Archangel #2

Writer: William Gibson Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A military pilot from a radioactive, alternate future has arrived in Berlin 1945, and the corrupt officials from his world want him stopped. Though he won't reveal the details of his mission, he's made one thing clear: our entire reality is at stake.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Jul 14, 2016

    This is Gibsons first direct foray into the comic book world and he has translated his undoubted skill as a storyteller from that of his novels to this new format/style seamlessly, creating what I now regard (after reading the story for a third time) is a MUST read for any science fiction fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jul 13, 2016

    Any book with as much new mythology to establish as Archangel should be in danger of collapsing under its own weight, but Gibson and Guice seem more than up to the challenge. The attempt to thwart an invasion by an alternate dimension could be too abstract and esoteric to have real stakes, but it's all grounded in a small cast that are easy to invest in. Also, small details, like a dimensional supply drop that leads to a pistol fusing with a metal table are strange and clever in the manner of all good science fiction. Two issues in, Archangel shows signs of being one of the year's best new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 13, 2016

    With more tight but attractive artwork by Bruce Guice, the second issue of Archangel continues putting the establishing pieces in place and while not a great deal happens in terms of revelation or forward momentum, it still has plenty of action and suspense within the narrative as these characters swirl further down the rabbit hole, both in 2016 and 1945, for the story to hold your interest. Next issue looks like a turning point that could deliver some wartime glamour, and that should add some extra spice to a limited series that continues to entertain. Read Full Review

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