Today it was revealed via Dark Horse Publishing’s official website that Mike Mignola (“B.P.R.D”, “HELLBOY”) will again be bringing readers an original story arc centered around “HELLBOY” sidekick “ABE SAPIEN” titled “THE ABYSSAL PLAIN”. The gilled wiz-kid is no stranger to starring in his own offshoot titles with “THE DROWNING”, and “THE HAUNTED BOY” both under his utility belt and both having been met with much acclaim. Read on for the full skinny. “Sapien began life as Langdon Everett Caul, a Victorian scientist and businessman who became involved with the Oannes Society, an occult organisation who believed in life and all knowledge having come from the sea. After retrieving a strange jellyfish-like deity from an underwater ruin, Caul and the other members performed an arcane ritual that inadvertently ended with the creature’s release and Caul being turned into an icthyo sapien. Believing him to be Oannes reborn, the society sealed the developing icthyo sapien’s body in a tube of water in the hidden laboratory beneath a Washington, D.C. hospital until such time as he was fully formed.”
“On one of his first B.P.R.D. operations, agent Abe Sapien leads a naval crew to a sunken Soviet U-boat to retrieve an ancient relic. What he uncovers is a paranormal crime scene, with a tanker full of dead men and secrets that should’ve remained buried in the deep. The Abyssal Plain explores another early Abe solo adventure, in the spirit of Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Abe Sapien: The Haunted Boy.”
“ABE SAPIEN: THE ABYSSAL PLAIN” Issue #1 Hits Stores On June 30th From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)
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