Review: Abe Sapien #2

Abe, who removed himself from the services of the B.P.R.D., continues on his quest to seek out his origin.  Taking such a reclusive stance doesn’t come easy for a being with a monstrous visage.  Add to that the onslaught of creatures turning the Earth into a d.m.z., and one would see why his quest is so dangerous.

Visions of his past plague him, as they do every character with no sense of personal history seeking answers for his past.

No real action takes place in issue two, as it was also absent in issue one, but one interesting turn happens.  Abe finds solace in a church serving a small town affected by the monsters and their transformations.

When the townspeople get upset by Abe’s presence, they react unfavorably.  The issue turns into a look at society’s instability in the face of trauma.

Not much of this story arc has been too captivating.

Score: 3/5

Writers: Mike Mignola and Scott Allie

Artist: Sebastián Fiumara

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Price: $3.50

Release Date: 5/1/13