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Lovely, Dark and Deep (also known as Hunting Ground), is a story of the Angel comic book series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Brian Horton with Paul Lee, it was originally published by Dark Horse Comics on April 19, 2000.


Cordelia lands the starring role in a Blair Witch rip-off about three filmmakers searching for the legendary "Helm of Haraxis." But what she and Angel don't know is that the film is a sham and the Helm is the real thing![1]




Organizations and titlesEdit



  • Los Angeles
  • Sequoia National Park, Visalia
    • Warning Wood

Weapons and objectsEdit

Death countEdit

  • Dave, beheaded by one of the spirits of the woods.
  • Casey Barton, neck broken by Wynton.
  • Aubrey and Wynton, beheaded by one of the spirits of the woods.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • The title is an excerpt from the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1922).
  • Cordelia's film takes place in the real Sequoia National Park.
  • Lovely, Dark and Deep was first published as a three part story in Dark Horse Presents issues #153–155.
  • Originally published in black and white, the story was then colored when first collected.
  • The story was titled as Hunting Ground in the "Angel Omnibus".


Pop culture referencesEdit

  • Cordelia compares the movie she'll star with the film The Blair Witch Project (1999).
  • Casey mentions he and Dave have been fed Slim Jim jerky snacks.
  • Cordelia compares the demons' performance with The Muppet Show (1976–1981) television series.



  1. "Dark Horse Presents #153". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
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