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Abe Sapien is a line of comic books about the character Abe Sapien on his solo adventures. It is a spin-off of the Hellboy series.

Publication HistoryEdit

The Abe Sapien series made its debut with Drums of the Dead in March 1998. This first story, along with the second Abe Sapien story, Abe Sapien versus Science, was collected in the first B.P.R.D. trade paperback, Hollow Earth & Other Stories.

From The Drowning onwards, Abe Sapien titles were released in their own trade paperback line. Stories were released sporadically with various artists until it became an ongoing series.

Beginning with Dark and Terrible in 2013, Abe Sapien became an ongoing series set parallel to the events of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth. As an ongoing series Abe Sapien will be released on a monthly basis with the occasional break. The art for the ongoing story will be handled by the twins Sebastián and Max Fiumara, alternating on arcs.

To ease their schedule, there will still be the occasional flashback story which will be handled by various guests artists such as Michael Avon Oeming and Juan Ferreyra.

A full list of Abe Sapien stories can be found here: List of Abe Sapien stories

Types of StoriesEdit

The first two trades feature flashback stories set in the 1980s. Future stories will be set parallel to the ongoing storyline of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth.

NumberingEdit

Although Abe Sapien has been released as a series of miniseries and one-shots, in addition to numbers within a given miniseries, it also has an ongoing numbering system on the inside cover for the series overall. The first Abe Sapien story, Drums of the Dead, was unnumbered.

Beginning with Dark and Terrible, Abe Sapien became an ongoing series. In addition to the internal ongoing numbering, it now bears an ongoing numbering on the cover as as part of this shift.

  1. The Drowning #1
  2. The Drowning #2
  3. The Drowning #3
  4. The Drowning #4
  5. The Drowning #5
  6. The Haunted Boy
  7. The Abyssal Plain #1
  8. The Abyssal Plain #2
  9. The Devil Does Not Jest #1
  10. The Devil Does Not Jest #2
  11. Abe Sapien #1: Dark and Terrible (Part 1)
  12. Abe Sapien #2: Dark and Terrible (Part 2)
  13. Abe Sapien #3: Dark and Terrible (Part 3)
  14. Abe Sapien #4: The New Race of Man (Part 1)
  15. Abe Sapien #5: The New Race of Man (Part 2)
  16. Abe Sapien #6: The Shape of Things to Come (Part 1)
  17. Abe Sapien #7: The Shape of Things to Come (Part 2)
  18. Abe Sapien #8: The Land of the Dead
  19. Abe Sapien #9: To the Last Man (Part 1)
  20. Abe Sapien #10: To the Last Man (Part 2)
  21. Abe Sapien #11: To the Last Man (Part 3)
  22. Abe Sapien #12: The Garden
  23. Abe Sapien #13: The Healer
  24. Abe Sapien #14: Visions, Dreams, and Fishin'
  25. Abe Sapien #15
  26. Abe Sapien #16
  27. Abe Sapien #17

CollectionsEdit

Trade PaperbacksEdit

see also Abe Sapien Trade Paperback Collections

All in-continuity Abe Sapien stories are collected into trade paperbacks eventually. So far there has been two volumes. The standard trades usually contain a sketchbook or gallery.

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