By Nick Banks
BPRD: Hell on Earth #139 Review
Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Laurence Campbell
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: January 20, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: The battle between the BPRD and the Black Flame continues and the team in Denver tries to take down the enemy using their psychic resources.
Our Thoughts: This issue picks up in the middle of the final battle between the Black Flame and Liz and Johan. The opening page poses the type of existential questions that the series is known for as Johan considers if he should finally “pass on” and leave his suit (and humanity) behind. The action and desperate struggle between our favorite fire starter and Vril-powered knight spills across the page and the battle is one of the most important in the history of the Mignolaverse. Fans will not be disappointed with the conclusion of this story arc or the promise of a terrible decision coming out of Russia. Let’s just say that everyone’s favorite “Russian Doll” is about to get more involved in the mess that the Ogdru Hem have brought to our world. The next story arc may finally bring the series subtitle to life.