亡灵的鼓声

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亡灵的鼓声

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编剧 Brian McDonald
主笔画师 Derek Thompson
上色 James Sinclair
填字 Pat Brosseau
编辑 Scott Allie
首次发行在 Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead
出版日期 March 1998
— 合订本发行 —
平装本 B.P.R.D. – Volume 1: Hollow Earth & Other Stories
精装本 B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs – Volume 1

Abe Sapien confronts haunted seas on the Atlantic.

Publication History[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

Drums of the Dead was originally published as a one shot comic in March 1998. The issue featured the back-up Hellboy story Heads. Drums of the Dead was the first story in the Hellboy universe to not feature the character Hellboy. It was also the first story to not feature Mignola as writer or artist. In January 2003, the story was collected in the trade paperback B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth & Other Stories.

Synopsis[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

While on a shipping vessel, a man is overcome by the sound of beating drums, stabs his crew mate and jumps over board to be eaten by sharks. The men on board act as though this has happened before.

Tom Manning sends Abe Sapien and Agent Garrett Omatta to investigate. While on the ship Omatta becomes possessed and transforms into a monster. Abe is able to calm him down, but not before being stabbed in the leg. Omatta returns to regular human form. Based on clues sensed by Omatta, Abe figures out that the possession is the result of the souls of African slaves thrown overboard during the middle passage. Abe dives into the ocean, gathers up the bones of the dead slaves, and lays them to rest on the African coast.

Story Chronology[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

The story takes place in 1993. While the date is never given in the story itself, Manning mentions that Abe fought a "lake monster in British Columbia last year." In the epilogue of Box Full of Evil Hellboy mentions the event, and a footnote states it occurred in 1992.

Abe Sapien Publication Order
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亡灵的鼓声
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Abe Sapien versus Science
B.P.R.D. Trade Paperback Order
B.P.R.D. – Volume 1: Hollow Earth & Other Stories
Preceded by
Abe Sapien versus Science
亡灵的鼓声
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