Archangel #1 Review
Art: Butch Guice
Writing: William Gibson
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Boy oh boy do I love a good tale of espionage! especially when it’s mixed with heavy dosages of sci-fi to boot! With more twist interns then my small intestine and just the first issue Archangel is shaping up to be a nice title for the summer.
Set in a post apocalyptic future a secret division sends a the Vice President and a secret team back to 1945 in orders to set back a chain of events that led to the destruction of the planet or so they think. From nearly the first page ulterior motives are exposed planes are sabotaged and thwarted. What I liked most about this title is that it wastes no time in getting to the action without sacrificing any storytelling elements.
Butch Guice’s art is very complementary of a military/sci-fi tale. His proportions lean more towards human than heroic which gives it a bit of a Noir feel.
William Gibson’s writing style is very suspenseful and coupled with the witty dialogue making this a page turner for sure.
With a creative team that is built for suspense and with this title only in its first issue one would be very remiss if they didn’t take a chance on this new title from IDW. Archangel will most definitely be an unexpected treat this summer.