Welcome spring with a bracing onslaught of all-out Street Angel™ action! This is the latest in the small batch preview editions signed and numbered by Jim Rugg. While the The Street Angel Gang is indeed chock-a-block with rock-em-sock-em action, the central narrative thrust -- a tough gang holds an open call for new members; has the Orphan Avenger finally found a family? -- has been layered with a Brechtian bracket of apocryphal trading cards that serves to simultaneously amp up the satire and situate the narrative firmly in the boyish realm of sports and games. In addition, Rugg employs a stripped down style here, which does double duty of keeping the action moving and keeping the reader focused on the technique. In other words, The Street Angel Gang is twofer: a rollicking action comic book that is also a self-aware critique of the genre; you can have your cake, and eat it too! How can you go wrong?
A mere 300 copies of this full color 32-pager exist. File under: You snooze, you lose.