Abe Sapien #8

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Abe dives into a horrific cavern believed to be a portal to the Mayan version of Hell!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Dec 10, 2013

    Issue #8 of Abe Sapien offers the best of both worlds — a tidy little one-shot for readers just discovering the series, and a bit more Mayan flavor for those who dug the most recent plotlines. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 11, 2013

    I'm not exactly sure if I would put this in the "jumping on point" category as much as the "breath of fresh air" category, but I suggest giving it a read. If you're eager to see what is going to happen in the grand scheme of things with the whole apocalyptic story arc that is currently happening, you may want to skip this, but I strongly advise against doing that. This is a book for people who love Abe Sapien. So in saying that, I promise that you'll like it. If not, feel free to send some negative e-mails my way; I'm not that hard to get in touch with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennet Dec 12, 2013

    Being a done in one it is the perfect small package, both story and art are good and its all wrapped up in the one issue. While you're not missing anything in the grand scheme of things, it's a fantastic single issue for fans of Mingnola's work and another great jumping on point for newer readers to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper Dec 11, 2013

    This issue had just about everything you'd want from an Abe comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 12, 2013

    Dave Stewart, of course, lives up to his talent as he is able to bring out the darkest elements of the plots thanks to a smart choice of palettes. Bringing an unity of themes through a selective diversity, he brings forth the grey, dark blue and greyish green particularly well, setting them up as being much more present. This has the result of making other colors like bright red, beige, yellow and others to have a bigger impact on their respective pages and panels, making them rare in order to give them a higher effect. It's dark, it's subtle, yet Stewart does not let the colorization be dull for one second despite all that. While the story of this flashback issue might be rather simplistic at times, the use of horror, action and ambiance makes for a particularly interesting read nonetheless thanks to the work of everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 11, 2013

    Yes, this was a great issue, but I can't shake that sinking suspicion that it's a fluke, a one time only deal that is more of a blip on the series than a new trend-setter. There's no way to tell if this nightmare will become reality or if I'm completely off till the next issue comes out, but until then, I can happily say I very much recommend Abe Sapien #8. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - LenDiggity Dec 11, 2013

    While Abe Sapien #8 is a perfectly fine comic book it feels too much like a Hellboy book for it to ever stand on its own. This book gives you everything you already know you enjoy which leaves little room for authenticity. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Dec 12, 2013

    . . . $3.50, 22pgs. All ADs @ back! . . . A great standalone "flashback" issue that really improves and brings value to the last arc. Oeming isn't my favorite artists, but his backgrounds are Mignola-esque and the environments are creepy. Really liking Scott Allie's involvement on AS, they are really bringing that character!

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