Archangel has been Optioned [25th July 2016]

UPDATE: ARCHANGEL OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION:

Rolling Stone (below) reported that Archangel was optioned as a movie, it hasn't; but it has been optioned as a TV series, which is awesome news, and the perfect medium for an adaption (time travel TV is very hot, with 11.22.63, Continuum, Outlander, etc):


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http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/25-best-things-we-saw-at-san-diego-comic-con-2016-w429898/william-gibson-turns-back-the-clock-w430693


Technology is outpacing science fiction's ability to imagine the future, so that may explain why the godfather of cyberpunk William Gibson has turned to time travel, alternative histories, and UFOs in his first comic book, Archangel. In his first (long overdue) trip to Comic-Con, the author/icon accepted a lifetime achievement award and discussed the comic's plot: a race to keep alien technology in post-World War II Germany from falling into the hands of 'roided up future villains. Publisher IDW also dropped the atomic bombshell that a film is on the way — which makes sense, since Gibson's first draft was a screenplay.

William Gibson Podcast from Comic Con 2016 [25th July 2016]

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/podcasts/index.html?channel=2&podcast=607


In the second part of the More To Come San Diego Comic Con 2016 interview special, Calvin Reid interviews MK Reed, writer of 'Americus' and 'The Cute Girl Network' about her new book 'Science Comics: Dinosaurs', and multiple Eisner Award-winner and high school computer programming teacher Gene Luen Yang about his 'Secret Coders' series. Heidi interviews SF legend William Gibson about life imitating art, and his new "Nazi UFO myth" comic 'Archangel', inspired by a joke he played on a German tv exec.

William Gibson at Comic Con 2016 [25th July 2016]

Archangel #2, Page 20

Page 20 at MR. BABYs

Panel 1

At least one of JUNIOR's bodyguards has survived.

Panel 2

JUNIOR wants to kill THE PILOT.

Panel 3

MR. BABY's nightclub.

Panel 4

We meet one of the final key characters of the story, MR. BABY.


Archangel #2, Page 19

Page 19 VINCE on the run

Panel 1

VINCE fires, he may have hit someone. I'm sure VINCE must use Rex Applegate's Instinctive Aiming approach, if, as William Gibson has suggested, he was trained by Applegate.

Panels 2-3

It looks like he got the driver.

Panels 4-5

VINCE runs for it.


Archangel #2, Page 18

Page 18 sees VINCE pick sides

Panels 1-2

JUNIOR is asserting his dominance.

Panel 3

VINCE has a Derringer in an ankle-holster. The Remington Derringer was manufactured from 1866 until 1935.

William Gibson notes that VINCE having a hold-out gun like this is inspired by OSS Colonel Rex Applegate, whose book Kill or Get Killed (1943) is considered a classic manual of combat. He also notes that Applegate may have trained VINCE.

Panel 4

[No comment].

Panels 5-6

Could this be an allusion to "Life on Mars"? A BBC TV show where the protagonist (Sam Tyler) kinda travels back in time to the 1970s.





Archangel #2, Page 17

Page 17 sees VINCE, JUNIOR, A and B in a jeep.

Panel 1

Inside JUNIOR's case, a green tracking device, Lucky Strike cigarettes (founded in 1871), a lighter, paper maps, and food.


Panel 2

Jeeps of this kind were developed specifically for WW II, built by Willys-Overland, they were known as the Model MB,

Panel 3

Rationing might not be bad in Washington, but it is in Nu 2016.

Panel 4

Futuristic tracking device

Panel 5

"YOU'RE VERY OBSERVANT" - this might not be a compliment.

Panel 6

THE PILOT is going to MR. BABY's nightclub (following NAOMI).

To find out more about nightclubs in Germany under the Nazis, check out SWING KIDS (Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Kenneth Branagh, and Noah Wyle):





Archangel #2, Page 16

Page 16 shows us FRITZ chatting with NAOMI

Panel 1

FRITZ knows when to be seen and when not to be, I think he was hiding and heard everything.

Panel 2

He saw THE CREEPSUIT.

Panel 3

He's all business

Panel 4

He's a survivor.



Archangel #2, Page 15

Page 15 sees A and B report.

Panel 1

A and B decline to mention their failure to capture THE PILOT.

Panel 2

JUNIOR threatens to report NAOMI, whether he is being truthful in unknown, he might not want to bring too much attention to himself, or he might be too busy with the Archangel plan to worry about reporting her.

Panel 3

I think JUNIOR is getting rid of evidence, not just being malicious here.

Panel 4

Vince looks back apologetically at NAOMI.



Archangel #2, Page 14

Page 14 sees us back in 1945

Panel 1

I love chemistry equipment, in the foreground that looks like a condenser to me, but it might be a fancy burette.




Panel 2

JUNIOR may know that NAOMI has material from the future.

Panel 3-5

This may be just JUNIOR being a jerk, or he may be trying to delay the discovery of anything incontrovertible that he is from the future.



Archangel #2, Page 13

Page 13 still in Nu 2016 with TORRES and DAVIS

Panel 1

The rebels have planned ahead.

Panel 2

DR. DAVIS has delusions about his importance (he doesn't seem to realise that THE HENDERSONs are revoltingly nasty people).

Panel 3

"WE'RE GONNA DIE ANYWAY." - Is this part of the Archangel plan?

Panel 4

[No comment].

Panel 5

Further evidence that TORRES has thought this out carefully.




Archangel #2, Page 12

Page 12 show us how things are getting on in NU 2016

Panel 1

TORRES can see what the ROBOTIC FLIES can see.

Panel 2

TORRES tells THE PILOT that NAOMI is someone he can trust.

Panel 3

TORRES is chatting with DR. DAVIS.

Panel 4

[No comment].

Panel 5

THE SPLITTER has a backup control room in Omaha.

Omaha:




Archangel #2, Page 11

Page 11 sees A and B chasing THE PILOT

Panel 1

"YOU USED A LASER ON A CREEPSUIT?" -- apparently a bad idea.

Panel 2

A and B exit the building.

Panel 3

THE PILOT has gone down a manhole.

Round manhole covers have been around since the 1890s.

Panel 4

A and B are not going down to the sewers.

Panel 5

THE PILOT is in pain.



Archangel #2, Page 10

Page 10 sees the PILOT on the run chased by A and B

Panels 1-2

THE PILOT in THE CREEPSUIT making his escape.

Panels 3-4

He's getting shot at with a laser gun. They should have just used a bucket of paint, as Mina Murray does:



Archangel #2, Page 9

Page 9 sees NAOMI being confronted by JUNIOR.

Panel 1

Chromatography, mentioned in Issue #1, Page 19, Panel 2.

Panel 2

[No comment].

Panel 3

"AT THE PRISON" - In Issue #1

Panel 4

[No comment].

Panel 5

"THE FUCKING PILOT" - OK, no one seems to know THE PILOT's name.

Panel 6

JUNIOR is very evil.

Archangel #2, Page 8

Page 8 sees NAOMI chat with THE PILOT.

Panel 1

"TELEVISION" - If THE CREEPSUIT does use micro-cameras and micro-projectors, then the answer isn't a bad one.

Panel 2

That makes sense.

Panel 3

"NOT YOUR FUTURE. YOUR WORLD HERE, EVERYTHING, IT'S A COPY...EGGHEADS IN MY WORLD SPLIT IT OFF FROM OUR TIMELINE" - This makes a lot of sense in terms of our current understanding of quantum physics, time travel per se is impossible like in THE TIME TUNNEL, but it may be possible to interact with (or create) a parallel reality.  In this case THE SPLITTER has caused THE PILOT to enter a parallel reality which is exactly the same as his own reality, but everything is running 70 years slower, and changes in that reality could impact his reality because of the effects of quantum entanglement, in the same way that a Young's slits experiment with a single series of quanta will still generate an interference pattern. The parallel reality is either created, or "knows the right place to be" to cause the interference. All of this assumes a Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics, for more detail see "The Fabric of Reality" by David Deutsch.



Panel 4

"SAME HISTORY" - except for JUNIOR.

Panel 5

"WHEN THE FORK HAPPENS" - The Hiroshima bombing will be happening on the following day.

Panel 6

[No Comment].


Archangel #2, Page 7

Page 7 sees NAOMI meet THE PILOT again.

Panel 1

NAOMI and FRITZ hear a creak.

Panel 2

NAOMI instructs FRITZ to leave.

Panel 3

NAOMI knows her science.

Panel 4



H.G. Wells wrote "The Invisible Man", it was originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, and was published as a novel the same year.

H.G. Wells also wrote "The Time Machine" in 1895 which has similar themes to Archangel. Also H.G. Wells himself travelled to the 1970s to catch Jack the Ripper:



Panel 5

"I'M THE PILOT" - Do some people not have names in the alternative 2016? Is THE PILOT trying to protect NAOMI by not telling her his name?



Archangel #2, Page 6

Page 6 sees NAOMI examine the bomb fragments and warn FRITZ.

Panel 1

"IN A DECADE" - It might be polypropylene (aka polypropene) which was polymerized to a crystalline isotactic polymer in 1954. I really, really want NAOMI to say it's a "long chain monomer".



This confirms that NAOMI is an expert in Materials Science.

Test tubes have been around since the early 1800s. They may have been invented by Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius.

Panel 2

[No comment].

Panel 3

FRITZ has the right idea, patent anything new.

Panel 4

[No comment].

Panel 5

NAOMI is going to meet COLONEL YERAKOV at MR. BABYs.


Archangel #2, Page 5

Page 5 sees VINCE discovers that there are more things in heaven and earth...

Panel 1

VINCE gets to the roof.

Panel 2

And sees invisible footsteps in the rain (this can't be an Invisible Man Claude Rains joke, can it?)



Panel 3

[No comment]

Panel 4

"WE'LL FIND HIM." - JUNIOR knows about THE CREEPSUIT.

Panel 5

JUNIOR is wondering about NAOMI.


Archangel #2, Page 4

Page 4 sees JUNIOR HENDERSON discover that there is trouble afoot for him.

Panel 1

JUNIOR HENDERSON, VINCE, A AND B going to examine THE PILOT's cell

Panel 2

An MP, is already in the cell, meets them

Panel 3

[No comment]

Panel 4

"NOT FUNNY." - JUNIOR must know he has enemies from his present.

Panel 5

[No comment]

Panel 6

[No comment]


Archangel #2, Page 3

Page 3 sees THE PILOT don THE CREEPSUIT

Panel 1

THE PILOT is unhappy.

Panel 2

THE PILOT examines THE CREEPSUIT


Panel 3

The gun is merged with the table, I suppose because things have to be falling to be transported in THE SPLITTER, sometimes it can be difficult to be precise with the delivery co-ordinates.
The gun looks like a modified Desert Eagle Mark XIX (I'm not really sure, we don't have guns in Ireland).


Panel 4

THE PILOT zips up the suit

Panel 5

THE CREEPSUIT allows THE PILOT to vanish. Invisibility cloaks can work in several different ways, some have tiny cameras on the back that project whatever they are seeing on the front, and vice versa. Others use nanoantennas (gold blocks) engineered in such a way as to reroute reflected light waves so that the object is rendered invisible.

For me, David McCallum will always be the Invisible Man




Archangel #2, Page 2

Page 2 sees TORRES sending THE PILOT a package.

Panel 1

The rift opens with a FZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Panel 2

The package gets delivered with a FFZZZZZZZCLANG

Panel 3

I wish AMAZON.COM delivered like this, but it is clear that the package is slightly submerged into the table.


Archangel #2, Page 1

Page 1 re-introduces us to The Pilot confined and 'cuffed in his prison cell.

Panel 1

THE PILOT is talking to TORRES via a robotic fly in his cell.

Panels 2-4

The fly crawls along the handcuffs to the lock and releases it.



Panels 5-7

The fly lands in THE PILOT's ear for easy communication.

Panel 8

THE PILOT rubs his now unhand-cuffed wrist and asks TORRES for a pistol and "THE CREEPSUIT"


Archangel #2 -- Preview Pages Annotations

http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic-previews/archangel-2-idw-2016


Archangel #2, Page 1

Page 1 re-introduces us to The Pilot confined and 'cuffed in his prison cell.

Panel 1

THE PILOT is talking to TORRES via a robotic fly in his cell.

Panels 2-4

The fly crawls along the handcuffs to the lock and releases it.

Panels 5-7

The fly lands in THE PILOT's ear for easy communication.

Panel 8

THE PILOT rubs his now unhand-cuffed wrist and asks TORRES for a pistol and "THE CREEPSUIT"

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Archangel #2, Page 2

Page 2 sees TORRES sending THE PILOT a package.

Panel 1

The rift opens with a FZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Panel 2

The package gets delivered with a FFZZZZZZZCLANG

Panel 3

I wish AMAZON.COM delivered like this, but it is clear that the package is slightly submerged into the table.

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Archangel #2, Page 3

Page 3 sees THE PILOT don THE CREEPSUIT

Panel 1

THE PILOT is unhappy.

Panel 2

THE PILOT examines THE CREEPSUIT


Panel 3

The gun is merged with the table, I suppose because things have to be falling to be transported in THE SPLITTER, sometimes it can be difficult to be precise with the delivery co-ordinates.
The gun looks like a modified Desert Eagle Mark XIX.


Panel 4

THE PILOT zips up the suit

Panel 5

THE CREEPSUIT allows THE PILOT to vanish.
Invisibility cloaks can work in several different ways, some have tiny cameras on the back that project whatever they are seeing on the front, and vice versa. Others use nanoantennas (gold blocks) engineered in such a way as to reroute reflected light waves so that the object is rendered invisible.



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Archangel #2, Page 4

Page 4 sees JUNIOR HENDERSON discover that there is trouble afoot for him.

Panel 1

JUNIOR HENDERSON, VINCE, A AND B going to examine THE PILOT's cell

Panel 2

An MP, is already in the cell, meets them

Panel 3

[No comment]

Panel 4

"NOT FUNNY." - JUNIOR must know he has enemies from his present.

Panel 5

[No comment]

Panel 6

[No comment]


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Archangel #2, Page 5

Page 5 sees VINCE discovers that there are more things in heaven and earth...

Panel 1

VINCE gets to the roof.

Panel 2

And sees invisible footsteps in the rain (this can't be an Invisible Man Claude Rains joke, can it?)



Panel 3

[No comment]

Panel 4

"WE'LL FIND HIM." - JUNIOR knows about THE CREEPSUIT.

Panel 5

JUNIOR is wondering about NAOMI.

Archangel #1, Page 20

Page 20 - Enter JUNIOR.

Panel 1

JUNIOR HENDERSON is EVIL!
Flanked by ONE and TWO, A and B.

.



Archangel #1, Page 19

Page 19 shows AGENT GIVENS secure a piece of evidence.

Panel 1

[No comments]

Panel 2

Chromatography dates back to 1903, "GAS CHROMATOGRAPH" - Used for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized. Mainly used for testing the purity of a particular substance, or separating the different components of a mixture, and may help in identifying a compound.




Panel 3

[No comments]

Panel 4

[No comments]

Panel 5

"CAPTAIN!" -- Oh no!


Archangel #1, Page 18

Page 18 shows us AGENT GIVENS examining the body of the deceased pilot.

Panel 1

Stylized skull tattoo.

Panel 2

"AN AMERICAN CIGARETTE LIGHTER" - I might be misremembering, but were all GIs issued with Zippos in WWII? I think Spencer Tracy insisted his character use a Zippo in "Bad Day at Black Rock" for that reason.



Panel 3

"ONE OF THOSE BRACELETS" - A BOOSTER CUFF ??



Panel 4

"EVERY SECRET U.S. WEAPONS PROJECT" - like Bat Bombs, or Project Pigeon.

Panel 5

[No comments]

Panel 6

Stainless steel forceps.
.

Panel 7

"PLASTIC?" - In 1933, polyethylene was discovered by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) researchers Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett. I hope someone says "long-chain monomers" at some point in this story.



Archangel #1, Page 17

Page 17 shows AGENT GIVENS and CAPTAIN MATHEWS discussing THE PILOT.

Panel 1

"WHAT'S THAT ON HIS WRIST?" - A BOOSTER CUFF?



Panel 2

"HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE DATE WAS." - AGENT GIVENS suspects the truth?

Panel 3

"OUR NEW C.O.'S DUE HERE" - Guess who?

Panel 4

NAOMI knows how to get her way with VINCE.



Archangel #1, Page 16

Page 16 shows THE PILOT's first meeting with AGENT GIVENS and CAPTAIN MATHEWS.

Panel 1

[No comments]

Panel 2

"WHAT DAY IS IT?"

Panel 3

"AUGUST 5TH" "1945" - The day before the US drops the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima.



Panel 4

[No comments]

Panel 5

A BOOSTER CUFF ???



Panel 6

[No comments]

Panel 7

[No comments]

Archangel #1, Page 15

Page 15 shows THE PILOT communicating with MAJOR TORRES.

Panel 1

THE PILOT in bed.

Panel 2

"WHERE CARLOS?" - His co-pilot?

Panel 3

THE PILOT is speaking to some flies, but apparently communicating with MAJOR TORRES.

Panel 4

A closer view of the flies reveals that they are robotic.


Panel 5

Opening the cell door.

Panel 6

The flies disperse.


Archangel #1, Page 14

Page 14 shows us the dangers of doing autopsies.

Panel 1

[No comments]

Panel 2

X-Ray with small object in abdomen region.

"GREASERS WITH SIDESHOW TATTOOS" - Greasers are a youth subculture that was popularized in the late 1940s and 1950s in the United States. Rock and roll music, and rockabilly, were major parts of the culture, and the name "greaser" came from their greased-back hairstyle, which involved combing back hair using hair gel,




In the US a "SIDESHOW" is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival, or fair, which might exhibit "human oddities" (including midgets, giants, tattooed people, very thin people or very fat people).

Panel 3

[No comments]

Panel 4

This is a Surgically Implanted Improvised Explosive Device (SIIED), aka a Body Cavity Bomb (BCB), aka a Body Cavity Suicide Bomb (BCSB) which are unfortunately real in our world as well.

Panel 5

First mention of THE PILOT, the third protagonist of the story.



Archangel #1, Page 13

Page 13 shows AGENT GIVENS convincing CAPTAIN MATHEWS to help her.

Panel 1

Car is a Mercedes Benz Nazi staff car.



Sean Burford wonders about the stone wall visible here, he comments that it "has an interesting pattern.  I don't know whether it's just to fill space or whether there's a message encoded in the pattern." It definitely looks like cladding on a parapet, possibly with some embrasures on it. It's also visible on Page 12, Panel #3.

Panel 2

"YOU'RE ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED" - oops!

Panel 3

[No comments]

Panel 4

[No comments]

Panel 5

NAOMI knows how to get her way with VINCE.

Panel 6

ditto.


Archangel #1, Page 12

Page 12 shows AGENT GIVENS and FRITZ drive to U.S. Occupied Territory.

Panel 1

"U.S. OCCUPIED TERRITORY. FORMER NAZI PENAL FACILITY."

Panel 2

FRITZ was a prisoner here.

Panel 3

"PINK TRIANGLE" - (German: Rosa Winkel) was a Nazi concentration camp badge used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality.

Panel 4

[No comment]

Panel 5

"CAPTAIN MATHEWS!" - Captain Vince Mathews, an American intelligence officer, one of the other protagonists of the comic.


Archangel #1, Page 11

Page 11 tells us that AGENT GIVENS had an American Intelligence boyfriend, and also that she is interested in Foo Fighters.

Panel 1

"COULD BE A RAMJET AIRCRAFT" - The Luftwaffe created a number of prototype ramjet projects. A ramjet, or a flying stovepipe, is a form of jet engine that uses the engine's forward motion to compress incoming air without an axial compressor.

Focke-Wulf Super Lorin

Panel 2

The UK Ministry of Information is spying on their allies. Neil mentions that "The wartime Ministry of Information was the UK's propaganda agency, so it seems more likely that they were producing a newsreel or similar film."

Panel 3

AGENT GIVENS is no longer --

Panel 4



DISTRIBUTION LIST:
1. M.I.8.                 [Signals Intelligence]
2. M.I.14(d)              [Intelligence Agency of the War Office]
3. M.I.6. H.Q.            [Foreign Intelligence]
4. M.I.6. H.Q.            [repeat?]
5. M.I.6. H.Q. for U.E.M. [????]
6. Air Ministry, A.I.1(o) [Political masters of the RAF]
7. B.P.I.E.               [????]
8. File.                  [????]

"FOO FIGHTERS" -  Allied aircraft pilots in World War II used this term to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific theatres of operations.

"SCANDINAVIAN GHOST ROCKETS" - (Swedish: Spökraketer) rocket- or missile-shaped unidentified flying objects sighted in 1946, mostly in Sweden and nearby countries.

"PROJECT DAEDALUS" -  A study conducted between 1973 and 1978 by the British Interplanetary Society to design a plausible unmanned interstellar spacecraft.

Panel 5

"TOP BURNER" - highest priority



Archangel #1, Page 10

Page 10 shows AGENT GIVENS meeting with AIR COMMODORE GORDON TULLY.

Panel 1

"BRITISH AIR FORCE OPERATIONS SUPPORT BRANCH HQ. FORMER LUFTWAFFE HANGAR." - With experimental aircraft.

Panel 2

AGENT GIVENS, AIR COMMODORE GORDON TULLY and DEREK.

Panel 3

TEMPELHOF is just outside of BERLIN.



Panel 4

[No comments]

Panel 5

A Stealth fighter emerging from the rift. It looks like their version of a Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit.





Panel 6

The Stealth fighter hits the B-17s (Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress).







Archangel #1, Page 9

Page 9 shows AGENT GIVENS meeting with her driver (and black market specialist) FRITZ.

Panel 1

AGENT GIVENS has a PhD. In an interview with PREVIEWSworld William Gibson says Naomi is a "materials scientist".

Panel 2

Three-dimensional chess is not just something from "Star Trek", 3D chess variants have existed since the late 19th century, one of the oldest being Raumschach (German for "Space chess"), invented in 1907 by Dr. Ferdinand Maack.



As an aside it is worth noting that there is a variant of 3D chess called Parallel Worlds Chess invented by R. Wayne Schmittberger in the 1980s.

Panel 3

FRITZ may have stolen a lorry-load of copper.

Panel 4

COLONEL YERMAKOV is in charge of the swarming.

Panel 5

FRITZ has a Ukrainian contact that works for COLONEL YERMAKOV.

Panel 6

[No comments]

Archangel #1, Page 8

Page 8 introduces the key protagonist of the story, NAOMI GIVENS, an RAF Intelligence Agent, and a kind of like a female Mulder.

Panel 1

"AUGUST 1945. OCCUPIED BERLIN" - AGENT GIVENS office.

Panel 2

AGENT GIVENS gets a call.

Panel 3

"AN ICARUS EVENT" - craft down.

Panel 4

A phone, it looks like a Reichspost Mix & Genest Model 36.




Panel 5

AGENT GIVENS gets a gun from her drawer, it has no trigger guard, and the handle is wrapped in tape. (From Neuromancer: "The front of the trigger-guard had been cut away and the grips wrapped with what looked like old masking tape").



Her gun sits on the February 1940 issue of Astounding Science-Fiction, with Robert Heinlein's If This Goes On— featured on the cover.




Panel 6

She slips the gun into her bag.

Panel 7

[No comments]

Panel 8

She exits her office, it's a dump.



Archangel #1, Page 7

Page 7 explains a little bit about JUNIOR's objectives in going back in time (to an alternative world).

Panel 1

From DR. DAVIS' point of view, we hear MAJOR TORRES suggest that the real plan has always been to ensure that JUNIOR and his cronies survive, and that they do not care about the survival of the rest of the world.

Panel 2

[No comments]

Panel 3

MAJOR TORRES pointing her gun at an empty chair to indicate to DR. DAVIS to sit in it.

Panel 4

DR. DAVIS seems to be indicating that the SPLITTER is not just allowing them access to parallel universes, but rather, that it is creating them.

Panel 5

MAJOR TORRES (cable) ties DR. DAVIS to the chair.

Panel 6

MAJOR TORRES reveals that she lied about the energy levels, and it will be possible to transport others back in time ("A STEALTH FIGHTER AND TWO MARINES").

Panel 7

[No comments]

Panel 8

MAJOR TORRES reveals she and her group mined the tunnels.

Panel 9

MAJOR TORRES activates a remote control.

Panel 10

On the monitors explosions go off in the entrance tunnels to the SPLITTER.



Archangel #1, Page 6

Page 6 returns us to 2016 where MAJOR TORRES takes matters into her own hands.

Panel 1

MAJOR TORRES, DR. DAVIS, two soldiers and one civilian in the SPLITTER control room. DR. DAVIS says that JUNIOR is "IN POSITION TO PAVE THE WAY FOR ARCHANGEL" (whatever that means?).

Panel 2

MAJOR TORRES initiates “EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN”.

Panel 3

Klaxon sounds.

Panel 4

Metal doors shut.

Panel 5

“LOCKDOWN”

Panel 6

The civilian shoots one of the soldiers.

Panel 7

The second soldier shoots at the civilian, but he dodges the bullet.

Panel 8

The second soldier is shot.

Panel 9

MAJOR TORRES covers DR. DAVIS with a gun.

Panel 10

MAJOR TORRES reveals that she objects to the plan of sending JUNIOR HENDERSON back in time.



Archangel #1, Page 5

Page 5 presents a confrontation between JUNIOR HENDERSON and his grandfather, ALOYSIUS.

Panel 1

ALOYSIUS HENDERSON confronted with his mirror image, his grandson (JUNIOR).

Panel 2

[No comments]

Panel 3

ALOYSIUS is dying, this might help the timeline?

Panel 4

[No comments]

Panel 5

Is JUNIOR enacting the grandfather paradox by garrotting ALOYSIUS?
Maybe not, if ALOYSIUS’ son (ROBERT, the 2016 US president) is already conceived in 1946, he would only have to be 70 years old in 2016.



Archangel #1, Page 4

Page 4 establishes the arrival of the seven people from 2016 to the Pentagon in 1945. One of the seven is JUNIOR HENDERSON.

Panel 1

“FEBRUARY 1945. THE PENTAGON.”

Panel 2

Small panel of quantum flash.


Panel 3

The arrival from the SPLITTER.

Panel 4

JUNIOR HENDERSON looking gleeful.

Panel 5

[No comments]

Panel 6

Office door

“MAJOR ALOYSIUS HENDERSON” - Junior’s Grandpa.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES” - predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency



Archangel #1, Page 3

Page 3 shows the SPLITTER which achieves quantum transfer. The transfer process only works in freefall.

Panel 1

Speaker.

Panel 2

Seven people on the SPLITTER platform.



Panel 3

DR. JACK DAVIS says to proceed.

Panel 4

MAJOR GUADALUPE TORRES is operating the SPLITTER. DR. DAVIS instructs the participants to ACTIVATE BOOSTER CUFFS.


Panel 5

Speaker countdown.

Panel 6

Seven people on the SPLITTER platform.

Panel 7

Seven people jump off the SPLITTER platform and teleport.

Archangel #1, Page 2

Page 2 introduces us to the villain of the piece, JUNIOR HENDERSON, the US Vice President and a “horrible asshole”.

Panel 1

JUNIOR HENDERSON, after plastic surgery.

Panel 2

[No comments]

Panel 3

The post-op room is very futuristic.

Panel 4

JUNIOR looking at his new face in the mirror.



UPDATE:
I thought he was comparing himself to a poster of his grandfather, 
but @GreatDismal corrected me, it's JUNIOR's dad, ROBERT in
the poster, who is POTUS in 2016.




Panel 5

DR. JACK DAVIS is introduced. The SPLITTER is mentioned for the first time.