July 22, 2024

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Noteworthy Issues: Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 (July, 2023)

Angel Breaker goes to get something from Kobra that could help her on her mission. I think.

Ah Angel Breaker, a character I had never heard of but got a Knight Terrors special, so I wrote a whole Misplaced Characters column on it.

Now I’ve seen her in action.  I don’t think I am all that impressed.

Issue:  Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1, July 2023

Writer:  Tim Seeley

Artist:  Acky Bright

The Plot:  Angel Breaker leads an attack on a Kobra base to get a secret weapon.

Commentary:  So, I did that Misplaced Characters column on Angel Breaker, so I theoretically knew a little about her.  But even with that basic knowledge, this here felt like I got dropped into a story without too much knowledge of what was happening or who these characters were.  Angel Breaker was tied into the Coda Sisterhood from the Wildstorm stuff, and I don’t know a whole lot about that stuff aside from WildC.A.T.S. member Zealot was one of them.  I think.

However, if this was my introduction to Angel Breaker, a character that I guess DC is angling to be the next big thing…well, this didn’t work too well.  I didn’t really know much about Angel Breaker, or this guy Raptor that she blackmails into helping her, as they invade a Kobra base to get one of Dr. Destiny’s old weapons.  There are some kid acolytes in the base that are doing kid things, and a bad guy doing something I don’t much really care about.

The bottom line is this issue felt remarkably average.  It had the same effect on me that so many past special issues I would pick up and read from these series where a character I didn’t read much of didn’t do much for me because, well, I knew nothing about the character and what I read didn’t entice me to read more.  Angel Breaker seems like your standard female badass with a sword, a destiny, and an outfit that shouldn’t really work without having her pop out of it at inconvenient times.  Yeah, I’ll read the second issue, but unless it is much better, I probably won’t care what happens to Angel Breaker.

Which is odd since I usually like Tim Seeley’s writing…

Grade:  C