Abbott 1973 #4
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivela
Colors by Mattia Iacono
Letters by Jim Campbell
The Rundown: Abbott attempts to rescue Amelia, but her supernatural pursuers have other plans.
Abbott is getting closer to finding Amelia. With her brother and his friend in tow, they enter the hotel they assume she’s being held in and they are immediately brought before Amelia and the man holding her. As he tells Abbott what he wants in exchange for the woman she loves, the Umbra make an appearance make things messy for the reporter. With a clue in hand, she seeks help about a ten year old case which might hold the key to where Amelia has been taken.
After tracking down where they took her and convincing her brother that she isn’t crazy, the trio find themselves in the presence of a killer. One who has made a career of killing women. As they face off against the supernatural threat, Abbott will have to dig deep to find power she never knew she had, but it might be too late to save Amelia from the Umbra.
The Story: Ahmed crafts an entertaining story in this issue. There is some great dialogue between the characters and I love the focus on Elena and her brother throughout. There is some rich history there and this story scratches the surface of it in a way that makes me interested in Abbott’s past. The plot is well laid out and there are equal moments of tension and revelation. I loved the cliffhanger ending and can’t wait to see where the story goes next.
The Art: Kivela does some amazing work with the visuals in this issue. There are some awesome visual moments both showcasing character as well as brutality. I love the look and tone of the art in this issue.