A Review: ARCHANGEL #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ARCHANGEL #1 from IDW Publishing. William Gibson writes, Butch Guice draws, Tom Palmer inks, Diego Rodriguez colors, and Shawn Lee letters.

Modern-day Earth is in ruins, and humanity’s only hope is the Splitter, a device which can transport matter into a “habitable alternate continuum.” But it’s in the hands of Vice President Henderson, who has his own plans for how to use it. Back at the end of WWII, Naomi is a British operative who is called in for a UFO sighting. Now she’s in a race to figure out what any of it means.

The thing I like about this story is that there’s no telling how Naomi is going to figure this puzzle out. She’s really going to have to trust the man from the future to get anywhere with it. But what I really like about this story is that William Gibson has finally ventured into comics (yay!). And Butch Guice’s art is glorious, as always, with masterful face work and detailed backgrounds.

This is a story layered with power, lies, mistrust and fascinating technology. I cannot wait to see where this goes and how it gets there. Get on board while you can.

ARCHANGEL #1 is available now at your FLCS or at idwpublishing.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )