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B.P.R.D. Vampire #5 (of 5)

by Sean Tonelli on July 31, 2013

B.P.R.D. Vampire #5 (of 5)
In the immortal words of Harvey Dent ‘you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain.’ And in terms of B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5, truer words could not have been spoken. While the series may have started out slow, building tension as it were, Agent Anders quest for revenge escalated dramaticlly and concluded in glorious fashion.
Ever since the big reveal back in issue #3, many folks were wondering if Anders would succumb to the dark side. Well, if you happen to take a glance at the cover then the answer is fairly obvious. So what does issue #5 give us? A showdown between Bruttenhold and Anders of course!
It’s interesting to note how this story played out, while the writers could have followed the typical Revenger’s Tragedy motif, we are instead treated to a study into Professor Bruttenhold’s own personal motivations. Why does he keep helping these monsters, when he knows the outcome will always be the same? Is it hope for his (hell)boy? Or is it something deeper? The entire story encompasses so much moral ambiguity that it’s hard to keep track of who the heroes and villains are. It’s because of this that B.P.R.D. Vampire manages to be one of the better B.P.R.D. stories, and that’s saying a lot.
As usual the art is top notch. Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are two of the industry’s hottest talents and you can add this storyline to their growing list of top tier efforts. And once again, Dave Stewart simply owns this book with his perfected colour palliate. I don’t believe Dark Horse would be the label it is without Stewarts contributions.
B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5 is a great conclusion to a great story. This is Mignola and crew at their finest and if you missed the issues, do grab the trade, it’s worth it.
B.P.R.D.: Vampire #5 (of 5)
Story: Mike Mignola, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon
Art: Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon
Colours: Dave Stewart
Letters: Clem Robins
Cover: Fábio Moon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

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