B.P.R.D.: 1946 3 (March 2008)


And, after the glorious response to the previous issue, this one….

It’s a very confusing, all action issue. The writers now expect the reader to remember all the disposal army guys, but additionally some Russian ones too. There’s still a lot of content for Azaceta to make fit. But he has to sacrifice establishing panels, which means there’s little frame of reference.

Except the utterly disposable, soon-to-be-dead soldier.

I try to be an attentive reader, but I can’t tell a bunch of guys who look alike (the sergeant’s balding and mustached) apart from a bunch of other guys who look alike–when the soldiers are in horrific situations, Azaceta goes for a close-up, so no telling Russian or American; their uniform’s aren’t visible.

I don’t even know if I’d be harping about it if the series hadn’t raised the bar so high with the last issue.

CREDITS

Writers, Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart; penciller, Paul Azaceta; inker, Peter Krause; colorist, Nick Filardi; letterer, Clem Robins; editors, Rachel Edidin and Scott Allie; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.

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