Abe Sapien, Vol. 6: A Darkness So Great

Abe Sapien Vol A Darkness So Great Abe Sapien stands accused of bringing about the end of the human race He hits the devastated Gulf Coast where the infestation of monsters began and a volcano leveled Houston driving out most of the

  • Title: Abe Sapien, Vol. 6: A Darkness So Great
  • Author: Mike Mignola Scott Allie Max Fiumara Sebastian Fiumara Dave Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781616556563
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Abe Sapien stands accused of bringing about the end of the human race He hits the devastated Gulf Coast, where the infestation of monsters began and a volcano leveled Houston, driving out most of the population Taking refuge with a Mexican death cult in a strangely preserved south Texas town, Abe stands to lose what little he has left, where demons dwell and the dead walAbe Sapien stands accused of bringing about the end of the human race He hits the devastated Gulf Coast, where the infestation of monsters began and a volcano leveled Houston, driving out most of the population Taking refuge with a Mexican death cult in a strangely preserved south Texas town, Abe stands to lose what little he has left, where demons dwell and the dead walk Abe Sapien Volume 6 collects Abe Sapien 18 22.

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    1. Abe and Grace hook up with another group of human survivors and this one seems to click for Grace, anyway. Needless to say, all is not as it seems and Abe is soon facing off against some seriously bad voodooI have to admit that, while objectively there isn't really any downswing in quality here, I'm getting a little tired of Abe's 'wandering the Earth' schtick. I'm hungry for something to come along that really shakes things up for my favourite fish man

    2. Despite the fantastic art the story didn't grip me as much as previous ones, you could see where it was headed and that made the journey less enjoyable. There were also too many supporting characters who seemed pointless and didn't add anything apart from confusing me as to who was who. This volume isn't particularly bad but it seemed to be lacking something.

    3. It's been a while since I last read an AS volume, but I don't recall previous installations moving quite this slow.

    4. Good story told from multiple viewpoints, that ends with some nicely gory scenes. I like the fact that Abe keeps getting kicked out from wherever it seems he might be settling.

    5. Much much much better. Dayana I think is the most interesting character (Abe aside of course) in this entire series. I hope we see more of her.

    6. This is like probably my favourite Abe Sapien book so far, if only b/c I love Dayana and think she's a great character. It's also nice to see a little magic coming up again, and the demon's speech at the end was kind of interesting. The art in this one is also really great. Unfortunately it's still only 3 stars overall b/c the endless meandering arc of Abe wandering the world uselessly asking himself the same questions is by this point so tired and boring. On top of that, all of these interchang [...]

    7. The purpose of Abe's journey still is vague, however, he has traveled far enough that we have seen something that might be just as important: the people who are making it through the apocalyptic world. It is interesting to see who is left by chance or by skill. We get a glimpse of what it takes to survive when every day is a new trauma. There is plenty of monster-punching--including three pages starring a giant black flying beast--but the story's power lies in the quiet conversations.

    8. The series much like Abe is spinning it's wheels. There is a lot of good found here in the book, a lot of good character work, but the overall plot of teh series so far has been pretty much about Abe trying to avoid finding the truth and just running away. This I hope is the last chapter of him wandering and finally getting some answers.World: The art is good, it's stylized and looks different from the main BPRD and HB series which I like. It's it's own thing and I like that, giving Abe and his [...]

    9. I seem to have forgotten to review this back when I actually read it, so this is a little late in coming. The new Abe Sapien series has been some of the consistently best stuff coming out of the Mignolaverse right now, thanks in part to its 90s TV-series feel and in no small part to the Fiumaras whose artwork is always great and really defines this series in much the same way that Guy Davis defined the early B.P.R.D. stuff. This is a good volume, tying off some loose ends from previous volumes w [...]

    10. Another pretty good volume of BPRD-adjacent stories, with Abe having more trouble connecting with people and figuring out what he wants to do with his life. I do like the way this series gives a ground-level look at the devastated world of the series, featuring people just struggling to survive among all the monster attacks, demonic possessions, crazy cults, and general chaos. I'm still not sure what's going on with Abe, but his story seems like it might be moving forward after a few volumes of [...]

    11. 4.5 stars. I think Abe's uncertain, semi-guilty survival march with disaster refugees is one of the strongest arcs of his solo series, with many beautiful slices of narrative dispersed among the refugee population. A lot of this trade completes things set up in book five, so anyone who was hard on that one needs to read all the payoff here. This is not all horror and demon attacks, though they do invade the story once all the people are properly situated and their voices explored.

    12. How is it that, in a world where literally anything can now happen, we've encountered the same zombie shtick in two consecutive trades? Why is this book so boring and narrow in scope? Why has so much time and effort gone into telling this particular "story"? Thankfully, this is the last trade that my local library had so the completionist in me can finally let this comic go. So long Abe. I feel like I hardly knew you after reading 6 volumes of a comic ostensibly about you.

    13. Abe Sapien seems to be meandering a bit. There is still some solid characterization work here with the extended cast, but Abe himself doesn't know what to do, and by extension it feels like the creative team doesn't know what to do either. It's still better than most things, and I'm looking forward to Abe finding a direction soon.

    14. We are at the point in Abe's journey where all the sights look the same and we swear we've seen this all before. As Hellboy's universe comes to a halt, I feel this may be a rest stop - the writing is still great and the art spectacular - but we've been here and we know the score.

    15. I love Abe. I was worried what with all the projects Mignola is involved but he oversees it and the other people running with the story do a great job. I feel disappointed every time I finish reading another volume.

    16. This was a great arc, each issue focusing slightly on a different character. All of the place setting in the arc before this finally pays off, and some things come to an end.

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