Abe Sapien Issue #4 Review

by Christine Caprilozzi

By Christine Caprilozzi , Sr. Editor

“Abe Sapien” 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 “Abe Sapien” series has really been fantastic, especially for fans of the “B.P.R.D. If you haven’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 Abe’s head.

While he still does not know the origin of the sea monsters and doesn’t relate to them, he is still obviously ostracized by humans as well. This doesn’t stop Abe from working on figuring out what has caused all hell to break loose. Let’s be honest comic fans, Abe is the most intelligent creature in “Mignolaverse.” Comic fans get to see this, along with a very introspective tone and melancholy side to Abe.

While the story remains intriguing, let’s not forget all the gory action. Max Fiumara’s work is very dark and detailed. This complements Mignola’s and Arcudi’s story perfectly. This issue features some beautifully grotesque creatures courtesy of Mr. Fiumara.

“Abe Sapien” #4 continues what has become a really fascinating series. Yes horror fans, it does have the gore and action, but there’s also a pretty weighty story behind it. If you’ve already started the “Abe Sapien” series, definitely continue on this journey. If not, catch up!

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