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Abbott, the solid supernatural mystery comic from writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivela, is getting a follow up series beginning in January 2021 from BOOM! Studios. Colored by Mattia Iacono and lettered by Jim Campbell, Abbott: 1973 follows the eponymous unstoppable reporter as she tackles a new corruption taking over Detroit and the supernatural threat behind it.

Elena Abbott is one of Detroit’s toughest reporters—and after defeating the dark forces that murdered her husband, she’s focused on the most important election in the city’s history. But when someone uses dark magic to sabotage the campaign of the prospective first Black mayor of Detroit, it becomes clear to Abbott that the supernatural conspiracy in her city is even greater than she ever imagined. Now Abbott must exhaust all her abilities as a reporter and a supernatural savior to rescue Detroit—but at what cost to her own life?

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"I'm ridiculously thrilled to bring readers a new chapter in Elena Abbott's life! The first series generated incredible excitement and energy, and we've fed off of that to bring you an even bigger story,” said Ahmed. “It's 1973, Elena is living her best life with Amelia, and Detroit is preparing to elect its first Black mayor. But while Elena's powers have grown, they may not be enough to stop the shadows that have seized those closest to her—shadows that threaten to engulf the whole city." 

“It’s been fun to dive back into the world of Abbott. I’m eager to show you all what’s going on in Detroit in 1973. If you thought that the city had calmed down, you couldn’t be more mistaken!” said Kivelä.

“Back when Abbott first launched, the social issues Elena was tackling in 1972 were just as relevant for 2018; three years later, she’s needed more than ever,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “As we move into a crucial election year in Detroit’s history, Saladin and Sami haven’t missed a beat—get ready for another edition of pulse-pounding, supernatural-slaying journalistic thrills interwoven with sharp-eyed storytelling that holds a mirror up to our world with themes that resonate to this day.”

Abbott: 1973 #1 features a main cover by Taj Tenfold and variant covers by Raul Allen and Jenny Frison. It's set for release in January 2021.

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