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Abbott heads to 1973 in January from Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivelä, Mattia Iacono, and Jim Campbell

BOOM! Studios has announced Abbott: 1973, a new series from Miles Morales: Spider-Man mastermind and Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed and acclaimed artist Sami Kivelä, with colorist Mattia Iacono and letterer Jim Campbell. Debuting in January 2021, this new five-issue series returns to the Hugo Award-nominated world of Abbott, as the eponymous unstoppable reporter tackles a new corruption taking over Detroit in 1973 and the supernatural threat behind it.

Elena Abbott is one of Detroit’s toughest reporters—and after defeating the dark forces that murdered her husband, she’s focused on the most important election in the city’s history. But when someone uses dark magic to sabotage the campaign of the prospective first Black mayor of Detroit, it becomes clear to Abbott that the supernatural conspiracy in her city is even greater than she ever imagined. Now Abbott must exhaust all her abilities as a reporter and a supernatural savior to rescue Detroit—but at what cost to her own life?

Abbott: 1973 #1 will be available for sale in January 2021.

Norman Reedus’ Bigbaldhead Productions Nabs Undone By Blood

Undone by Blood #1

AfterShock has announced that Undone By Blood has been optioned by Norman ReedusBigbaldhead Productions for television.

Undone By Blood is a comic series whose first volume is by writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson with art by Sami Kivela, color by Jason Wordie, and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The collected edition of the first arc will be out in November. A second arc has been announced.

Set in the early 1970s, the comic focuses on Ethel Grady Lane who returns home to kill the man who murdered her family. The series has a side story focused on an Old West novel about the famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. Both stories unfold simultaneously in this neo-western.

Bigbaldhead products was founded by Norman Reedus and Brillstein Entertainment’s JoAnne Colonna, and with former AMC exec Amanda Verdon to head the company, they closed the deal to adapt the comic series. Norman Reedus, JoAnne Colonna, and Amanda Verdon will Executive produce along with AfterShock Comics’ Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer. Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson who will Co-Executive produce. There is an eye for Reedus to star in the show.

Undone By Blood Takes Us to The Other Side of Eden for its Second Arc

Undone By Blood from Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler returns in 2021 for a brand new story arc. AfterShock has announced the title, Undone By Blood or The Other Side of Eden, which will see its first issue released early next year.

The early 1930’s, the height of the Great Depression and beginning of the Dust Bowl. Silvano Luna Del Rio works as a postman in Buttar, Texas. Reeling from a tragic past, with only a gun and a western novel to his name, Silvano sets out to take back from the country that took so much from him by robbing the first skyscraper West of Mississippi. But acts of retribution are never as simple as they seem.

By Silvano’s side is an Old West novel featuring famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, in true Undone By Blood fashion the mythic Western informs choices in reality, for better or worse. 

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson and artist Sami Kivela comes the next chapter of the neo-western that depicts the hard truths of seeking vengeance in the real world.

Review: Undone by Blood or The Shadow of a Wanted Man #5

With her family’s killer under the muzzle of her gun, the only thing standing between Ethel and revenge is a head full of bad memories. Undone By Blood #5 wraps up the first story arc.

Story: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
Art: Sami Kivelä
Color: Jordie Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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Exclusive Preview: Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #5

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #5

Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson 
Artist: Sami Kivelä 
Colorist: Jason Wordie 
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou 
Cover: Sami Kivelä w/ Jason Wordie
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 08.12.20

With her family’s killer under the muzzle of her gun, the only thing standing between Ethel and revenge is a head full of bad memories. Thanks to her obsession with a fictional gunslinger, Solomon Eaton, she knows there’s no justice but what a man makes for himself. Meanwhile, the cowboy takes his last stand in a besieged city, risking everything for the life of his boy.

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, The Dregs, X-Men) and artist Sami Kivelä (Abbott, Machine Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.  

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #5

Review: Undone by Blood or The Shadow of a Wanted Man #3

Undone by Blood #3 is a slow burn of a revenge tale. Some real small details and the dual stories makes it an intriguing issue.

Story: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
Art: Sami Kivelä
Color: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Exclusive Preview: Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #3

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #3

Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson 
Artist: Sami Kivela 
Colorist: Jason Wordie 
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou 
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 06.10.20

With a new lead pointing toward her family’s killer, Ethel uncovers the sinister secrets hidden beneath the quaint surface of Sweetheart, AZ, and its famed high school football team. But when she sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong, the townspeople don’t take kindly to it and display their ruthless hospitality. Despite her bruises, Ethel is more determined than ever, and she owes it all to the famed fictional gunslinger, Solomon Eaton. Meanwhile, the cowboy faces his own complications in the form of betrayal and must decide what he values more: companionship or violence.

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #3

Review: Undone By Blood Or The Shadow Of A Wanted Man #1

Undone By Blood Or The Shadow Of A Wanted Man #1

In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona. She has one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him. As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence. Her only ally is an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As Undone By Blood Or The Shadow Of A Wanted Man #1 unfolds, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.

I didn’t know what to expect when I opened the lengthily titled debut. I’ll shorten the title to UbBotSoaWM going forward because I really don’t want to keep typing that out. Written by the duo of Lonnie Nadler and Zac B. Thompson and brought to life by artist Sami Kivela, colorist Jason Wordie and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, the comic uses the Old West novel as a story within a story. That mirrors the journey Ethel is taking -though not literally.

The comic opens on the third chapter of the novel, which threw me off for a hot second as I wondered if UbBotSoaWM #1 was a sequel of sorts to another project that Nadler and Thompson had worked together on in the past. Although I did realize what was going on, the comic never quite let me get my footing while reading it. Every teased moment of Ethel’s history and Solomon’s story seemed to hit just as I was getting comfortable in the comic. It was a refreshing and entirely unexpected experience when reading a book I had no expectation of reading. Honestly, I picked it up after a conversation about lengthy names on movies, books, etc and whether they’re detrimental to the success of said media. I don’t think they are so long as it’s an accurate title – but the timing was too perfect for me.

I’m glad that I did get this book.

Kivela and Wordie produce a visual style that is very consistent throughout the book, but the use of color and a more sepia tone allows you to differentiate between the novel and the real events pretty easily. If you don’t catch that, though, Otsmane-Elhaou’s lettering takes the form of excerpts from the novel. It’s a nice touch, and one I had to make a point of mentioning because I find too often good lettering isn’t noticed. More often than not you notice when it’s bad.

Undone By Blood Or The Shadow Of A Wanted Man #1 uses the two stories to mirror each other. It fills in missing details from Sol’s story with what you’re seeing in Ethel’s. They aren’t explicitly stated and you need to pay attention, but the hints are there if you pay attention. Speaking of paying attention, part of me wonders if the villain in Sol’s story is named after a writer of the same name? Thompson and he are from roughly the same area in eastern Canada. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the nod. It could also be a coincidence because the name does fit the time period very well, too.

I didn’t expect to read this comic, honestly, but I am happy that I did. The use of the two tales to highlight and emphasize aspects of the other is a nice touch and I’m a big fan of the visual presentation that left me feeling as though I was on location. I’ll be back for issue two. You should, as well.

Story: Lonnie Nadler and Zac B. Thompson Art: Sami Kivela
Colors: Jason Wordie Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Aftershock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Exclusive Preview: Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1

Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson 
Artist: Sami Kivela 
Colorist: Jason Wordie 
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou 
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie  
Incentive Cover: Andrew Robinson
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.12.20

In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.

As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.  

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1

Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson Take Us to the 1970s for a Tale of Revenge

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1

Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Sami Kivela
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Sami Kivela w/ Jason Wordie
Incentive Cover: Andrew Robinson
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.12.20

In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.

As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.  

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

Undone by Blood or the Shadow of a Wanted Man #1
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