What do you get when you mix a militaristic government agency, assassin trained operatives, an agent with autism with photographic physical memory and another beautiful female agent with amnesia and angel wings tattooed on her back . You get the Jeffrey Kaufman graphic novel Angel Falling, a spy vs spy action paced adventure that is both sexy and personal. When I say personal, I don’t mean Kaufman is an ex agent with over a hundred kills on his resume and more women than James Bond. This is personal because Kaufman is writing a compelling action comic and paying tribute to his son at the same time.
Kaufman, who brought us Whore and Terminal Alice (published by Zenescope) also happens to be a lawyer who has served as a legal expert for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and truTV. He founded Big City Comics Studios where he writes and has collaborated with artists Kevin West and Marco Turini. Angel Falling despite some fans expectations, is not a Whore sequel (although Jacob Mars does make a brief appearance). Angel Falling instead focuses on two central characters in Connor Jacobs (Five) and Angel (Three). Kaufman created the character of Connor, an agent who is not suffering but living with autism. It was Kaufman’s intent to give autism a face and show his readers how one can thrive in a society despite such obvious differences. Our other protagonist is Angel, a beautiful and deadly agent with no recollection of who she is. Angel forms a bond with Connor and realizes that she needs him to both discover the truth about her identity and stay alive.
I met Jeffrey Kaufman at Wizard World Austin Comic Con and was impressed by his enthusiasm, humor, and kindness. His passion carries over onto his work and it is no surprise that the über popular Whore was recently optioned for television. You can purchase all of Kaufman’s graphic novels at Big City Comic Studios and visit his Facebook page here. Please also take some time to visit the pages for Comic Fans for Autism Awareness, Autism Society and Autism Speaks.