August 20th, 2010

kaiju

This really needed to happen....




In order to have a unified universe, you have to have both licenses held by the same company in order to avoid conflicting story directions.

Angel Returns to Dark Horse Comics


I, in general, like Angel the Series through IDW. I'm not slamming them at all. If they also had the Buffy license that would have been okay, too. But these two 'properties' are so inter-related that it just isn't practical to treat each of them as a totally separate entity. If anything, there should just be once license called "The Buffyverse" in order to avoid splintering continuity between them.

I really enjoyed Angel(us) vs. Frankenstein('s Monster) and Angel: Blood & Trenches, but as soon as dealing with the 'Aftermath' of Angel's ongoing title, it just didn't seem to make sense for two different titles to be writing the BTVS: S8 and Angel: S6 titles.

To tell the truth though, I kind of would rather have IDW take both titles over Dark Horse - I like the artwork and coloring a lot more. Both creative teams have left a lot to be desired in writing, so I think that's a draw....

kaiju

Why Angel/Buffy need to be at the same Comics Company




"Setting aside the fact that S8 isn't over, and we could yet get such an explanation, I think this illustrates exactly why Angel as Twilight was a bad storytelling decision. Much like Willow's appearance in Angel S4 and Angel's appearance in Buffy S7, there really isn't space to fill in everything that's been happening to the character in the other series. But that doesn't negate the fact that these characters do have entire lives going on elsewhere, and those things affect them. A good writer doesn't just ignore character development because it doesn't fit into the story he wants to tell."


--- Eowyn315

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