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Book Title: B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 12: Metamorphosis|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 697 KB
v The author of the book: Mike Mignola
Edition: Dark Horse Comics
Date of issue: January 6th 2016
ISBN 13: 9781616557942
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Read full description of the books B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 12: Metamorphosis:Johann leads a BPRD crew to their favourite location, Nowheresville, USA, where they encounter yet more idiot humans pointlessly protecting and worshipping monsters. He fails to take into account their feelings and does something insensitive. Also, Sledgehammer 44!
I’ve said it about the last few BPRD books because it’s true and Metamorphosis is no different - it’s more of the same crap. Same bad stories and same paper-thin plotlines that are subplots at best. It’s amazing that so little can be stretched to make another volume but Mike Mignola and co. keep managing to pull it off.
Metamorphosis is made up of two arcs: Nowhere, Nothing, Never (which ironically describes most of the series) and Modern Prometheus, the latter of which I’d say is the only one worth reading if only for Julian Totino Tedesco’s art. The arc features Sledgehammer 44, a series I read one issue of before giving up on, but the visuals of seeing this super-powered armour fighting the Black Flame in his Hugo Boss (it’s true, that company actually made the Nazis’ outfits!) SS gear over the European skies was pretty cool.
That’s about it though and really, another invincible tough guy who punches things real hard? It’s just more evidence that Mignola’s long been out of ideas and, at this point, is circling back on himself.
I had thought (hoped) this would be the penultimate volume in the Hell on Earth arc but unfortunately I was mistaken - it’s gonna drag on and on until who knows when. It may not be the end of the arc but it’s the end for me! I’m not going to keep reading one miserable volume after another - it’s too disappointing and disheartening. I’m done! I leave the BPRD to the hardcore fans who can somehow stand this sub-standard fare and keep these guys churning out more.
BPRD was a great series about, oh, twenty books ago? It’s certainly metamorphosed since then and not for the better!
Read information about the authorMike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn't remember why) and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.
In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a (very terrible) inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk. By the late 80s he had begun to develop his signature style (thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black) and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey (1988) and Gotham by Gaslight (1989) for DC Comics, and the not-so-commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser (1990) for Marvel. In 1992, he drew the comic book adaptation of the film Bram Stoker's Dracula for Topps Comics.
In 1993, Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy, a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. While the first story line (Seed of Destruction, 1994) was co-written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself. There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections (with more on the way), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder), three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films and two live-action films staring Ron Perlman. Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries.
Mike also created the award-winning comic book The Amazing Screw-on Head and has co-written two novels (Baltimore, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City) with best-selling author Christopher Golden.
Mike worked (very briefly) with Francis Ford Coppola on his film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) and was visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, a lot of books and a cat.
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