A suspenseful thriller, Angel #2 (BOOM! Studios) taps into its gripping mystery with a surprise guest from the past. A clever spinoff of Buffy The Vampire Slayer starring David Boreanaz, Joss Whedon’s vampire without a soul examines the sins of his past before he can find inner peace.
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?
Here are 5 reasons why you should read Angel #2:
5) What Happened Before!
Thanks for all the kind words regarding Angel #1— Gleb Melnikov (@GlebMelnikov8) May 31, 2019
I’m having a blast working on it, and believe me – the next issues are even better, @bryanedwardhill is killing it! #BTVS #Angel #BoomStudios pic.twitter.com/lZerTWHoEY
After exiling himself from the rest of humanity, Angel finds himself reluctantly visiting an old friend. Elsewhere, there is a vicious enemy tapping into social media and seeking out potential victims. Angel finds himself unexpectedly getting involved when his old friend is brutally murdered.
4) The Writing!
Writer Bryan Hill continues to explore the dark side of Angel’s history, heightening Angelus’ terrorizing reign. As the narrative switches to present day, Angel searches nonstop for clues to find his friend’s killer. Letterer Ed Dukeshire does a great job displaying the lurking dread inside the texts between the creepy antagonist and his prey.
3) The Artwork!
The highlight of the issue is how artist Gleb Melnikov captures the suspense as the antagonist sends out his texts. The Big Bad is trying to make an emotional connection with his prey. Melnikov heightens the seduction through extreme closeups between the facial expressions, before leading up to a violent outburst.
2) The Colors!
Colorists Gleb Melnikov and Gabriel Cassata have different palettes between Angelus’ past and Angel’s present. Notice how there is more shadow and dark tones when Angel makes his appearance. The primary colors then stand out in the wardrobe during the daytime.
1) A Great Followup!
Angel is a fun comic pic.twitter.com/U0vPPtFO7S— Gleb Melnikov (@GlebMelnikov8) June 1, 2019
A solid installment of gripping suspense, Angel #2 invites a major character from the TV show into the fold. I look forward to what their appearance means in the next issue.
Angel #2 arrives in stores on June 26th, 2019.