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Fallen Angel Volume 1: To Serve in Heaven (Fallen Angel (Single Issues) issues 1-5)

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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 r ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by IDW Publishing (first published August 23rd 2006)
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Kathryn
Jun 14, 2011 Kathryn rated it liked it
I am sorely disappointed. This may have killed any lingering interest I had in reading fairly new trades involving any type of superhero. I have become tired of the ideas. Having not read any of the previous Fallen Angel series, my feelings are not based on an under-familiarity with the character. David even explained everything in the introduction yet it wasn't necessary. In the end, I was bored with the predictability, not to mention my feathers being ruffled by the terrible dialogue.

But, and
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Tomás
Oct 20, 2015 Tomás rated it it was amazing
Increíble este comic.

Me acerqué a Fallen Angel temiendo no entender nada de lo que iba a leer ya que ni siquiera había ojeado las serie principal de DC pero Peter David hace un trabajo excelente para los nuevos lectores como yo y nos cuenta una historia que puede disfrutar cualquiera sin necesidad de haber sido lector de la serie anterior.

David nos presenta a un personaje femenino fuerte, al mejor estilo Supergirl, y también a sus antagonista principal, ese Magistrado tan odioso. En este tomo s
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Robert Beveridge
Jul 04, 2008 Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it
Peter David, Fallen Angel (DC, 2004)

David kicks off a new, and very intriguing series, with an introduction from Harlan Ellison. Yeah, that Harlan Ellison, the old version of Mikey in the Life commercial-- the guy who hates everything. Curmudgeon though he may be, Ellison has some high praise for Peter David and his new series. I am certainly not more than a pale shadow of Harlan Ellison; I could spend the rest of my life working on my writing and I'd never get anywhere near that good. So all I
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Matthew
Jan 18, 2013 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Fallen Angel Omnibus collected the entire DC series, which wasn't as good as I remembered it, brought down by bawdy stereotypes played for laughs, and average comic book adventures leaving the intriguing mysteries of the series only to be mentioned in passing.

After its cancellation, IDW picked up the creator owned series, which Peter David chose to set twenty years after the events of the old series. To serve in Heaven really gets down to brass tax as a new magistrate comes to Bette Noir in tal
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Feather Mista
Dec 27, 2010 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mismos.
Recommended to Feather by: Lo mismo.
Para mí, la espera entre un tomo y otro fue de un día. Para los personajes, veinte añitos de nada. Lo primero que pensé cuando vi las primeras páginas fue: ¿por qué la dibujan tan vieja y con arrugas de golpe? Me dejaron boquiabierto, y la verdad que me encanta. Los personajes nuevos, la muerte de uno viejo muy importante, la vuelta de tuerca con el "secret origen" de repuesto que tenía guardado David, la interpretación de Dios más realista y creíble que haya visto en ficción alguna, un dibujo n ...more
Cassie
Nov 02, 2011 Cassie rated it it was amazing
Many comic books are drawn in such a way that you don't get any true artistic expression in them, but with this particular comic book you will get that the artist is fully able to express himself along with the great Peter David's words.

If you were a fan of the DC comic book series you will feel that this is throwing out some of the things from that series, but that is what had to be done in order for David to keep the series alive. You will be able to enjoy what is being told here even if you
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Mira
Jun 27, 2015 Mira rated it really liked it
This series is full of ass kicking female characters. Granted, they are all of dubious morality, but so are the men. It's just the nature of Bete Noire.
I love this series. I kind of want Fallen Angel ("Lee") and Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan to have anti-hero babies together.
Mo
Aug 16, 2014 Mo rated it liked it
I'm not sure how I felt about this one. I felt there were a lot of unanswered questions, and maybe it is vague. I'll read the next one to see if it is going somewhere.
Elizabeth
I was sooo looking forward to this after reading the first omnibus but I was sorely disappointed and I'll tell you why. This is a rush job. The original Vertigo series was cancelled and this is the IDW pick-up which they didn't know how long it would run for. Therefore everything that was carefully and skillfully placed in the last book is ripped out and shown the light of day in a clumsy and expedient manner. It's like the last episode of a show that's about to be cancelled - all the plot twist ...more
jlf
Apr 06, 2010 jlf rated it really liked it
I liked this quite a bit. Not only has the plot vastly improved with the jump to IDK and the death of the lingering possibility that the main character might turn out to be Supergirl, the art received a super upgrade, as well. Usually, I am not a person who cares much about the art in a comic, but this is fucking beautiful. J.K. Woodward is a guy I had never heard of until today-- in fact, it looks like Fallen Angel is the only thing he's done-- but his is a name I will remember.
Deborah Ideiosepius
An unusual find from the local library the story was good and was cleverly enough contrived that it did not suffer from being the first fallen angel I had read.
The artwork definitely made it, with the people being portayed with complex tones and different colour schemes (such as monochrome or sepia) being used to define time and place.
Gregory
Jul 27, 2012 Gregory rated it it was amazing
This is a great followup from where the series had left off from its run on DC Comics. Lee's past is revealed when a stranger who is connected to her past reappears and the arrival of her son Jude who was last seen in the previous series.

The series doesn't disappoint and looking forward to the next volume.
Jdetrick
It can be difficult to resurrect a series after a cancellation, but I think the return of Fallen Angel is handled very well. The story is taken in a new direction while also including the return of old characters and relationships. Well done.
Amber
Mar 12, 2007 Amber rated it liked it
Shelves: graphicnovels
this was good.
a 3 good, but good. 5 is a big number. Ask me again once I've read the 2nd book.

then we'll talk.

lovely, lovely art though.
Michael
Mar 11, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
Solid, three and a half stars.
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Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo
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Other Books in the Series

Fallen Angel (Single Issues) (6 books)
  • Fallen Angel Volume 2: To Serve in Hell
  • Fallen Angel Volume 3: Back In Noire
  • Fallen Angel Volume 4: Heroine Addiction
  • Fallen Angel Volume 5: Red Horse Riding
  • Fallen Angel Volume 6: Cities Of Light And Dark

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