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This article is about the Angel miniseries. For the Buffy comic issue, see Old Friend.
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"Old Friends" is a comic book miniseries spin-off of Angel comic book series.

Premise

When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure is spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in semi-retired retreat while he figures out what’s next for him, is lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case will reunite the vampire that has a soul with old friends and old enemies — but it’s impossible to tell which is which![1]

Continuity

The story takes place after the events from "The Curse" comic miniseries.

Appearances

Publications

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release date
Old Friends 1.1 Old Friends, Part One 1 December 7, 2005
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure is spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in semi-retired retreat while he figures out what's next for him, is lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case will reunite the vampire with a soul with old friends and old enemies — but it's impossible to tell which is which!
Old Friends 2.1 Old Friends, Part Two 2 January 11, 2006
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
Upon learning that nothing is what he thinks it is, Angel finds his reunion with friends and allies is no cheerful affair. A rash of vampiric murders continues to rock L.A., and Angel feels drawn back into the city in spite of himself. But who can he trust in this strange new world? If he doesn't find out soon, it may be too late for everyone…
Old Friends 3.1 Old Friends, Part Three 3 February 1, 2006
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
Wesley and Illyria reunited? So it appears. But then, nothing is at it seems in Angel: Old Friends. Angel learns that he can't even trust his own eyes, and the situation in Los Angeles-grim to begin with-takes on a new and desperate hopelessness.
Old Friends 4.1 Old Friends, Part Four 4 Match 15, 2006
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
As Angel and friends get closer to finding out who is playing tricks on them-and why-L.A.'s mean streets get a little meaner. Who will survive, and who won't?
Old Friends 5.1 Old Friends, Part Five 5 April 19, 2006
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
As Angel: Old Friends screams to a finale, expectations are shattered once again. Can Angel even trust those he's closest to? Who's behind the rash of appearances of those he once knew? The vampire with a soul needs to wrap up his twistiest case yet, before he's left completely on his own-or worse!

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release date
AngelOldFriends "Old Friends" 1–5 June 21, 2006
Writer: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
Joss Whedon’s classic character returns for his next all-new adventure! When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure is spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in semi-retired retreat while he figures out what’s next for him, is lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case will reunite the vampire that has a soul with old friends and old enemies — but it’s impossible to tell which is which!
Old Friends CG "Old Friends Cover Gallery" 1–5 (covers) December 2006
Artists: David Messina, Neil Yokes, Tone Rodriguez, Sean Phillips, Lee Kohse, Russell Walks
When Joss Whedon's Angel's adventures continued within the comics scene, he didn’t come alone. Carrying on his continuing new adventures were some of the best artists in comics. This special collection offers up all the cover art, including hard-to-find variants and photo covers, from Angel: Old Friends (2005) #1–5 in one beautiful volume.
Angel Omnibus "Angel Omnibus, Volume 1" 1–5, others November 19, 2008
Writer: Jeff Mariotte et al. Artist: David Messina et al.
Discover the Angel Omnibus, which collects the IDW's Angel: The Curse, Angel: Old Friends, Angel: Spotlight, and Angel: Auld Lang Syne. This huge collection of comics includes work by New York Times best-selling writer Peter David, and features the most popular characters from the TV show including Spike and Illyria.

References

  1. "Angel: Old Friends – Collected Edition". IDW Publishing. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
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