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With Joss Whedon’s Angel returning to Dark Horse Comics later this year, the publisher plans to collect previous Angel comics into an Omnibus in July.
Dark Horse previously published Angel, first as a monthly then as a miniseries, from 2000 to 2002. The Angel Omnibus will include Angel #1–#14 and #17, Angel: Long Night’s Journey #1–#4, Dark Horse Presents #153–#155: “Hunting Ground,” Dark Horse Extra #25–#28: “Angel,” and Angel: Point of Order. Issues #15-16 of the ongoing Angel series were a crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and were previously collected in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Past Lives.
IDW Publishing acquired the rights to the property in 2005, and since has released numerous miniseries and an ongoing series. Dark Horse will publish new Angel comics again later this year, when the “ninth season” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer kicks off.
Check out the solicitation text after the jump.
Joss Whedon (W), Christopher Golden (W), Brett Matthews (W), Tom Sniegoski (W), Eric Powell (P), Mel Rubi (P), Christian Zanier (P), Paul Lee (P), Brian Horton (P), Andy Owens (I), and others
On sale July 20
FC, 480 pages
TPB, 6″ x 9″
Heralding the return of Angel to Dark Horse Comics!
Collecting all of Dark Horse’s Angel comics to date, this single volume features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), and Christopher Golden (Baltimore). Set during seasons one and two of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear—Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn—as the investigations of LA’s vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more!
Before you take a look at the upcoming Angel comic series and the aftermath of Buffy Season 8, take a step back and remember Angel’s LA saga!
• Featuring Joss Whedon, series creator of Angel!
• Chronicles the earliest adventures in the Angel saga!
• A collection of the first published Angel comics! Angel #1–#14, #17, Angel: Long Night’s Journey #1–#4, Dark Horse Presents #153–#155: “Hunting Ground,” Dark Horse Extra #25–#28: “Angel,” and Angel: Point of Order.
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