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Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
Siege
Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
Scrivener's Moon - Audio
Philip Reeve
Angel: After the Fall, Volume 2: First Night - Nick Runge, Stephen Mooney, David Messina, Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon, John Byrne Volume two dosn't pick up where the first volume left off. Instead, it goes back in the chronology to cover what happened right after the show ended. You know, events that volume one completely skipped over. I'm not complaining about seeing this, since it's the number one reason I picked up After the Fall in the first place. But it would have been nice if this storyline hadn't been inserted in the middle of the ongoing storyline from volume one. It's also irritatingly short, only three issues. I get that this is the complete plotline, but they could've included a few more issues to make the collection a satisfactory length.

So enough griping. The format here is a series of short stories, focused on the individual experiences of almost everybody but Angel the night LA went to hell. Most of the stories are pretty good, though the art varies wildly. It's nice to see what happened here, but I can't help but think that this might have worked better, and possibly been more satisfying, if this had been the first few issues in the series.