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Fallen angel
David, Peter (Peter Allen)
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Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2004]

Physical Description:
129 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form in Fallen angel 1-6"--T.p. verso.
Reading Level:
Suggested for mature readers.
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Criminals conduct their business unafraid, and the uncommon is commonplace. And moving through it all like broken glass--smooth, yet cunning--is the woman called the Fallen Angel, who helps people in need when they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. But the Fallen Angel's help isn't always what it seems.

Author Notes

Peter David was born September 23, 1956 in New Jersey, and raised in Pennsylvania. David originally tried to work in Journalism but finally got a job at Marvel Comics as Asst. Direct Sales Manager. He wrote some "fill in" comics for Spider-man and eventually got to the point where he was the regular writer for several titles. David has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. His greatest fame comes from the Star Trek novels, where he is the most popular writer of the series, with Imzadi being one of the best selling Star Trek novels of all time.

David is also co-creator and author of the bestselling New Frontier series for Pocket Books and has also had short stories appear in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. David had an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens and many others. He has also written comic book-related novels, such as The Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited the Ultimate Hulk short story collection.

His opinion column "But I Digress" has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyers Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paper's consistently most popular feature and was also collected into a trade paperback edition. Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has also written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series Crusade, as well as the animated series Roswell. David has also written several films for Full Moon Entertainment and co-produced two of them, including two installments in the popular Trancers series as well as the science fiction western spoof Oblivion, which won the Gold Award at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival for best Theatrical Feature Film, Fantasy/Horror category.

David has won many other awards including the Haxtur Award 1996 in Spain, Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 award in Australia, Favorite International Writer; Comic Buyers Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favorite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series for Starfleet Academy, 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993.

(Bowker Author Biography) Peter David is the author of several bestselling Star Trek novels, including I, Q; Q-in-Law; Imzadi; Vendetta; and the bestselling New Frontier original Star Trek series. He lives in Patchogue, NY.

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Library Journal Review

In this strong new series, David (whose credits range from highly regarded Incredible Hulk comics to the English adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's manga Negima) introduces a mythic city where crime noir, the eerie supernatural, and an unusual super-powered character come together. In Bete Noire, it is said, events somehow mystically shape the outside world. By day, the city is bright and safe, but crime and shadows rule the night. Into this "karmic powder keg" (to quote the city's enigmatic magistrate Doctor Juris) has come the Fallen Angel, a mysterious nocturnal heroine for hire with powers as yet undefined who acts as a law unto herself, turning on her employers if she finds their motives less than pure. David creates a compelling relationship between the Angel and Juris, and features an excellent supporting cast including Juris's shrewd and sly chief examiner Slate; colorful drug runner "Asia" Minor; and Dolf, aged owner of the Furors bar. Lopez and Blanco ably portray battles both gritty and supernatural. Though not part of DC's Vertigo line, this is right up the alley of Vertigo readers. Because of sex and seriously gory violence, it is recommended for adult collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.