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Preview: Abbott #4 (of 5)

Abbott #4 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Colorer: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Abbott has hit rock bottom—no job, no friends, and no hope against the mysterious forces that continue to plague Detroit. But that doesn’t mean she’s giving up.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: X-O Manowar #13 (Valiant) – For the first time in 13 issues, Aric is about to unleash the full force of the Manowar armour. After a story that has been about the failure of communication, this is going to be wonderful conclusion. If I could read only one issue this week, it’d be this.

Shadowman #1 (Valiant) – A new number one from my favorite publisher? Frig yeah.

Dark Nights: Metal #6 (DC Comics) – After a few stumbles late in the game, I’m curious to see if Snyder can pull out a homer or if he’s stuck on second base.

Bloodborne #2 (Titan Comics) – I started playing the game this series is based on after reading the comic, so now that I’ve some exposure to the universe I’m looking forward to diving back in.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (BOOM! Studios) –  MMPG #25 launches the “Shattered Grid” storyline which promises both plot and character development. The universe-shifting event promises to blend Rangers old and new, up against a seemingly impossible-to-beat opponent in Lord Drakkon. The team(s) are dealing with a weapon that shatters dimensions, and the rulebook, if there ever was one, is thrown entirely out the window. The dynamic action of the television series has always translated surprisingly well to the page, and as always, it’s the lovable teens at the heart of it all that keep MMPG on my shelf.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #2 (BOOM! Studios) Everyone has a mother. Even the notorious Goblin King. When she enters the world of the Labyrinth, chasing after her own stolen babe, what will she discover? This prequel series is off to a strong start, expanding the world of the 80s cult classic in natural and exciting ways.

 

 

Brett

 

Top Pick: Avengers #686 (Marvel) – “No Surrender” continues and at this point I have no idea where it’s going. This event has delivered and keeps doing so. Even weekly, it has felt like it hasn’t slowed down and that release schedule has only enhanced the experience. Lots of fun and really entertaining.

Abbott #3 (BOOM! Studios) – A fantastic horror story that mixes mystery with a setting of the 1970s Detroit. Great characters. Great setting. The details are fantastic.

Daredevil #600 (Marvel) – It’s a 600th issue! Lets see how “special” this one is.

Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – Though this is a Young Animal series, it’s also one of the best “Bat” books out there. Brutal and entertaining, I can’t wait to see where this new volume goes.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #18 (Marvel) – Marvel has been amazing when it comes to their Star Wars comics and Aphra has stood out from the bunch with its Indiana Jones like kick-ass lead. The fact that Hera Syndulla is in the latest arc has me even more excited about this series.

Preview: Abbott #3

Abbott #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Jim Cambell
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Price: $3.99

Abbott’s investigations pits her directly against some of the most powerful men in Detroit.

Preview: Abbott #2 (of 5)

Abbott #2 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Price: $3.99

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

Abbott #1 Returns With A Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced the release of Abbott #1 Second Printing Variant on the same day as Abbott #2 in February 2018. The new hit series from Hugo Award-nominated writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivelä sold out at the distributor level before it went on sale after earning buzz as one of 2018 most-anticipated new comics. Abbott #1 Second Printing Variant features a new cover by Taj Tenfold.

Abbott transports readers to the gritty world of 1970s Detroit, as a female journalist of color named Elena Abbott 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.

Print copies of Abbott #1 Second Printing Variant and Abbott #2  will be available for sale on February 28.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and team GP is dealing with Super Bowl hangovers, the flu, and preparing for tonight’s episode of Graphic Policy Radio! While you count down for that brand new episode, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Onion – Man Prefers Comic Books That Don’t Insert Politics Into Stories About Government-Engineered Agents Of War – The Onion nails it as usual.

AndroidGuys – Best apps for reading comic books and visual novels on Android – Some helpful tech info.

Jakarta Globe – New Comic Books to Bring Young Indonesians Back to Museums – Very interesting and also wondering how well it’s going to work.

The Beat – Calista Brill and Gina Gagliano promoted at First Second – Congrats to both!

The Beat – IDW’s San Diego Comic Art Gallery Reopens to Big Changes – Great to see this still going.

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Abbott #1

Talking Comics – Dark Nights: Metal #5

Talking Comics – Eternity #4

Talking Comics – Phoenix Resurrection #5

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Infinity Countdown Prime #1 leads advance reorders; Doomsday Clock #3 tops comics reorders – For those that enjoy the horse race.

KPAX-TV – Kalispell man copes with autism and loss with comic books – Always nice to see stories like this.

My Fox Boston – Local ‘superhero’ opens new comic book store in Lexington – Yay to new comic book shops!

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Abbott #1

IGN – Dark Nights: Metal #5

Newsarama – Dark Nights: Metal #5

IGN – The Flash Annual #1

Comic Book – Hungry Ghosts #1

IGN – Phoenix Resurrection #5

IGN – Star Wars: DJ: Most Wanted #1

Talking Comics – Vinegar Teeth #1

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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.

 

Saladin Ahmed Talks His New Comic Series Abbott. Listen in this Monday.


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 joins Graphic Policy Radio this Monday to discuss this series and more!

The show airs live at 10pm ET! Listen in or catch it on demand after.

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.

Listen in this Monday and Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

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