Wenxian Tan, Fanbase Press Contributor

Wenxian Tan, Fanbase Press Contributor

Previously on Angel: The gang managed to put Groo to rest and neutralize Lord Lanugo, all just in time for the arrival of some dimensional hoppers. Introducing Man-Bun Spike and Rocker-Cliché Angelus, both looking decidedly evil and we’re not just talking about crimes against good taste here.

Quick recap: Well, the last time around, I said there were two legendary Arthurs vying for the throne. Silly me… Gillen et al. threw in a third version. “Extra” does not seem to begin to describe this book… but then again, I don’t think they’ve ever shied away from over the top.

After a disastrous encounter with the Tax Collector and his goons, the crew is on a time crunch to get the medical supplies Simon needs to save a life. Issue #3 has a few surprises thrown in for good measure, and there are a few character moments that feel like they’re building up to something big.

Set in an alternate universe that was briefly glimpsed in BOOM!’s first foray into Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 25th Anniversary Special, The Vampire Slayer sees Willow taking on the titular mantle, with Giles as her Watcher, and Buffy and Xander as her Scoobies. While much of the dynamic seems familiar, this is definitely a different side of Willow and Buffy’s relationship.

Previously on Angel: Well, the identity of the sorrow demon has been cleared up, and it’s none other than the Groosalugg. On the other hand, there’s also a literal poop demon (a.k.a. Lord Lanugo) running about. Good thing is that Angel’s back to normal. Now, time for a plan.

Synopsis: Bart Bartson is getting settled in his (hopefully!) temporary foster home. And by getting settled, I mean he’s enduring the bullying by Madame Stockholm and her obnoxious nephew, Roddy. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like he’s alone, whether in real life or in his imagination.

Daisy #5 concludes the dark and nightmarish tale about the offspring of the Nephilim and the teenage girl that was destined to change things. Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer with its anti-patriarchal stance and throw in a bit more Dante-esque sensibilities and you get a decent idea of the tone of this series. Colin Lorimer saved his most epic work on Daisy for his finale, and if there were any stops before, consider them all pulled out. After the raised stakes of the previous issues, this one tops it both visually as well as thematically. With Daisy now in a position to make a drastic change, Bezaliel makes his final play, calling upon higher powers to unite with his cause.

On the run from the law as per yoosh, the Captain Kaylee Frye made the decision to follow Jayne’s lead about a possible spot for fuel and possible riches. As their luck would have it, they land in a rather unexpected situation.

Previously on Angel: Well, Angel’s tiny and Wesley’s a zombie… eating canned brains. And while their hearts were in the right place, their clumsy attempt to release Angel from his current state kinda resulted in releasing a sorrow demon instead… Like it’s seriously kinda sad.

Where the previous issue hinted at Daisy’s origin and destiny, Daisy #4 plunges us deep into the lore of the Nephilim and their cursed children, and the false god that started it all. It’s dark, the imagery is disturbing as all heck, and the central theology of the series comes into sharp focus here.

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