This article is about the miniseries. For other uses, see Smile Time.


"Smile Time" is a comic book miniseries spin-off of Angel comic book series. Written by Scott Tipton and illustrated by David Messina, it was originally published by IDW Publishing from December 2008 to April 2009.

Premise[edit | edit source]

This story is a three-part adaptation of Angel episode "Smile Time".

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Issues[edit | edit source]

Cover Title Issue Release date
SmileTime 1.jpg Smile Time, Part One 1 December 24, 2008
Writer: Scott Tipton Artist: David Messina
Joss Whedon's classic "Smile Time" episode of Angel became a cult favorite and led to a comic book sequel, "Spike: Shadow Puppets". Now look back at that fan-favorite episode, adapted here into an all-new, three-part miniseries by the "Angel: Masks" teams of Scott Tipton and original IDW Angel artist David Messina. The Angel Puppet gets his own variant photo cover, too.
SmileTime 2.jpg Smile Time, Part Two 2 February 18, 2009
Writer: Scott Tipton Artist: David Messina
The three-part adaptation of the beloved "Angel puppet" episode continues as Angel finds himself in dire, and quite plush, circumstances.
SmileTime 3.jpg Smile Time, Part Three 3 April 15, 2009
Writer: Scott Tipton Artist: David Messina
The three-part adaptation of the beloved 'Angel puppet' episode concludes as Angel takes the fight against Smile Time directly into his four-fingered, felt-covered hands. Adapted by Tipton and Messina (Angel: First Night).

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Cover Title Issues Release date
Smile Time HC.jpg "Smile Time" 1–3, others August 19, 2009
Writer: Scott Tipton Artist: David Messina
From the same team behind IDW's bestselling series from creator Joss Whedon, Angel: After the Fall, comes three tales about the fan-favorite puppet characters! This collection features the re-adaptation of the fan-favorite episode "Smile Time", the mini-series "Shadow Puppets" (which include puppet Spike and Lorne), and a puppet story from the special collection "Angel: Mask".

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