Angel & Faith: Live through This by Christos N. Gage
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Being in a post season eight funk, I approached this book with some trepidation. Angel coming to terms with his actions? Great. Whatever.
And then Faith told Angel: “Y’know what? Your whole Twilight phase makes about as much sense as a David Lynch movie”
THAT’S MY GIRL.
God I love Faith and I love her so much in this book. She’s written and drawn so well. She’s always been one of those characters that said more in her body language than she’d ever say out loud. Isaacs catches her dynamism perfectly and there’s moments where Faith doesn’t say anything verbally but says a whole world of stuff physically. It may just be in the tilt of a chin, or the widening of an eye, but it’s there and it’s beautifully done.
This book is really good. The dynamic between Faith and Angel, one of hard-won trust from soldiers who have seen their darkness, is brilliantly judged. There’s a faith (sorry) that should either one of them go off the rails, the other one will pull them back and there’s an understanding that they will do whatever it takes.
I thought I was struggling with the Buffy comics. I was, just because I wasn’t reading the right ones. I don’t quite get current Buffy. I get current Faith. I love her humour, and her nuances and the way she can’t quite believe that she’s somehow turned out to be the grown up. This book is so very very good.
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