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Review: Fallen Angels #1

Fallen Angels #1

Kwannon is once again Psylocke and though the title is plural, Fallen Angels #1 feels like her solo series. Much of this debut issue revolves around the character. She’s struggling to find her place not just upon Krakoa but mutant kind and the world as a whole.

Written by Bryan Edward Hill the issue succeeds mainly on its themes that are weaved throughout. Hill plays off of some of the concepts and ideas writer Jonathan Hickman began in the X-Men reboots House of X and Powers of X.

With the introduction of a mysterious villain Apoth, we’re delivered the concept of new gods of mankind and biology vs. technology. Both of these weaved through Hickman’s restart of the line and the series stands out for running with them.

Each “Dawn of X” series has filled a niche and this one drops in a more philosophical side of the X Universe. It also attempts to fill in gaps for Psylocke and character who has failed to really find much depth since her reintroduction earlier this year.

Szymon Kudranski provides the art for Fallen Angels #1. He’s joined by Frank D’Armata and letterer Joe Sabino. The art style mixes in Eastern iconography befitting the character. The themes of biology vs. technology are extended in layout. Panels are presented with energy flickering or branches reaching out. It’s the small details like that of a planet that makes the art stand out. Along with a slight manga influence in pencils and color, it’s an art style and look that matches the series well.

Fallen Angels #1 is an interesting start. The series fills a space not covered by other X-Men series. It also begins to add depth to the character of Psylocke. There’s lots of potential there and the set up makes me want to check out what comes down the road.

Story: Bryan Edward Hill Art: Szymon Kudranski
Color: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Joe Sabino Design: Tom Muller
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Fallen Angels #1

Fallen Angels #1

(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Ashley Witter
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!

Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!

Fallen Angels #1

Wolfram and Hart’s Lilah Morgan and Fan Favorite Demon Lorne Make First Appearances in Angel #7

BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Angel #7. Acclaimed filmmaker and writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Gleb Melnikov, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon as the world deals with the consequences of the open Hellmouth, available in stores November 27, 2019.

Lilah Morgan makes her first appearance as she kidnaps Fred for a heart-to-heart. Meanwhile, with Angel stuck in the Hellmouth, Gunn, Spike, and Lilah are trying to save Los Angeles from the effects of the Hellmouth but they’re going to need a bit of expert help from a particular karaoke-loving demon who runs a special club downtown —Lorne makes his first appearance in Angel #7 as everything goes to hell for Team Spike!

Angel #7 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian, along with variant cover by horror illustrator Scott Buoncristiano and artist Jakub Rebelka.

Angel #7

Preview: Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1

Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1

(W) Bryan Hill (A) Max Raynor (CA) Dexter Soy
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

The soul of Katana’s husband, Maseo, is experiencing great unrest within her sword! The Outsiders must find a way to relieve him, or else the blade itself may shatter, unleashing not only Maseo but whatever unknown spirits and sorcery are trapped with him in the Pandora’s box of Katana’s blade!

Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1

Dawn of X Gets a Trade Collecting All of the First Issues this February

A new age for mutants is upon us and with it comes a brand-new way to get in on the action! Jonathan Hickman reshaped the entire world of the X-Men in House of X and Powers of X with shocking revelations and the promise of an exciting future. Now Hickman will lead some of Marvel’s biggest talents into the “Dawn of X,” the first wave of six distinct ongoing titles that will explore the X-Men’s new status quo: X-Men, Marauders, Excalibur, X-Force, New Mutants, and Fallen Angels, each launching the X-Men into thrilling new directions!

This February, Marvel is collecting the first issue of each of those series in Dawn of X Volume 1 TPB.

DAWN OF X VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, BENJAMIN PERCY, GERRY DUGGAN, TINI HOWARD, BRYAN HILL & ED BRISSON
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU, JOSHUA CASSARA, MATTEO LOLLI, MARCUS TO, SZYMON KUDRANSKI & ROD REIS
NEW Cover by TBA

Get in on the ground floor of the Dawn of X! Jonathan Hickman rewrites all the rules and reinvents the X-Men universe for a new and exciting era! Hickman himself helms the adventures of a powerhouse team of X-MEN in a world of fresh possibilities — and co-writes the reunited NEW MUTANTS on a cosmic quest to find their missing friend! And more of the industry’s best and brightest talents take on uncanny X-squads! X-FORCE — the CIA of the mutant world, one half intelligence, the other half special ops! Captain Kate Pryde and her MARAUDERS of the high seas! A new Captain Britain leads EXCALIBUR — made up of Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee…and Apocalypse! But who are the FALLEN ANGELS? Collecting X-MEN (2019) #1, X-FORCE (2019) #1, MARAUDERS #1, EXCALIBUR (2019) #1, FALLEN ANGELS (2019) #1 and NEW MUTANTS (2019) #1.

280 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92156-9

Preview: Angel Vol. 1 20th Anniversary HC

Angel Vol. 1 20th Anniversary HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Colorists: Gabriel Cassata, Roman Titov
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist:
Boris Pelcer
Price: $24.99

No Joss Whedon fan can miss this limited edition 20th Anniversary hardcover collecting issues #0-4 of the new series from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) and Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)

Includes 16 extra pages of content, and an exclusive gallery of cover art from the surprise series, including illustrations by award-winning artists Dan Panosian, Scott Buoncristiano, and many others!

Angel Vol. 1 20th Anniversary HC

Preview: Angel #6

Angel #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Colorist: Roman Titov
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover:
Dan Panosian
Connecting Variant Cover: Goñi Montes
Preorder Cover: Scott Buoncristiano
Incentive Cover: Morgan Beem
Price: $3.99

A TIE IN TO HELLMOUTH! With Angel trapped in Sunnydale, the rest of the newly formed Angel Investigations is left to deal with the Hellmouth’s fallout in Los Angeles. Will his team of supernatural crime-solvers be able to protect Los Angeles from the shockwaves of the Hellmouth’s opening…and from newly arrived vampire Spike?

Angel #6

Preview: Secrets of Sinister House #1

Secrets of Sinister House #1

(W) Paul Dini, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Bryan Hill, Dan Watters, Others (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Cian Tormey, Jorge Fornes, Others (CA) John Romita, Bill Sienkiewicz
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU’s most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don’t miss this year’s DC Halloween special-because if you do, it’ll haunt you!

Secrets of Sinister House #1
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