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Words and Pictures: B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs

Generally speaking, the physicality of comics is quite a big deal to me.  I don’t get the same satisfaction from reading this stuff digitally as I do from the paper and ink version.  To be honest, if money was no object I’d be reading all my favourite series in hardback, since a hardback collection or graphic novel that’s had care and consideration lavished upon its production is one of (my) life’s minor delights.

Alas, money is an object, so my collection of hardbacks is strictly limited.  The most satisfyingly chunky and heavy of all are the four volumes of B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs.  You could kill a decent-sized rat with one of these things.  Possibly even a small dog.  You can get the story in other more modest formats but I happened to get the first volume in hardback, and couldn’t bring myself to switch thereafter.  (Hang-ups about format continuity = sign of slightly nerdy fanhood, I suspect).

Fortunately, I’ve not regretted that choice, since it’s been a very entertaining and interesting fictional journey.

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