Title: Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible
Author: Mike Mignola; John Arcudi; Scott Allie
Illustrator: Max Fiumara; Sebastian Fiumara; Dave Stewart
Series: Dark and Terrible Vol. 1 and 2
Pages: 408, 40
This review is for Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible volumes 1 and 2.
Abe Sapien has woken from a coma to find himself mutated and more inhuman than ever. He leaves the B.R.P.D. and travels across the U.S. which has been overrun by monsters. Abe is searching for the truth about himself and the fate of the human race.
These were very interesting stories. The world has been overrun with monsters and humans are slowly being wiped off the face of the earth. Abe is basically on a journey of self discovery. He wants answers but doesn’t know where to look for them, or even what all answers he is searching for. I enjoyed seeing the world through Abe’s point of view. Abe isn’t the confident warrior like Hellboy was, which I liked. He is more insecure about himself and his place in the world, especially since people keep pushing him away.
As with all of the Mignola comics I have read, I loved the artwork for this book. The Fiumara brothers have done an amazing job at illustrating this story. I loved the mixture of dark and color for the panels, especially with the monsters and battle scenes.
Overall, I really enjoyed Abe’s story even if it wasn’t what i was expecting. I do think I should have read B.R.P.D.: Plague of Frogs before reading this but I don’t think it has impacted my enjoyment of the story.
Previous books in the series: