Thursday, January 19, 2017

Angel Season Eleven #1

Although I've kept up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comics I can't say the same for its spin-off (which probably has something to do with most of its best characters getting killed off). Picking up an Angel comic for the first time in a couple of years I was met by a pleasant surprise. My favorite Angel/Buffy supporting character is back. Okay, you've got my attention.

Angel and the resurrected Fred are in Dublin, a home Angel has steered clear of most of his undead life. Helping out a friend with an exorcism leads to discovery of something very wrong with the world which seems to tie back to the vampire's days as Angelus. As much as he hates to relive those days, Angel's answers appear to be in the past.

The story itself is an okay set-up for the new season. However, I'm far more excited by the return of Fred (who apparently is sharing a body with Illyria this time around). The idea of exploring an Angelus storyline is intriguing, but my squees for joy come from seeing Fred back in action. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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