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Only Human is a comic book miniseries spin-off of Angel comic book series. Written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by David Messina, it was originally published by IDW Publishing from August to December 2009.

Premise[edit | edit source]

To recover from the traumatic events of the Fall of Los Angeles, Gunn and Illyria go to Texas to attend the funeral of Fred's uncle. There, they run into the Scourge who plan on releasing a demon Illyria used to keep as pet in ancient times.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

The story is set after Become What You Are, but before The Crown Prince Syndrome.

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Issues[edit | edit source]

Cover Title Issue Release date
Onlyhuman1.jpg Only Human, Part One 1 August 12, 2009
Spinning out of the events of Angel #23, Gunn and Illyria embark on their very own five-part miniseries. Fully restored in body if not in mind, Illyria — infected with humanity — and Gunn — infected with darkness — hit the road in an attempt to find redemption, or die trying.
Onlyhuman2.jpg Only Human, Part Two 2 September 9, 2009
They consider themselves the purest strain of demons — they are the Scourge! This race of demon supremacists are determined to liberate an enslaved Old One from the nether-bowels of... Texas! Fortunately Illyria and Fred are on hand to make sure that doesn't happen. That is, if she's not distracted by a passionate kiss from Fred's long ago prom date!
Onlyhuman3.jpg Only Human, Part Three 3 October 14, 2009
Another Old One roams the Earth! And don't think he's going to go easy on Illyria, his ex. (Considering she's the one that enslaved him several hundred thousand years ago, it doesn't look like a reconciliation is in the cards.) All this and a glimpse into Gunn's past, revealing the very first time he ever met a vampire... in his beloved Grandmother's kitchen.
Onlyhuman4.jpg Only Human, Part Four 4 November 18,, 2009
Unlike Illyria, this Old One is in its original form... and the resulting battle between the two former lovers stretches from one end of Texas to the other! Ever wonder just how powerful Illyria is when she doesn't have to worry about Angel or Spike or Wesley whispering sweet restraint in her ear? Gunn turns to the only help he can find to help Illyria defeat the Old One: a very familiar... scarecrow?
Onlyhuman5.jpg Only Human, Part Five 5 December 23, 2009
As Gunn faced down the last of The Scourge and made a desperate last stand, Illyria faced off one last time with her old "pet," Baticus. How do you defeat a demon who keeps growing back all his parts? But it was the gruesome discovery that Gunn made that could change the entire game.

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Cover Title Issues Release date
OnlyHuman.jpg Only Human 1–5 February 17, 2010
Now that the Fall is over, Illyria and Gunn are trying to get back on the straight and narrow. But having tasted their truly darker sides, is there any way to really come back from trying to end existence? Maybe a road trip will help. But visiting Fred's folks brings up more than just memories as the Scourge makes an appearance, along with an old enemy of Illyria's who's looking for a little payback...
Angel omnibus v2 cover.jpg Angel Omnibus, Volume 2 1–5, others July 20, 2011
Angel has had some most excellent adventures in his IDW-verse, and the second ANGEL OMNIBUS volume collects a whole bunch of them! Includes Smile Time, A Hole in the World, Barbary Coast, Only Human, and Not Fade Away.
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