Abbott 1979 #3
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivela
Colors by Dan Jackson
Letters by Jim Campbell
The Rundown: Before Elena can stop the darkness infecting the city, she needs to face it close to home.
Elena continues to embrace her power and has discovered a new tool in her arsenal to stop the Umbra. As she finds herself facing a new opportunity that could kick start her career, Elena decides to use her new power to help someone close to her, her drug addicted brother.
After convincing him to meet with her at a local museum, she discovers that the Umbra is already infecting him and only her love for him, her gifts and a memory from their shared past will create a powerful enough bond to help them as Abbott faces an old and powerful fear.
The Story: Ahmed crafts a powerful, personal and compelling story in this issue. The story is personal for Elena and Ahmed allows for some fantastic emotion to come through in her interactions with her brother as well as showing her growing confidence in herself and her power.
The Art: Kivela delivers some beautifully detailed and powerful art throughout the issue. The dark moments in the issue are wonderfully crafted and capture the imagination.