‘B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered’ was a pretty interesting mini-series; you had ghosts hell-bent on revenge, a priest with shaken faith and a pyrokinetic girl trying to control her powers from running wild.
I really believe you don’t know where you are going if you can’t look back on where you have been. I hope out of this mini-series we see more untold stories of Liz Sherman and her work with the B.P.R.D. I think the more we explore the Hellboy Universe, the more great stories that Mike Mignola can share with us.
As this chapter came to a close, the pacing was at a fever pitch as everything moved to a finale. The opening pages featured Liz and Trevor Bruttenholm as they discuss her medication and when they plan to return to the B.P.R.D. Headquarters; regardless if the missing is successful or not.
So the ghost of Anne Caldwell isn’t haunting just the house, but the entire woods surrounding where she once lived. Basically, Bruttenholm and his priest friend are exorcising up the wrong tree as Liz and Teddy attempt to rid the woods of the ghost themselves.
As it tends to happen in comics, when a young character goes out on their own for the first time things don’t tend to go as planned. Liz and Teddy confronting the ghost of the late Anne Caldwell is no exception.
Meanwhile back at the house, Bruttenholm and his priest friend are attempting to do what Liz and Teddy are doing in the woods. Of course this is not working because Liz is currently engaged with the ghost. Once the grown-ups figure out what is going on they rush off to help out, and finally save the day banishing the tortured soul of Anne Caldwell, witch. That’s right, Anne Caldwell was not falsely accused of being a witch, she was chock full of magical powers.
Well that is it for B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered. All in all it was a very good story, one I very much enjoyed reading. I can’t wait to see what Mike Mignola and Dark Horse have planned for Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. going forward. I would love to see more about a young Trevor Bruttenholm as that would make for some interesting reading. I look forward to the next mini-series… From The Pages of Hellboy.