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Saturday, February 11, 2012 | By: Traci

Comic Review: Angel #12 and #13

Angel #12
Angel #13

In this next installment of Angel, we open with creepy scenes showcasing an amusement park. The park is pretty abandoned, but there are still signs of life. We move on to a rough looking couple seeking help from a fortune teller. When things go wrong, the fortune teller threatens to curse boyfriend. The fortune teller soon suffers a terrible fate himself.

The amusement park is the scene for this story line. In the current day it is abandoned and set to be sold. Because it is abandoned a group of kidnappers decide to use the park as a hideout as they await to see whether or not the victims father will pay up.

Issues 12 and 13 were darker and grittier than the others, especially in the graphics department. They had a darker feel which really set the scene and made it seem creepy, especially when you pair it with an abandoned amusement park that in its prime was probably a lovely and lively place, but now it's decrepit and harboring thieves, the homeless and vermin.

I also liked how the characters we're introduced to are also a lot darker than in the other issues. They main characters are human; they are however pretty evil humans. Other issues we've dealt with supernatural beings posing as humans, but at the front, we see humans doing bad things. Of course, there is a supernatural element to all of this that I won't reveal because it does give away the story, Angel chases humans more, especially in the beginning of the story.

Also, if you're interested in more information about Angel and his life before Buffy and before he began his own investigating office, you will see some glimpses of his past. We see Angel living on the streets, alone. It's especially easy to pity Angel especially since we know how far he came.

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