Written by: Jean-Luc Sala
Translated By: Christina Cox-De Ravel
Art by: Pierre-Mony Chan
Spin Angels: Act One – Operation Judas
Angelo, a whiz kid with a gun, is hired by a powerful Cardinal, who’s overseeing the execution of the Church’s most discreet black-ops specialists and spies.
Jerusalem. Cardinal Marchesi’s unit is about to extract a heretical document that could upset the foundations of the Roman Catholic Church. But the mission turns into a slaughter! The young investigator, Sofia d’Agostino, and her bodyguard Angelo Costanza, a former killer of the mafia, are confronted with a commando squad connected to an occult branch of the Vatican. Without knowing it, they took part in a thousand-year-old fight for the protection of the Faith, which has remained unsettled since the disappearance of the order of the Temple…
Spin Angels: Act Two – On his Holiness’ Secret Service
The young investigator, Sofia d’Agostino, and her bodyguard Angelo Costanza, a former killer of the mafia, are confronted with a commando squad connected to an occult branch of the Vatican. Without knowing it, they took part in a thousand-year-old fight for the protection of the Faith…
As they are heading back to Rome, they are given a new assignment and rerouted to Greece. Where Gina, an old acquaintance of Angelo, provides some much needed help.
If you’re schooled in the history of the bible and its testaments you can thank the Spin Angles for what you know. If there is any sort of discrepancy from what has been authorized by the church then the Spin Angels are there to investigate and eradicate anything that might disrupt the Catholic faith in man. So what happens when the oldest papyrus has been presumed to have been found but this testament from one of Jesus followers, but is not from someone the church wants known about. The script of Judas is the prize and everyone in the church good or bad wants it.
What it remind me of: Spin Angels – At first when reading this issue I couldn’t help but think J. Scott Campbell and his badass Danger Girls. Spin Angels took us on a great Indiana Jones type adrenaline pumped adventure with a female lead. Then we meet the powerful players behind the scenes that will set things in motion, the church interacting with the mafia!? Will the Spin Angels consisted of super sexy but super religious Sofia d’Agostino and the newest hired gun Angelo Costanza on loan from the mafia be able to work together long enough to stay alive.
Spin Angels has a bit of a manga feel to its artwork and character facial emotions are pretty damn funny. The overall story is very intriguing and the mix of church, mob and special forces has a bit of everything for the action comic fan. A truly fun read thus far.
PopCultHQ Rating: 4 out of 5 baguettes