Angel: After the Fall #1

Angel: After the Fall #1

Artist: Franco Urru Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 21, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Daniel Yanez Jan 28, 2008

    The only detriment in the series is the art of Frank Urru (Spike: Asylum & Shadow Puppets). I don't like it. It's undefined, almost incomplete, and missing details. The price is another thing I don't like. $3.99 for a cardstock cover? I'll have a regular one, thanks. I can recommend Buffy S8 to my friends, but I'm urging them to pick Angel with fury. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Nov 22, 2007

    In terms of art, I was very impressed with Franco Urru. This isn't his first time drawing Angel, and you can really tell. Even though he uses a minimal amount of detail to draw Angel's face, there's still no doubt you mistake him for someone else. The same could be said for the other recognizable characters. The only problem I had with the art was with the surprise ending. There wasn't an immediate recognition of what was going on (I had to go back a few pages to figure it out), which really blunted the impact of the revelation. This wasn't really Urru's fault though; the coloring used was mostly to blame. While an interesting turn for what was once a very grounded fantasy series, Lynch and Urru have done a solid job of putting all the ducks in a row. Now let's hope they can match the high quality that Angel displayed the last time we saw it. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Nov 21, 2007

    After The Fall #1 doesn't have much of the new reader friendliness that its sister series Buffy does, and seems geared almost exclusively toward the moderate to hardcore Angel fan. Those number quite a few, though, and they'll more than likely find this a competent start to the maxiseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 26, 2007

    Comics have one advantage over TV shows; the budget for FX is unlimited. Neither the Buffy comic nor this one has fully exploited that factor yet. Urrus demonic anatomy loses form, and his inks are so dark its hard to make out the details of the more interesting creations. His characters are reasonable facsimiles of the actors, but the color palette and shading needs to lighten up considerably. Theres a way to do that and still not break the bleak mood, Im sure. I just hope this grim state of affairs doesnt persist forever; Angel was best when it was funny, even if some of the laughs were the equivalent of whistling in the dark. Read Full Review

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