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"Long Night's Journey" is a comic book miniseries spin-off of Angel comic book series.

Premise

Angel searches for a kidnapped child and stumbles upon a force of unspeakable evil and unimaginable power. It seems some insidious character has an old bone to pick with L.A.'s resident vampire detective. Now Angel must go toe to toe with some of the toughest monsters around. Artist Mel Rubi takes us from the darkened mean streets of Los Angeles, to the dizzying heights of the city's skyscrapers, and face to face with some of the strangest, most grotesque, and most unsettlingly seductive creatures Angel has ever faced. Brett Matthews and Angel creator Joss Whedon have retooled and reinvented Angel, giving us a story that is much too big for the small screen.[1]

Continuity

The story was set between Angel episodes "First Impressions" and "Untouched".

Appearances

Publications

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release date
Angel Vol 2-1 Long Night's Journey... 1 September 12, 2001
Writers: Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon Artist: Mel Rubi
This September, get ready for an intense and darkly romantic new Angel thriller, written by none other than series creator Joss Whedon. Angel's searching for a kidnapped child, only to stumble upon a force of unspeakable evil and unimaginable power. Acclaimed penciller Mel Rubi takes us from the darkened, mean streets of Los Angeles, to the dizzying heights of the city's skyscrapers, and face to face with some of the strangest, the most grotesque, and the most unsettlingly seductive creatures Angel has ever faced.
Angel Vol 2-2 Rock and a Hard Place 2 November 14, 2001
Writers: Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon Artist: Mel Rubi
The search for Angel continues as L.A.'s resident vampire with a soul throws down with a walking volcano. Can Angel survive the molten menace long enough to unravel who's behind the bizarre series of attacks? Will Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn arrive to find Angel, or his ashes? All this plus a fistful of clues, an armor-clad assailant, and a mysterious evil mastermind.
Angel Vol 2-3 Thicker Than Water 3 February 6, 2002
Writers: Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon Artist: Mel Rubi
The onslaught continues as the unknown evil that has been menacing Angel and his friends finally reveals itself. Can Angel, Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn put the pieces together in time or will Angel's past put an end to their future?
Angel Vol 2-4 The End of the Beginning 4 June 12, 2002
Writers: Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon Artist: Mel Rubi
A hijacked Angel comes to grips with his past — figuratively and literally — as he finally learns the depth of the connection between himself and Perfect Zheng. Will either survive their deadly dance ten thousand feet above Los Angeles?

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release date
Long Nights Journey "Long Night's Journey" 1–4 September 25, 2002
Angel searches for a kidnapped child and stumbles upon a force of unspeakable evil and unimaginable power. It seems some insidious character has an old bone to pick with L.A.'s resident vampire detective. Now Angel must go toe to toe with some of the toughest monsters around. Artist Mel Rubi takes us from the darkened mean streets of Los Angeles, to the dizzying heights of the city's skyscrapers, and face to face with some of the strangest, most grotesque, and most unsettlingly seductive creatures Angel has ever faced. Brett Matthews and Angel creator Joss Whedon have retooled and reinvented Angel, giving us a story that is much too big for the small screen.
Angel omnibus dark horse cover "Angel Omnibus" 1–4, others July 6, 2011
Collecting all of Dark Horse's Angel comics to date, this single volume features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Christopher Golden. Set during Seasons 1 and 2 of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear — Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn — as the investigations of LA's vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more!
Angel LE v02 "Angel Omnibus" 1–4, others March 24, 2020
Set during the first two seasons of the Angel television series, discover the rare and out of print stories that reveal the untold history of Angel Investigations - including a never reprinted story by visionary creator Joss Whedon! Experience the epic "Past Lives" comic book event, as a new enemy decimates Angel Investigations, sending Angel back to Sunnydale to find the one person who can help him... Buffy! But with a horde of deadly enemies on his tail and shocking secrets about their connection to one of the Scooby Gang, it'll take everything Angel and Buffy have got to save the day... if they can first survive this super awkward reunion. It can't go any worse than the last time they were together, right?

Behind the scenes

  • Promoted as "Angel retooled and reinvented" by Dark Horse Comics, the storyline represents an attempt to make Angel a comic-book hero in a more traditional sense, battling against huge behemoths of monsters.
  • These were the final Angel comics until IDW Publishing began publishing them in 2005.

References

  1. "Angel: Long Night's Journey TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
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