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Angel is a comic book series from IDW Publishing, originally published from November 2007 to April 2011. The title began as the limited series After the Fall for seventeen issues, after which IDW chose to continue the series as an ongoing series with new writers. While After the Fall was plotted by Joss Whedon and considered canon, the canonical status of subsequent issues is dubious.
The series initially deals with the consequences of Team Angel's uprising against the Senior Partners, which was that Wolfram & Hart transported Los Angeles to hell. In this situation, Wesley remained contractually bound to the sinister Wolfram & Hart; Gunn become a vampire capturing victims under the pretense that he is rescuing them; and Angel's son Connor, ex-girlfriend Nina, and old acquaintance Gwen were working to provide a safehouse for the people of Los Angeles under siege by demons. Angel himself, and a friendly dragon, Cordelia, are forced to live in hell as Angel discovers he is now human and vulnerable. Issues #1-17 reflect this canonical arc written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, with art by Franco Urru.
At the end of After the Fall, Gunn successfully kills Angel, causing the Senior Partners to create a temporal fold to before the Fall of Los Angeles. With L.A returned to normal, the series then focuses on the reopening of Angel Investigations, and the how the characters deal with their traumatic experiences.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Two weeks after the finale of "After the Fall," novelist Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning) comes aboard to explore the many repercussions following the explosive Angel 17. Artist Dave Ross also comes aboard to present the first chapter of "Aftermath," wherein we learn who lived, who died, and who will be forever changed from the experience.
As Angel and the remaining survivors from their sojourn to Hell attempt to rebuild their lives and find purpose once again, they must also contend with the threat of a vengeful Lord, a mysterious cat-changer and a winged being from beyond...
Angel's attempts to return to normal have been upended by the cat-changer Dez. But who is she, and where does she come from? Find out here, even as a larger question — namely, who is Angel's angelic visitor from beyond, and who sent him here? — comes to light.
The aftermath of the city's return from hell continues to plague Angel, leading to a confrontation with the Powers That Be and some winged visitors from beyond the pale, even as Connor and Gwen face off with Dez.
The fallout from the Fall has left Angel beset by problems both mortal and from Above, and it all comes to a head here. Angel and the Potentates face one menace while Connor and Dez have their own problems to deal with. And what about the guy with the actual wings...?
Since returning from Hell, Gunn has lain incapacitated, near death. Looking over him is Illyria, torn by a need to make him pay for his crimes and a compulsion to protect him. But what will she do when a threat from the pages of Spike: After the Fall causes them both to evaluate whether it's better to be good... or evil?
"Drusilla" herself, Juliet Landau, enters the comics Whedonverse by co-writing alongside Brian Lynch a special two-parter that brings Drusilla into the After the Fall universe. As an added bonus, each issue will feature a special back-up pictorial with Landau, too.
Juliet Landau continues her two-part Angel adventure that returns Drusilla to the fold in a bloody big way! Laundau, Lynch and Urru conclude Dru's adventure inside a special asylum, where she either just presided over an insane rampage, or imagined the entire thing...
Somebody has made a movie based on Angel's adventures in hell! Angel and Spike go to a comic con to see how badly Hollywood has mangled true events, only to find themselves surrounded by supernatural evil at every turn. Can Angel tell the difference between an evil demon and a 14-year-old fanboy dressed as an evil demon? Is there a difference?
Where has the "hero of L.A." gone? While Team Angel Investigations try to figure out how to handle the everyday demons, danger, and evil-doing on their own, Angel's whereabouts turn out to be part of a seriously sinister conspiracy.
Things are not going so well for either our famously intrepid hero or his "merry" band of assistant heroes. Spike and Gunn finds themselves committing rooftop shenanigans, Connor is in over his head back at the office, and Angel is starting to wonder if anyone is going to find him before he dies of boredom. And just what is Connor "chosen" for, anyway?
While Connor tries to get his devoted army of demon soldiers under control, a new player steps up, and Illyria decides not to take Angel's continued absence lying down. Meanwhile, Eddie Hope finds out that being a force for justice has some major consequences.
As more vampires start running around Hollywood, Connor and crew must figure out a way to stop the carnage and deal with his little merry band of demon girls. Meanwhile, Angel has it out with his captors, before learning that things really can get weirder than he thought.
Now that Angel is back in the fold, Connor must readjust to life as the Chosen One's son. Luckily, he has an army of demon women at his beck and call. But nothing could really prepare anyone for what Illyria has in mind.
In the Angel family "like father, like son" takes on a whole new meaning. With prophecies practically falling from the sky, Connor and Angel must figure out how to work together without getting back into bad habits. Meanwhile, Illyria's newfound interest in the prodigal son starts to get a little weird and the rest of the team wonders just what to do about ex-watcher Laura Kay Weathermill.
Sometimes being a "chosen" one really sucks. Which is something Connor is about to find out when his little band of merry demon warrior women decide L.A. really needs to clean up its act. No human or supernatural thingie is safe from their swords. And not even Angel knows how to get them out of this mess.
When L.A. went to hell, everyone thought things couldn't get any worse. Well, they were dead wrong. Especially now that the new Big Bad is officially out for blood. Meanwhile the magical fall out from The Fall continues to get weirder, and Angel find himself with more enemies than you can wave a sharp wooden type thingy at.
Soul-Eaters. Demon armies. Dusting limbs. Prophecies run amock. The Angel-verse is always a little bit strange. But with Connor's life in danger, Angel must step up and take back his city. The only problem? It may already be too late!
Death. Destruction. Destiny. None of these can compare with the betrayal Team Angel is about to face, the old enemy that's about to re-surface, and the epic showdown Angel and Connor are going to have to tackle together. And someone other than the readers finally wonders, just what the hell is really up with Spike?
Now that all the weirdness has been explained, Angel and company are looking to get back to what they do best. Except an old enemy with the letters W and H comes back, Angel gets transported, and a whole new can of demony worms is opened. Literally.
Zapped... elsewhere, Angel discovers an old nemesis with a common foe, as James continues to turn L.A. into his own private demon farm. Can the enemy of his enemy be his friend, or is Angel about to get major league betrayed?
Angel quickly adapts to his new situation, only to discover that Wolfram & Hart and James are the least of his worries, as someone unexpected decides it's time to stop playing nice. Meanwhile, Connor and the gang are under attack at the new headquarters from yet another threat...
Illyria finds Angel in deep trouble, and Angel finds Illyria... altered. The two of them must confront Wolfram & Hart, and the Big Bad, if they have any hope of rescuing L.A. Of course, it's not nearly that simple, and Illyria must make a sacrifice so Angel can do what he does best: be a hero.
Time is quite literally running out for Angel. He must stop the ultimate Big Bad, Wolfram & Hart, and somehow get back to Connor before L.A. becomes a permanent demon farm. Can Illyria help, or is the sacrifice too great?
Story threads dating back to After the Fall #1 all tie together in this explosive last hurrah for Angel and his team. Don't miss your chance to say goodbye to the original vampire with a soul before he heads off into the twilight...
It's All Hallow's Eve, and what better group to spend it with than Angel and his associates? In this Halloween-themed annual featuring four special stories, everyone wears a mask of one kind or another... including Angel Puppet, out on a "Mystery Date," courtesy of Jeff Mariotte and Stephen Mooney, Illyria in "Unacceptable Losses," by Scott Tipton and David Messina, Cordelia in "Foreshadowing" by Christopher Golden and Steph Stamb, and Lindsey in "Pencils and Paperclips," by James Patrick and Sean Murphy.
Writer/artist John Byrne returns to Angel for this special one-shot featuring a new spin on a classic horror confrontation. Out of darkness and nightmare he comes for what he claims is rightfully his — but Angelus is there before him. Two legendary monsters. One goal. Who will claim the prize?
When L.A. went to Hell in After the Fall, so did thousands of screenwriters, one of whom wrote a movie based on Angel's experiences there. The first-ever Angel Annual presents an adaptation of Angel's travails, Hollywood-style, in Angel: Last Angel in Hell: The Official Movie Adaptation. By Brian Lynch and Stephen Mooney! Mooney presents two movie poster covers, one featuring the real Angel and company, the other with their Hollywood counterparts.
The world is in peril (again!), and only the most unlikely member of Angel's entourage is able to save the day. A special book-length tribute to the late Andy Hallett and his character, Lorne, presented by writer-artist John Byrne.
More than a century before, Angelus faced a monster born out of one man's nightmares. He thought it was destroyed, but now, on the streets of New York in the 1920s, Angel finds it alive and hungering for revenge.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Springing out of Joss Whedon's Angel: After the Fall story line, novelist Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning) comes aboard to explore the many repercussions following the explosive last issue of Angel: After the Fall. Artist Dave Ross also comes aboard to present the first arc of AFTERMATH wherein we learn who lived, who died, and who will be forever changed from the experience.
In possibly the craziest Angel volume yet, we find out what happened to Gunn, Drusilla, Angel, and Spike in the aftermath of the Fall, which includes comas, insane asylums, a comic con, and even Angel's movie adaptation. With stories by fan-favorite writer Brian Lynch and a two-issue arc co-written by Drusilla herself, Juliet Landau, this collection shows you just how insane Angel's world can get.
Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's (Fables) first story arc on Angel: Immortality For Dummies, takes us down the dark path of fame, testing old allegiances and new friendships. When Angel goes missing, Connor steps in, and learns pretty quickly that being a hero is a lot harder than dad makes it look.
Now that Angel's back in charge, he struggles to keep his relationship with Connor from getting messy and discovers weird new things about Illyria as she tries to woo the prodigal son. Meanwhile, Spike gets into the prophecy business, Laura Kay Weathermill has some strange ideas, and a demon army of warrior women tries to "fix" L.A. You know, just another day for Angel and crew.
IDW's final arc of ANGEL is an epic, bittersweet, last stand to save the city Angel loves! Ripped from the "now" into the far future, Angel discovers that if he doesn't stop James or "Myr", the not-angel, Los Angeles will end up as a Blade Runnery disaster of demon breeding farms and war. His ally in this stark world is Wolfram & Hart, who he knows better than to trust. Yet, it's clear that some things are worse than the Apocalypse. Maybe.
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."
This is the end, beautiful friend. After years of fighting to protect his friends and the citizens of Los Angeles from the demonic hordes that populate this and other dimensions, ANGEL must say goodbye. Elaborate plans and selfless acts have come and gone, and now IDW presents the hardcover collection of Angel's final three volumes: Immortality for Dummies, The Crown Prince Syndrome, and The Wolf, The Ram, and The Heart into one glorious collection, including the never-before-collected Angel Yearbook.
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.