Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivela
Colors by Jason Wordie
Abbott finds herself in the fight of her life as she is attacked by a mysterious entity in a dark alley. The entity slashes at the reporter, but she manages to grab the only thing she can, her camera. As she shoots flash after flash, the entity disappears and the alley is clear. She passes out in the alley after running into a woman walking her dog.
The next day, she is recounting what she can remember to her editor as she gets stitched up from her injuries. He tells her to back off the story and she, of course, ignores him. He bring up her ex-husband the police officer and implores her to have him protect her. Abbott is having none of it as she lays into him about how this isn’t the first time she’s dealt with something like this.
She decides to head to Broadway’s to get some coffee and possibly some answers. She finally decides to call on an old friend of her late husband to try and find the answers that she needs. As she meets with the mysterious old friend, he reminds her of who she really is. A revelation that the reporter continues to deny, despite all the evidence right in front of her.
Elena discovers that the attack in the alley did more than just alert Abbott to the presence and she decides to go visit a very old and very dangerous acquaintance. I don’t want to spoil anything in the end of this issue, but it is intense and connects the investigations that Abbott finds herself in the middle of.
The revelations in this issue are thought provoking and great to read. Ahmed has written a stunning follow up to the previous issue and the mystery gets more engaging, especially in Abbott’s conversation with Sebastian. Kivela’s art in this issue is evocative. The angles used in many of the panels convey a great sense of motion. I love the visuals in this issue, especially the ones in the climax. Can’t wait to read what comes next.