Abe Sapien #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola & Scott Allie
Art by Sebastián Fiumara
If you’re looking for a job with decent benefits, you may want to look into applying at the B.R.P.D. because there’s an opening there. Abe Sapien has run off after being in a coma for a few months. No one knows why or where he’s going. Not to mention, this is a time when a boat load of monsters are popping up all over the place. People all over the place have their theories or heard rumors, but nothing certain. Later on, we find Abe hobo’ing somewhere, listening to what to all these tales of other homeless men on what could be going on. I’ll leave it here; you know my thoughts on spoilers.
The writing was solid. This issue gave me enough information to know what’s going on in the world without knowing everything, something I truly want in a first issue. Also, we don’t know what’s going on with Abe, why he left, where is he going, again to make you wonder. As for the paneling, standard squares which is the style for this world. Simple, easy to follow for anything with these characters and it’s best to keep to the same style. The art was also the same used for other books in this world. It was gritty, just off enough to let you know it’s not here.
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this. They show Abe as having the same personality that he’s always had, a thinker but they did show that he can hold is own in a fight on land if he needs to. Something I personally haven’t seen before. Also, you see how the people take care of each other, people are looking out for Abe and it’s not the people you’d expect. I have a strong feeling this is going to be another successful line from this universe. If you are in a store or on their website, get this book, in my humble opinion. I give it 5 caps out of 5.