Angel #2 (2019) fourth print,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Bryan Edward Hill
(A) Gleb Melnikov
(CA) Boris Pelcer
The landmark reimagining of ANGEL continues here from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger), Gleb Melnikov and series creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers).
As Angel recovers for a devastating loss in Sunnydale, he must unravel the mysteries surrounding this new kind of monster. How can Angel fight something he can't see? When and who will it strike next? And who is the new mysterious woman... and what do they have to do with Angel's future? Features the first appearance of fan favorite character Fred Burkle!
Date Available: Angel4002xx
In the tradition of 'Die Die Die!' and ..., comes the 2nd secret comic in the past 12 months, and its ANGEL!
If you don't know Angel, he's a vampire, with a soul, looking to do good after being so very bad. It can't be a shock that he's got a book, because BOOM! is successfully breathing life into properties that were actually just fine over at Dark Horse. Tying in to the events of the end of Buffy #4 (you'll have to do your own homework, we're here for Angel), we get a story from Angel's past after the Evil Eding of one of the Scooby Gang.
Story and art are both fine here, but not as nice as the Dan Mora lead in pages. Based on this issue, it looks like these series may run on parallel tracks, much the same way Star Wars and Darth Vader did.
If you're a Buffy person, you're already on board for this. If you're a BOOM! Buffy person, I'd bet you're in too. If you're just a walk-in, I'm not so sure, but it is enjoyable.
I give it 7 out of 10 Grahams