Angel: Revelations #1

Angel: Revelations #1

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: Adam Pollina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 28, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Warren Worthington III has it made. A senior at St. Joseph's Prep, he's smart, tall, handsome, and rich; a star both on the field and in the classroom. All the girls want to date him, all the guys want to be him. There's just one problem...Warren's changing. Something's happening to his body-humps have started to grow under his shoulder blades, and they're getting bigger and more painful every day. See the never-before-told origin of one of the X-Men's five founding members, and his first encounter with an unsolvable, unrelenting evil...the Hunter.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson May 27, 2008

    The writing within the first installment is spot-on. Aguirre-Sacasa has spent time on several other Marvel books, like Sensational Spider-Man, but I have honestly never spent any time with the writer and his work. His style works well for this story, at least, and never was there a moment of awkwardness that overwhelmed the feeling of the book. Aguirre-Sacasa has managed, within the standard 22 page comic, to build a presence for Worthington that I haven't experienced in quite some time. Through a several page scene, Worthington expresses so many clear and concise emotions regarding the strange development that his body is going through (this is, since it is about Angel, the addition of his wings). In the issue, readers are taken through the gamut of typical high school emotions: fear, anxiety, jealousy, love, lust and the need to earn approval. Never will the book be considered without heart. While the writing is great, the art of Adam Pollina still manages to surpass. Unlike Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 28, 2008

    A pleasant surprise, all told. I'm convinced that Aguirre-Sacasa at least has something interesting to say about the character besides "he has wings and used to carry around a stun gun." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 4, 2008

    It's definitely good to see Marvel happy to put out a series that looks a little more experimental than their usual fare, and if there's any justice in the industry it'll pay off nicely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny May 26, 2008

    Overall I found this issue to be quite disappointing and inconsistent. I'll keep reading simply because I find the priest character to be compelling, but I don't think I could recommend this to anyone that has little or no interest in Angel. This one is probably best for fans only. Read Full Review

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