Angel (Season 11, #2)
On a time-traveling mission to prevent an impending disaster, Joss Whedon’s ensouled vampire confronts his past self aboard a ship filled with zombies and a dangerous treasure.Chasing a vision that links his shameful past with impending doom, Angel reluctantly uses the time-traveling power of Fred’s alternate form, the goddess Illyria. Not quite sure what will bring changes to the future with only pieces of Angel’s vision to guide them, they find themselves aboard a cargo ship on the high seas.With Angel’s past self, Angelus, and his vampire companion, Darla, aboard the ship, Angel and Fred try to keep hidden as Angel begins to remember this voyage that was filled with slaughter and held a mysterious treasure that sank to the bottom of the sea along with the ship. Believing that the treasure holds some key to saving the future, the pair focus on finding it.But the treasure is revealed to be dangerous, and soon Angel and Fred are facing bugs, zombies, and Angelus…amid a pirate attack.Series Overview: Collects issues #5-#8 of Angel Season 11 comics series.

Angel (Season 11, #2) Details

TitleAngel (Season 11, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 16th, 2018
PublisherDark Horse
ISBN-139781506703473
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics

Angel (Season 11, #2) Review

  • Wylan
    January 1, 1970
    The art is fine even though no one resembles who they should. Angel's nose is basically the main character here. And Illyria continues to be a plot device, none of the depth that has made her interesting in the past here anymore; although, let's be honest, her character has been on a slow downward spiral ever since her appearance in Season 9 because no writer has been able to write her well. Also, Illyria appears to be controlling lava in this volume? Her powers appear limitless, with no regards The art is fine even though no one resembles who they should. Angel's nose is basically the main character here. And Illyria continues to be a plot device, none of the depth that has made her interesting in the past here anymore; although, let's be honest, her character has been on a slow downward spiral ever since her appearance in Season 9 because no writer has been able to write her well. Also, Illyria appears to be controlling lava in this volume? Her powers appear limitless, with no regards to her past limitations. This entire story is a horrible mess, but I'm so unforgiving about how Illyria, one of my favorite fictional characters, has been treated over the last few years; this iteration of her is just the nail in the coffin (no pun intended). Dialogue is awful for literally everyone, btw. Again, I appreciate the focus on Angel and Fred/Illyria this season, but it's been done all wrong, from story to simple characterization. The Angel comics really need some new life next season (assuming there is one; I wouldn't be shocked if it got canned after this one). I hate to suggest ignoring "canon", but at this point, this "Season 11" of Angel just needs to be scrubbed from existence and forgotten. It's really the /one/ just straight up awful Buffyverse story that's come out of Dark Horse since Season 8 started. I still can't believe this stuff got through to publishing, no one being like, "Um, this is garbage and doesn't make sense anywhere in the context of the Buffyverse..." Still disappointed in what I have to read each issue, but I don't expect anything else from this title at this point. I'm just hoping someone can fix all of this one day... 2/5 stars, being generous.
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