And Then I Read: ABE SAPIEN Vol. 6

AbeSapienTPImage © Mike Mignola, art by Max and Sebastián Fiumara

The odd fish-man Abe Sapien has drifted far from his B.P.R.D. roots, living among a mysterious group in a small Texas town which is mostly untouched by the massive and Hellish destruction of the “Hell on Earth” storyline now stretching over several years in the other B.P.R.D. books. The story is told in an interesting way, with each of five chapters focusing on one of the core group of people in this enclave, each one with a hidden agenda, a troubled past, and unusual abilities. Abe is one of the five. Despite that, I didn’t find the overall collection all that satisfying, as the story of Abe does not seem to be going anywhere. The art by the Fiumara brothers is also pretty far from the Mignola template, and at times distorts the characters in ways that I found unappealing. Not sure if I’m going to stick with this series.

Mildly recommended.

One thought on “And Then I Read: ABE SAPIEN Vol. 6

  1. Ralf Haring

    I’m not really vibing on Mignola’s books at the moment. Abe wandering a post-apocalyptic wasteland isn’t terribly interesting. And the BPRD book’s shift from Guy Davis to James Harren as the regular artist is pretty jarring.

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