Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Angel After the Fall Vol 2 First Night

*Book source ~ Library
Illustrators ~ Tim Kane
 David Messina
 Stephen Mooney
 John Byrne
Nick Runge
Fabio Mantovani
Kevin Schmidt
Mirco Pierfederici
Publisher ~ IDW Publishing
Published ~ 10 September 2008
Genre ~ Graphic Novel
Pages ~ 104

My Rating ~ 5 bites

Even though this is Volume 2, this graphic novel takes place right after the end of Angel Season 5, Episode 22 Not Fade Away. It contains short stories about what happens to many characters from the series: Betta (comics), Spike, Illyria, Connor, Lorne, Wesley, Kate, Gwen, Gunn and Civilians. There is also an art gallery at the end followed by some exposé by Brian Lynch. All interesting stuff.

I haven’t read any of the other Angel comics, so this is the first one I’ve cracked open. Even though it’s Volume 2, chronologically it takes place before Volume 1. I think. I’m not sure, but I’m about to find out. Anyway, I quite enjoyed both the stories and the artwork in this volume. I have to admit I have no clue who/what that Betta fish thing is, so I guess I need to go back to the comics and find out. I was very happy to see Kate and Gwen again. They were some of my favorite minor characters from the show (Groo was another) and I wish they had stuck around longer. All-in-all I’m quite pleased with this graphic novel.


  1. Now you have me curious as to what order these should be read :) Glad you enjoyed this

    1. Even though this is Vol 2, it's chronologically before Vol 1. I'm glad I read it before Vol 1, but I don't think it's a huge deal if they are read in order of Vol. Think of Vol 2 as a prequel that comes out after the first book. Me, I prefer reading in chronological order, so I'm happy that I read Vol 2 first. lol