Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #2 Review

by Christine Caprilozzi

By Christine Caprilozzi , Sr. Editor

Writer: Scott Allie & Mike Mignola
Artist: Sebastian Fiumara
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: May 1, 2013

Synopsis: Abe Sapien battles his way through terrible Ogdru Hem and human monsters as the world comes crashing down around him, on his quest to reveal his own role in the end of the world.

Our Thoughts: Where the first issue of “Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible” set the table for the series, Issue #2 really serves up the meat and potatoes. Besides being under siege, Abe is truly on an internal journey. This is more than a mid life crisis though. As Abe moves though the new terrain, he not only wonders who he is, but also who he is in relation to everybody else. There are so many different layers and pieces of the puzzle in this issue, yet somehow Scott Allie does a fantastic job of keeping the issue cohesive, coherent, and captivating throughout. The story is weighty, filled with tension, which in turn sets up for some really ripping action scenes.

The artwork by Sebastian Fuimara, along with the colors by Dave Stewart, is dark and brooding. They work really well with the story in conveying the mood.

In “Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible” #2, Allie does a balancing act of building up the suspense, while revealing the plot. The writing really shines in this issue. The reader knows more, however, has no idea where Issue #3 is going to take Abe next.

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