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Fallen Angel #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: David Lopez Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 12, 2003

    Bette Noir is a dark city where the battleworn gravitate, and like a typical Vertigo book everything has a grimy feel to it. The colors are muted, and Lee's garments and the curls of her hair that fall out from her hood are noticeably more lively. There is beauty to be found in Bette Noir, and when Mr. Lopez, Mr. Blanco and Mr. Eyring reveal it, the scene rivets your attention. David, Lopez, Blanco and Eyring have created uniqueness in the self-replicating genre of the super-hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jul 11, 2003

    This is a really good start to the book, and although it's obviously not something in my normal repertoire, I'll be back next month to pick it up. You should do the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 16, 2003

    Not exactly the run away success that I had gone in hoping to find, but it's a fairly engaging debut issue, and my past experience with Peter David's work has me more than willing to give this book several more issues to really grab my interest. The book is certainly far more serious minded than his more recent projects, as there's not much humor to be found in these pages, and our lead character looks to be a rather grim creation, who isn't afraid to play rough, as she blinds a sniper, and later in the issue she lets a woman be gunned down. The setting of Bete Noire is also quite interesting, as we see this is a town where one doesn't go out after dark, as this place makes Gotham City's rather suspect nightlife look rather pleasant by comparison. As far as first issues go it's a pretty solid start, and while I was a bit put off by the lack of any truly likeable characters, I'm thinking perhaps the lead character is simply being revealed to the readers at a slower pace, to play up the Read Full Review

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