Abe Sapien has been on a journey of self-discovery for some time now, he’s fought in battle and ran from old friends but only now has he truly begun to see his path. This book is a visual masterpiece, Sebastián and Max Fiumara fill every panel with supreme quality that gives so much life to the story. Last month’s issue was slow and focused on plot development, this issue quickly picks up the intensity as, once again, Abe finds himself in trouble.
WRITTEN BY: Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
ART BY: Sebastián Fiumara
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2013
The story the that has been developing over this series has been quite thrilling. Abe has already changed so much in such a short amount of time that it will be interesting to see his next step. This issue re-establishes why Abe Sapien is a must read, the pacing is incredible, as the story unfolds you find yourself lulled by the overload of information when suddenly the tempo increases exponentially until the final panels of book.
It’s clear that Abe will play a significant role in the future of the Mignolaverse alongside Hellboy and some key players of the B.P.R.D. A primary characteristic of Abe’s personality is his willingness to sacrifice himself for the humanity, throughout the ongoing Mignola and Allie have put him in such situations, never failing to disappoint. This book ends in quite the spectacular manner and it will be interesting to see if this trend continues.
The Fiumaras steal the spotlight for this issue. The art has an incredible realism when closely has a very sketchy style to it. The illustrations in every panel are filled with details down to the creases on a face, this style becomes even more stunning as gore and blood are shed. Dave Stewart provides the colour pallet which adds that final bit of accent that gives this book a high caliber look.
Month to month I’m always excited for more Abe Sapien.
Reviewed by – GreenBasterd