RICH REVIEWS: Abbott 1973 # 1
Title: Abbott 1973 # 1
Publisher: BOOM Studios
Written by: Saladin Ahmed
Illustrated by: Sami Kivela
Colored by: Mattia Iacono
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Taj Tenfold
Variant Covers by: Raul Allen, Jenny Frison
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Elena Abbott is a journalist now working at the Detroit Chronicle a prominent Black newspaper. We are given a recap of her previous adventures. So this Lightbringer is ready for another one now.
Elena has a girlfriend and both are illustrated as beautiful women. The story does stay focused on the past too much. It needs to have something happening in the present. Magic is part of the story but exactly how it fits in is hard to figure out. And what is the Umbra?
Elena is good at her job and she also has an attitude that can be good or bad depending on how she uses it.
The new owner of the paper Elena works at is one huge sexiest jerk. This guy believes in equal rights for minorities but not for women.
Elena has it all coming down on her. She is a bi-sexual in a lesbian relationship having to deal with a sexiest boss who is more concerned about how she looks than having her doing her job. Then add in the magic angle which is still pretty mysterious and things are drawing you in but for exactly what who can say. The magic is just beginning.