Even amidst all the action in this issue, Abe Sapien still takes a little bit of time to get introspective. There is a crucial moment in this issue where Abe reminisces about a moment where he is asked whether he wants to continue to be a "monster shooting guns at other monsters." This moment feels like an integral part of the overall premises which has begged Abe to learn more about himself, his identity, his past and what he will do with his future.
The momentum of this issue and this story is very high: Mignola's script paired with the art of artist Sebastian Fiumara keeps the pace of the story moving very quickly from one panel to the next and there is definitely a heightened level of excitement in this issue. The result is solid, and although there is a lot of action and plenty of things happening very quickly, there is also a lot of food for thought. There is something deeper going on beneath the surface of what is happening in this issue and it is very interesting to see these events unfold.
Since the first issue of this series Abe has been on the run from the B.P.R.D., but that changes by the final page of this comic. The result of the events here leave readers with a sense that a change is on the horizon and that the character will be free to dig deeper into his own identity without having to be on the run from an organization he used to work for.
There is not a whole lot bad in this issue and that overall it is very good. My only real complaint is that by the time you reach the end, it doesn't really feel like a whole lot has happened. Although there is a little bit of introspection in this issue, it's not enough to feel like we've gotten to know Abe any better.
The art is fantastic and the story is really solid. Although it doesn't feel like a lot has happened, this is still a good ending to this three part story arc. What you really get out of this issue is a sense of closure as well as a sense of this being the start of something big for Abe. This story itself was good, but the fact that it opens up to the next arc makes it even more interesting. Mignola leaves readers in suspense, wondering what Abe's next adventure will be and how he plans to further explore his character.