Abe Sapien: The Haunted Boy #1
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Abe Sapien: The Haunted Boy #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: John Arcudi Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 28, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 31, 2009

    I didn't expect much from this Abe Sapien one-shot, but I found the story engrossing and the art riveting. Abe easily carried the story by himself, and he proved to be an engaging solo hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 8, 2009

    Patric Reynolds proves to be a good choice for this one-shot, as it makes for a consistency in style for the Abe Sapien brand. A previous Mignola-verse limited series - Abe Sapien: The Drowning - was illustrated by Jason Alexander, and Reynolds employs a style here that's highly reminiscent of his predecessor's. Furthermore, since the emotional conflicts in the story are really more important and interesting than the supernatural elements, a more realistic, gritty style helps to focus the reader's attention on characters, whereas a Mignola's esque style tends to envelop the reader in the dark, creepy, gothic visuals and atmosphere (which can be entertaining as well, of course). This more grounded look is a nice change of pace from the more stylized work of such artists as Mignola and Guy Davis who work on other Hellboy-related titles. Read Full Review

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