Invictus is up and awake. And he is now ready to bake a nice cake. Kyle would not mind - not even the sponge kind - unlike his gang who'd much prefer a nice steak. Which is something that these chaps like too! Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Tyler Kirkham; and Publisher: DC Comics in March 2012. The greedy sods.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
'Rage of the Angel' is an all battle issue, in which we see a dilemma, a confrontation, and as per usual, a question that will be answered next issue.

THE DILLEMA: It is a good job that Kyle Rayner is very emotional person at the moment, because he can now contact his fellow 'New Guardians', and warn them that the angle 'Invictus' is going to kick their ass's in, one at a time.

THE CONFRONTATION: Alas, Invisus' onslaught upon these 'ring bearers' is a sorely one sided affair. Munk, Fatality, Arkillo, Glommy, and even Kyle, all fall under his angelic might. No, don't you worry, I have not forgotten about Saint Walker. He too tries to 'heal' this glowing git with his blue ray of peace. But all this seems to do is make him shine even brighter - and BOOOM!

THE QUESTION: I wonder what will happen when the not so dead Bleez shows up to fight this fiend.

To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Whilst he was battling Saint Walker, I found Invictus' closing remarks very offbeat and alternate.

"There is nothing wrong with me. I am the light, and you are out of your depth. It is you who have embraced the darkness... and now no one can save you from the rage of angels".

Very melodramatic, right?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
OK, I know that this may sound like a funky thing to say, but I did like the vibe that Kyle and his gang were perceived as being the bad-guys within this story. It's just felt a bit strange you know. And in this case strange was good for me, 

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Regrettably, this is an all fight issue, and one that did not really tell that much of a story I am afraid to say. Now please do not get me wrong, it was a very nice roller-coaster ride of a tale overall. It was just a tad too much one key for my liking.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: For me, the most creative things story-wise about this tale, is how Kyle had to become very emotional so he could contact his comrades. I thought this was a very nice new spin on how Kyle can use his power-ring. Moreover, I was happy to read Invicus' 'old school' grammar, because it gave him a certain amount of grounding plot-wise.

ART: The colors used on this book are really quite bold and contrasting at times, making it overtly kiddie friendly than it needs to be. Apart from that slight critique though, I did like a lot of Tyler Kirkham's art, very dynamic.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
INVICTUS: OK, lets face it, for this angelic brute, we need someone with a good voice, a bulking frame, and looks kind of goofy too (because he does). So why not the Rock, huh? He'd be a perfect match.

MUNK: I like Munk I do, and I like the actor Laurence Fishburne as well. Are you thinking what I am thinking? No! Not that? That would be illegal! Rather, that they both give off a similar stoic slant on things.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Never Piss Off A Glowing Angel Whilst You Are Riding On A Galaxy Sized Spaceship. Invictus Is Coming - And Not The Clint Eastwood Movie.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Whilst writing this review, I had the urge to do a google on the phrase 'Rage Of Angels', because it felt so right within the confines of this story. And what I came up with was just perfect - the song by Orange Goblin called 'Rage Of Angels'.


FINAL thoughts...
Now this was the type of issue which half of me liked, and half of me hated. I liked the concept behind the issue, plus I am starting to like the characters too. However, in essence, it was just a big long fight that never went anywhere. Shame.

Moreover, Tyler's still doing that thing where he's showing Fatalities breasts whenever her can. This has the same effect for me as well. Good / Bad.

MARKS out of 10? 7.5