Archangel 8 #1

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: C. P. Smith, Snakebite Cortez Publisher: AWA Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God's legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God's sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 22, 2020

    An incredible debut issue, incredibly violent and deserving of the mature rating, this promises to be a fantastic series. It sets a dark, seedy tone early on and the violence contributes to the moodiness of the work. The art is absolutely gorgeous and establishes AWA as a publisher to be eagerly following. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Mar 5, 2020

    If these are the kinds of books, writers, and artists that AWA has lined up for their other series, this company is here to stay! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 16, 2020

    A solid start to the series. The action is engaging and the artwork beautiful. The mix of realism and abstraction creates a intelligent, satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 20, 2020

    At the end of the day, theres little I can fault about Archangel 8, save for a slight deviation from my expectations. Providing a bleak and violent introduction to this world of hired killers, Moreci, Smith et al do a great job of laying the groundwork for what promises to be an entertaining series. With an enigmatic leading man and a twisted succession of feints, twists and shocking violence, this is a new series you really ought to be checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Feb 20, 2020

    All in all this is a very good book with two flaws that end up detracting from the final score but in no way detract from the experience of reading the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of spy novels, action, assassins and crime drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 18, 2020

    It's a solid, well-written and decently-illustrated opener from Michael Moreci and company who manage to balance the gritty action elements with the supernatural ones to offer something engaging and interesting without falling too deeply into the pit of feeling like just some sort of supernatural Punisher knock off. It's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 12, 2020

    It's definitely worth a read with the potential to be one intriguing and brutal series. Read Full Review

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    UW Mar 18, 2020


  • 9.0
    The Comics Golden King Apr 15, 2020

    Okay,cool introduction.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Aug 15, 2020

    Archangel #8 is another AWA title that hits all of the right notes as a launch title. I probably would have changed the name slightly and just called it "Archangel" but I get it. Marvel's lawyers would have probably come knocking. The comic is a bit cliche. Almost every element in the series has been done before but Michael Moreci sells it anyway and Archangel 8 turns out to be a thoroughly engrossing experience by the end.

    There isn't a lot presented to the reader about the overarching plot in this installment. The book follows 8 as he prepares for an assassination run. We also aren't given much information about the target but apparently, the two men know each other and worked together in the past. 8 is visibly shaken but stee more

  • 8.5
    SeƱor Smokey Aug 12, 2020

    -Like the opening parallel between the fighting dog and 8
    -Definitely major punisher inspiration
    -"he happened. he was beautiful"
    -Love the effect of the woman after seeing the man hes after
    -Last page is beautiful
    -Very good opener, not too much to dislike. Big fan of the concept.

  • 10
    Phil Heart Mar 29, 2020

  • 9.0
    Magik Mar 22, 2020

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Mar 22, 2020

  • 8.0
    fandelabd May 20, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 May 21, 2020

  • 4.5
    batman_forever Mar 28, 2020

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