While “HELLBOY” might have a pretty big Summer ahead of him as the character looks to start a new phase of his life, let’s not forget about his blue sidekick, “ABE SAPIEN”. The character has had several very successful arc based upon him, and this June he returns with “THE ABYSSAL PLAIN”. Inside you can read all the details on the title and get a first look at some unlettered pages. Read on for the skinny.“Sapien began life as Langdon Everett Caul, a Victorian scientist and businessman who became involved with the Oannes Society, an occult organization 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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