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The Devil Does Not Jest is a two-issue Abe Sapien story written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi. It is the Hellboy Universe debut of artist James Harren.

Publication History Edit

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 — Volume 2: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories.

Synopsis Edit

Part One Edit

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 Two Edit

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.

Gallery Edit

Covers by Dave Johnson unless otherwise stated.

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