By Christine Caprilozzi , Sr. Editor
â€œAbe Sapienâ€ Issue #4 Review
Writer: Mike Mignola & John Arcudi
Artist: Max Fiumara
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Synopsis: While on the run from the Bureau, Abe makes his way to the Salton Sea, where he encounters a bizarre egg-worshiping cult.
Our Thoughts: So far the â€œAbe Sapienâ€ series has really been fantastic, especially for fans of the â€œB.P.R.D. If you havenâ€™t started reading the series yet, I suggest you pick up the first three issues before heading into the fourth issue. Issue #4 sees Abe still trying to find himself, if you will. While he meets up with this bizarre crew, who actually somewhat accepts him, the real story is what is actually going on inside Abeâ€™s head.
While he still does not know the origin of the sea monsters and doesnâ€™t relate to them, he is still obviously ostracized by humans as well. This doesnâ€™t stop Abe from working on figuring out what has caused all hell to break loose. Letâ€™s be honest comic fans, Abe is the most intelligent creature in â€œMignolaverse.â€ Comic fans get to see this, along with a very introspective tone and melancholy side to Abe.
While the story remains intriguing, letâ€™s not forget all the gory action. Max Fiumaraâ€™s work is very dark and detailed. This complements Mignolaâ€™s and Arcudiâ€™s story perfectly. This issue features some beautifully grotesque creatures courtesy of Mr. Fiumara.
â€œAbe Sapienâ€ #4 continues what has become a really fascinating series. Yes horror fans, it does have the gore and action, but thereâ€™s also a pretty weighty story behind it. If youâ€™ve already started the â€œAbe Sapienâ€ series, definitely continue on this journey. If not, catch up!