B.P.R.D.: Plague Of Frogs

April 4, 2005 | Trades


B.P.R.D.: Plague Of Frogs
Mike Mignola, Guy Davis
Dark Horse Books
$17.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Abe Sapien: who are you?
This question has long loomed in the minds of Hellboy fans — a much larger contingent now thanks to some pretty impressive box office numbers — but had never been answered … until now.
And, of course, the only person who could tell the origin tale of the amphibian member of the Bureau Of Paranormal Research And Defense (B.P.R.D.) is Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola.
While Mignola eschews his art tools in favour of his keyboard in this volume, his love of these characters shines through as he, along with artist Guy Davis, take readers back to the beginning — the first Hellboy tale — to tell Abe’s story.
And they do it with style.
Called in to investigate a mysterious one-man attack on a paranormal research lab, Abe — who was discovered in a jar in the basement of an abandoned building and has no memory of his past — and the other members of the B.P.R.D. quickly find themselves knee deep in frog monsters, a mould creature and other, darker forces which may end up costing Abe his life before he can figure out how he came to be in that basement.

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