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Abbott: 1979 #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

It’s too late. The Umbra has been unleashed on Detroit, and Elena will need all the help she can get from an old friend if she’s going to succeed.

And stunningly, Elena discovers that she is truly unique, and has power beyond her imagination…

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

    Comic Crusaders

    Abbott: 1979 #2 is an origin/destiny story with style thanks to its unique setting and protagonist. A take no mess lead character trying to help her community and dealing with social issues of the time while also trying to figure out how to deal with actually having magic powers. Elana is tasked with bringing light to the darkness literally but the symbolism extends to her real-life environment as well. It is a very intriguing mix of the two. And with questions about her past and some messy interpersonal relationships in play, it looks like she’ll have a lot more to deal with than an impeding one-on-one fight with Umbrea. If you are looking for a new comic that mixes the familiar with the very unique, this is an issue well worth checking out.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ahmed crafts a thrilling, intense and entertaining story in this issue. The character development and world building keep me engaged with the story and its bigger themes and I like seeing the character working through her trauma and what that will mean for the rest of the series.

    The Art: Kivela’s art is fantastic. The character designs and rich details immerse the reader in the world of this story and its characters.

  • 80

    Abbott: 1979 continues with some interesting characterization from writer Saladin Ahmed along with some flashy and stylish artowrk by Sami Kivela. The creative team does a great job of showing how the main character feels worn down with life, even outside of the supernatural shenanigans that are haunting her waking life. Her nervousness and long-awaited reunion that brings some brief joy to her life also are shown well here. Issue two feels like a slight step up from the premiere issue and I’m excited to see where the rest of this series goes when it comes to following the life of Abbott.

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