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While created as part of licensed material, it is not part of the original Buffyverse, but its own developed story.
The search for a solution to his cursed, tormented existence has led Angel to a sleepy little town in California known as Sunnydale. But as soon as he arrives and begins stalking the shadows to find a way to restore his humanity, a monstrous new threat emerges to hunt down and torture teens all across town. Now Angel's got two missions on his hands. But will tracking down this new monster mean he loses the chance to become human forever? And what happens when he runs into the demon's latest prey, a troubled young woman named Winifred Burkle?
- Angel meets Fred for the first time, now the second member of the original Angel Investigations to appear in this series. In the original series, he had met her as a traumatized survivor in the dimension of Pylea ("Through the Looking Glass").
- Andre (Only mentioned)
- Winifred Burkle
- Francis (Only mentioned)
- Julia (Only mentioned)
- Marius (Only in flashbacks)
- Unidentified girl, bitten by Mara (in flashbacks).
Behind the scenes
- Scott Buoncristiano's cover features the demon Lorne.
- Gleb Melnikov's second and third print covers are reproductions of a interior page of this story.
- Dan Mora's fourth print cover features his character designs for Angel, as included in Prologue.
- The back of the issue includes a quote of Cordelia Chase in episode "I Fall to Pieces".
- Morgan says "You're so cool, Brewster!", the final line of the horror vampire film Fright Night (1985), which also has a documentary from 2016 with this as the title.
- Angel #2 was the 180th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 10,160 sales in June 2019 at comic specialty stores.
- Fred counting counting "forty-six, forty-six and two" is likely a reference to the idea first conceived by psychoanalyst Carl Jung and later expounded upon by mystic Drunvalo Melchizedek, concerning the possibility of reaching a state of evolution at which the body would have two more than the normal 46 total chromosomes (44 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes) and leave a currently disharmonious state, resulting in the human DNA being reorganized into 46 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes. This concept appears as well in the song "Forty Six & 2" (1998).
- ↑ "Surprise Appearance by Fan Favorite 'Fred' in Joss Whedon's Angel #2 From BOOM! Studios". Boom! Studios, May 17, 2019.
- ↑ "Top 500 Comics--June 2019". ICv2, July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.