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This article is about the Angel comic issue. For the Tales short story, see Prologue.
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While created as part of licensed material, it is not part of the original Buffyverse, but its own developed story.
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Prologue is the issue zero of Angel comic book series. Written by Bryan Edward Hill and illustrated by Gleb Melnikov, it was originally published by Boom! Studios on April 17, 2019.

Synopsis

BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), presents the shocking reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon ANGEL!

Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he’s spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned.

Written by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), discover a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and objects

  • Blood (Only in flashbacks)
  • Unidentified necklace (Only in flashbacks)

Rituals and spells

Death count

  • Helen Chou, eaten by the demon (in flashbacks).
  • The demon, tore open by Angel (in flashbacks).

Behind the scenes

Production

  • This issue was announced only a week before its debut, along with the series itself. According to Bryan Edward Hill, “we let retailers know there was going to be a special promo item that we told them that was tied to their orders for Buffy #3. And so we worked to get as much of Angel #0, the first printing, in stores as we can. But when this announcement breaks, the first printing covers are limited only to this run that we’re surprising retailers with, and there’s a second printing variant that will be available for reorder right away. But we’re really hoping that this fulfills what Boom! Studios’ core goal is, which is bringing new readers to comic shops.”[1]
  • The issue features sketchbook and a letter from Sierra Hahn.
  • The back of the issue includes a quote from episode "Rm w/a Vu".

Collections

Gallery

Covers

Cover artwork

References

  1. Steve Foxe, "BOOM! Studios Announces Surprise Angel Comic Just 8 Days Ahead of Release". Paste, April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
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