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"Angel: The Hollower" is a miniseries under the banner of Dark Horse Classic meta-series, which acted as a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series.

Premise

Following an encounter with a figure from his past, Angel must now face a horror that he had thought long destroyed: the Hollower, the only natural predator of the vampire. This hideous abomination, however, could hold the key to Angel’s salvation… or his destruction! And you can bet that if Angel’s in danger, a certain Slayer named Buffy’s not about to sit on the sidelines!

Continuity

  • The story is set between Buffy and Angel romantic reconciliation in "Amends" and his departure announcement in "The Prom".

Appearances

Publications

The miniseries consisted of 3 issues, collected in 3 trade paperbacks.

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release Date
Hollower 1 The Hollower, Part One 1 May 12, 1999
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
Follow Angel as he trails an ancient horror, straight from his own adventures in Europe to present-day Sunnydale. Will he be strong enough to overcome the monster’s unique powers?
Hollower 2 The Hollower, Part Two 2 June 09, 1999
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
Following an encounter with a figure from his past, Angel must now face a horror that he had thought long destroyed. The monster, however, could hold the key to Angel’s salvation… or his destruction!
Hollower 3 The Hollower, Part Three 3 July 14, 1999
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
It all comes down to this, sports fans! In the ring to my left: the Hollower — vampire’s only natural predator other than the Slayer! And in the ring to my right: Angel — champion of the undead, ex-boyfriend of the Slayer, and one all-around bad mother! Place your bets now, ‘cause this one’s gonna get nasty!

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release Date
Angel The Hollower "The Hollower" 1–3 May 10, 2000
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has taken television audiences by storm and has brought its rabid audience to the world of comics. And now on the white-hot heels of Buffy’s spin-off companion series comes Angel: vampire hero, hunky heartthrob, and new comics icon. Following an encounter with a figure from his past, Angel must now face a horror that he had thought long destroyed: the Hollower, the only natural predator of the vampire. This hideous abomination, however, could hold the key to Angel’s salvation… his destruction! And you can bet that if Angel’s in danger, a certain Slayer named Buffy’s not about to sit on the sidelines! 
Omnibus Vol 4 "Omnibus: Volume 4" 1–3, others May 25, 2008
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
Volume Four of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus series concludes Buffy’s high school career, wrapping up Season Three of the show’s storyline. Collected in this volume are: The complete "Bad Blood," saga written by Andi Watson (Clubbing), the first attempt at making a "season" of the comics, where Buffy battles a sultry vampire who hungers for a lot more than blood; the first comics work by Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series writer Doug Petrie, and critically acclaimed artists Eric Powell (The Goon), Ryan Sook (Star Wars: Rebellion), and Cliff Richards (Buffy Season Eight #10), whose stories follow the Scoobies through their final year at Sunnydale High; and includes the first Angel miniseries, The Hollower, written by acclaimed Buffy novelist, Christopher Golden (Baltimore: or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire).
Classic The Hollower "Classic 27: The Hollower" 1–3 February 29, 2012
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Hector Gomez
Angel has an encounter with someone from his past, and now has to face a threat he had hoped had been long destroyed: the Hollower. The Hollower is a natural predator of vampires. The hideous thing might be linked to Angel’s salvation or his destruction. 

Behind the Scenes

  • Published even before the homonym television show, it's considered the first Angel comic miniseries, although still a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic publication.
  • The enemy of this miniseries, the Hollower, is described as the only natural predator vampires have other than the Slayer; the novel "The Wisdom of War" explores the Moruach species, vampires’ ancestral predators, although both publications non-canon.