B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered #2 picks up right where #1 left off, and immediately jumps into the story of the ghost the B.P.R.D. are investigating. In a remote New England town, the ghost of an accused and murdered witch continues to haunt the woods at the site of her grisly demise.
Before I get into this month’s installment of The Dead Remembered, I want to talk about Karl Moline and Andy Owens’ artwork. I have always loved the grittiness of the Hellboy comic books and this is no exception. At about the midway point through The Dead Remembered #2, they begin showing the murder Anne Caldwell, and it is intense. To quote Wayne’s World, “You’re double live Gonzo, intensity in ten cities, live at Budakon!” That’s how intense these panels really are). It makes it even worse knowing the outcome and just like Anne, I felt helpless to do anything to save her.
Aside from Anne’s murder, there are two other stories going on this month; the first is Liz Sherman and how she is dealing with her powers and the guilt she feels as she opens up to Ted. The second is Trevor Bruttenholm and his dealings with his priest friend and exercising the ghost from the house (he doesn’t know she is haunting the woods and not necessarily the house).
Bruttenholm’s story is about as interesting at it can be at this point, I think the real fireworks will fly in the conclusion next month in regards to this part of the adventure. What I found most interesting this month was the way Liz opened up to Ted about everything. She even shared about how her family was killed. All I can say about that is WOW! I can’t imagine the pain this character must feel every day knowing a momentary loss of control shattered her world.
The Dead Remembered should be added to your reading list for sure! If you are a fan of ghosts, hauntings, firestarters or just the paranormal, this is the story for you. Make sure to check back next month for the conclusion to B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered it’s gonna be one heck of a conclusion.