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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 1: New World

(B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #1)

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Our heroes face new horrors as they investigate small town vanishings, wild monsters in the woods, and a strange new creature that arrives to create hell on earth. Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, and drawn by 2009 Eisner Award-winner Guy Davis (The Marquis), B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: New World marks the beginning of a new era in horror
Paperback, First Edition, 144 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Dark Horse Books
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Chad
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
After the end of Plague of Frogs, Mignola and Arcudi focus on a smaller story. Abe heads to the Pacific Northwest to look for Daimlo while people in a small town go missing. There's a lot of world building going on in this volume, playing with the team dynamics. The world has really gone to shit now that the Ogdru Hem are awakening and we see outbreaks and catastrophes happening all over the world, while other places are unaffected. I like how Mignola builds up the fact that the world is ...more
Artemy
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
BPRD: Hell on Earth starts strong with a really creepy image of the world being torn apart by monsters. This volume is not as big and explosive as the finale of Plague of Frogs arc, but I think its for the best, and this quieter sense of dread and inevitably makes for a more emotional and impactful story. Happy to see (view spoiler) back, I knew hed return sooner or later. Overall, a promising start to a new BPRD story cycle. ...more
Paul E. Morph
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Ill D
Jun 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Like the preceding end of the last arc- the first one of the new is nothing more than filler. Sure, we have an old face reappear and another conflict but, this one has little to do with the new threats facing this world. Making it just a minor proxy conflict on the rim of something much greater, and has really nothing to do with it.

Another displeasing sub-par effort from the Mignola team. Hopefully the rest of the arc will improve. But- if the last few issues are any indication, I have little
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Sam Quixote
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it
The first Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence (BPRD) cycle finished with "Vol 14: King of Fear" and the second one starts anew with "BPRD, Hell on Earth 1: New World". While the first cycle more or less became concentrated on the "Plague of Frogs" storyline, this series purports to be about something else - but what?

From the looks of it, its BPRD business as usual. A Lovecraftian monster is up to no good and the BPRD set out to stop it. Abe Sapien and Johann Kraus are led by Kate
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Alan
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another shift for the B.R.P.D. series. The Plague of Frogs might be over, but the world remains under constant attack from occult and extra-dimensional forces. Some members of the Bureau know they're not doing much more than fighting a holding action, and the organization is now funded by the U.N. (and all the politics that ensues from that). With things literally going to hell some team members are determined to retain their humanity and "family" connections. A trip to Northwest helps fish-man ...more
Sesana
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, comics
Acting as transition between the end of the last cycle of B.P.R.D. storylines and the beginning of the next, the story here is deceptively small. Yes, there are huge things going on in the world, which looks like it's getting overrun with kaiju. But the focus is on the core members of B.P.R.D., and what's going on in their lives. As the cover implies, Abe has the focus for much of the book. Some questions left over from the previous story cycle get answered here, and it felt like the plan was to ...more
[Name Redacted]
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mignola & co. have said that they are committed to making a comic-book world in which big changes are permanent, in which character deaths and world-shaking events have real, lasting impacts and everything isn't carefully & cleanly resolved at the end of the day. They want a world in which retcons aren't available.

With the finale of the Plague of Frogs story-line, they succeeded. The people of the B.P.R.D. won the battle, but lost the war; millions have died, whole cities - whole
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Cale
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
As a followup to the massive events of the previous series, this series starts off pretty small. There are a couple huge disasters, but they happen offscreen (although seeing the ruins of downtown Seattle in the epilogue was a bit disturbing). The main story involves mysterious disappearances in the Pacific Northwest, which Abe goes off reservation to explore, and runs into an old friend or two. Meanwhile, BPRD is getting used to its UN oversight as the full scope of events starts to make itself ...more
Otherwyrld
Mar 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
This is the first volume of a new series, and a new direction for the B.P.R.D. Now an agency for the United Nations, they have more and bigger monsters to take on than ever before but as the death toll mounts across the world, the toll being taken on our agents is even higher.

This is a placeholder review until I can fill in some of the gaps in my reading. The review and the rating may change after a reread.
Wing Kee
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A toast, "to the new world of gods and monsters."

So, what happens right after 'King of Fear' when Mignola and co. changed the Mignolaverse forever? A small intimate tale that takes the big picture and zooms in to look at what it does to the people that inhabit this new world of gods and monsters. The result? Fanfrakingtastic!

World: The art if Guy Davis does not need to be discussed any further, he is a monster master and one of my favorite comic book artists on the planet, his line work and
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Dan
Jun 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
New World is a well-executed beginning to this new B.P.R.D. era. It has the solid art and storytelling that readers have come to expect from Mignola and crew. Still, I miss the folklore and mythological roots of Mignola's earlier work, which gave the stories richness and depth. The monsters in this collection feel generic by comparison.
Arlomisty
May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another B.P.R.D. graphic novel... checked out from the library... creepy, but actually pretty good story telling... this series takes place after the Plague of Frogs series and continues with the aftermath and introduces a new threat to the world.
Emily
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
This one was OK but lacked the humor of the Hellboy comics. I like the artwork and the story but not enough to continue with the series. Too serious and too many tentacles.
Jorge Williams
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
writing great, art great. . .I deduct one star because I personally don't like it when I can tell it has been drawn on a computer.
Andrew
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
I've had this one sitting in my Dark Horse Digital account for several years. I've been a little afraid to read it, since the Hell on Earth story seems like it's going to be pretty dark, and fairly long. This particular mini-series starts off Hell on Earth by setting up some character conflicts within the B.P.R.D and setting up a theme that (I think) will continue through the series. (That's kind of a guess though.)

One complaint I'd make: For the first part of a long story, it really just
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Augusto Bernardi
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The war has shifted and despite recent victories, the entire world is now involved, the media is airing all perspectives and increasing the hysteria and the enemy is finding new ways to renew their forces. This volume mainly focuses on a isolated case of a woman and her baby in a abandoned town that looks like something out of a Stephen king novel (Maine). Spoiler alert, the baby turned out to be one of the aliens as they are somehow spawning from humans now too into giant creatures.
Kate is
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Zare
In this volume something lurks in Pacific Northwest and epidemic of ghost-towns spreads out.

BPRD sends Abe Sapien to investigate where are all those people and very soon he finds somebody he never expected to see again living in the very wild and hunting the same monster creature.

Again do note this is slow-burner. You wont see any fast paced actin until the very end, majority of story is investigation and exposition of inter-team behavior (Panya seems to be rather naughty old lady). I have to
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Anchorpete
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
QUALITY OF ART (Out of 10) Sorry, but it is always going to be a 10 for BPRD or Hellboy Stuff

QUALITY OF DIALOGUE (Out of 10) The Dialogue is strong, but just like in Hellboy, the Dialogue is not the strength in the storytelling. Silent panels tell so much more in this universe, than panels filled with sharp dialogue

STAND OUT ASPECT OF BOOK- It is fun to see how it all goes to hell, after the Plague of Frogs. I started reading the trades of this book, deep into the story, when the world is just a
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Tom
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
In the aftermath of the plague of frogs, the world is in chaos, with pandemonium springing up all over the world, such as a volcano destroying Houston. Meanwhile, this story focuses on the members of BPRD like Abe and Johann. Abe goes off the grid, following a hunch and finding Daimio, while Johann is yearning again to inhabit a corporeal body.

The smaller scale of the action in this is an interesting counterpoint to the global cataclysm happening in the background.
Brendan
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The series continues down an unknown path and unlike the spinoff issues, this book keeps the pacing just about right. The last book promise a lot but only kept the story alive for this new series. Liz is not around so it's up to Abe and an old friend to meet up and battle the nasty creatures. Great book that continues to create a path for each character while serving the larger story arc.
Martin Chalupa
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
The B.P.R.D series continues. It picks up the story where the Plague of Frogs ended. I like how it starts small and focuses on individual characters instead of epic battles. I liked the hints of future development.
Koen Claeys
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Still a joy to read, mainly because of the well worked out characters with strong dialogues. The world seems to be going to pieces and it does not look good for the rather fragile cohesion of the B.P.R.D. team.
RG
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Kinda felt like filler
K De
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A new cycle for the B.P.R.D. team as the organization is now under United Nations control. Monsters and volcanoes erupting around the world. Abe Sapien meets up with a old friend in Canada. Liz Sherman, Panya, and Agent Kraus has some conflicts. There are echoes of Lovecraft's "Dunwich Horror" and in the Epilog: Seattle there is the feeling of futility (which reminds me of the film "Pacific Rim" of endless fighting against a ever increasingly powerful enemy). The story by Mike Mignola and John ...more
Rob Ryan
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant in every way.
Laura
The world is ending and our last heroes are doing their best with the Lovecraftian monsters.

I miss Hellboy.
M.i.
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it
So many moving pieces and it truly does feel like the world has gone to the dogs. A nice setup for whatever is to come.
Oscar
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Oops! Meant to dip my toe into the BPRD-specific adventures and seems I picked the wrong post-event place to start. Still a pleasant sci-fi/horror read.
Matthew Brady
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
It's time for a new status quo for the series as of this volume and...it's not all that different from the old one, really. The BRPD is now funded/controlled by the UN, which means more resources, but possibly some shadowy government stuff (or maybe bureaucratic ineptitude?) in the future. Devon is afraid of Abe, since he was prophesied to eventually lead the frog monsters, but they're all dead now, so it's mostly just tension between them. More monster attacks are going on around the world, and ...more
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Mike 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
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