Angel City #2

Angel City #2

Writer: Janet Harvey Artist: Megan Levens Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Frances Faye and Dolores Dare were best friends, once upon a time; small town girls with cardboard suitcases and dreams of Hollywood stardom. But that was the past. Now, Frances has been murdered, and the crooked Los Angeles cops don't care enough to solve the crime. Dolores hunts for the murderer everywhere, from high-end studio lots to seedy gambling dens. But as she gets closer to unraveling the mystery, she also nears a betrayal that hits close to home.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 17, 2016

    Though a bit slow going in the start Angel City #2 keeps the title deeply rooted in cinema history and the mystery genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 21, 2017

    The black and white color choice used to depict flashbacks works really well for this series. It manages to contrast well with the more colorful present. I won't spoil the odd standout scene in this issue but, it does do a good job of merging both the past and present. It shows off some of the acrobatic skills Doleres' learned in her when she was in the circus. Artist Megan Levens delivers with the art mixing fun action with a noir story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Nov 21, 2016

    I still think the arts too cartoony for this sort of thing, though. And there was at least one sequence that garnered an eye-roll the protagonist ninja-jumps up a wall. Sort of stretched my credulity muscles a little bit. Except for the grisly murder, Angel City seems to be aimed at younger readers; our heroine never seems to be in a terrible amount of danger, and always seems a little too sure of herself. The whole point of hardboiled stories isnt the crime and guns and detecting, but doubt and despair in a world where everything, including good and evil, is relative. Angel City is a nice romp through pop-Noir territory, but what it lacks in terms of story is a well-balanced sense ofdoom. Read Full Review

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