Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Broken Frontier Reviews Angelus #1
Angelus has usually been a antagonistic character in Top Cow’s universe, but now the latest bearer of the primal force is former Witchblade wielder Danielle Baptiste, and so the villain becomes the hero. Angelus joins the other members of Top Cow’s trinity, Witchblade and The Darkness, in getting her own ongoing series.
While most first issues deal with some sort of origin story, Angelus does not, instead relying on a brief history lesson on an already well-established character in the Top Cow universe. If you want to find out how Danielle came into possession of the Angelus force, you had better buy Witchblade #130 as well.
Ron Marz’s story covers pretty simple ground: Danielle and her “are-they? or aren't-they?” friend Finch have just moved to New Orleans following Danielle being imbued with the power of the Angelus. Dani must come to grips with the power she now wields, and the heavenly host she commands.