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Fallen Angel

SYNOPSIS

Welcome to Bête Noir, a mysterious city with an enigmatic inhabitant: the hooded Fallen Angel, who helps people in need when they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives — but life for Angel is about to get dangerous as Black Mariah returns to town, and she’s hunting for the Angel!

 

Written by Peter David. Art by J.K. Woodward.

Bete Noire…a strange city as old as time… It seems ordinary by day — children play softball at school, people bike to work. But when night falls, criminals roam the streets. Everything they say and do echoes beyond the city and shapes the outside world. Cursed with dark power, Bete Noire is governed by a mysterious cabal known as “The Hierarchy” A group represented by an amoral Magistrate named Juris. For over twenty years, he’s overseen the city in a high tower filled with black magic…

But he’s not alone. Fallen angel Liandra, or Lee, also watches over Bete Noire. During the day, she controls her fierce nature by moonlighting as a gym teacher at an all-girls college. Afterall, if she can hold her temper around teenaged girls, she can do anything… But when the sun goes down, she dons her robes and visits a local bar that’s one of the city’s few safe havens– townspeople visit the mysterious guardian at the bar to ask her for help, hoping to escape Bete Noire’s dark influence…

One night, Lee is visited by Xia, Juris’s wife. She resents Lee for being Juris’s former lover, but has nowhere else to turn. Their only son, Jubal, has come of age, and will be named the city’s new Magistrate. Juris is anxious to give up his title. Too anxious. Xia suspects that he’s hiding something, and fears the worst for their son.

Before Lee can intervene, Juris performs a magical ritual to transfer his powers and duties to Jubal. He doesn’t tell Jubal that being Magistrate is more curse than blessing. Juris constantly hears voices—all day and night—and can’t leave the city. He can’t wait to be a civilian and explore the world – and will gain that freedom by passing the curse over to his son. But the ritual fails. Furious, Juris realizes that he must have another son who’s his true heir. An older son…

Twenty years earlier, Lee had been pregnant with Juris’s child. Knowing what would be the fate of their baby, she convinced Juris that she had a miscarriage. Their boy, Jude, was raised by a nun in secret. Now Jude is fully grown…a man of the cloth who wants to make the world a better place. He travels to Bete Noire to meet Juris and Lee…and find out why he has scars on his back that look like wings…

After meeting Jude, a delighted Juris prepares to make him his heir. Lee is determined to help Jude escape his tragic destiny, but he must make his own choice. God cast her from the heavens because she refused to let people act of their own free will. If she interferes with Jude becoming Magistrate, the consequences could be deadly…

Stylish and moody, Fallen Angel is a story about a superhero with a mind of her own. Lee must learn to let go and trust in the rules of the universe, letting her heart’s desire sit on the sidelines as her son’s free will takes over.