Title: Angelic #3
Words: Simon Spurrier
Art: Caspar Wijngaard
Colors: Caspar Wijngaard
Letters: Jim Campbell
Publication Date: November 22, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “HEIRS AND GRACES,” Part Three Stalked by the insane Fazecat, our heroes adventure through the ruins of an ancient conflict—unaware that a fresh war is brewing between their tribes back home.”
As Qora and the Complainer continue their quest, they get deeper into the tox and may be getting closer to their goal. With each encounter with increasingly frightening technology Qora questions the teachings of her faith. Meanwhile, the flying dolphins and monkeys skirmish. The monks soon realize however that Qora hasn’t been killed after all, but is on a mission that threatens their status-quo and decides to go after her instead.
The dialogue is amazing. That each faction has their own mangled version of language, none of which quite matches the source material adds to the twisted post-apocalyptic reality. The story is light and dark and funny and serious all at the same time.
There is a similar duality to the art as well. Superficially cute, yet there are deeper elements of fierceness and terror. All is never what it seems.
Angelic continues to be a more than meets the eye delight. Strong characters, intricate plot and precise world-building provide more than enough for the fan of a light adventure as well as those who prefer the more intricate questions of civilization, sentience, and technology.