A Review: ABBOTT #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ABBOTT #1 from BOOM! Studios. Saladin Ahmed writes, Sami Kivela draws, Jason Wordie colors, and Jim Campbell letters.

Elena Abbott is a reporter, probably the best in Detroit in 1972. She’s a tough one, too, taking no crap from either the other reporters or the police. But two mutilated bodies are found in a 24-hour period, and both of them remind Abbott of the husband she lost to supernatural forces. And unfortunately, so does the guy in the dark alley with the knife.

Order is very important to Elena, and so is printing the truth in her newspaper. And something very weird is happening in Detroit, at a point in history that was pretty turbulent to begin with. There are several interesting layers to this story, and the art really helps get the reader into the time period while also giving us glimpses of supernatural horror that really pull us into the darkness of Abbott’s Detroit.

Elena is a strong person who has seen some weirdness in her day, but it seems she might be seeing some more weirdness very soon. This is a great start to what promises to be a cool horror mystery, so get on board now.

ABBOTT #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )