We left off in Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #2 with Abe still trying to find his own way. He’s been avoiding his team back at the B.P.R.D. as he has a journey to figure out who and what exactly he truly is. With the B.P.R.D. trying to track him down to help him, Abe has stumbled upon a town that is still intact though cut off from the rest of the world as the demons spreading across the Earth have decimated the surrounding towns. While many inhabitants have been infected by demons and turned into monsters, they have all retained their humanity. It is that very humanity that is going to get Abe in trouble.
The local priest has decided that the demons are in fact angels with Abe being one of them. The transformation is a gift from God to humanity and these souls shouldn’t be pitied but are in fact a higher form of life and should be worshiped. Basically, this priest is absolutely crazy.
The townsfolk aren’t quite as crazy. As I mentioned above, they are human. The priest has pushed them too far and their solution to get rid of this problem is to hang him. The priest, in near death. appears to have also been infected and turns into something horrible: A creature unlike those who have been seen so far.
As he is turning, the woman who loves him runs forward to try and help him though his soul has already been peeled away and replaced by pure evil. What was once a hand is now a fleshy tentacle which flies forward to grab her and appears to break her back. So much for his theory on angels.
The creature itself causes the others who have been infected to become monsters in their own right, and is soon busy trying to destroy this town as well as the only one man left to stop him. While not really a man, Abe still does possess his humanity and is able to use his strength and wits to bring this priest down. While the town is still being overrun, he has slowed it’s destruction so that when B.P.R.D. shows up they are able to contain the mess.
We close the issue with the B.P.R.D. who realize they can no longer waste resources trying to track down Abe with the mess the rest of the world is in, so he’ll be on his own. Abe’s plan? We still don’t know, but in the next issue we’ll be seeing him travel towards The Salton Sea. Hopefully he’ll find it in it’s naturally devastated state and he’ll be able to finally find some of the answers we’ve been looking for this entire mini-series.
I’m still loving the writing and art in these books though after 3 issues I’m starting to get a little impatient. The action and dialogue are great but I’m hoping in issue 4 we’ll finally get at least one answer to any of the ongoing questions on Abe and the world that he lives in.
Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artist: Sebastián Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Sebastián Fiumara