BOOM!’s Ka-BOOM! imprint for younger readers is becoming my go-to for introducing younger kids to comics. They put out consistently fun, well-written, adorably drawn comics that don’t talk down to their readers. The latest Ka-BOOM! title I’m in love with, Abigail and the Snowman, hit shelves tomorrow – on the last day of the year, folks!
Abigail and the Snowman takes place in a sleepy British town, Shipton-on-Sea, where we meet Abigail, a new kid in town who’s a little quirky and very independent. She lives with her dad, an unemployed electrician, and has an invisible dog named Claude, who keeps her company when the other kids avoid her on the playground. Imagine her surprise when she bumps into a yeti on the run from the Shadow Men (think Men in Black) who want to take him back to the Ministry of Unusual Phenomena!
Written and drawn by Roger Langridge, Abigail and the Snowman is perfect for younger readers who want some humor and adventure in their comics. The yeti, first known as Specimen 486, affirms that he is not a Bigfoot – Bigfoots are hippes who live in the Canadian woods. Abigail shakes off being the odd girl out, making her own fun. And meeting Specimen 486? Well, she just takes that in stride, giving him her invisible dog’s name and gleefully drawing him into her world.
I’m looking forward to seeing where Abigail and Claude’s journey’s take us. Grab a copy tomorrow when you hit your comic book store, and end 2014 on a fun note. Take a look at some of the issue right here.
ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1
Writer & Artist: Roger Langridge
Publisher: BOOM! (Ka-BOOM!)
On-Sale: December 31, 2014
Diamond ID: OCT141174