Abbott 1973 #3
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivela
Colors by Mattia Iacono
Letters by Jim Campbell
The Rundown: Amelia is missing and Abbott goes on the hunt to find her with the help of her ex.
After finding Amelia gone and her place ransacked, Abbott calls James to come over for help. After questioning her theory that the kidnapping has something to do with the Umbra, a phone call reveals that this problem is local and has everything to do with Abbott’s investigation into the mayor’s ties to organized crime. James goes on the hunt, but the cozy relationship the crime family has with the city means there are few people in his department he can trust.
After a trip to her past and a memory of her childhood with Amelia, Abbott is ready to take to the streets to bring her home. At the same time, the Council grows impatient with Hunter’s failure to kill Abbott and decides to dispatch another to take his place. Abbott decides to revisit a ghost from her past to elicit his help in finding the woman she loves, but the Umbra might take more from Abbott yet.
The Story: Ahmed creates a colorful and engaging world with this series and this issue especially. The twin conflicts of Abbott’s journalistic life and the supernatural keep me involved and the plot is great. The characters are as engaging as the story and getting more interesting as the plot progresses.
The Art: Kivela has a unique vision and talent for crafting beautiful character moments as well as awesome action.