The Devil Does Not Jest

The Devil Does Not Jest 1
Written by Mike Mignola
John Arcudi
Illustrated by James Harren
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1–2
Internal Numbering Abe Sapien #9–10
Date Published September–October 2011
Trade Paperback Abe Sapien – Volume 2: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories
Omnibus Edition Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Other Stories

A flashback story to an early Abe Sapien adventure with the B.P.R.D.

Publication HistoryEdit

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest was published as two-issue miniseries from September-October 2011. The story was collected, along with The Haunted Boy and The Abyssal Plain, in the trade Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories.


Part OneEdit

Buried in a demonologist's basement is a deep, dark family secret, where horrific occult practices prove to be life threatening for Abe Sapien.

Part TwoEdit

Abe Sapien's investigation of a demonologist gets gory when, at the mercy of a malformed beast, he stumbles upon the secret of a rotten family tree-the roots of which, he may never escape.


Abe Sapien Publication Order
Preceded by
The Abyssal Plain
The Devil Does Not Jest
Followed by
Dark and Terrible

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