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The Curse” is a miniseries from Angel’s IDW Publishing comic book series.

Premise

Angel travels to Romania to find Clan Kalderash, and ask them to amend the Ritual of Restoration to allow him happiness. Instead, he finds the Clan struggling against the oppressive regime of Corneliu Brasov. Caught in the fight, is only direct descendant of Magda of the Kalderash: Natalya of the Kalderash, who may be the only one capable of removing the curse.

Continuity

Appearances

Publications

The series included five issues, which were later collected in a single self-tiled trade paperback.

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release Date
The Curse 1.1 The Curse, Part One #1 June 29, 2005
Writter: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
Joss Whedon’s classic vampire character returns to comics and IDW’s got him! In this first issue of a new Angel tale, Angel has survived the conclusion of his TV show and finds himself in a mysterious Romanian forest. There, his search for the Gypsy tribe that cursed him years ago takes a turn for the worse.
The Curse 2.1 The Curse, Part Two #2 July 13, 2005
Writter: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
In Romania, Angel makes contact with the Gypsy underground fighting against the oppressive regime of Corneliu Brasov. But they don’t know who Angel is, and-given their past history with the evil Angelus-if they did, they wouldn’t welcome his help. Meanwhile, Brasov commands his vampire army to eliminate Angel once and for all.
The Curse 3.2 The Curse, Part Three #3 August 24, 2005
Writter: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
When warlord Corneliu Brasov’s thugs raid a Rom hideout, Angel is on hand. But he can’t prevent bloodshed, putting him in a tricky situation–how’s he going to get their cooperation removing the happiness clause’ if he can’t keep them alive? And what favors is he going to have to do for them in order to earn their trust and get their help? Action-packed and featuring some surprise guests!
The Curse 4.1 The Curse, Part Four #4 September 28, 2005
Writter: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
As the battle against Corneliu Brasov gets under way, Angel is faced with a hopeless choice. Does he do an unthinkable favor for the Gypsies in exchange for the one he wants to ask? Or does he let his only chance of ending his curse’s most horrible aspect go forever? Not that Brasov’s army of the undead gives him much time for deliberating…
The Curse 5.1 The Curse, Part Five #5 September 28, 2005
Writter: Jeff Mariotte Artist: David Messina
In the stunning conclusion to Angel: The Curse, Angel’s attempt to help his new Romany allies fight for freedom erupts in violent war. Lives are lost and saved, a traitor is exposed, and hopes and dreams turn to dust. When it’s all over, what will be the shape of Angel’s new future? The TV series is over, and Angel’s adventures continue only at IDW!

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release Date
The Curse TPB The Curse#1–5 February 01, 2006
Joss Whedon’s classic vampire character returns to comics and IDW’s got him! In this first issue of a new Angel tale, Angel has survived the conclusion of his TV show and finds himself in a mysterious Romanian forest. There, his search for the Gypsy tribe that cursed him years ago takes a turn for the worse. This book, written by fan-favorite Angel author Jeff Mariotte, under the creative guidance of Joss Whedon, will be of sure-fire appeal to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel alike!
The Curse CG The Curse Cover Gallery #1–5 (covers) June 2006
When Joss Whedon’s Angel exploded back onto the comics scene, he didn’t come alone. Carrying on his new adventures were some of the best artists in comics, including Tim Bradstreet, John Byrne, ChrisCross, Alex Garner, Zach Howard, Igor Kordey, series artist David Messina, Todd Nauck, Kelsey Shannon, Ashley Wood, and more. This special collection offers up all the covers from Angel: “The Curse” art in one beautiful volume.
Angel Omnibus Angel Omnibus#1–5, others November 19, 2008
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.

Behind the scenes

  • The miniseries is the first Angel comic story published after the end of the television show, as well as the title’s debut at IDW Publishing.
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