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While created as part of licensed material, it is not part of the original Buffyverse, but its own developed story.
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?
- Angel arrives in Sunnydale, having followed Fee-Fee's suggestion in issue Prologue.
- It's revealed that vampires do not appear on photographs, contrary to what the original series established in episodes "Helpless" and "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been".
- Amarkax (Only image)
- attadude347 (Only image)
- babybeat284 (Only mentioned)
- boymachine (Only image)
- Fee-Fee (Only mentioned)
- Javan (Only in flashbacks)
- Mara (Only in flashbacks)
- prettypeach16 (Only image)
- thedankestreal (Only mentioned)
Organizations and titles
- Angel's residence
- Francis's residence
- 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
- Scott Buoncristiano's cover features the demon Der Kindestod.
- Kaiti Infante's variant cover connects with her covers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5.
- The back of the issue includes a quote of Allen Francis Doyle in episode "City of".
- Lilith is based on the religious figure Lilith.
- Angel #1 was the 132nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 16,192 sales in May 2019 at comic specialty stores.
Pop culture references
- A boy intends to post a picture of Angel on Instagram.
- Francis and Angel discuss about a metaphorical Bogeyman.
|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."|
- ↑ "Joss Whedon's ANGEL #1 Revealed by BOOM! Studios". Boom! Studios, April 18, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
- ↑ "Top 500 Comics--May 2019". ICv2, June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 13, 2019.