A Review: ANGEL #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ANGEL #1 from BOOM! Studios. The story is written by Bryan Edward Hill; with art by Gleb Melnikov, colors by Gleb Melnikov & Gabriel Cassata, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire.

Angel is Sunnydale waiting of whatever evil threat lies ahead. He visits Francis, someone our dark hero saved a long time ago. Francis does his best to councils and tries to convince him that he is a good person. Angel leaves to go to his new home, finding Lilith there. She has casted a protection spell so no one born of her will attack him there. For payment, she advises him a threat nearer to him that he even knows…and it will cost him one of his few friends.

I enjoy Bryan Edward Hill’s writing, and right off the bat he’s captured the vibe of the early seasons of ANGEL. I also dig the commentary of social media and how we always want to remember everything, while all Angel wants to do is forget it all. Gleb Melnikov’s art, as well as his and Gabriel Cassata’s coloring are a visual treat. An impressive first issue to what I hope is an incredible series. Check it out if you are a Buffy/Angel fan. Check it out even if you aren’t.

ANGEL #1 is in stores now or available at www.boom-studios.com.