January 3rd, 2013


Review: Angel #44 - the wrap up issue for IDW


Angel #44

Writers: David Tischman & Mariah Huehner, Artwork: Elena Casagrande, Coloring: Ilaria Traversi, Letters: Neil Uyetake

Cover: Nick Runge

Blurbage: It's all led to here. The Fall, The Aftermath, every moment has been leading Angel to this. Will he be able to save his son and the world... or will he have to make a sacrifice?

Commentary: First, I want to give Nick props for that beautiful cover for the last IDW issue. Second, I also want to give kudos to Elena and Ilaria for their interior artwork -- they really provided some beautiful images in this issue. Lastly, I want to give Neil his due: the letterer is an unsung hero in comic books, because unless it is a complete mess, you don't notice the work that was involved in transcribing dialog onto the page. He has worked hard to make the comic book what it was, and all the letterers should be acknowledged more.

Next, I want to mention some of the weird page copies that are going to be below. My scanner was once again insisting on severely tilting the frames for no explicable reason, except perhaps to drive me to break it. I resisted. But, I did have to copy with the book lying crossways on the scan plate, meaning that the top and bottom of the pages were cut in order to fit the middle of the page correctly. I don't think it is too bad, but yes, the dimensions of the resulting scans may look off. Sorry about that.

Now, onto the issue itself:

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