Abigail and the Snowman feels very familiar. Roger Langridge does a beautiful job with the artwork, which has a bunch of great montage sequences and sight gags. The art is great. And a lot of the writing is good. Really good. All of the writing is good, occasionally it’s really good.
Occasionally too, however, the comic feels like a fresh take on a standard situation. Abigail is the new girl at school, she has a single parent–her dad, she sort of has to take care of him, she doesn’t make friends easily. There’s nothing interesting in the ground situation Langridge is setting up. A lot of it is stale.
The titular Snowman appears towards the end of the issue. Presumably he’ll figure in more in subsequent issues…
It’s a good comic from Langridge, but it never even approaches sublime. It’s too constructed, too self-aware of its selling points.
Writer, artist, letterer, Roger Langridge; editor, Rebecca Taylor; publisher, KaBOOM!.