Cover to Fallen Angels #1 (April 1987). Art by Kerry Gammill.
|Number of issues||8|
|Creator(s)||Jo Duffy and Kerry Gammill|
Fallen Angels is a team of fictional comic book superhuman teenagers in the Marvel Comics universe. The team's only appearances were in the Fallen Angels eight issue limited series, written by Jo Duffy, which ran from April 1987 to November 1987.
The Fallen Angels was a group of adolescent superhuman pickpockets based out of the Beat Street Club in Manhattan, New York. Unlike most super-teams, they had no specific mission or goal, primarily remaining together simply out of an enjoyment of each other's company.
The man known as the Vanisher first recruited a male cyborg named Gomi and his two cybernetically enhanced lobsters Bill and Don. Other recruits included a young female teleporter by the name of Ariel and a young Korean girl named Chance, who had the ability to randomly enhance or inhibit the abilities of other mutants, which she called her "double or nothing" power.
When Roberto da Costa, Sunspot of the New Mutants, injured fellow teammate Cannonball, he left the team in shame. Not wanting to lose his friend, the techno-organic alien known as Warlock left with him. Two X-Men allies, Multiple Man, (actually one of his duplicates) and Siryn, were asked to follow Sunspot and they, too, soon encountered the group of adolescent thieves and joined the group.
Ariel, an extra-dimensional alien, was the driving force behind the group. Ariel's superiors sought to remedy that situation. She had used Chance as an accomplice to this end, not realizing that Chance was a mutant herself. Ariel even teleported the group to a different dimension where they added the beings Moon-Boy and Devil Dinosaur to their ranks before finally journeying to Ariel's home dimension, the Coconut Grove.
In the Coconut Grove, the Fallen Angels were made captives. Afterward, they all returned to Earth including Ariel.
Sunspot and Warlock returned to the New Mutants, and eventually Siryn and Multiple Man returned to their base at the Muir Island research facility; Siryn eventually joined X-Force, while Multiple Man joined the second incarnation of X-Factor, and the two were later reunited in X-Factor's most recent incarnation. Boom Boom subsequently joined the New Mutants, X-Force, and eventually Nextwave. Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy eventually found their way to the Savage Land. The Vanisher was next seen pursuing other criminal endeavors, leaving Ariel, Chance, and Gomi (and Bill; Don was accidentally killed) as the remaining Fallen Angels. Most recently, in Civil War: Battle Damage Report, Gomi and Bill were among the many superhumans cited as potential recruits for the Initiative.