Thursday, August 8, 2019

Angel #3

The third issue of Angel teases us with what our hero's future will look like on this new rebooted timeline, offers him a bit of context to the villain he's fighting who is targeting victims through social media, and introduces the handsome stranger to Winifred Burkle. It's the last of these which is most interesting, as Angel saves Fred from a demon-possessed attacker with the help of a balloon filled with holy water.

As when she was originally introduced on the television show, Fred doesn't appear to be all there. However, her understanding of math and symbols are intact (along with her random mumbling which turn out to be on point as often as not), and she does prove helpful in sending Angel on to the next stage of his journey.

Fred is an interesting choice of a first companion to Angel, rather than Cordelia (who is still in high school) and Lilith's note about Angel's journey helping to quiet her mind makes you wonder what version of the character we may see when Angel emerges from the hellish maze Fred just sent him to. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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