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The Dark Angel Saga: Part 7

Archangel is ascended. The betrayer has turned the tide. The World will be opened. Realities will clash. Life will be lost. Love shattered. Do not miss this or we will find you! The boss team of Rick Remender (Venom, Fear Agent), Jerome Opeña (Punisher, Fear Agent) and Dean White (Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man) are reunited to bring on the bad guys!

Story by Rick Remender
Art by Jerome Opena
Colors by Dean White
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Esad Ribic

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 33.7%


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  1. I feel like we’re close enough to the end of the year for me to announce Dean White as my official choice for Colorist of the Year. Congrats Dean, you’ve won a “Dannie.” I can’t recall the last time a book made me appreciate the colorist as much as this one does. He’s phenomenal.

    • Agree slightly. Dave Stewart’s doing some amazing things on Batwoman

    • Dave Stewart is one of those people who has been consistently amazing on everything he does for so long, that he should get a lifetime achievement award and be banned from the judging. Dean White really stepped up his game for this one and should be recognized.

    • @ Jim – yeah I agree, plus White seems like he’s bringing something new to the game. His color palette just looks so different and really fits the story. I’ll be in his corner during the Eisners

    • Yeah, I feel like I’ve been giving this award to Dave Stewart for so long (I think Val Staples upset him one year) that I’m just happy there’s someone else to add into the mix. Stewart has been ridiculous on Batwoman though, if that title had been going on all year it would have been a much harder choice.

  2. I love this arc but i’m looking forward to the end of it all at the same time.
    I’m excited to see how Remender is going to pull AoA Nighcrawler on the team.

  3. UXF makes Wednesday EXTRA exciting!

  4. I’m actually worried about what’s going to happen when this event is over. Remender has made me believe that these characters are in danger.

    • Which really sais something about the strength of the story. Just to piggyback, how does Warren go back to just being another X-Man after this? I mean, I know Jean went back to status quo after the whole Dark Phoenix thing, but I feel like it would be tough for Warren to get full on redemption after this. And that’s awesome

    • Do we even really know if Warren is “coming back” from this? I don’t recall him being mentioned in the solicits for any upcoming X-Books.

    • @ Blargo – that’s what makes this so cool! Fraction and the Fear Itself crew need to take some notes – these are real stakes, and not just a plot device to kind of artificially add weight to your story

    • Yea guys. I think Warren is a goner.

    • And I actually care. I don’t wan’t to lose any of them, but it’s so intense that there is no way they can all make it out. I can’t wait to see what happens. It’s going to suck for the characters, but it’s going to be great for us.

    • I will be more than okay with the outcome, because no matter what happens, you get the feeling that it really is what’s “supposed” to happen.

  5. I feel bad for deadpool and his cat mr. Scruffy bottoms

  6. I’m super happy I subscribed to this title.

  7. On oops’ recommendation I went back and picked up this arc and, I gotta say, it’s pretty great. I’m in.

  8. I have not missed an issue yet. Out of anyting that the Marvel Universe this is by far the best title. There are no giant tie-ins and the story stands by itself. Remender is doing a great job with this book and I cannot wait to keep reading this.This is such a good book. All of Marvel should stand up and take notice on how to write a good story without the need to include every book in their lineup just to turn a profit.

    • I think a big takeaway is what a talented creative team can do when they’re not at the whim of the overall universe and constant event tie-ins. The same can be said of Hickman’s Fantastic Four/FF run and (albeit a much smaller sample size) Waid’s Daredevil. What could Bendis do on an Avengers book without having to tie in every 4 issues?

    • If you haven’t you should check out journey into mystery. Or, as I like to call it, what if…fear itself had been good?

  9. This is my favorite ongoing right now not named Locke & Key. The stakes keep getting higher and higher, Remender is so good at taking every plot device to the absolute limit. It reminds me a lot of the first 75% of Fear Agent, he squeezes everything he possibly can out of an idea

  10. Everyone else has already sung all the praises I would sing, co I’ll just say this:

    How ’bout that cover?!

  11. How many more issues of the Dark Angel Saga are there? I don’t know if my brain can handle the tension ratcheting up anymore without exploding.

  12. Just one after this.

  13. As if we needed a reason to not thing this arch wont be ominous, here comes this bit of news…

  14. I though this was the final issue of the arc and was a little disappointed until I read the issue. So good!!! This story has been awesome and will be so good to read again. I thought last issue was the height of anticipation but it continues to build. Can’t wait til next month

  15. AoA Nightcrawler Is a BAD DUDE

  16. This was yet another phenomenal issue. AoA Kurt is going to be a great addition!

  17. Now THIS is storytelling! Remender is amazing! This is the first time a series has had re-readability factor in a looong time! Pick of the Week!

  18. Is next issue the last part? Please say yes.

  19. I’m not even sure that I can explain why this book is so good. The closest adjective I can conjure is “regal.” This book feels like royalty.

  20. Every panel of this issue is packed with goodness. Then I reached the last page and exclaimed, “fuck!” Because now I have to wait for the next issue.

  21. PotW without a doubt.

    And I am restating something I said in a previous post on another issue, but…

    What would it take for Remender and Opena to do a Psylocke ongoing or even mini? That’s petition-worthy.

  22. Another great issue! Ya better dial it down soon, Rick. We might get used to this. And you do NOT want that to happen.

  23. I love the flashbacks

  24. This takes the foundation of new-ness that Morrison laid, along with the history of the X-Men, rolls it up and casts a sense of doom over every character in the book. Reading this series is how I felt reading the old 80’s Claremont X-Men and Simonsons’ X-Factor. Intricate plots spread out over years, where characters were not safe, things changed and sometimes for the worse, and you loved every page of it. I’m glad this book exists; it washes away every bad taste Marvel has left over the past 5 years. I’m willing to pay the $3.99 for a book this good.

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