Friday, January 27, 2017

Angel Season 11 #1 (Dark Horse)
Released January 18th 2016
Cover Price: $3.99
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Artist: Geraldo Borges
Covers: Scott Fisher, Jeff Dekal, Bilquis Evely

It will take an Angel and a goddess to save the world!

Vampire Angel is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big—and very bad—that is coming. The goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past.

* Writer Corinna Bechko (Tomb Raider, Star Wars) brings you the vampire Angel in his own series!

* Featuring Fred and Illyria!

Review by Stephen M.

It is incredible when you think about how the comic book series of Angel with this issue is now longer than the TV series that the comic is suppose to continue.  Despite being far removed from the television series which ended way back in 2004, Joss Whedon's presence is still very much apart of the series as Executive Producer of the comic but you really have to hand it to Writer Corinna Bechko for capturing the feel of the show with its humor and intensity.

The artwork and coloring is a bit uneven at times but still works well to compliment Bechko's storytelling.  The first issue takes Angel to Dublin with a nice setup story for future issues.  Those that haven't been following the series or doesn't know who or what Angel and Fred/Illyria is may be a little confused at first with little background given to the characters.  New readers gets a very brief summary in the credits page but more could have been given.

Overall, a good first issue filled with enough intrigue that will have me reading a few more issues at least.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

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