Monday, January 04, 2010
Comic Attack Reviews Angelus #1
Publisher: Top Cow
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Cover: Stjepan Sejic
“Illumination pt 1″: Danielle Baptiste has been through a pretty rough patch lately. She was bearer of half of the Witchblade, which immediately turned her world upside down. Her friend and bearer of the other half, Sara Pezzini, was later possessed by the darker half and tried to kill her in War of the Witchblades. When the dust settled, Sara was herself again and Danielle had been chosen to be the new host for the Angelus. However, she is unaware that there are a select few who feel she isn’t fit to be the host and are planning her immediate downfall.
Angelus is starting off pretty good with the quality of writing expected from Marz. He finds that natural balance of humanizing the characters while maintaining the fantasy element that helps drive the story. It’s in the little details, like Dani wanting to return to her home town to find a semblance of peace and just be around something that’s familiar, which is a natural thing to do when things just get too crazy for you. I also like the fact that Ron took her out of New York, as it gives us a change of scenery since New Orleans has a much different landscape and feel to it. Sejic is still as spectacular as ever with each page, and if you have only seen the scans from the preview and were amazed, then it’s time you grabbed the book.
I’ve got quite a few theories and questions regarding the outcome of this, but I’ll reserve those for later. For now I’m pleased with the beginning of Dani’s role as Angelus, and can’t wait to see if anything that’s bouncing around in my head is right!