Wednesday, May 01, 2013

HELLBOY Expands With Mignola's ABE SAPIEN Ongoing - Chris Arrant

"Scott Allie: Abe splits from the B.P.R.D. in part because of questions of what he has to do with these end of the world shenanigans. Some people see the transformation he's gone through as connected to the changes the world is experiencing, and Abe knows the B.P.R.D. and the government have a some what absolutist approach to solving that sort of problem. He is convinced he doesn't have anything to do with it, and wants to prove that. What's real interesting to me is that he's going to give the reader a much different experience of the end of the Mignola world than the B.P.R.D. can. The B.P.R.D. is a big paramilitary organization, and they experience this sort of disaster from that perspective, which John Arcudi is amazing at delivering. Abe is going to experience it much differently—at once, sort of on the ground from a regular person's point of view, trying to find food and dodge Lovecraft monsters—but also questioning his own role in all of it. So his book will be very different from all the other books we're doing, and it'll give Abe a chance to be front and center for a good long time, in his own series. " 4 out of 5