Boom! Studios revealed the details behind Joss Whedon’s “Angel #1” hitting the shelves on May 29, 2019. Written by Bryan Hill (Detective Comics) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) together with visionary writer and director Joss Whendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Meet Angel – a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he’s never met…but may now be his greatest enemy. The brooding, dark vampire with a soul has just left the city of lights after marking another death on the never-ending list of debts he owes against his soul. Is he ready for one last sacrifice if it brings his long sought after peace?
Angel #1 will feature a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Batman: Arkham Knight) and a monster-themed variant cover by Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) featuring Der Kindestod, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two episode “Killed by Death”.
“We got our first taste of Angel in yesterday’s game-changing BUFFY #4 and surprise release of ANGEL #0, but that’s only the start of the newly reimagined vampire’s story in this modern Buffyverse.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The questions weighing on Angel — the possibility of redemption, whether or not we own our own mistakes, and how we weigh the value of the lives around us versus our own — remain extremely relevant today. Bryan and Gleb are tackling that head on, set against the centuries long backdrop of the horrors Angel has seen and committed, revealing aspects of Angel’s history that are sure to shock longtime fans.”Boom! Studios
Angel is based on the same named tv series that premiered on WB Network on October 5th, 1999. The series ran for five seasons till 2004 starring David Boreanaz. Angel, a tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul, moved to LA and became a supernatural private investigator.