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Dark Horse Comics Review: Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1 and #2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Russia #1

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1 and #2

Abe Sapien The Devil Does Not Jest #1Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1 follows the interesting character of Abe Sapien as he travels to learn the fate of a demonologist thought missing.  It’s a bit weird to describe the story, he travels to a house to investigate and then all hell breaks loose as he has to fight a demon.  It’s a pretty straightforward first issue.

The story is fun and very entertaining, like you’d expect from Hellboy and the art is as solid as it comes.  Dark Horse has again expanded upon the Hellboy universe with a great comic that’s absolutely worth the buy.

The second issue which is out this week is a fun follow up in this quick two issue story.  Abe basically gets to let his hair down and kick some ass.  The issue is fast paced and fills in a lot and the series probably could have benefited from a third issue to expand on the ideas set up a bit.  But, like the first issue, it’s really fun.

These two issues are simple fun and an entertaining read.  They could have benefited from a third issue or making it a graphic novel and expanding it a bit.  Overall, a fun, entertaining read.

Story: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi Art: James Harren Publisher: Dark Horse

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Russia #1

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Russia #1While I know Hellboy, I’ve never read a B.P.R.D. comic.  I figured I could expect the same tone and feel to it and I wasn’t disappointed, the quality is the same.  Something funny is going on in Russia that involves the government to torch people in the streets and the B.P.R.D. is called in to investigate.

The difference to some of the other comics I’ve read is this first issue does retread a lot of what’s happened in the past.  It’s fine, in that I get to learn a lot more about what’s happened before and what’s happened is interesting enough to get me to want to check it out in trades.

The same witty banter as seen in other series is here and the crazy character designs are there as well.  Another new series for me from the brain of Mike Mignola and Dark Horse and another one I can’t wait to read the second issue of.

Story: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi Art: Tyler Cook Publisher: Dark Horse

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review