Friday, August 3, 2012

Thirty Days of Graphic Novels, Day Twelve "Fallen Angel: Reborn"

I bought this solely because it features Illyria from Angel, and as The Wife will testify, I am a compulsive purchaser of all things Angel and Buffy.  Fallen Angel: Reborn collects a four issue series featuring Illyria magically teleported to the city of Bete Noir, which is apparently protected by the book's title character, Liandra.  Illyria is hot on the tail of the ornaments of power she wielded in her ancient god-like form because she has been told that if she recovers them, she can recover her god-hood.  She has the standard comic book fight with Liandra and then the standard comic book team-up.  I was actually really impressed with how well the book handled Illyria, getting her personality right and adding to the character's backstory through some amazing artwork of her grotesque, Cthulhu-like godly form in her native dimension.  I'm not sure if this series would mean anything to non-Illyria fans, and it didn't really sell me on a need to pick up the main Fallen Angel series, but it's decent for what it is.

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