No Angel #1
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No Angel #1

Writer: Eric Palicki, Adrianne Palicki Artist: Ari Syahrazad Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: November 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Religious texts from The Bible to the Sumerian tablets speak of strange creatures descending from the heavens and mating with humans, their children the superhuman heroes of myth. None of this ever meant anything to Iraq War veteran Hannah Gregory, until she found herself in the crosshairs of a dangerous cult convinced that she's a descendant of these mysterious bloodlines... bloodlines they're determined to eradicate. No Angel is a cosmological and conspiratorial modern Western in the style of Preacher meets Justified by way of Jodorowsky.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Nov 30, 2016

    This is a great first issue with a great creative team behind it. This is a series and team that could put Black Mask on the map. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 4, 2016

    Being Adrienne Palickis first foray into comics with her brother, this is an absolute outstanding issue. Syahrazads artwork is very gritty, very grounded, which really helps with the tone of the book. I get the same kind of artistic vibe I get from Marvels Jessica Jones with this, which is a great comparison to make. No Angel sets the stage for something great, maybe even angelic? I recommend picking it up while you can, its bound to be sold out at stores in the very near future. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 30, 2016

    The art of the issue steps away from the stereotypical bright colours and crisp costumes that heavily populate the comic industry. Instead, it goes for the depth and refined sketch style which truly makes for glorious reading. The dialogue across the issue feels very honest and real. It helps to ground these characters in a world not too dissimilar from our own… to begin with. Once Hannah's eyes are opened, nothing will ever be the same. Overall, we absolutely loved the first issue of this new series. And whilst it isn't action packed, we get the feeling that this is just the beginning of something truly unique. IsNo Angel #1 a new favourite entry? It just might be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Dec 5, 2016

    I didn't honestly know where this book was leading, and it seemed like it was just going to be a first issue that set up the characters and a bit of the setting without delving too much into the storyline. Surprisingly, Adrianne and Eric Palicki make good use of nice segways into each segment without feeling like it's being thrown at you. As the book goes on, things definitely start picking up, and little details are added in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Nov 30, 2016

    For those of us who like high-octane supernatural tales, No Angel is heavenly! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    That's Not Current - Rachel Bellwoar Nov 30, 2016

    No Angel #1 could've remained an effective small town whodunit. Instead it takes two Biblical twists that have me very excited to see where this comic is going. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 4, 2016

    It's a strong start for a new series that'a unlike any other. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 24, 2016

    No Angel starts as a drama about family and grief, then rips the rug out from under you, throwing you into a horror of immeasurable proportions.  Seriously, there is one panel in particular that will haunt you for some time.  Once you read the book, you'll know exactly which one I mean.  The twists and turns at the end are earned through the top-notch character development throughout the majority of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 30, 2016

    “No Angel” #1 is a very intriguing debut with an engaging lead character. The art team does tremendous work and the pacing is just what I like in a debut. Black Mask continues to be a publisher to watch with this debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Dec 1, 2016

    No Angel # 1 is an intriguing, compelling ride that gives us mystery and mysticism. The Palickis do a magnificent job of introducing our lead, Hannah, while doing a little world building and establishing plotlines in a very organic way. Syahrazad and Csuka render an atmospheric, near cinematic work of art. Every single has a tone and mood alongside the progressive art. Besides the talk between Hannah and her mother, their art work is amazing. With a badass, intelligent lead in Hannah and a nice jaw dropping revelations in the last third of the book, readers will get hooked and demands more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 21, 2016

    What really sold me on the book was the main character, Hannah Gregory; liking the lead character is always a key element in getting me to want to continue on with a new series. Her tough, no-nonsense, straight to the point attitude was very appealing. The final page grabbed me and really made me want to come back to see what happens next. The Palickis did a great job of utilizing the monthly format with this strong cliffhanger. That's the way to get a reader to come back for the next issue! This came out a few weeks ago and is well worth checking with your local shops to see if you can score a copy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Nov 28, 2016

    I'm chalking this one up as another win for Black Mask. Despite launching with less pomp and circumstance than other titles, "No Angel" should find its way to your stack if you're into supernatural fare. This introductory chapter gives us a solid footing before pulling the rug out from under us on the last page, and the story promises to be nothing if not interesting. The book can go in a number of different directions. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Dec 1, 2016

    It may take another issue to really iron out the kinks, but I can see a bright future for this series if people stick around. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 28, 2016

    I've read many comics co-written by celebrity writers that were terrible. Thankfully, No Angel looks to buck that trend with a solid premise and well-executed opening chapter (which makes me crush on Adrianne Palicki even harder). If Csuka's colors can mesh with Syahrazad's pencils, then this book could end up being something really special. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 29, 2016

    Despite some aspects that feel overly familiar to anyone who has seen or read a story about a strong woman fighting off a supernatural threat, No Angel #1 is executed strongly enough by its creative team to engage readers with its interesting protagonist and well-structured thrills and chills. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Dec 6, 2016

    If you're after a superhero tale tinged with cosmological, classic creatures, No Angel is for you. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 30, 2016

    I was extremely disappointed by this title. Yes, I was leery of it, but I still like to give Black Mask a chance. Lately, they haven't produced much for me to enjoy. If others are enjoying it, then good for them, but I'm starting to study the solicits more and decide if it's worth the time and effort to read some of these books. No Angel certainly wasn't and I won't be back for more angel half-sister bonding time/Hollywood audition. Coming soon to a theater near you, based on the comic book from Black Mask Studios, it's this thing. Read Full Review

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