Reviews: Lady Killer & Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.

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Lady Killer #3

The hit of any party!

The pressure is on for Josie as the conflict increases between her cozy suburban home life and her work as a paid killer! No one said it’d be easy to be a wife and mother, but now she faces her toughest job yet—one where she’ll find out how cold-blooded she really is.

We start to get to the meat of the story here as Josie has a crisis as she tries to perform the latest hit. The combination of her trying to tie her family life with her ‘outside’ job as a contract killer starts to cause problems. On top of that, her mother-in-law is starting to ask too many questions (personally, I don’t think she’s going to survive the series!) I really love the art style in this story – mixed in with some excellent dialog and scene setting. This is a story which is outside the norm for most comics (and possible Dark Horse) but I am enjoying a lot!
The issue ends on a problem for Josie as she tries to escape her fate that she knew would come!

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Hellboy & The B.P.R.D. #4

After an explosion sends Hellboy into the sewers, he finds himself lost below a Portuguese fortress. But when he finds the way out, he stumbles into something even more ominous.

I must confess, I am a little out of the loop when it comes to Hellboy’s current plane of existence, so this series is a godsend to me. Hellboy’s first field mission comes with all the trappings of a general Hellboy adventure, but perhaps without some of the banter you expect from him. There is good reason for this – Hellboy has never been on an active mission until this point and he is nervous – it shows too! Up until here, he has been confined to the base, with others going out on missions! We pick up here with Hellboy underground after being blown up by one of his own team. There he finds the inevitable Nazi connection with reanimated bodies and super monkeys! There is also a nice link to Hellboy’s arrival on earth!

In all this is a fun read, with little or no prior knowledge needed for Hellboy’s current status quo!




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