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5.0 out of 5 stars Freaky, 28 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Freakangels Volume 2 TP (Paperback)
The Freakangels world continues to grow with this second volume. As the new girl settles in, a mortar attack signals the beginning of a traitor in the midst of Whitechapel and the Freakangels retaliate by heading to the dissident territory of Shoreditch. The infrastructure of Whitechapel is debated as the Freakangels' protectorate grows and they begin to realise their responsibilities lie further afield.

The characters of the Freakangels are what I love best about this series. Warren Ellis imbues them with individual characteristics and has them interact so easily, I completely buy that they're best friends with a long history behind them. There's also hints of how they ended the world and the variety of their powers, which suggests adventures of the kind of large scale Ellis is used to dealing with in series like "The Authority" and "Planetary".

Paul Duffield's drawing style continues to enthral. He uses large panels per page so the maximum number is four and often is just two or three, allowing for more detail per page and a kind of cinematic quality to the books. There's also a few scenes where the Freakangels go on the hunt for their supposed assassins and the way he draws them makes them look like a scene from the "Village of the Damned".

"Volume 2" is an excellent sequel to the first one, adding more to the saga of these fascinating characters the increasingly more doomed world they inhabit. "Freakangels" is quickly becoming one of my favourite Ellis titles and is definitely worth a look if you're a comics fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Of war and love and charity, 9 Aug. 2010
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Ventura Angelo (Brescia, Lombardia Italy) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Freakangels Volume 2 TP (Paperback)
Whilst Jack and Sirkka wrestle in their relationship. KK and Caz reflect on their responsibility in building an infrastructure for Whitechapel in flooded London.Responsibility strongly felt by Miki, the Freakangel Doctor and by Kaiylin. the harsh Freakangel constable and policewoman. In this poetic an dark volume, another attack by a fringe tribe uncannily brings our twelve friends to an act of mercy and charity, strongly imposed by Miki, the real conscience of the group. But the comic and the poetic findsits wayamong the dramatic events. And Arkady is as sweet and surprising as ever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Thumbs Up!, 13 July 2013
This review is from: Freakangels Volume 2 TP (Paperback)
This wonderful series continues just as well as it started. Almost mirroring the first issue we have a long period of character development. This includes some clever recaps and cast reintroductions courtesy of Alice. Then there is a shocking moment of drama but this time there are consequences that need to be dealt with.

We meet the remaining members of the Angels ensemble and also see a small flashback of life before. The clues and reveals are expertly timed so you never get frustrated or deluged with information. As always character is king and although you have a lot of personalities to take on board they all remain distinct.

The art has stepped up a gear. There are more digital backgrounds, adding to the already high production value, and more complex shading appearing. A large part of the story takes place at night so many of the pages are quite dim. Whilst this would be fine on screen (as this was originally an online comic) it looks a little murky in print, but does allow you some great lighting effects.

You want more and you want it now. Maximum Thumbs Up!
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