Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Angel #0

Angel #0 offers a tease of the companion book to BOOM! Studios new re-imagined Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe. With all but the opening scene (showing nothing more than we saw in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4) taking place well before Angel arrived in Sunnydale, Angel #0 offers a look at the cursed vampire with a soul's early attempts at redemption.

Following the quick introduction of the character's history, the issue focuses primarily on Angel's attempts to make a difference just prior to showing up in Sunnydale. The basics are covered here including Angel's distrust of magic, yet his need to rely on it to help fight evil, and an important difference in that this version of the character understands what happens if he experiences a moment of true happiness.

Although the supporting characters we see here aren't likely to make many appearances once the series begins in earnest, Angel #0 is a solid introductory issue to the updated version of the character about to make his first appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5. Worth a look.

[BOOM!, $3.99]

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