Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 - Ghost Moon #1

Set in August of 1953, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954--Ghost Moon #1 sends Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. to the Walled City of Hong Kong during the month of the Ghost Moon on the Chinese calendar when people believe the gates of Hell open allowing spirits to return. Called in by Trevor Bruttenholm who has already lost one agent to mysterious happenings in the city, Hellboy, Susan Xiang, and Archie Muraro arrive to investigate.

Hellboy and his team stumble across the same strange happenings including a pair of monstrous beasts desperately searching for something that has been stolen and the discovery that someone has taken an hunpig and is using the spirit jar for their own evil ends by drawing the life energy out of the locals for his own selfish ends.

Given the team's inability to hurt the creatures, one of whom who calls Hellboy "cousin," it seems likely that fighting the beasts may not be the best way to solve the problem. Finding out what they seek and retrieving the hunpig (which is likely tied to their search) seems like the most obvious course of action. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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