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Angel #1 is the first issue of Angel comic book series. Written by Bryan Edward Hill and illustrated by Gleb Melnikov, it was originally published by Boom! Studios on May 29, 2019.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Meet Angel — a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he's never met… but may now be his greatest enemy. The brooding, dark vampire with a soul has just left the city of lights after marking another death on the never-ending list of debts he owes against his soul. Is he ready for one last sacrifice if it brings his long sought after peace?[1]

Continuity[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

  • Amarkax (Only image)
  • Angel
  • attadude347 (Only image)
  • babybeat284 (Only mentioned)
  • boymachine (Only image)
  • Fee-Fee (Only mentioned)
  • Francis
  • Javan (Only in flashbacks)
  • Julia
  • Lilith
  • Mara (Only in flashbacks)
  • prettypeach16 (Only image)
  • thedankestreal (Only mentioned)

Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Sunnydale
    • Angel's residence
    • Francis's residence

Death count[edit | edit source]

  • Four vampires, beheaded by Mara (in flashback).
  • Mara, sired by Angelus (in flashback).
  • Francis, Julia, and his wife, burned by Julia (under Amarkax's influence).

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Distribution[edit | edit source]

  • Angel #1 was the 132nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 16,192 sales in May 2019 at comic specialty stores.[2]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Pop culture references[edit | edit source]

  • A boy intends to post a picture of Angel on Instagram.
  • Francis and Angel discuss about a metaphorical Bogeyman.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Covers[edit | edit source]

Cover artwork[edit | edit source]

Preview[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Angel: "I've earned this hell. But these kids haven't. Documenting everything. Experiencing nothing. They don't value the ability to forget anything. They want to keep everything. Forever. Forever can be cruel. It took me two hundred years to learn that. They learn that at sixteen."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Joss Whedon's ANGEL #1 Revealed by BOOM! Studios". Boom! Studios, April 18, 2019.
  2. "Top 500 Comics--May 2019". ICv2, June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
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