I reviewed the first issue in this mini-series and thought I should come back around to check up on the second issue. As the B.P.R.D rolls towards an inevitable confrontation with "The Master," more and more is becoming apparent as to how grave this threat is.
Things I liked:
- Seeing the B.P.R.D take on a ghost is interesting because it's rare that we get to see what happens when Hellboy, Abe or any of the other "special" operatives are leading the charge. I'm actually really happy that this happened, because a series that revolves around an agency that's only effective when certain people are present is pretty weak.
- The sequence with the B.P.R.D's "new guest" getting her psychic training from Panya; the latter's character has always been a bit ambiguous, and seeing hints of a sinister motive adds some much-needed depth. I'm curious to see where they go with this storyline, and hope it evolves into something in the future.
- Seeing the ongoing "Johann's Body" storyline morph into something a little more interesting has been a highlight of this book. I wrote in my last review that it was nice that he would be getting a "break," but seeing that other parties have interest in the same body it might not work out well for him. Definitely looking forward to it.
Things I didn't:
- After ending the last issue with some huge questions as to the identity and power of this "Master," there's a noticeable lack of action or answers. Of course, this is only the second issue, but the set-up for the rest of the mini-series didn't really hook me back in.
B.P.R.D Hell on Earth: The Return of the Master #2 (of 5)
Dark Horse Comics
The Verdict: Like the last book, this issue easily earns four ghosts out of five from me; little quibbles in regards to the whole "point" of the arc keep it from being perfect, but with some good payoff by the end of the mini that could change.