Abbott

Abbott

Book - 2018
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While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a secret society of the city's elite. In the uncertain social and political climate of 1972 Detroit, hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivelä present one woman's search for the truth that destroyed her family amidst an exploration of the systemic societal constructs that haunt our country to this day.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Boom! Studios, a division of Boom Entertainment, 2018
ISBN: 9781684152452
1684152453
Branch Call Number: YA AHMED GRAPHIC NOVEL COLL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Nominated for a 2019 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, Abbott blends science fiction and horror with the rocky political climate of 1970s Detroit. Chain-smoking journalist Elena Abbott is my new hero. ArapahoeAsia


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Feb 01, 2019

I loved the gorgeous art, the punchy character design, the pulpy noir aesthetic and the 1970s Detroit vibe. I like a crime story with an investigative reporter as the protagonist because I think CSI-style unrealistic glorification of cops has (awful) real life consequences, and I also really enjoyed the supernatural horror elements and how they paralleled real world discrimination and bigotry. Saladin Ahmed has been one of my favorite authors since I read THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON back in the day, and I've really enjoyed his turn into the comic book world. This indie is definitely worth picking up!

JCLHebahA Jan 28, 2019

Equal parts investigative journalism story and Lovecraftian horror. Elena Abbott is a protagonist to root for, and I want to see more of her world.

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