Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1

Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Peter Snejbjerg Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - G-Man Jun 30, 2010

    There's simply something really cool about Abe Sapien. I enjoyed seeing him get his chance in the spotlight but it would've been nice to see him do more. The way this issue leaves you hanging, it's possible that there will be more action in the second issue. Fans of Hellboy and BPRD will want to check this out. The writing and art makes it feel as if it fits perfectly with the other stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 30, 2010

    One of the benefits of following Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe is that even the spinoffs are generally worth reading. Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain doesn't break that trend. Mike Mignola and John Arcudi offer a tale less overtly steeped in horror and more plain creepy as Abe dives deep below the surface to seek out a lost artifact inside a sunken Russian sub. Peter Snejbjerg doesn't always capture the foreboding tone of his surroundings as well as he could, but there are some shots worth admiring. Those hoping that Mignola and Arcudi will shed new light on Abe's past might be disappointed, but the hero stands tall on his own once again. And those who just want more of those traditional clashes with monsters and demons should have their thirst quenched in issue #2. Though not an essential read, Abyssal Plain is just one more worthwhile and accessible entry in the increasingly vast Hellboy-verse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 5, 2010

    You're not likely to find a better looking comic this week than "Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plan" #1 and the art alone makes it worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jul 5, 2010

    This is my third exposure to Arcudis work, the first being his Superman strip for Wednesday Comics whose incredibly deliberate pacing and dour/miserable tone were ill fit to a story about the Man of Steel. Later, I read an issue of his Alien mini which zipped along in the manner of the typical story featuring those monsters but held such an interesting twist at the end that I was excited to see what came next. I think the ending of this book has more in common with the latter as the body of the work has more in common with the former. The grey, deliberate tone is, I think right for this character and for the kind of story being told here, so Im hooked until next months issue. Read Full Review

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