One Mad Dog


B.P.R.D Plague of Frogs 2 (Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davies, John Severin, Herb Trimpe, Karl Moline, Peter Snejbjerg, Dave Stewart, Bjarne Hansen)

From the pages of Hellboy……..

B.P.R.D Plague of Frogs 2 collects 3 trade paperbacks The DeadWar on Frogs and The Black Flame. These have been rearranged into a better story based chronological order not as their publication as comics. The hard back book is nicely printed on glossy paper and is glorious full color. The art work is solid throughout and despite the different artists it maintains the Hell Boy Universe feel.

The story is an easy read but it feels quite a straight “Run and Gun” type of tale. I felt it didnt really have intricate back story plots or hooks to really keep my interest up. It really didnt seem to grab me the way the first volume did. Abe Sapien is quite melancholy in this volume. There is the shock of one of the main characters being killed by one of the new protagonists. The book has some nice additional content and sketches to make it worth reading.

Definitely not a bad book but nothing outstanding. It Seems to get really good reviews on Amazon so not sure why it didn’t hit it off with me (6/10) ISBN 978-1=59582-672-3