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Angel: Blood and Trenches (John Byrne's Angel #3)

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In Europe, war ravages nations, but a greater darkness than human conflict calls Angel back across the ocean from his distant home in America - bodies of combatants found drained of blood, and signs of an ancient evil once more abroad in the world. Writer/artist John Byrne tells an untold tale of Angel's WWI exploits
Paperback, 104 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by IDW Publishing
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Jun 13, 2014 Daryl rated it really liked it
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The art in this book looks better than anything else Byrne has done in years. Shot directly from pencils, uninked, the details and shading really shine. The story is okay -- Angel fighting vampires during World War I in France & Germany. There's not much that makes it an Angel story rather than a generic vampire tale. The end of the book -- in fact, the very last word -- contains a bit of an O. Henry twist, but it's really just silly. Overall, it's a fun, fairly meaningless read, with beauti ...more
Apr 24, 2016 The_Mad_Swede rated it really liked it
This volume collects the 4 issue miniseries Angel: Blood & Trenches from IDW, written and drawn by none other than comics legend John Byrne. It tells a story set during the First World War and will offer fans of the TV-series a look at Angel's early days after him being re-souled (the first time around), as well as a familiar bad guy.

It is a good story, well worth reading even for people unfamiliar with the TV-series or any of the other comics, but more than anything else it is a piece of be
Jun 21, 2015 Kirsten rated it did not like it
I'm not a fan of black and white comics. I much prefer colored comics and the storyline didn't intrigue me, either. I'm not a fan of war comics, but I read this one because it was Angel and I'm currently working my way through the Buffyverse comics.
Gianfranco Mancini
Un John Byrne in gran forma, anche in bianco nero e rosso (Matt Wagner's Grendel docet).
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Dec 07, 2010 Clay Fernald rated it it was amazing
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Jan 10, 2011 Andrew rated it liked it
Writer/artist John Byrne tells the story of Angel during WWI. It's a fun story, very much in keeping with the tone of the series. The art, reproduced directly from Byrne's uninked pencils in black and white, is gorgeous. Recommended for fans of Angel or John Byrne.
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero.

Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men com
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