Dru & her beloved Lorophage demon. I’ve really loved these two. The Lorophage is both creepy and cute with an intriguing ability, and the newly sane Drusilla has added a depth to the character not seen since her time with Brian Lynch. (That sounds a lot more sexual than it actually is.) Still, all good things come to an end, and it’s time to wave goodbye to Dru and her lil’ buddy Lorophage. While you will be sad to see them go, their exit scene is totally worth it, with Drusilla’s heartbreaking contribution being one of those moments that begs to be filmed; it’s so gracefully pulled off.
“I can see the stars…” Drusilla also delivers a cryptic premonition in this issue that spells out pain and doom for those that we love. Sure, we are hitting that typical “it’s the end of the world!” point in the season, but is that any reason to fear it less? Some may have poo-pooed the arrival of Twilight, but in the end, the blood of a beloved friend stained the ground. I don’t think things are going to go any easier this season, and Drusilla seems to agree.
You know that’s not good for the console. Let’s just say there’s a little bit of the ‘hitting the reset button’ feel to this issue and the wrap up of the arc. It’s not horrible, but I just hope it doesn’t become a pattern.
Angel & Faith #9 drops on Wednesday, April 25th, so don’t miss it! Gage and Isaacs continue to explore redemption and the possibility of Rupert Giles’ resurrection with their top notch talents, and we’ve only just begun. You won’t be disappointed with this series, and I only see darker waters ahead, Scoobies!
If you want to read my full, spoilerific review, it will be posted on Thursday over at www.fanboycomics.net!
‘Till the end of the world,
-Bryant the Comic Book Slayer