ComicList Preview: ANGEL CITY #1

by Jeff

691134_320 ComicList Preview: ANGEL CITY #1Media Release — Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the “April Fool’s Killer.” As she gets closer to the truth, the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts work to cover up the scandal. Has she bitten off more than she can chew?

ANGEL CITY #1
(W) Janet Harvey
(A/CA) Megan Levens
(C/CA) Nick Filardi
ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming with Nick Filardi
NYCC 2016 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER illustrated by Elsa Charretier with Nick Filardi
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Praise for ANGEL CITY:

“The first issue does a great job of setting up the story with expectations you’d have due to the genre, then knocking that all down with some twists that make the comic really stand out.” Graphic Policy

“This incorporates so many elements aimed at me: a retro setting, with an entertainment twist, featuring a tough female hero. It looks glamorous when needed and dirty when that’s appropriate—as when a body is found in a dumpster.” Comics Worth Reading

“Harvey nailed the period dialogue perfectly without it sounding cliche. Levens and Filardi’s art was dynamic, tonally spot on and complements Harvey’s writing beautifully. Angel City #1 is one of my favourite individual issues of the year, and serves as a perfect opening act in this Hollywood drama.” NerdSpan

“Angel City is absolutely everything I love about comics—a new angle on a traditional noir, energetic, gorgeous, and inspired! Hard-boiled wit and delightful execution! I want more of all of it—Harvey’s writing and Levens’ art and Filardi’s colors and right down to Crank!’s evocative lettering! Gimme one NOW!” Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Stumptown)

“Confident and atmospheric, Angel City’s sunlight-set noir makes it easy to lose yourself among the lost souls.” Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars: Darth Vader)

“Angel City flips the script on the classic detective story, centering around a heroine fed up with the way Hollywood treats everyone but the men in charge. I love actress-turned-muscle Dolores Dare, and I bet you will, too.” Kate Leth (Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, Fresh Romance)

“Great noir set-up! Looking forward to more!”
Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly)

“A golden-age noir with knuckles of brass—ANGEL CITY is a gorgeous place to visit.” Sam Humphries (Jonesy, Green Lanterns)

“Evokes the setting and style of Old Hollywood pulp mythology, without hiding the shadier parts behind knock-off Dior and soft focus. Dolores Dare is my kind of anti-heroine; smart, broken, and deadly.”
Antony Johnston (Wasteland, The Coldest City)

“Classic noir in the D.O.A. and DETOUR tradition, with the most compelling lead I’ve seen in a long time.” Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, The Bunker)

About Oni Press, Inc.:

Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder and Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest City, and Kaijumax.

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