Angel City #1

Angel City #1

Writer: Janet Harvey Artist: Megan Levens Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer."  As she gets closer to the truth, the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts work to cover up the scandal. Has she bitten off more than she can chew?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Oct 6, 2016

    I absolutely loved this book. The story, the settings, the characters – everything. It makes me want to grab my nearest Dixon Hill novel and start thumbing through the pages. I recommend anyone to pick this book up and whisk themselves away to a more glamorous and seedy past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 10, 2016

    With its subversion of a well-known genre and its powerful female lead, Angel City #1 is a boldly entertaining debut for the new Oni Press title. Janet Harvey, Megan Levens, and Nick Filardi take what readers love most about noir and filter it through an unapologetically feminist lens with fantastic results. Armed with both hard knuckles and soft emotions, Angel City #1 is a noir tailor-made for today's progressive reading audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 8, 2016

    The first issue does a great job of setting up the story with expectations you'd have due to the genre, then knocking that all down with some twists that make the comic really stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 7, 2016

    This is a great issue to open up the series. True crime fanatics and crime genre readers alike will love this series. Not only is it fueled by the Black Dahlia Murder, but it explores concepts found in Hollywood crimes overall. Head to your local comic book shop and give it a read! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Oct 5, 2016

    Overall, this whole thing was kind of bleh, and it's not something I would desire to read again. It could have really showcased some kick ass girl power, but here's hoping that Angel City #1 is just getting a bit of a late start, and can live up to its potential in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Oct 12, 2016

    On the whole, Angel City is a decent comic and a fun readbut as Noir, it falls a little flat. Read Full Review

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