By Dustin Cabeal
I'm always happy to see more Street Angel. I enjoyed the digital collections that made it onto MonkeyBrian before MonkeyBrain stopped putting out comics or whatever the fuck they do now. I don't know. Anyway, Street Angel is fun and this looks great and nice hardcover collection is the way to go.
Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, of webcomic fame, will grace/deface a full-color hardcover graphic novel for the first time this April, from the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jim Rugg (The PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac).
Sanchez is a kung fu master on a skateboard and a homeless orphan failing seventh grade.
In STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL, Jesse takes the Ninja Kid to school! Her fists are the facts and his face is the report card! Meanwhile, Saturday night's the big dance and Jesse doesn't want to go! Is love in the air? No. No, it’s not.
Jim Rugg describes STREET ANGEL as "a cross between the A-Team, a xenomorph, and Lacey Baker. She loves food, fist fights, hanging out with friends Bell (a robot), Lilith (Satan's daughter), and Emma (a zombie), skateboarding, candy, pizza, nutraloaf, grilled cheese, General Tso's, french fries, beer, chips, moon pies, Twinkies, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, pancakes, spaghetti, mac & cheese, peanut butter, BBQ, wings, soda..."
Brian Maruca says "STREET ANGEL puts the fun back into being an orfun."
STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL HC (Diamond code: FEB170714, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0287-7) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 13th.