Review – Angel & Faith #4 Live Through This Part 4
Script:: Christos Gage
Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Colors: Dan Jackson
Letters: Richard Starking & Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris
Alternate Cover: Rebekah Isaacs with Dan Jackson
Executive Produce: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse
This issue begins with a big brawl between our heroes and the brother and sister duo from Hell, Pearl and Nash. The party gets broken up due to these bizzaro world wonder twins and complete chaos has broken out because of the lack of Mohra blood. Everybody wants it nobody has it, well almost nobody, Pearl and Nash may have a bit which may or may not be beneficial to Angel and Faith’s escape plan.
Faith, trusting Angel, is still conflicted about the path and decisions she wants to make about his future (as well as hers). As she finally decides what she’s going to do, they make a startling discovery about just what exactly the Mohra blood does. There are complications and repercussions because (again) the seed is no more. Angel and Faith must attend to a problem created from the absence of magic in the world (yep you guessed it, that pesky seed again…) and they do so with gory precision. Since the Mohra blood appears to no longer be an option in bringing Giles back, Angel focuses on finding another way. After a brief conversation with Alasdair, Faith finally levels with Angel about the concerns she has with his plan. She tells him that she supports him (and his new idea to bring Giles back) but that she will stop him if necessary. They have a nice heart to heart and we see why they make such a good team. All the good feelings are short-lived though because there a change appears in Angel’s demeanor to which he appears to be oblivious to!
This is the final issue in this story arc and like previous issues, this one has moments where the characters voices ring true. There is some snarky Faith, some sarcastic Angel but those instances are few and far between. I love this story and I love these characters, I just wish they could find their groove (consistently). The art is fabulous, I find Rebekah Isaacs’ version of Faith really embodying the character we know and love. I do recommend this issue because I do truly believe that this team is going to find their footing soon and when they do, the results will be amazing.
Release Date: November 30th 2011
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