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Angel – After the Fall #11

August 19, 2008

The second last issue of Angel – After the Fall has hit the shelves last week and as expected, Brian Lynch finally throws the two former allies Gunn and Angel into the ring. Angel discovers that Gunn was turned and of course he tries to save his former friend. At first, it seems like the two could work together but then the demon in Gunn takes over and he overpowers Angel. Gunn goes as far as to dispel the glamour that was preventing everybody from seeing Angel’s newfound mortality. The cliffhanger ending of this issue is one of the best in the series so far and with only one book left to finish the mini-series, the anticipation is enormous. Too bad it will be another month until the conclusion is finally unveiled.

I must say that I found some of the dialogue in this particular issue a bit out of place. Especially Angel’s text parts where sometimes a bit too over the top for the character. Other than that it was a solid issue with a nice crescendo towards a hopefully amazing climax. The last issue could go either way and killing Angel might be one of them. I’m actually more intrigued to find out if they will continue the series or call it quits. Let’s hope Angel – After the Fall generated enough sales to continue into a seventh season. Although I must say I would prefer a return to the old format. Dragons and L.A. turning into hell were a bit much for me, but as a real fan of the characters I could stand it. I guess the whole series will really stand or fall depending on the ending.

Story                  8

Art                      7

Reread Value     7

Overall rating    7.5/10

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2008 6:39 pm

    I think the series has really improved recently after a terrible opening arc, with this issue being especially good, but I should point out – After the Fall is actually going on until #15 or #16 – it was announced as a 12-issue maxi-series but I think then they turned “First Night” into a regular story arc rather than a spin-off miniseries, so now the main series has been extended. There’s more to come yet!

  2. cnspiracy permalink*
    August 19, 2008 7:27 pm

    Hey James, thanks for pointing that out. I was already wondering how they wanted to finish the series in only one issue after this. and I totally agree with you, the newest issues are much better than the slow beginning. Definitely a step up.

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