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Abe Sapien Volume 5 Paperback – February 3, 2015
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About the Author
Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered. In 1993 Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy, a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. While the first story line Seed of Destruction, was co-written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself. There are, at this moment, numerous Hellboy graphic novel collections with more on the way, several spin-off titles (BPRD, Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder), three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films, and two live action films staring Ron Perlman. Hellboy has earns numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA..
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Abe Sapien on the other hand has stuck with alternating art from the Fiumara bro's. While they do each have their own style, they are similar enough to make Abe feel cohesive in a way that the rest of the Hellboy spinoff titles don't. Allie's writing is much more introspective and surreal, fitting for the lead character. It's a bit like Kung Fu: The Complete Series Collection set during the apocalypse. There are some very surreal moments in this book that remind me of avant garde cinema - things like Dali's Un Chien Andalou and Darren Aronofsky's Pi. It's a nice counterpoint to the increasingly bombastic BPRD series - while Johann and Liz fight literal monsters, Abe is fighting monsters of a more figurative kind - his own internal demons and those of the confused, angry and marginalized people he encounters in this strange new world. While BPRD shows us what is happening to the Earth, Abe Sapien takes time to show the effect it's having on the average person.
Is this the mark of a master story teller, striking such deep chords with a "comic book"? Maybe so. But, do I want to spend my hard earned cash on a guaranteed bummer of a series? NO WAY. I really liked this cover, so I did an out of character thing and bought this book without reading or buying any of the other issues in this series. I am so glad I did! I saved myself a good little chunk of change getting a set of books I am almost sure I would hate. Life can be depressing enough. I do not need to see one of my favorite Fish Dudes put through Hell On Earth in one pathetic issue after another. I will stick with Hellboy and let this spin off sputter away in its sadly misguided path.
Good luck on all your current projects, Mike. I hope there are many more new Hellboy stories to tell. I have loved them all.