by Doug Warren on March 28, 2018

Written by Saladin Ahmed
Illustrated by Sami Kivelä
Colored by Jason Wordie
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Published by BOOM! Studios

Abbott has always been a great series; I’ve said that since issue #1, but with the introductions and setups out of the way, Abbott has moved to the next level and is truly exciting.

Previously, haunted and attacked by mysterious monsters, Abbott now finds herself face-to-face with what appears to be a centaur. When bullets fail to stop him . . . Welp, that is about as much as I can say without spoilers. And trust me, you really do not want any spoilers. It is the page turning action and suspense that makes this issue so great.

Another thing that is great about this issue is that it really takes us into 1970s Detroit. Abbott even has a meal at a Coney Island, which has to be a favorite of anyone who has ever visited the Motor City. (And for the record, though the name mimics the inferior Coney Island, the interior suggests that they did indeed eat at the better one.)

I promised up front that there would be no spoilers, and I am keeping with that, but I do have to say, there was a point where I thought the comic was over. It was a good cliffhanger and would guarantee I pick up the next issue. So, I turned the page, and instead of seeing the closing page, the story kept going, and the cliffhanger it ended on will surely make the next issue go deeper, and worsen the problems thrust at our protagonist.

The artwork again is simply superb, completed with amazing colors. The colors do a great job of setting the dark and dreary tone, but is offset with things like a bright, colorful bird to symbolize the hope that is the undercurrent of the story.

This is the best issue of the series, and with all the open doors and pathways, the last two are guaranteed to be even more in-depth and action packed.

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