By: Nicole D'Andria
In anticipation of the Buffy Challenge, let’s take a look at the first issue of the upcoming series Angel & Faith Season 10.
This is a continuation of Angel & Faith, a series which lasted 25 issues and was a spin-off continuation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8. In this season, which will run alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 (just like its predecessor ran alongside season 9), London has been taken over by magic and Angel needs to protect everyone. At the same time, Faith is fighting alongside Buffy!
The writer of the series is Victor Gischler (X-Men, Kiss Me, Satan!) The artist for this issue is Will Conrad (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nightwing, Serenity) and the colorist is Michelle Madsen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Batman: Gotham After Midnight). The beautiful cover was drawn by Scott Fischer. The executive producer is Joss Whedon.
See the seven page preview of Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 and my first impressions below.
I like the set-up for this series. I haven't read Angel & Faith yet but I was still able to follow what was happening. I'm sure Buffy fans will enjoy this more than a casual reader since names like "Kennedy" will mean nothing to someone who isn't invested in the Whedonverse. Plus, "Rapunzel" seems like an interesting character and adheres to the comedic/horrific tone familiar in the Whedonverse. The art is solid. I hope those speedlines were just a one time thing since the action could be much better without them but the characters are recognizable.
Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 will be released on April 2nd, 2014. Also, stay tuned for my in-depth review of each arc in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1 and an overview of how Buffy the Vampire Slayer has influenced pop culture.