Review: Abbott #2

A brutal attack on the edges of the latest murder scene only spurs Abbott further into her investigation.

If you’re a fan of noir/detective tales with a dash of horror/supernatural, then Abbott is the perfect series for you. Writer Saladin Ahmed has delivered a fantastic second issue that continues the mystery and horror as Elena is attacked and must figure out what is going on and who is behind it all. Is it something simple tied to the journalism she’s involved in? Is it something more?

Ahmed keeps us guessing and that’s part of the excitement of the series. He also does an excellent job of setting the mood of it all. Abbott takes place in the 70s so the attitudes of the characters, the speech used, the background politics, the visuals, it all comes together to create the story. It’s not just one aspect that makes this series stand out, it’s all of them together. The details matter and what makes it all work.

That’s especially due to Sami Kivelä‘s art, Jason Wordie on color, and Jim Campbell‘s lettering. It all helps create the mood of Ahmed’s writing. The clothing, the cars, the buildings, the rooms, every detail feels like it’s of the time and enhancing the genre. This is truly a case of art, story, it all coming together to create a stronger whole.

Abbott continues to impress and for those that love a supernatural detective story, this is a must get. It’s a perfect example of writing and art coming together and how you can use a time period to make the story even greater.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Sami Kivelä
Color: Jason Wordie Letterer: Jim Campbell Cover Art: Taj Tenfold
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review