Fallen Angels #2
Written by Bryan Hill
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Colors by Frank D’Armata
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: Psylocke and her new team continue to find paradise problematic and each of them has internal demons to fight.
As Psylocke continues to deal with her dark past and the acts she committed as an assassin, she tries to find a way to work with both X-23 and Cable to help them work on their own internal darkness.
When Cable brings her a mission to liberate a contact in trouble, initially Psylocke decides against helping him. After speaking with Sinister of all people, she decides that the best way to help them and herself is to take them on the mission. Unfortunately, they walk into a fight they weren’t prepared for.
The Story: The most satisfying aspect of this story is that Bryan Hill doesn’t shy away from the darkness of these characters and how their presence in paradise stands in stark contrast to the lives they were born and bred for. There is great drama in tension in these characters trying to live in a society bereft of struggle. These warriors need a challenge and Hill has supplied them with some interesting ones so far. The fact that these characters are using external threats to work through their internal issues is a testament to how well the writing in this issue is.
The Art: Szymon Kudranski’s visuals are amazing. Psylocke is drawn in a way that highlights her dangerous beauty with shots that have her bathed in both light and darkness. There are some beautiful visual moments throughout this issue and the action is pitch perfect in tone to the story.