Abbott: 1973 #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Sami Kivela Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
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* In a new series for  fans of Something is Killing the Children and Bitter Root, Saladin Ahmed, the visionary writer behind Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and Sami Kivelä, the acclaimed artist behind Tommy Gun Wizards, reunite for this Must Read supernatural thriller.
* Detroit's hardest hitting journalist, Elena Abbott, is trying to make a fresh start at a new newspaper...but her deadly past isn't ready to let go.
* The city is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him, targeting anyone who supports his campaign or the change he represents.
* T more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 21, 2021

    This book features a lot of -isms , which under less skillful hands could have come across as preachy. Ahmed treats the subjects as a piece of the life of Elena and therefore treats the reader with intelligence, letting the reader make up their own mind about the the more personal aspects of the story. Ahmed takes this skill one step further with the political edge, ensuring that there is a genuine investigation to go hand in hand with the spooky goings on, and with Kivel on pencils, the book has a dark, gritty tarnished feel to it that makes no excuses for the 70's. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jan 22, 2021

    Step aside Erica Slaughter, the O.G. monster hunter is back in the stunning debut of "Abbott 1973." Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 19, 2021

    Abbott 1973 #1 marks an immediate return to form for one of the best comics of 2018, doing a great job of building upon its established premise to begin a story that feels intriguing, timely, and important as ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 20, 2021

    Sami Kivela delivers some beautiful atmosphere in this first issue. The art really helps to set up the tone and mood of the story. A great looking issue with an emphasis on character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Hugh O'Donnell Jan 22, 2021

    'Abbott: 1973' #1 marks the return of an engaging mix of political thriller and urban fantasy, and is an easy jumping on point for new readers. Don't miss it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Jan 20, 2021

    Abbott 1973 #1 is a perfect continuation of Elena Abbotts investigations into how magic has been taken over by racists bent on keeping America divided. Ahmed and Kivel have one of the best characters in comics in their hands and they seem to be well aware of it. Abbott is the kind of creation one hopes becomes an industry staple, producing hundreds of stories for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 3, 2021

    Although light on scares, Abbott 1973 is oozing with cool. It's a sleek supernatural thriller that's just getting started. This is a seamless reintroduction to this world and it's clear there are quite a few terrors in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Jan 21, 2021

    A solid (re)introduction to what looks to be an awesome second run for this comic Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Feb 4, 2021

    Stilted, expository dialogue weigh down what is otherwise a slow burn thriller. Abbott may have defeated Professor Bellcamp, but supernatural evil still lurks in Detroit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Jan 20, 2021

    Abbott: 1973 #1 is rather confusing, but its art is superb and some of the secondary plot points and character moments have me more intrigued for the future of the series than anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jan 21, 2021

    Abbott 1973 #1 deftly recapitulates the earlier series while setting the table for the adventures to come. Elena Abbott is an interesting character - confident in her job, less so in her relationship, but committed to the truth to enable Detroit to flourish in this new decade. While her domestic and professional life are foregrounded in this issue, her role as the Lightbringer against the occult forces of darkness hovers in the background, ready to be unleashed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Rachel Bellwoar Jan 20, 2021

    Will 1973 be a better year for Elena Abbott than 1972 was? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Jan 20, 2021

    With this being only a five-issue run, the next installment feels like it will need to do quite a bit for me to become more invested in this follow-up series Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Jan 21, 2021

    Abbott: 1973
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: @boom_studios
    Writer: @saladin__ahmed
    Artist: @samikivela
    Colorist: @mattiaiacono_colors_
    Cover: @tajfrancis
    Letterer: @jimcampbell

    This new mini series from Boom! Studios, is the start of a sequel series from 2018. After stopping the evil of Bellcamp and his plans, Elena Abbott is trying to make a fresh start as a reporter for a Black newspaper in Detroit, Michigan. However, her deadly past isn't ready to let go and is hell bent on getting revenge. Meanwhile, Detroit is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor and a new group has risen in hopes to destroy him as well as anyone who supports his campaign or the chan more

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