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Angel 29 -review

I finallly got around to reading the second issue of the new Angel arc.

Hm, still can't say I'm greatly thrilled about it though again it does have some interesting bits.

The art is pretty good, though sometimes I'd prefer a bit more expression.

My main problem with the thing is that the supporting characters just sound nothing like themselves. With Connor and Angel I'm (mostly) ok, but the others just feel empty and generic. Illyria feels downright wrong. Seriously, no, Illyria does not place faith in Kate because of her police background. Never.
Spike unfortunately just sounds as cardboardy as the others...

We find out how Angel ended up in the body plaster cast having his blood sucked from him, while Connor decides to send out his new found minions to search for his father.

Angel, struggling with his new fame was abducted by some sleazy Hollywood types who want to sell immortality to the stars. Their motivation is a bit weird. They want Angel for this new job, because they plan to mass ensoul the new made vampires and they believe, vamps from Angel's bloodline would take to souls much better than any other.
This doesn't fit the myth at all, but then the way it is shown in the comic, it's just what the sleazy person believes, not the truth.

Angel is not thrilled about the idea, but gets knocked out and is forcefed and drained now.

I think the idea that people would like to become vampires, especially if they can keep their souls is intriguing and was never played out in Buffy, as well as the idea to curse/ensoul other vampires to keep them from killing. The reasoning why they need Angel for this seems a bit forced but we'll see.

So far it lacked any references to the state Lawson ended up with, no soul, no proper demon either. Hopefully they'll come as it would be interesting to see that bit of mythology explored a bit more closely.

Did anyone else read it?
Tags: angel, comics
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