12 February 2006

Fallen Angel

Premise: A mysterious woman protects innocents from being preyed on by the dark forces that inhabit a shadowy city.

Acclaimed writer Peter David blends elements of film noir, southern gothic, spaghetti westerns, Voodoo, and Kabbalah and ties them together in one of the most unique and atmospheric comics on the sheves. He paints a vivid picture of life in the city of Bete Noire, a city that seemingly becomes Hell when the sun goes down. He also creates an enduriong heroine in the form of Lee, a literal "fallen angel" who can be as cruel as the monsters she fights at times.

This series was cancelled by DC a while ago, but has recently been restarted by IDW publishing (as of this writing, two issues have been published).

Recommended for: fans of Raymond Chandler, Anne Rice, the Angel televison series, or Supergirl comics.
Not recommended for: people who prefer more clear-cut divisions between hero and villain

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