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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Surrogates, Part One is the first issue of the Angel comic book series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Christian Zanier, it was originally published on November 10, 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Continuity
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Death count
- 5 Behind the scenes
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Quotes
- 8 References
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
What is it with this Angel guy? Not only has the moody, square-jawed vampire got his own television show, but now he's getting the monthly comic-book treatment, courtesy of Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel), Christian Zanier (Buffy #12), and Andy Owens (Buffy #12). Having fled Sunnydale, and all the difficult emotional circumstances that go along with it, Angel has set up shop as a paranormal investigator in Los Angeles. With the help of Sunnydale's favorite prom queen, Cordelia Chase, and demon-spawn wiseacre Doyle, Angel has his work cut out for him! Get on the bandwagon now, so that you can say you were buying this dynamite book from the start!
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Angel uses the Angel Investigations card printed in "Lonely Heart."
- The configuration of Team Angel sets this story before the episode "Hero."
- As Doyle narrates Angel's tale, a series of flashbacks show scenes from "Becoming, Part One": Angel following Darla to become a vampire, receiving his soul as a curse, then seeing Buffy for the first time.
- Other flashbacks include Buffy sending Angel to Acathla's dimension ("Becoming, Part Two") and when it snowed in Sunnydale ("Amends").
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Rita Carlson
- Pete Carlson (Only in flashbacks)
- Mr. Chase (Only mentioned)
- Mrs. Chase (Only mentioned)
- Cordelia Chase
- Darla (Only in flashbacks)
- Allen Francis Doyle
- Lavinia Feehan (Only in flashbacks)
- Alexander Harris (Only in flashbacks)
- Willow Rosenberg (Only in flashbacks)
- Buffy Summers (Only in flashbacks)
- Kalderash girl (Only in flashbacks)
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
- Angel Investigations
- Kalderash (Only mentioned)
- The Powers That Be (Only mentioned)
- Scooby Gang (Only in flashbacks)
- Slayer (Only in flashbacks)
Species[edit | edit source]
- Lamia (Only in flashbacks)
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Acathla's dimension (Only mentioned)
- Los Angeles
- Sunnydale (Only in flashbacks)
- Kingman's Bluff (Only in flashbacks)
Objects[edit | edit source]
- Angel's Impala (Only in flashbacks)
- Blessed sword (Only in flashbacks)
- Soul (Only mentioned)
- Stake (Only in flashbacks)
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Four shapeshifter demons, exploded by a bomb thrown by Angel.
- Rita Carlson, killed in her own home (only mentioned).
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- Despite this is the first issue of an Angel comic series, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic miniseries Angel: The Hollower marks the debut of an Angel comic title.
- The Buffy issue Lost Highway has a parallel photo cover of a broken mirror, with its respective characters.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Surrogates, Part One was the 86th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 29,952 sales in November 1999 at comic specialty stores.
Collections[edit | edit source]
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- A demon tells Angel he's "not exactly Mother Teresa," the canonized nun and missionary winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Cordelia suggests Doyle to use a tissue after sneezing, mentioning the paper brand Kleenex.
- Doyle calls Cordelia "Nancy Drew," in reference to the fictional amateur sleuth.
- Cordelia asks Doyle if he's ever solved a word puzzle from the game show Wheel of Fortune.
Bloopers[edit | edit source]
- Mother Teresa's name is incorrectly written as "Theresa."
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Covers[edit | edit source]
Cover artwork[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
|Cordelia: "Los Angeles. City of Angels. City of dreams. Whatever. City of broken dreams is more like it. They call New York the city that never sleeps. L.A.'s the city that never wakes from its own shallow, glittery dream."|