Abe Sapien #17

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

People think Abe Sapien’s transformation means he’s connected to the monsters taking over the world. Now, returning to the town where he was shot, and where his transformation began, Abe seeks sanctuary with a strange group of survivors.

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Oct 8, 2014

    So, this was not the kind of issue I was expecting, but it was a good issue nonetheless. Gene's addition to the cast was totally unexpected, and yet it totally made sense. I find there are times the series tends to talk about choices and actions rather than showing them, which is why I enjoyed Gene's change so much. His change manifested itself as a choice that became very real action, giving Sebastian the chance to draw an action sequence that was as much about being overwhelmed by mutants as it was about being overwhelmed by anger. When the series finds visual ways to explore its characters like this, it's really at its best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 13, 2014

    Fiumara's art is the real attraction for "Abe Sapien" #17, at the end of the day. With a five-part story kicking off next month, hopefully the book will find some of its drive once more; doubly so with a spotlight on Grace just around the corner. This book has its ups and downs, but on the bright side, there's always something to make tuning in worth it. Still, I'd rather the book be great all around month-after-month; hopefully this was just a temporary lack of drive. Read Full Review

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