Angel Comic Issue
After the Fall, Part Thirteen
Angel ATF 13
Publication date November 21, 2008
Published by IDW Publishing
Issue # 13
Pages 32
Creative Team
Written by Brian Lynch
Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Franco Urru
Inker(s) Franco Urru
Colorist(s) Ilaria Traversi
publication order
After the Fall, Part Twelve
After the Fall, Part Fourteen

"After the Fall, Part Thirteen" was the thirteenth issue of the After the Fall comic book series.


Spike finds Gunn's captured Slayers, but they overpower him and he is slain. The Senior Partners send their larger army (legions of dragons) to the scene of the rooftop fray, and Cordelia the dragon is killed. Gwen, seeking atonement, sacrifices herself to destroy the legion in an electrical discharge. Connor makes his way into the building and defeats Gunn in combat, kicking him through the window. Connor's pleads to a dying Angel and helps him realize that he would never become a soulless vampire again; Cordelia's spirit bids Angel farewell after reassuring him of his status as a champion of good. While the group desperately encourage Angel to keep fighting and survive, Spike re-emerges seemingly alive, accompanied by the three Slayers who killed him. Gunn, on the streets, encounters Illyria and through feigning sadness and remorse, triggers her transformation into Fred, before he surreptitiously shoots her in the chest.


The story is set after "First Night, Part Three", but before "Aftermath, Part One".



Organizations and Titles




Weapons and Objects

Body Count

  • a vampire, dusted by Spike (reversed)
  • Flying demons, electrocuted by Gwen Raiden (reversed)
  • Cordelia the dragon, electrocuted by Gwen Raiden (reversed)
  • Gwen Raiden, electrocuted by her power (reversed)
  • Spike, dusted by a Slayer (reversed)

Behind the Scenes



Variant Covers