Review: Abigail and the Snowman #2 (of 4)

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AbigailAndTheSnowman_002_coverAbigail and the Snowman continues to be an adorable tale of a girl and her yeti. Abigail, having gotten Claude safely home, decides that the best way to make friends at her new school is to bring Claude along. After all, the other kids can see him, and adults cannot.

The result is funny, heartwarming, and tense at the same time as the yeti’s pursuers are still trying to capture him—and they have equipment that they can use to detect him. Abigail’s teacher, on the other hand, has no idea what is going on—and still manages matters with aplomb. Claude the yeti remains an impeccable gentleman, well-mannered and well-dressed. On the more serious side, Abigail’s father is still living from one paycheck to the next, leaving Abigail with more responsibility than any kid should have, she is entirely used to being the outsider, and it remains to be seen just how much her newfound popularity is actually worth.

Langridge also gives the characters plenty of personality with his art. Abigail’s shock of unruly hair, her forward leaning posture, and her determined eyebrows say volumes about her approach to life. Claude walks with a laid-back pose. There is also a cross-grained monster-hunter who is undoubtedly going to stir things up. Langridge also switches back and forth between “kid vision” and the adult view of what is going on, adding to the comic’s humor and showing how it is Claude can exist without being noticed.

Abigail and the Snowman is an all-ages comic skewed more toward the younger group, but there is plenty for adults to enjoy as well. It is recommended for all friends of imaginary (and not so imaginary) creatures.

Abigail and the Snowman #2 comes out Wednesday January 28 from BOOM! Comics.

Written, illustrated & lettered: Roger Langridge
Colors: Fred Stresing
Cover: Roger Langridge with colors by Fred Stresing

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