BOOM! Studios will soon release Abbott, a supernatural crime thriller arriving in 2018 by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela.
[Abbott is] about a female journalist of color in 1970s Detroit named Elena Abbott who investigates a series of grisly crimes the police have ignored—crimes she recognizes to be the work of a dark magical force—the same force that murdered her husband 10 years ago. As she looks for clues, Abbott puts herself in the crosshairs of a mysterious power out for more blood, all the while navigating a harsh social environment that’s structured to protect the powerful, and prevent access to change.
“A cast of hippie wizards, black revolutionaries, and cranky newsmen also appear in Abbott, but the real co-star of the book is the city of Detroit,” says Ahmed, a Hugo Award-nominated writer. “Set in 1972—the year Nixon was re-elected and Motown Records left for Los Angeles—Abbott takes place against a backdrop of white flight and black renaissance in Detroit.”
Abbott is scheduled to arrive in January 2018.