Issue: The Franchise: War of Angels Vol. 1
Writer: Anthony Garcia
Artists: Jim Jimenez, Reno Maniqui
Colors: Sonny Leader
Publisher: Twenty ToSix
Release Date: 2008
“WALL OF ANGELS is a series of inter-related story arcs that explores the boundaries between technology and mythology, science and superstition, good and evil, angels and demons, human and inhuman. In THE FRANCHISE, a watershed moment has been reached. A mysterious figure known only as Ignacio has manipulated the CEO of Talbot Security into finding an ancient artifact of unknown power that will change the world forever. A classic story of adventure and intrigue, good versus evil, THE FRANCHISE is a six issue miniseries in the WALL OF ANGELS universe.“
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
The artwork in this collection shines. I like how nothing was over shadowed, which when working with black and white can easily happen. That characters were nice and solid throughout. Maintaining the look throughout the entire book was nice. Then at the end you get a very nice looking pin-up section. Overall a excellent job.
Story: 3.7 out of 5
Overall I liked what took place in this story. The main plot stayed constant throughout. However, there were a few sub plots that too me were unnecessary. I didn’t see a real need for heroes, the description on who they were I got, but any side trips to cover them wasn’t working for me. I think if the story as a whole had remained along the one solid path it would have read better overall.
Dying Breath: 3.8 out of 5
The artwork is great. The story strays back and forth but comes together nicely in the end. So overall you get a nice book to sit down and enjoy. I like the fact that this universe is left open for more to come. I think that there was a lot left unexplained and I want to see them go more into it in future issues.
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