#4 - The Changling Wife
Written by Christopher Golden - Pencilled by Eric Powell - First released on February 9, 2000
Creature Feature -
Cool Quotes -
The Morgue -
Points Of View
The Short: In Los Angeles, things aren't always what they seem. Angel
tries to help a woman caught in an abusive marriage, never suspecting where
the real danger lies. They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Angel is
about to learn that firsthand.
The Long: Unfinished.
A new creature introduced in this issue is a Changling. They are supposed to
be a type of faerie. This one took revenge on an abusive husband by taking
away his wife then impersonating her, punishing him be basically being a
bitch to him, driving him insane. It was a shapeshifter, but it's natural
form seemed to be an elongated humanoid one with no hair and insect-like
- The plot of this issue seems to fall sometime in season 1 after Lonely Hearts, since they know Kate, but before Hero, since Doyle is alive. Obviously it takes
place after the Surrogates story of the last three issues as well.
- Anonymous vampire: By the docks, staked by Angel.
Angel - Cordelia Chase - Allan Francis Doyle
Detective Kate Lockley - Robert Koenig - The Changling
Points Of View
Okay, a quick and simple one shot story. So far they've done a good
job keeping the story from conflicting with the television series,
and this is no exception. The Changling came off as a bit evil, more
interested in vengeance then justice, but I suppose it was meant to.
I am a little worried about the, coming up with go many races outside
humans and demons. First we see Lamia, not Faeries. What's next? Little
Green men? Sadly the art has taken a step down, IMHO. I preferred the
work of Christian Zanier.
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