Abbadon, a Gothic Americana Graphic Novel from writers Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (Jonah Hex, Power Girl, 21 Down) with art by Fabrizio Fiorentino & Alessia Nocera, Abbadon tells the tale of a city steeped in sin. The western boomtown of Abbadon is poised for a bright future until it experiences a series of gruesome murders. U.S. Marshal Wes Garrett is called to town to solve them.
A legendary lawman, Garrett is known for having trapped and killed a notorious murderer named “Bloody Bill” who once cut a brutal swath across the country and left scores of mutilated men, women, and children in his wake. Now Garrett’s arrival in Abbadon has revealed a secret that Sheriff Colt Dixon has desperately been trying to conceal: the recent murders have all echoed the style of the killer Garrett supposedly stopped years ago. Garrett and Dixon join forces to uncover the killer’s identity in a town so full of corruption that everyone is a suspect.
Geeks of Doom said:
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!