Dark and Terrible is the first arc of the ongoing Abe Sapien series, and the beginning of the Dark and Terrible story cycle. It follows the events of B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—A Cold Day in Hell with Abe on the run from the B.P.R.D.

Publication History[edit | edit source]

Dark and Terrible is a three-issue arc published in April 2013 with art by Sebastián Fiumara.

Dark and Terrible was originally the name of a stalled Hellboy and Abe Sapien story Mike Mignola was working on in 1996.[1] Some elements of that story ended up becoming part of Plague of Frogs. It is unlikely this story has anything to do with this new version, as Abe Sapien's backstory has changed significantly since then.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Part One[edit | edit source]

On the run from the B.P.R.D., a mutated Abe Sapien traverses a devastated America, with monster corpses scattered around and cities in ruin.

Part Two[edit | edit source]

Abe Sapien battles his way through terrible Ogdru Hem and human monsters as the world comes crashing down around him, on his quest to reveal his own role in the end of the world.

Part Three[edit | edit source]

A town cut off from the world by rampaging monsters must decide if the strange fishman in their midst signals salvation, or the end of days.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Abe Sapien Publication Order
Preceded by
The Devil Does Not Jest
Dark and Terrible (story)
Followed by
The New Race of Man

Notes[edit | edit source]

Abe Sapien Trade Paperback Order
Vol. 2 The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories Vol. 3 Dark and Terrible and the New Race of Man
Preceded by
The Devil Does Not Jest
Dark and Terrible (story)
Followed by
The New Race of Man
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