Boom Studios Has An All New “Angel” Comic Book Series Coming Out!

Boom Studios is apparently all in on the Buffyverse. Their resurrection of Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been a pleasant surprise. That new series is a reboot but it takes Buffy and put her and her friends back in high school. And in modern times.

Now Angel is getting a modern-day spin-off in his own comic book series. When new comic books arrive in stores on April 17, retailers who ordered the latest issue of a Buffy comic will get a bonus: free copies of Issue No. 0 of Angel, a new series.

“We wanted to do something special with the launch of Angel,” Arune Singh, the vice president of marketing for Boom! Studios, the publisher, said in an interview. The notion, he noted, became, “How do we do a Beyoncé album drop, but for comic book stores?”

The Angel series is written by Bryan Edward Hill, drawn by Gleb Melnikov, colored by Gabriel Cassata and lettered by Ed Dukeshire. The first three pages of the issue present a different perspective on the final moments of Buffy No. 4, which arrives in stores the same day. In the Buffy comic, one of the characters is in a dire predicament, which is silently observed by Angel. In his comic, Angel sees the struggle, but readers are clued into his brooding on past sins and a cycle of violence. “I might be powerless to break it,” he thinks, “but who would I be if I didn’t try?”

Be on the lookout for Angel this week at your local comic book store!