Angel: Aftermath, by Stefano Martino, Dave Ross, Kelley Armstrong

silverdire's review

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Reading this was just...painful. I don't know any way else to describe it. A big part of the problem was the artwork. The characters were practically unrecognizable. Enough so that it felt like I was reading a book set in a completely different series. Also, the characters were mostly drawn superhero style: ridiculously over exaggerated muscles & the ever present gravity defying breasts.

I might have been able to deal with this if the writing was on par. But either the publishers allowed the author, Kelley Armstrong, no latitude or she's simply awful at dialogue. The plot is almost non-existant and, once again, the characters are almost unrecognizable in their thoughts and speech.

My advice is to skip this one. It's a fairly self contained story and doesn't add much to the canon (if it was even meant to be canon). You won't be missing much.

avoraciousreader68's review

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*Book source ~ Library

From Goodreads:
Springing out of Joss Whedon's Angel: After the Fall story line, novelist Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning) comes aboard to explore the many repercussions following the explosive last issue of Angel: After the Fall. Artist Dave Ross also comes aboard to present the first arc of "Aftermath," wherein we learn who lived, who died, and who will be forever changed from the experience.

Originally published as Angel issues #18-22

First off, I hate the artwork. None of the characters are recognizable and half the time Angel looks like a Hulked-out vampire. Blerg. I like that Gwen, Kate and Connor are in this and I like the additions of Dez and Jamaerah. Not sure what’s up with the Elohim and the Potentates, but I’m looking forward to seeing where this is heading. As long as it’s drawn by someone else. Because I hate when characters are unrecognizable. It’s too frustrating.