BPRD: Hell On Earth #143 - 147 - “Cometh The Hour” - and so it ends.
John Arcudi’s 12 year run on the book wraps up majestically, with an epic arc that: connects everything; rips out your heart and crushes it callously; yet leaves you with a feeling of optimism for the future.
The art on this arc was by Laurence Campbell, and it was magnificent as always. He has long been my favourite BPRD artist (all of whom are amazing, by the way) - his style is so cinematic it’s like watching a movie.
If you haven’t been along for the ride, then this arc really isn’t the place to start. It’s not, in any way, shape or form, new reader friendly. And, it doesn’t need to be. This is the big finish for long time fans of the Mignolaverse, even more so than the earlier ending of Hellboy In Hell.
I recognise that there’s more to come, at some point down the line (and I’ll be there when that happens), but for now I’m perfectly happy to have this be “The End”.