Angel & Faith #25 Review

It’s an emotionally powerful finale, but does it send this series off the right way? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Millions of lives hang in the balance, and Angel and Faith just might be on the losing end of this battle. It’s times like these that call for drastic measures . . . How far will they go to save the world?

Lives are lost, heroes are born, and as one chapter ends, another begins.

When picking up this comic it’s important to note that there’s a lot happening here, so if you haven’t been following the title I must implore you to please go back and pick up the previous releases.  Trust me, you’ll be glad that you did, because as a whole this volume was more than just simple fan service.

There’s a lot that works in favor of the text written by scribe Christos Gage.  First off, his innate familiarity with the players involved allows the dialogue to flow freely in a way that reminds me of the TV shows that spawned it while successfully cementing its own unique spirit.  It’s within that level that the somewhat predictable actions don’t feel forced but instead exist as honest plot devices that needed to be adhered to.  I was particularly pleased with how the talent brought it all to a close without making the inevitable separations feel less than what they were.

Rebekah Isaacs handles the art and the illustrator hits it out of the park with a style that embodies classic elements while forging its own spin on things.  Truth be told one of the hardest things to do with an extension, like this, is finding a balance between how the show was portrayed on television and how the characters need to look within these panels, and after looking upon this body of work I can see success. There are some slight stumbles but nothing that tarnished the experience.

Angel & Faith #25 is a fitting conclusion that’s not perfect but the creative team does more than enough to bring things to a proper close.  Recommended.


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