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Abe Sapien: The Haunted Boy #1

October 21, 2009

Abe Sapien: The Haunted Boy #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
By Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Patric Reynolds & Dave Johnson

Continuing Dark Horse‘s “One Shot Wonders,” we get a nice tale of Hellboy’s pal Abe Sapien, called in to investigate reports of a ghost on a lake where a 10-year-old boy died beneath the ice last winter. Abe’s search takes him to the boy who survived the same incident, who seems to be carrying around much more than simple survivor’s guilt. This is a nice little supernatural mystery, one that works in very well in Mignola‘s macabre world. The underwater nature of the mystery also makes it uniquely suited to Abe Sapien as opposed to any of the other Hellboy-univerese characters. Patric Reynolds has a style that works well for the character. A bit more grim and realistic than Mignola‘s work, but very strong and very appropriate for the theme. Good one-shot for fans of the characters.
Rating: 8/10

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