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Abbott is about a female journalist of color in 1970s Detroit named Elena Abbott who investigates a series of grisly crimes the police have ignored—crimes she recognizes to be the work of a dark magical force—the same force that murdered her husband 10 years ago. As she looks for clues, Abbott puts herself in the crosshairs of a mysterious power out for more blood, all the while navigating a harsh social environment that’s structured to protect the powerful, and prevent access to change. Published by BOOM! Studios, Abbott is written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Sami Kivelä.

Saladin Ahmed joined Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this series and more!

Saladin Ahmed is the author of the Hugo and Nebula-nominated Throne of the Crescent Moon, praised by George RR Martin as ‘a rollicking swashbuckler.’ His essays, poetry, and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, the Boston Globe, Slate, NPR, and BuzzFeed. He is currently writing Black Bolt and Exiles for Marvel Comics and Abbott for BOOM! Studios.