Comic Review: Abbadon

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Illustrated by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Colored by Allesia Nocera
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Lettered by John J. Hill
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Cover Price: $17.99

Is it possible for a man to truly get away with murder? In Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray‘s Abbadon, a sadistic serial killer is on the loose and two men with a complicated history will do everything in their power to ensure that the culprit is brought to justice.

When a series of gruesome murders befalls the western town of Abbadon, the famous U.S. Marshall Wes Garrett is called in to put his reputation to the test. Reluctantly working side by side with the sheriff of the town, Colt Dixon, Garrett wastes no time in looking for answers. But as the investigation deepens — and more bodies begin to pile up — it would seem a copycat killer is on the loose — one who brutally murders in the same way as the man who gave Garrett his renowned name.

Wow! Abbadon is yet another excellent graphic novel from Palmiotti and Gray! This is a harsh tale set in the wild west, filled with deplorable characters and sickening actions. While we know there is a killer on the loose, other characters are no better as their lives are consumed with lust for power and domination. Why would I want to read something so graphic and laden with unsavory subject matter? It’s simple: the writing is sharp, the story is expertly crafted, and the twists are numerous. And I love a good twist!

The story, however, is not the only aspect of this graphic novel that deserves praise. Fabrizio Fiorentino‘s illustrations, coupled with Allesia Nocera‘s colors shape Abbadon into a vivid western tapestry.

I’ve read two of Palmiotti and Gray’s books thus far, and I am thoroughly pleased with both outcomes. It’s no wonder how these two were able to raise over $50,000 on Kickstarter to create Abbadon. Their work in the graphic novel medium is outstanding. I can’t wait for their next project and you should be clambering for it as well. In the meantime, check out Abbadon, it’s wickedly good!

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