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Earthly Possessions, Part One is the fifth issue of the Angel comic book series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Christian Zanier, it was originally published on March 8, 2000, by Dark Horse Comics.


Finding the vilest lawyer in L.A. sounds like a pretty tough job, but Angel has done it. Kicking off a new three-issue arc, Angel, Doyle, and Cordelia face off with a new gang of demons, and allies that prove even less trustworthy.[1]


This article needs a plot summary.


  • This story is set during Angel season 1, with the configuration of Angel Investigations being from before the episode "Hero."
  • While Angel considers that Bram Stoker's novel Dracula "started a pop-culture myth that eradicated any trace of the truth about vampires," Spike will comment that Dracula has done "more harm to vampires than any Slayer. His story gets out and suddenly everybody knows how to kill [them]." ("Buffy vs. Dracula").



Organizations and titles[]




  • NKO714
  • Holy Bible
  • The Inquisitor Online
  • Leeson Park & Belsize Square (Only mentioned)
  • Pre-Human Races
  • Soul (Only mentioned)
  • Stake

Rituals and spells[]

Death count[]

  • None.

Behind the scenes[]


  • The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Angel season 1.


  • Earthly Possessions, Part One was the 111th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 19,760 sales in March 2000 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture references[]



Cover artwork[]


Cordelia: "It isn't like we need tabloids to tell us that demons are disgusting and evil. We're like living proof, or something"
Angel: "Beneath the streets of Los Angeles is a maze of passages most of its citizens know nothing about. Electrical, sewage, and plumbing accessways, and the remains of an early, foolish, and wisely abandoned attempt at building a subway in earthquake country. All combined, this warren of underground routes makes it possible for a determined individual to make their way around L.A. without ever seeing the sun. Perfect for vampires. Among others. Never know what you're going to run into down there. But that's a story for another day."


  1. "Angel #5." Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on April 2, 2021.
  2. "March 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops." Comichron. Retrieved on March 2, 2022.