Boom! Studios’ Supernatural Crime Story Abbott #1 Goes To Second Printing

by Hannah Means Shannon

A comic that we reviewed very highly here on Comicon.com is going back to print for its debut issue. Abbot features a young female African American investigator in 1970’s Detroit coming up against the supernatural in her case.

The second printing of issue #1 will have a special Second Printing Variant Cover and be released on the same day as Abbot #2 in February. The series is written by Saladin Ahmed (Marvel’s Black Bolt, Throne of the Crescent Moon) and drawn by Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) and the new cover is illustrated by Taj Tenfold (Sisters of Sorrow).

Here’s a look at that second printing cover:

ABBOTT transports readers to the gritty world of 1970s Detroit, as a female journalist of color named Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes the police have ignored—crimes she recognizes to be the work of a dark magical force—the same force that murdered her husband 10 years ago. As she looks for clues, Abbott puts herself in the crosshairs of a mysterious power out for more blood, all the while navigating a harsh social environment that’s structured to protect the powerful, and prevent access to change.

Eric Harburn, Editor at Boom! Studios comments:

ABBOTT puts a mirror up to the injustices and inequalities that plague our society – and have for decades. We’re thrilled to see Saladin, Sami, Jason, and Jim’s powerful work resonating with readers not only because of the deeper message, but also because of how instantly they’ve becomes fans of Elena Abbott herself.

Print copies of the Abbott #1 Second Printing Variant and Abbott #2 will be available for sale on February 28th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore.