Review: ABE SAPIEN: The Devil Does Not Jest

 

 

Hey Party People!!!

Well, I’ve been a HELLBOY fan pretty much from the beginning!

I’ve collected every issue and offshoot since “Big Red’s” intro in John Bryne’s NEXT MEN!

The Hellboy Universe has had its’ share of peaks and valleys (mostly Peaks)

and next week definitely is a peak to the highest order,

“ABE SAPIEN: The Devil Does Not Jest”  is a book that demands your full attention!

Starting with a fantastic story envisioned by Hellboy creator ,The always awesome ,Mike Mignola and BPRD writer extraordinaire,John Arcudi…this first issue is a page turner.

The pacing of the story is great.Kudos to Mignola and Arcudi..the tension really builds,panel after panel… great stuff.
This is Abe the way I love to see him.Kicking some seriously paranormal a$$!
James Harren’s artwork is gritty and moody.He is a perfect fit and his take on Abe is great..I would LOVE to see him tackle a BPRD arc.Dave Johnson’s cover? Stellar !!! And last but not least, Dave Stewart’s colors never disappoint and add so very much to mood and feel of the book!
Great stuff,Gentlemen!!!
For me …you’ve hit it outta the park!!!

So,fore go the venti caramel latte today..and pick up this book!…you won’t regret it!!

Badassery all around!!!

’til next time Cabrones!!!

Gary
Gary "El Boy" Deocampo provides insightful profiles & reviews with his own original tongue-in-cheek, macabre, fan-boy style. Gary was born in the City of Angels and raised on a healthy diet of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Hammer Horror Films, and his favorite, Universal Studio's Monster Movies. But alas, it was a film that was released in the winter of 1973, where his love and perception of all things Horror would personally change him forever. William Friedkin's, The Exorcist was that film. To this day The Exorcist still gives him the heebie-jeebies. Presently, his affinity for the horror genre has broadened and spans the globe. His love and appreciation for director's Takashi Miike (Audition) and Chan-Wook Park (Old Boy) from the Far East to Sweden's Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) to his favorite, Mexico's very own Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth). In his spare time he likes to exercise and/or exorcise his inner demons. The little devil still resides in the City of Angels, in a suburb founded by Puritans (!) with his lovely and patient wife, his two equally lovely and patient children, two hounds and his pet Cthulhu.

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