Angel & Spike #13

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Gleb Melnikov Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Angel's been to hell - but Hollywood in the 60s might be even worse! An untold story from Angel's past is revealed for the first time as Angel's Hollywood starlet friend is murdered - and Angel is the only one looking for her killer. As Angel discovers the truth behind her death, he'll be forced to choose between justice and redemption - and will make a choice that will haunt him forever.

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Aug 25, 2020

    As a break between one creative team leaving and another arriving this is the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into Angels past. As a one-shot it also serves as an opportunity for fans who've so far missed out on the comic to pick up an issue and see if it's for them. It's a good fun story, filled with Noir vibes, and hints at events in Angels past. Not essential reading for the larger narrative but a good read nonetheless, fans won't want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Aug 26, 2020

    Angel's been quite caught up in the events of Hellmouth, but Angel #13 takes a quick detour for a straight-up mystery tale that was one of the week's biggest surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 25, 2020

    A perfectly blended stand alone story for the Vampire with a Soul. It captures the fun of the Television Series while maintaining the tone of the current comic series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 1, 2020

    While the comic feels disconnected from current events on the title, it works as a self-contained story offering us a glimpse into Angel's past (which is always tricky given continuity issues). It's not a must-read, but for fans there may be enough of interest. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 30, 2020

    Angel & Spike #13 is a one-off detective story set between Hill's run and Thompson's takeover, but does it really feel like Angel? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Aug 28, 2020

    Angel, as a television series, always flirted with Noir. Most obviously in its first season, before the larger narrative took shape. And this issue feels like one of those episodes. And look, I have a lot of nostalgia for Angel's first season, but I'll admit that it could be a bit rough. And so is this issue. It doesn't really fit the tone of the series and feels contrived at points. The dialogue really took some getting used to as the writer had some... interesting quirks he kept exploring. The art was also a bit rough in places. And honestly, if you keep referencing the Hyperion and implying one of the television series' best episodes (as well as a killer period piece), "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been", maybe write something that works more

  • 8.0
    Magik Aug 26, 2020

  • 5.5
    mikesbr42 Jan 6, 2021

Reviews for the Week of...