Flame by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Guy Davis as a Nazi-loving CEO assume the identity of the title Nazi agent in order to lead the Oghdru Jahad’s transformed frog people against humanity—unaware he’s only a player in a much bigger game. This is something of a turning point for the series as we shift from the BPRD struggling but managing to keep a lid on things to the destructive power of the monsters overwhelming the world, culminating in the current Hell on Earth nightmare situation.
BPRD: War on Frogs by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and multiple artists, has the BPRD waging war against the frog creatures spreading across America in a series of one-shot stories. This overlaps with the above volume, so I read them both together. Decent, but not first rate.
BPRD: The Universal Machine by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Guy Davis is a very good one. In the A-plot, Kate investigates a lot occult text that may be able to restore Roger the Homunculus to life; in the B-Plot, the regular BPRD members share stories from their past, giving us the first glimpse at Captain Daimio’s backstory (and making me appreciate that contrary to stereotypes, he’s not at all defined by his scarred face). A great showcase for Kate and a good read, though it does make me wish the current BPRD team had personalities as strong as we see here.

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