Abe Sapien #2

Abe Sapien #2

Writer: Scott Allie, Mike Mignola Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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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.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Apr 30, 2013

    Overall, the second installment of Abe Sapien shows us all the great things this title is made of. Atmospheric, goodwriting,scary looking monsters, and above allelseone of the finest comic protagonists. With this issue I can safely say this series is something youshoulddefinitelybecheckingout. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Blogger Bear May 8, 2013

    The use of color was a bit richer than the first but the animation is still stunning. This series is really doing an amazing job at setting the stage and giving us a major look into the mystery that is Abraham Sapien. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson May 1, 2013

    Anyone who likes the B.P.R.D., or Hellboy, should give this series a read. Great art, an excellent story line. What's not to like? Well, as so much has occurred in the Mignolaverse, you might be overwhelmed just hopping into this issue. Isn't that every comic though? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover May 5, 2013

    I have faith we'll get some answers but what questions will they lead us too? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere May 3, 2013

    Even though the direction of this series isn't entirely clear, this issue gives us some very good exploration of how the normal people of the Mignolaverse reacts to the apocalypse while giving us a good lead in Abe Sapien. With the expert art of Sebastian Fiumara and the colors of Dave Stewart, this issue is elevated to another level thanks to their great storytelling as well. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 29, 2013

    While the pacing of this title is still a little slow to my liking, the mystery behind Abe's transformation (and perhaps his origin) coupled with the fantastic art of Sebastin Fiumara make this worth reading. Although it is suffering from a slow burn right now, it is building in momentum and I for one am looking forward to where this series will take my favorite fish-man. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper May 1, 2013

    I just want to state again how awesome Sebastian's artwork is. Each time I look at the book, I come away with a new favorite panel or an appreciation of something I missed earlier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 1, 2013

    Although the story might feel a bit all over the place (you move rather quickly from one setting to another), it is still very well written and organized in a way that is easy to understand. The art by Scott Allie is really fantastic: there are moments where Mignola lets Allie tell a bit of the story and the way these particular panels are organized is in an organized and well structured way. It is, in general, very well done. Overall the story is entertaining and is definitely worth a look if you enjoy Abe's character and are a bit curious about his identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd May 2, 2013

    Its just great having Abe back. This arc is only the beginning as this ongoing series while undoubtedly continue alongside BPRD and Hellboy in Hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli May 1, 2013

    Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Part 2 of 3 is a far superior book than its predecessor in every aspect. It's packed with plot, great art and actually stars Abe. So those who were on the fence after Part 1 should be more than satisfied with this purchase. This is how you are supposed to fill 22 pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 14, 2013

    The story let me down, but everything else was tops! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 2, 2013

    It was interesting that even though the first place Abe went to was a church in order to rest, the priest there was actually welcoming to him. What was happening around the world was nothing new to the man which was why he wasn't scared when he first encountered Abe. Though we then switch over to the B.P.R.D. officers who are hunting Abe thinking he is the cause for everything happening. Something to point out is odd for them to do because he's one of them and is very humane. Here Allie was able to show what people really thought of monsters like himself and how they are lumped together as trouble and nothing else. Even more so when the towns people turned on their own priest for asking them to be at peace with those who were transformed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 6, 2013

    This series had the potential of being a one hit wonder but I'm happy to report the second installment is just as enjoyable as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm May 1, 2013

    Not much of this story arc has been too captivating. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb May 2, 2013

    It looks as though "Abe Sapien," or at least its debut story arc "Dark and Terrible," is shaping up to be mostly for hardcore Hellboy readers. Fans of Abe himself will be pleased by this issue, as it's very Abe-centric and teases quite a bit more about his past and future. More casual fans, however, may be lost in the continuity upon which the issue mostly relies. It remains to be seen where future issues take the story, but for now, "Abe Sapien" is only worth reading for dedicated fans that want a deeper look at the impact of recent events in the Hellboy universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser May 2, 2013

    . . $3.50, 22pgs. 5pags ADs thru-out. good cover art. . . a fine 2nd issue that picks up the pace, informs and throws us some action. I am enjoying Mignola and Arcudi's work here, especially the dialog and details that pertain to the larger world. Sebastian Fiumara is up to bat with some very nice artwork. Dave Stewart's color really stand out and compliment well. a bit of a cliffhanger leaves me looking forward to the next issue.

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