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9 Δεκεμβρίου 2011, 20:06






Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

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Η Faith ερχεται αντιμέτωπη με μια ταραγμένη Slayer και με μια ιρλανδική συμμορία, κάτι καθόλου εύκολο αφού ταυτόχρονα έχει έναν επισκέπτη από τα παλιά να γεμίζει τις σκέψεις της! Ακόμα και με την υποστήριξη του Angel, θα μπορέσει η Faith να διατηρήσει την πνευματική της υγεία και να μπορέσει να συνεχίσει να βαδίζει το δρόμο της αρετής, ή θα ακολουθήσει τον εύκολο δρόμο και θα επιστρέψει πάλι στις παλιές δολοφονικές της τάσεις;

Ο συγγραφέας της σειρά Angel & Faith, ο Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) και η σκιτσογράφος της σειράς Rebekah Isaacs (DV8) μας φέρνουν αίμα και πόνο!

• Δύο Slayers έρχονται αντιμέτωπες!
• Executive producer: Joss Whedon!


Preview pages





8 Μαρτίου 2012, 00:44
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17 Μαρτίου 2012, 12:37


Review – Angel & Faith #8 Daddy Issues Part 3
– March 16, 2012


Script: Christos Gage
Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Colors: Dan Jackson
Cover: Steve Morris
Alternate Cover: Rebekah Isaacs with Dan Jackson
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse


We begin this issue with some serious slayer action. Faith is dealing with Nadira, who coincidentally has a lot of characteristics of our Faith of yesteryear. Nadira has a lot of issues from her past and deals with them by lashing out at everyone around her, eventually making everything worse. Even though Faith has grown, she still has a short fuse and a knack for not holding her tongue or sword for that matter! In typical slayer fashion they talk out their problems while nearly killing each other, slayers aren’t generally known for their communication skills. After what appears to be a breakthrough, everything falls apart because of Faith’s surprising suggestion. Wounded, troubled slayers are only a part of the myriad of Faith’s problems, lest we forget that her estranged father is in town and all may not seem to be what it appears to be. He has problems of his own and as it turns out he wants Faith to fix them. We finally get a really good look into what kind of person he really is, and that person is, to put it mildly, not very good and it seems she would be better off without him around. Faith decides to take care of his problem in her own way with some help from Angel and things get ugly!


This is a deep issue, it is very sad and emotional. Even though we have seen Faith grow and mature, this issue really gets to the crux of her issues and shows her pain and suffering in a way we haven’t seen in this series before. Faith’s character is really captured beautifully. This issue is Faith centered so there is very little Angel in it, although his unswerving loyalty and support are felt when he is there. The dialog is excellent as is the story progression. The art is fantastic, Faith’s pain really comes across to the reader. I loved the Harmony issue, but this one is by far the best yet, I really hope that this series continues with the complexity that is featured in this issue.

Release Date: March 28th, 2012

Story: 4.5/5.0
Art: 4.0/5.0
Dialog: 4.0/5.0
Overall: 4.0/5.0

22 Μαρτίου 2012, 11:29


“ANGEL AND FAITH,” Part Three of “Daddy Issues,” digs deeper into the psychology of Faith and her world. You can really feel the struggle that Faith is going through with her ne’er-do-well father suddenly turning up in her life. Faith wanted to believe in her father. But now, she has reason not to believe in him anymore. We readers know she’s right in more ways than one. And we also see where Faith is off. As a leader to her sister slayers, she does not always have all the answers. As we left off in the previous issue, Mr. Lehane is playing his daughter. He’s also dealing with forces that are way over his head. Faith may end up feeling sorry for him again but not now, maybe not ever.

The doddering, bald, pot-bellied Pat Lehane is a perfectly etched out character. He is no hero, more of an unlikely villain, and yet we still feel a little sorry for the bumbling old coot. He is just plain trouble and drowning in his own misery. It is actually quite a good turn to have him join the cast! It gives Faith something other than her sister slayers to be in conflict with. There’s a good scene with Faith as she brings down an unstable slayer and tries to talk some sense into her. It’s a great fight scene and opens up the issue with energetic artwork by Rebekah Isaacs and shows the limitations of Faith’s leadership.

Those scenes with Faith at odds with her dad are powerful. Christos Gage’s writing is quite in tune with the dynamics of dysfunctional families. Mr. Lehane, as guilty as sin, has no qualms about attempting to turn the tables on Faith and blame her for everything because of that hot Irish temper she’s inherited. Faith, not without her own checkered past, is quick to blame her father for how she turned out.

So what havoc has Mr. Lehane wrought on her daughter? Well, it is a whole mess of trouble in the form of a bunch of thugs out for blood and money. How will Angel deal with it? He can always turn into a vampire and scare the hell out of everyone. But what about Faith? How will she deal with this ultimate mess from dear ol’ dad and dad himself? That won’t be pretty. There is something called, “unconditional love” but then there’s also something called, “common sense.” Faith will have to act and act fast but she may also act too fast. Remember Drusilla and her gang and the Lorophage Demon? There are “daddy issues” and then there are “demon issues.” Oh, how things can escalate beyond control!

“Angel and Faith,” Issue 8, comes out March 28. For more details, visit Dark Horse Comics.

27 Μαρτίου 2012, 20:22

[SPOILER ALERT... maybe?]

Daddy Issues Part 3:
Faith and Nadira get in a huge fight where Faith figures out it all stems from Nadira’s survivor guilt. She suggests Nadira go see Drusilla’s suck-all-your-pain-away-demon pet but Nadira instead goes off on Faith and leaves. Faith’s dad– dude, I’m still tripping that she even has one– is in trouble with the Irish mob and needs Faith’s help. Faith offers him money but he wants her to kill his blackmailer, Handsome Jimmy, instead. Jimmy finds Faith’s dad but when Angel and Faith try to pay off the debt all hell breaks loose and someone loses a hand. Faith is shook up and takes it out on Daddy Dearest but Angel intervenes and kicks pop to the curb. Faith runs away to the waiting arms of… Mother Superior and suck-out-your-brain-demon-guy! A preview and alt cover below.

28 Μαρτίου 2012, 00:39

ADVANCE "Angel & Faith" #8 Review: Old Wounds Still Sting


Well, Scoobies, I had to give my right arm to get this advance copy of Angel & Faith #8, but that type of thing is quickly becoming a trend, isn’t it? The point is that the Comic Book Slayer has scored another advance review for your comic book sniffing pleasure!


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The Good:

Nothing like a little parental pressure. While last week’s made it seem like Faith’s father was up to the typical “dead-beat dad” no good, his actions take a darker tone in this issue. It turns out Faith’s daddy is in trouble with some real rough folks in ol’ London town, and given the revelation that his rough-and-tumble daughter is a slayer, he’s hoping to employ some of her more violent, life-ending habits. Can you think of a worse thing to ask of our dark slayer?

Faith turns on the dark. See above. Let’s just say that Faith has a pretty strong reaction to her father’s idea of using her as the family hitman. And, not everyone leaves with all of their...um...parts.

Rebekah Isaacs...big time! Gage’s script is awesome (as usual), but this issue really lets Isaacs shine. This is an issue full of pathos, and Gage’s script is elevated by the amazing emotions that Isaacs brings to Angel, Faith, and her father. Emotional beats are hard enough to craft, but Issacs soars in the pages of Angel & Faith #8, allowing the reader to actually see the inner feelings of the characters play out across their faces from panel to panel

The big finish. We’ve had a lot of big “WTF” cliffhangers recently. There’s one here that may be a little less “WTF” than the last issue of Buffy: Season 9, but it’s still really big, given what it may mean down the road.


The Bad:

It ended. And now, I have to wait another month before I get my fix. Grrr. (Argh.)

Don’t miss this issue, Scoobies! It’s worth an arm (and maybe a leg)! If you want to read my full, spoilerific review, it will be posted on Thursday over at www.fanboycomics.net!

’Till the end of the world,
-Bryant the Comic Book Slayer