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Abbott: 1979 #1

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Universal acclaim

Based on 3 critic ratings.

On the eve of the 1980s and the Reagan Administration, Detroit is burdened with an oppressive darkness–both political and supernatural.

Dejected and tough tabloid reporter Elena Abbott, who previously defeated the occult forces responsible for her husband’s death, must dig herself out from rock bottom if she’s going to save Detroit from the Umbra, one last time…

As the next chapter by Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Star Wars: Canto Bight, Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) opens, Elena will have to contend with the dark cloud hanging over Detroit… and over her personally.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ahmed crafts a brilliant, dark return for the character in this new series. The story takes some fantastic twists and turns throughout and the plot delivers some great thrills for the character and the reader. I love the dark direction Abbott’s life has taken and look forward to seeing how she navigates it.

    The Art: Kivela delivers some powerful art throughout the issue. The visuals are stunning and the character designs are incredibly engaging.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    For the opening of the story, Abbott 1979 #1 is gripping and compelling. As soon as we see Elena Abbott, we want to know more about her.

  • 80

    Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä have returned to put a cap on the hard-living reporter who has stuck her head into the supernatural world more than a few times in the past. Luckily, even if this is your first time diving into the world of Abbott, Ahmed is able to create a story that works on its own legs. Saladin and Sami are able to lay out an interesting story that also does an ingenious job of exploring the late 1970s. Abbott: 1979 works to explore an interesting world that blends the mundane with the supernatural via the perspective of an even more interesting protagonist.

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