Leading on from issue 2, we again find ourselves following the as yet separate lives of Angel and Faith. This has been a good move so far, as I mentioned in my previous review, in that it has allowed both characters to do their own thing and has kept things clean and untangled thus far.
There is something about this Angel and Faith run that really distills the characters down to who they are, albeit in brand new scenarios. Faith again fails to ingratiate herself with other females (or indeed slayers), a character trait of hers that has been present since Buffy Season 3 when she first emerged. Angel once again chases down leads but it doesn’t feel like he is pulling the strings, rather that he is the one being played.
The art by Conrad again has a nice natural flow to it which again is a big sell for me when reading adapted works. My main quibble, if anything, is that the story had a very similar pacing to it as the previous issue, which made it a tad repetitive.
That said, there were really no major problems with this issue, and it showed both Faith and Angel’s separate subplots unfolding gradually. This should appeal to both diehard fans and the more casual Buffyverse observer alike.
The writer of this piece was:
Gary Kane aka (GK)
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