Angel: Not Fade Away

November 19, 2009 | Trades

Angel: Not Fade Away
Jeffrey Bell, Joss Whedon, Scott Tipton, Stephen Mooney
IDW Publishing
$19.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Scott Tipton and Stephen Mooney have reopened an old wound — and in fine style.

The writer-artist team behind Angel: Masks take fans of this cult-classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer spin-off TV series back to where it all ended: The gratifying and gory final episode, Not Fade Away, the tale that paves the way for IDW’s Angel: After The Fall.

Based on the teleplay by Jeffrey Bell and Joss Whedon, this story of the hero and his allies’ final stand against the most powerful cadre of demons on Earth is Angel at its best: Moody, dark and delightful.

It is hard, however, for long-time fans of the series to have to relive the end of something so good, so unique and full of such great characters, in spite of the fact that they live on in Angel comics.

Not Fade Away does serve its purpose, though. You’ll want to read After The Fall immediately after finishing it.

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