Abe Sapien #21 Review

Can our protagonist stand up to yet another vile threat? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The villain takes center stage as south Texas’s necromancy problem is revealed, and Sebastián Fiumara gives Geof Darrow a run for his money.

Abe Sapien 21_Preview CoverThings get complicated in this action opus! The creative team has taken their previous works and combined them into a comic that echoes the very heart of the supernatural genre and the B.P.R.D. franchise. Our unique romp centers around a strange but excellent hero that happens to be faced with a dastardly plot. And as the dead rise on up to threaten the living we see a creative team primed to do what they do best.

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie pen the script and much to the chagrin of both our south Texas town and Abe Sapien chaos ensues. The key aspect to take away from this quick read is the fact that the dynamic literary duo champions the written word in all the right ways. Violence pours out in the middle and near the end, but earlier on we see the workings of an insane player that’s bound to turn some heads among quite a few curious fanboys and fangirls.

The text itself may excite and hold attention but it’s the visual style of Sebastián Fiumara that does justice in the name of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Each page and panel is rendered in a controlled fashion that dances along on a kinetic tangent that seems somewhat unstable but it’s not. And that right there is what makes the body of work that much more enthralling, especially when the colors by Dave Stewart polish it off.

Abe Sapien #21 proves that it may be an era where there’s Hell on Earth but there are heroes still fighting against the tide of darkness. Add in a smart but capable creative team and we’re left with an outing that gives action, suspense and thrills from beginning to end. So in short when all is added together dear readers this comic book comes highly recommended.

  • + Chaos from start to finish!
  • + Abe takes on the dead.
  • + Outstanding visuals.
  • + Smart script.

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