Preview – B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth – The Pickens County Horror #1

By Chuck Suffel


“As the world goes to hell, a backwoods vampire clan shelters themselves in their Gothic southern home, covered in fog and fungal horror, ready to create havoc for a trespassing B.P.R.D. crew. ”


I Love Dark Horse! So few companies put out books that I read ravenously, cover to cover in moments. Then go back and read again. B.P.R.D. hasn’t been the most even book lately, some issues have been good, a few were great, this one? It blew my socks off.

Just look at the Becky Cloonan / Dave Stewart cover art!

This book is creepy from page one. And it just gets creepier as you turn those pages. Agents Vaughn and Agent Peters may be unknowns, or minor characters in Vaughn’s case but that’s one of the things B.P.R.D. is great for. They give you these people you’ve never heard of and by the end of the issue you’re screaming “DON’T GO THROUGH THAT DOOR!” at the comic book. What? I’m the only one who does that? As the title says this story takes place in Pickens County, South Carolina. In the mountains. The creepy backwoods mountains. There’s unearthly fog, unidentifiable creatures in the fog. Other creatures that may or may not be vampires and oh something about that fog just ain’t right.

Buy this book on Wednesday the 28th, it’s gonna scare you silly.


Writer: Mike Mignola,  Scott Allie
Artist: Jason Latour
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Becky Cloonan
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: March 28, 2012
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
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