Sunday, December 4, 2016

No Angel #1

   Hard-edged policewomen are in good supply in comics (and every other entertainment medium), but you don't see many like Hannah Gregory, the central character in No Angel.

   Let's just say she lives up to the title - although she's not a bad person.

   She's a woman who's had a rough life and a dysfunctional family - and it doesn't get any easier when she's called home from Chicago for a family funeral.

   Someone brutally killed her father and brother, and even though, as a family member, she's not allowed to work the case - she's still doing her best to find the killer.

   But this is not a typical police procedure story. There are mysterious forces at work here, but are they supernatural in nature - or just the imaginings of someone who's insane?

   It's a cracking good start to the story by Eric Palicki and Adrianne Palicki, illustrated strongly by Ari Syahrazad, whose style isn't photo realistic, but effectively conveys a gritty real-world setting.

   It's a strong start for a new series that'a unlike any other. Recommended!

Grade: A-


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