Fallen Angel #3
Little Better Than A Beast, Part One: Knight and Day
by Peter David, David Lopez and Fernando Blanco
Notes and Annotations
by Jackie Williams
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Updated January 4, 2004. Updates in blue.
Slate is reciting Act V, scene I, lines 38-39 of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
We finally learn what Lee does during the daytime. She is a teacher, an occupation that Linda Danvers once held.
Toni Boix states that the second coat of arms on the wall in Lee's office belongs to Barcelona Football Club, one of the most highly decorated soccer teams in the world.
Theresa is wearing earrings that look like skulls. This could be foreshadowing that she is going to die or it could reflect her poor outlook after being diagnosed with cancer.
Azmil states that his son Ezil was previously outside of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is in Louisiana as is New Orleans. This further suggests a relationship between Bete Noire and New Orleans.
We see a fleur-de-lis on the sign outside of a shop. The fleur-de-lis has long been a symbol of New Orleans and is even reflected in the logo of their professional football team the Saints.
We see another shot of the fleur-de-lis.
Theresa is on Saint Judas Street. In the bible Saint Judas was the betrayer of Jesus. This is probably foreshadowing her upcoming death. She is trying to find a doctor to save her from cancer and will instead be killed violently.
The artist seems to be setting up for a joke in this panel. Theresa is wearing a t-shirt that says "Love" and will have her heart ripped out of her chest on page 17. Also, the hotel’s wallpaper border is a series of fleurs-de-lis going around the room.
Toni Boix realized the painting on the wall was taken from a larger painting by Pablo Picasso titled Guernica. It was painted in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War to protest the destruction of a Basque village and the brutality of war. More information on Guernica can be found at the following online resources:
The Art of Basque Separatism
Treasures of the World | Guernica
What's so Controversial about Picasso's Guernica?
Thanks: Toni Biox