Paul Azaceta

Irredeemable Special 1 (April 2010)

What a terrible comic. I’m used to Irredeemable running hot and lukewarm and Incorruptible being awful–Waid’s incredibly inconsistent–and this special is anything but. There are three stories. One’s a prologue, sort of, to the first issue of Irredeemable. It apparently hints at something the regular series will deal with. The second story might serve a […]

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B.P.R.D.: 1946 5 (May 2008)

Mignola, Dysart and Azaceta pull it off. They don’t exactly pull it off the way I expected (I’d forgotten the conclusion) but they still come through. Instead of doing something collected, they go all out with a Nazi space rocket and vampires fighting robot gorillas. Let’s not forget the cybernetic Nazi monkey, he was kind […]

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B.P.R.D.: 1946 4 (April 2008)

I’m going to have a hard time on this response. There are monster gorillas at the end. Monster, cybernetic, Nazi gorillas. It must have been murder waiting for the final issue. The thing I like most about this issue is when the soldier, the regular soldier, finally loses it on the Professor. He gets knocked […]

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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, […]

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B.P.R.D.: 1946 2 (February 2008)

The cartography of this issue is simple. It opens in this secret Nazi asylum, then they go to a bar, then they go to a house, then they go back to the asylum. However, a whole lot happens at the bar, even though it’s all in conversation (the army guys come to respect the Professor), […]

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B.P.R.D.: 1946 1 (January 2008)

I’ve read this series before and mostly remember it (no, I don’t), but I’m shocked how little reaction there is from the Professor over his Russian counterpart, Varvara (who’s apparently a little girl). It’s a strange scene, the most striking before the last one and the last one is a lead-in to a cliffhanger. Seeing […]

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