Sunday 12 June 2011

Angel Omnibus by Joss Whedon - Book Review

Title: Angel Omnibus 
Author: Joss Whedon and others

Publisher: Dark Horse
Publication Date: 20th July 2011
Format: E-Book - PDF
Pages: 480
Genre: Paranormal/Graphic Novel
Source: ARC from NetGalley

Heralding the return of Angel to Dark Horse Comics!
Angel Omnibus collects all of the orginal Dark Horse Angel comics to date, and features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), and Christopher Golden (Baltimore). Set during seasons one and two of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear - Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn - as the investigations of LA's vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more! (Goodreads Synopsis)

I actually enjoyed this book much more than the ones for season 8 of Buffy that I read recently. I think that was because the stories in this anthology blend in so well with the TV series. Some of the stuff in Buffy seemed too extreme to have been used in a televised version, whereas these stories could easily have been TV episodes in their own right.

These stories take place over the first two seasons of the TV show and are wonderful additions to the canon. This is a must for any Angel fans out there.

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