Preview: A Hard-Boiled Detective Takes On Supernatural Corruption In ‘Abbott: 1973’ SC

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios collects chapters #1-5 of Abbott: 1973 this week from writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivelä. Available Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Abbott: 1973 SC follows the eponymous unstoppable reporter as she tackles a new corruption taking over Detroit in 1973 and the supernatural threat behind it.

‘Elena Abbott is one of Detroit’s toughest reporters—and after defeating the dark forces that murdered her husband, she’s focused on the most important election in the city’s history.

But when someone uses dark magic to sabotage the campaign of the prospective first Black mayor of Detroit, it becomes clear to Abbott that the supernatural conspiracy in her city is even greater than she ever imagined. Now Abbott must exhaust all her abilities as a reporter and a supernatural savior to rescue Detroit—but at what cost to her own life?’

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