Abbott #2 by Saladin Ahmed, Illustrated by Sami Kivela, Colored by Jason Wordie, Lettered by Jim Campbell, Cover by Taj Tenfold, Boom Studios

Like most comics, issue #1 ends on something of a cliffhanger. luckily, in #2 we don’t have to wait long to find out what happens.

0d7be9a377f16cd3c7768c759c5f9568_xlInjured, Abbott finds herself in the hospital getting some stitched, but she is otherwise alright. The editor of the Detroit Daily checks in on her and tries to get her to drop the case. Of course, she does no such thing.

We’re introduced to a new character in this issue, Sebastian Crowe, who owns a magic shop. His look is Native American, with his long dark hair and tasseled leather jacket, and striking features, but the shop itself has artifacts from all over the world. It gives the issue a very Buffy The Vampire Slayer (post high school) feel to the issue.

Abbott is trying to find out about the decapitated horse, but also a young black man who was murdered that the cops just don’t care about. She finds out what happened to both of them in this issue, but it’s not what you’d think.

A Note on The Coloring:

I think the coloring of this series does a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of era. All the colors seemed to be picked from a 70s color wheel for interior decorating. Every frame feels like a snapshot from the era and puts in right in the action. The attention to detail in terms of the coloring is one of my favorite parts of the presentation.

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