The first three issues of B.P.R.D.: Vampire seemed to build an entertaining, full bodied story. Agents Anders set out to “find the vampires” and “kill them all.”
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
Anders arrived in Český Krumlov and met Miss Hana Norarov. Hana led Anders, perhaps accidentally, straight to Wilhelm the vampire. After Anders confronted Wilhelm, a fight ensued. Quickly, Anders was infused with the power of the vampire sisters and gruesomely killed Wilhelm.
Issue #4 opens with a flashback and quickly moves to Anders in the present, shirtless and covered in blood, ready to attack the witches, with the vampire sisters on his side. The entire situation suddenly blows up with the witches wishing to get rid of the sisters and Anders as they begin a chant. This is, more or less, where everything goes to Hell. The comic turns into action with Anders epically morphing into an almost spider-like demon with the essence of the sisters surrounding him. He kills many of the witches.
Hana is then seen calling Professor Bruttenholm. She explains that Anders has gone missing, which she is sure Bruttenholm understands would happen. He should prepare to come and claim the body. Hana states this as a bloodied Anders appears in her doorway and we see the mass destruction he has caused.
B.P.R.D.: Vampire #4 was almost a let down for me. The story had been building in such a way that I didn’t expect another “fight” issue — like the end of #3. While the showdown between the witches and the empowered Anders is neat, it almost seems like filler. There is no real advance in the storyline, except for Hana’s phone call to Bruttenholm, which shows an even deeper level of her deception. The issue really appeared to be a showcase for Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon’s artwork and nothing more. Hopefully the conclusion of the series will reveal what is missing to make this story complete.