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After the Fall, also known as Angel Season 6, is an Angel comic book series from IDW Publishing, originally published from November 2007 to February 2009. It is the canonical continuation of the fifth and final season of Angel television series.

SummaryEdit

After Team Angel destroyed the Circle of the Black Thorn, Wolfram & Hart retaliated by sending Los Angeles to hell. In this situation, Wesley remains contractually bound to Wolfram & Hart; Gunn became a vampire who captures victims under the pretense that he is rescuing them; and Angel's son Connor, ex-girlfriend Nina, and old acquaintance Gwen work to provide a safe house for the people of Los Angeles under siege by Demon Lords. Angel himself, and a friendly dragon, "Cordelia", are forced to live in hell as Angel discovers he is now human and vulnerable. Gunn then successfully kills Angel, which causes the Senior Partners to create a temporal fold to restore the city and its inhabitants to before the Fall of Los Angeles.

ContinuityEdit

AppearancesEdit

PublicationsEdit

The series spanned through the 17 issues, collected in four hardcovers, one premiere edition, and two trade paperbacks.

IssuesEdit

Cover Title Issue Release date
ATF-01-00a After the Fall, Part One 1 November 21, 2007
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
THIS IS IT! The official continuation of the ANGEL series! When last we saw Angel and company, they were charging into battle against Wolfram & Hart's Senior Partners and facing down endless demons in a dark and rainy alleyway. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show ended, the first issue in this maxi-series looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake.
Angel ATF 2 After the Fall, Part Two 2 December 19, 2007
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
Between the array of new enemies and fallen former friends — not to mention the state of Los Angeles itself — can Angel possibly find a reason to go on? And can some familiar faces help provide that reason? 
Angel ATF 3 After the Fall, Part Three 3 January 14, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
As it turned out, Angel didn't end up slaying the dragon after all. But maybe Illyria will! After a brutal Illyria/Angel throwdown, it's goddess versus giant, fire-breathing reptile, and a huge reveal that no one will see coming.
A00a After the Fall, Part Four 4 February 20, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
As the first chapter in this epic tale reaches its penultimate point, Angel issues a challenge to someone — a lot of someones, actually — that he can't possibly win. Meanwhile, Spike considers changing sides as this hellish new status quo presents some opportunities he can't pass up. And we promise a shock ending more explosive than even those of the first three issues.
Angel ATF 5 After the Fall, Part Five 5 March 19, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
Everything he had was taken away from him. But now, in his darkest hour, Angel is taking it back. The battle lines are drawn, sides are chosen, and Angel takes a stand that will change everything and everyone close to him. 
Angel ATF 6 After the Fall, Part Six: First Night, Part One 6 April 2, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artists: John Byrne, David Messina, Stephen Mooney, Tim Kane
First Night begins! What happened on the very night Los Angeles went straight to hell, the incident that ended the Angel television series with such a shocking cliffhanger? Why did the team go their separate ways? And how did Connor rise up to become one of Hell's greatest champions? This first issue of a two-part series-within-a-series has the answers you've been waiting for!
Angel ATF 7 After the Fall, Part Seven: First Night, Part Two 7 May 7, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artists: Tim Kane, Stephen Mooney, Nick Runge
Angel lost the battle. Los Angeles was sent to hell. The story of what happened during that fateful first night concludes, in this super-sized, jaw-dropping issue. The answers you've been waiting for, the stories you wanted to see. Heroes will fall, new champions will rise, and you'll also see the long-awaited return of... right, like we're going to tell you here. Brace yourself.
Apr083924e After the Fall, Part Eight: First Night, Part Three 8 June 11, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Scott Tipton, Joss Whedon Artists: Tim Kane, Fabio MantovaniMirco PierfedericiKevyn Schmidt
In this issue: Gwen begins to fulfill her destiny, Gunn begins his journey down the darkest path imaginable, and LA's citizens deal with being cast into Hell.
A9-001a After the Fall, Part Nine 9 June 18, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Nick Runge
We've kept you waiting long enough... now, it's back to work for Angel. The gang's all here as the forces of evil attack from all sides. But Angel's not just fighting for his own life, the fate of someone he never thought he'd see again hangs in the balance.
A10-001a After the Fall, Part Ten 10 July 2, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Nick Runge
Months ago, Los Angeles went to hell. Or maybe hell came to Los Angeles. Find out the truth once and for all. Plus, someone's been manipulating everyone from the start. Angel would very much like to meet him, and he'll tear through every demon in LA to do so.  Meanwhile, Spike has something important to tell Wesley, Illyria has a new role, and what the hell is Gunn keeping in the basement?
Angel ATF 11 After the Fall, Part Eleven 11 August 13, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Nick Runge
Angel. Gunn. Reunited. To quote The Man, 'nuff said.
Angel ATF 12 After the Fall, Part Twelve 12 September 4, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Nick Runge
Last issue, Angel and Gunn were reunited. Unsurprisingly, it didn't go very well, and it's about to get worse. Gunn's master plan has comes to light, and it not only does it have horrifying repercussions for Angel and his friends, it could spell disaster for all of Los Angeles.
Angel ATF 13 After the Fall, Part Thirteen 13 October 22, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Stephen Mooney
Gunn wants to save Los Angeles. Angel will do anything to stop him. Plus, someone makes Wesley an offer he can't refuse... even if it means certain doom for everyone around him. Revelations, surprises, and battles to the death, in the lucky 13th issue of the official continuation of the Angel series.
Angel ATF 14 After the Fall, Part Fourteen 14 November 19, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Stephen Mooney
The truth has been revealed. Master plans are on the table. People are dying. And evil is winning. The forces of good take their last stand, but with certain death surrounding them, they're going to have to do the unthinkable to win the day.
Angel ATF 15 After the Fall, Part Fifteen 15 December 17, 2008
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
Over a year ago, they were sent to hell. Lives were changed. Friends became mortal enemies. But now they're all reunited, and unsurprisingly, it is not going well. Friends will die, Los Angeles will fall, and the end of everything Angel holds dear is at hand.
Angel ATF 16 After the Fall, Part Sixteen 16 January 28, 2009
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
At the conclusion of Angel: Season Five, all of Angel's efforts to save his friends and his city resulted in a hellish existence for all of them. Now, in the penultimate chapter of Angel: After the Fall, a final, climactic battle will see Angel live free or die for the final time.
Angel ATF 17 After the Fall, Part Seventeen 17 February 25, 2009
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon Artist: Franco Urru
At the conclusion of the Angel TV series, Los Angeles and all its denizens were cast into a hellish dimension. Since then, Angel has sought redemption while dealing with the death and destruction brought on by his actions. Now, Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, and Franco Urru present the final chapter in Angel's struggle after the fall. But will anyone survive to see the conclusion?

HardcoversEdit

Cover Title Issues Release date
AtFVol1 After the Fall, Volume 1 1–5 July 9, 2008
In Angel's final television season, his world ended... but his story didn't. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to present the story of Angel: After the Fall, as presided over by Angel co-creator Joss Whedon, along with his hand-picked creative team, Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show left off, this hardcover edition looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake.
Hc02 After the Fall, First Night 6–8 September 3, 2008
The second hardcover collection of IDW's smash-hit Angel: After the Fall series plotted by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, scripted by Lynch, and this time featuring an array of talented artists. "First Night" begins! What happened on the very night Los Angeles went straight to hell, the incident that ended the Angel television series with such a shocking cliffhanger? Why did the team go their separate ways? And how did Connor rise up to become one of Hell's greatest champions? John Byrne, Davud Messina, Nick Runge, and many other artists contribute the multiple tales in this hardcover volume.
AtFVol3 After the Fall, Volume 3 9–12 March 11, 2009
Angel's After The Fall storyline is back in the crosshairs in this third hardcover volume of the latest Angel series! Long-time friends-turned-enemies Angel and Gunn are on a collision course with destruction, and when Gunn's master plans get exposed, well, let's just say things get chippy. But as usual, the problem everyone expects turns out to be the least of their concerns! Experience all the action, drama, deception and demonic humor you've come to expect from Brian Lynch (Spike: Shadow Puppets), joined this time with artists Nick Runge and Stephen Mooney in the exciting continuation of Angel: After The Fall!
AtFVol4 After the Fall, Volume 4 13–17 May 12, 2010
The excitement of After the Fall continues in this latest offering from Whedon and Lynch! With truths revealed, master plans laid out, and people dying, it's clear evil is winning the fight in Los Angeles. In this decisive story, a climactic battle will see Angel live free or die for the final time. Soon the "fall" will be concluded, and the Aftermath will be revealed!

Premiere editionEdit

Cover Title Issues Release date
Angel PremiereV1 cvr After the Fall: The Premiere Edition 1–17 March 2, 2011
Issues #1-17 of Angel: After the Fall are collected here, in this Premiere Edition hardcover! Dive in as series writer Brian Lynch and Angel overlord Joss Whedon tell the tale of what happened to Angel & Co. on the night that WOLFRAM & HART sent their minions into the alley in "Not Fade Away."

Trade paperbacksEdit

Cover Title Issues Release date
Angel Season6 Angel Season Six, Volume 1 1–12, others October 14, 2015
After the Fall?! How about after the show?! Picking up where the television series left off, Angel: Season Six brings all the best moments from Angel: First Night, Spike: After the Fall, and Angel: After the Fall into a two-volume set. With Season Six on your shelf, the memory of Angel will not fade away.
Angel Season6v2 Angel Season Six, Volume 2 13–17, others August 17, 2016
Angel: Season Six picks up where the television series left off! Volume 2 of a two-volume set, this collection contains Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 4, Angel: Aftermath, and Angel: Last Angel in Hell.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • With the publication of Spike: Asylum in 2006, editor Chris Ryall received an email from Joss Whedon saying that Byan Lynch had "hit a home run" and that the miniseries convinced him to revisit Angel's story. Whedon then encountered with Lynch and told him where he and the other Angel writers had planned to take the series had it returned for a sixth season, "including ideas that they weren't going to try, but he always kind of liked, in case I wanted to grab little pieces from it." As a fan of Betta George in the miniseries, Whedon suggested he make a return appearance in After the Fall as well, despite his apparent death.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Emmett Furey, "Brian Lynch talks 'Angel: After the Fall'". CBR, November 6, 2007.
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