Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1 [Standard Cover]
(June 2010)

Dark Horse, 2010 Series
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Price
3.50 USD
Pages
32
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
Barcode
761568170993 00111
Editing
Scott Allie (editor); Samantha Robertson (associate editor); Daniel Chabon (assistant editor); Mike Richardson (publisher)

Issue Notes

"Number 7 in a Series" per title page. Per indicia: Copyright 2010 Michael Mignola. Printed by Cadmus Communications, Easton, PA, USA.
This issue has variants:

[Dave Johnson variant cover] (Table of Contents)

Abe Sapien / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson (signed)
Inks
Dave Johnson (signed)
Colors
Dave Johnson (signed)
Letters
Dave Johnson (signed); typeset

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Abe Sapien
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Johnson's incorporation of the story title into his artwork can be seen at various sites online that present the cover without trade dress, including an interview with Robot 6 at Comic-Book Resources.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg
Letters
Amy Arendts (design); typeset

Characters
Abe Sapien

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has title, credits, and indicia with spot illustration.

The Abyssal Plain [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Abe Sapien / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola; John Arcudi
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Abe Sapien; Iosif; Sal Tasso; Ugo Melchiorre (flashback); Capt. Sullivan
Synopsis
1948: A Russian submarine carrying special cargo is lost under the Norwegian Sea.
1984: BPRD agents on a salvage ship arrive at the wreckage. Abe Sapien explains that it's thought to contain a helmet known as Melchiorre's Burgonet -- dating to the reign of Pope Clement VII and taken by the Soviets from the Nazis' store of occult relics after World War II.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from inside from cover. It begins: "I suppose what it is that I'm trying to say, Polina..."

[Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

[Letters Page] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hellmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Allie (signed)
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Allie provides replies and additional commentary.

Indexer Notes

Letter writers are David Bird and Alexis Rasimowicz.
Next Month box has cover detail from Baltimore: The Plague Ships (Dark Horse, 2010 series) #1.

Horsepower! June 2010 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Horsepower / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Dave Johnson variant cover]
    Abe Sapien
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. The Abyssal Plain [Part 1]
    Abe Sapien
  4. 3. [Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Letters Page]
    Hellmail
  6. 5. Horsepower! June 2010
    Horsepower
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