By Christine Caprilozzi
Abe Sapien #19 Review
Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artist: Sebastian Fiumara, Dave Jackson
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: January 14, 2015
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: In a strangely tranquil town on the Texas Gulf Coast, Abe has found a little peace. That peace is threatened by Abe’s hunch that there’s a connection between this town and a deadly threat he faced not too long ago …
Our Thoughts: With Abe Sapien, Mike Mignola and Scott Allie have consistently delivered a story driven, action packed comic, and Issue #19 is no different. One aspect of Abe’s character is that he is very introspective and the reader gets to see those moments as the plot keeps moving. The big draw to this series for me, however, is that while the story is engrossing, the faithful reader of Abe Sapien knows not to get too comfortable, as all hell can break out at any moment. That holds true for this issue as Abe questions his need to reflect versus his need to move ahead.
The artwork by Sebastian Fiumara and Horror Comic Award winning colorist Dave Stewart is right on point. Stewart’s atmospheric style is perfect for setting the tone in Mignolaverse, whether the scene is a brutal battle packed or simply telling the tale.
Abe Sapien #19 is a no brainer for fans. For horror comic fans who have not started this series, I highly suggest you pick up the trades and catch up. The Abe Sapien series has developed into much more than a Hellboy/B.P.R.D “spin off.” It is a full- fledged and intricately developed ongoing series well worth the price of admission. Abe Sapien #19 is out January 14th.