Friday, July 30, 2010

The Hellboy Project: Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1&2

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Art by Peter Snejbjerg

Reading this, I don't understand why it took so long for someone to realize what a perfect artist Peter Snejbjerg is for Abe Sapien.  This is a story set in the early 80s, which has Abe traveling on a salvage boat of questionable captaincy, looking for a potentially mystical artifact that was lost when a Soviet submarine sunk in 1948.

It follows the typical type of plot for a BPRD story.  In other words, the object is found, but it has a mystical defender, and so on and so on.  What I like about this particular tale is the way in which it shows Abe's human side, as his instincts tell him to handle this issue differently than his companions.

This is a good story, with fantastic art, and some very nice covers by Dave Johnson.  Recommended.

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