Dark Horse Comics
Angel & Faith #8: As someone from Boston, I love this issue. But it's a great issue overall as well.
Christos Gage has had a very tight hold on these characters during his run on this issue. I can hear the actors speaking the lines in my head when reading them. Much like Matt Fraction with Tony Stark, Gage is great at tearing down Faith in a personal manner. Having her father arrive was a stroke of genius oh his part. Angel takes a little of a backseat this issue, but it helps the story overall. Gage, from Massachusetts, writes a Boston accent perfectly. It doesn't come across as hokey or in a joke manner, but normal. He makes a few Boston references and uses some vernacular, and it's used perfectly. What Gage really does great in this issue is show why Angel and Faith are perfect together. It's great to read as a long time fan of the Buffy and Angel shows, it's good to see Gage developing these characters in a logical way.
Rebekah Issacs pencils are perfect for the series as usual. Characters look exactly like their actor counterparts, and expressive like the actors. Action scenes flow well, although I noticed that Issacs didn't use as many backgrounds as usual. Nothing to complain about, but something I noticed. Good job of Gage and Issacs being on the same page with the Boston people. Having them wear Bruins jerseys is nice.
Angel & Faith #8 gets 4.5/5.