Item description for Fallen Angel Vol. 1: To Serve in Heaven by Peter David & J. K. Woodward...
Gliding through the streets of the fate-filled city of Bete Noire, the Fallen Angel has been a force both for good and evil. But her origins have remained as mystery-cloaked as the Angel herself... until now. See the truth of her background unfold for the first time as the most formidable opponent she's ever faced tracks her down with an offer that she may not be able to refuse... even though, in accepting it, the life she knows may well be over.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 10" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2006
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 1933239778 ISBN13 9781933239774
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter David & J. K. Woodward
Peter David is a prolific author whose career spans nearly two decades. His recent novels include "Tigerheart: A Tale of the Anyplace" and "Darkness of the Light". He is also renowned for his work as a comic-book writer, including the "Incredible Hulk", "Spider-Man", and the Fallen Angel. He is the cocreator and author of the bestselling Star Trek: New Frontier series for Pocket Books.
Peter David currently resides in Long Island, in the state of New York. Peter David was born in 1938.
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Graphic SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
Peter David takes his very interesting Fallen Angel series to IDW. A lighty surreal, painted style here, and we find out more about the background of the Angel.
She comes into conflict with even more denizens of Bete Noire here, not just those in charge.
Most Fantastic Graphic Novel I've read in a long time. Mar 19, 2007
Both art and plot are magnificently matched. It has been a long time now since I've taken a break off the comic-book mainstream genre, and moreover - the big 2. this story reflects what I love in comics - the plot is twisting brightly, the concept and the world created in this one is simply put - new. I haven't read such a new concept in a long time. Not to mention to fitting art and the incredible articulate in which it suits the mood and atmosphere of this tale.
I really recommend it to everyone who enjoy comics.
An excellent step forward for comics Jul 27, 2004
Lee, the "Fallen Angel" of the title, represents an evolution in comic book characters, and in female characters as well. She brings a toughness not seen in almost any comic character, male or female, and comes off as real, flaws and all.
Peter David's "Fallen Angel" collects the first six issues of this excellent monthly series. The collection introduces you to the strange world of Bete' Noire, complete with many interesting characters and settings. There are several stories in this collection, but they all flow together to create the sense that you are visiting a real place, and a strange and interesting one at that.
Fallen Angel features drug dealers and cancer-stricken youth. It features likeable characters who may be monsters underneath, and monsters who may hide compassion and caring hearts. It features themes for the smart and mature reader, and situations and language to match. This is not for your six-year old, and not just because of swear words. Fallen Angel requires you to be able to understand concepts like loss, hatred, anger, and viciousness, and all of these from the supposed hero of the title.
Lee is not your typical comic heroine. She could kill you as soon as help you; she could torture you half to the edge of death rather than just ask for your help. You sympathize with her, because clearly she has suffered. But you would not hesitate to turn her in to the authorities if she crossed your path, because she will scare you.
Buy this collection. If you want to see how comics have progressed, or if you want to read a good story. This is far beyond the funny books of old, and it is more mature than the sadistic "mature readers" comics of recent days. It may be mature, but only because it has grown up. It is not mature for the cache of an "R" rating. It is mature because that is how the story goes. Lee's story is real, and it must be told, no matter how gritty the details.
I Love It! Jul 25, 2004
This collects the first issues of DC Comic's Fallen Angel, written by Peter David. This series is a joy to read and I'm so glad that they collected the first six issues here. Wether your a long time Peter David fan, a comic book fan, or just love a good story you can't go wrong with Fallen Angel.
A refreshingly dark and different take on heroism. Jul 22, 2004
In the humid, shadow-drenched city of Bete Noire, nothing is quite as it seems. By day, the city's so peaceful that it doesn't need a police force. By night... well, that's a whole different story.
If you're lost, or desperate, or just need help, you might just find yourself in Bete Noire in a bar called Furor's, sitting in a booth in the back, waiting for Lee, the hooded woman otherwise known as the Fallen Angel. If you tell your story well enough, and if she feels like it, maybe she'll agree to use her extraordinary abilities on your behalf.
But beware: you may not get the kind of help you were looking for.
Blending the seedy energy of '30s pulp novels, the creeping surrealism of David Lynch, and just a pinch of that good ol' superhero flavor, Peter David's "The Fallen Angel" is a comic series like few others. Prepare to have your expectations turned upside down: the heroine is a nihilistic jerk, frankly, while the criminals she matches wits with are frequently smart, brave, charming-- even compassionate. Do Lee's often alarming means of righting wrongs justify her more or less noble ends? That's just one of the uncomfortable questions David poses to readers in the course of her adventures.
Artists David Lopez and Fernando Blanco create a convincingly creepy atmosphere for Bete Noire, backing up David's enigmatic writing (and selling his occasionally punny jokes as well.) Though this is most definitely not for kids-- just wait until David starts bringing up the queasy connection between superhero violence and sexual excitement!-- it's an outstanding, challenging read, and one of the best ongoing series on the market.