As a huge fan of the TV show, I’ve been following the Angel comics since After the Fall. Imagine my utter joy when I heard about Angel & Faith. I’ve read most of the series, and have to say it is a must-read for fans of Angel and, well, Faith. Unfortunately, I’ve just recently started reviewing comics, so you’ll have to start off with my review of Angel & Faith #21, which is nearing the end of the series. For my opinion on the rest of the series, for which Joss Whedon was the executive producer, I will simply say this: this is the only comic book that has ever had a reveal so amazing that I stood up and threw my hands in the air.
Gage completely nails the character’s voices, something I can’t really say for Victor Gischler in the Spike series. Isaacs also slam dunks the art, making character faces expressive and familiar. In the rest of her series, her monsters are some of my favorite creations, all gory and goopy and gross.
“The time has come for Angel to make good on his promise to resurrect Giles—but at the same time, Season 9’s Big Bads, Pearl and Nash, together with Angel’s own mentor, Whistler, gather the final pieces needed to harness the last magical powers on Earth for their own apocalyptic plan.”
This is the beginning of the final arc in the Angel & Faith series, and things really start to heat up for the team. Pieces finally fall into place, and the spell to reanimate Giles is initiated…but at what cost?
This review is for the Rebekah Isaacs variant cover.
- Writer: Christos Gage
- Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
- Colorist: Dan Jackson
- Cover Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Though the series as a whole has excellent pacing, story, and action, this particular entry seemed a little contrived in places. As in, I was drawn out of the story because I noticed some very specific plot points and what they were there for. Other than that, this is a solid entry in an excellent series!
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]
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