Any issue that is able to improve my perception of a character deserves a thumbs up, as it takes quite a bit for a writer to make me recognize the potential of a character that I had written off as a lame duck. Now I never actively disliked Angel, and there have been times where I've rather enjoyed the character, but right from the word go the Ultimate version comes across as infinitely cooler that his Marvel counterpart, as his beautiful angelic appearance is nicely contrasted by the idea that his parents want nothing to do with their freak of a son. The issue also nicely touches upon the idea that Warren looks like an angel, and there are many people who would have cause for excitement when angels start showing up on the earthly plane. There's also the fact that by injecting new cast members into the book, Brian Michael Bendis is also adding new character dynamics to the group, with this issue looking to create a potentially troublesome situation between the Beast and Warren, as both Read Full Review
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