Title: Angel & Faith Season 10 #20
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Letterer: Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt
Cover Artist: Scott Fischer
Archaeus’s plans for Magic Town ramp up as he tries to convince Nadira why she should help him start his new kingdom there. Meanwhile Angel’s crew spends most of their time searching for them, only to come up to late. Having Drusilla back is always great, but Archaeus has already gotten old. By himself he is not interesting enough to serve as a “big bad”, especially after he already got his butt handed to him over in Buffy’s last arc. Now that Angel actually has a team again, we would much rather see them take on an interesting case, much more so than chasing after a leftover villain that just won’t go away. Gischler is not writing a bad story, however, Archaeus is just a bad character.