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Comic Series
Angel & Faith
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No. of issues 25
first last
"Live Through This, Part One" "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Five"
August 31, 2011 August 28, 2013
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage
Penciller(s) Rebekah Isaacs et al.
Editor(s) Scott Allie

Angel & Faith is a comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, which continues on from IDW's Angel as well as their own Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight. The series was published under the Season Nine banner.

Premise

Angel & Faith follows the characters of Angel and Faith Lehane after the fallout of the Twilight crisis. After Giles's death at Angel's hands, Faith inherits Giles' estate including his apartment in London. After Angel becomes catatonic Faith takes him in as nobody else would. At the start of the series, Angel is ready to redeem himself once more; together they deal with Angel's involvement in the Twilight crisis, the End of Magic, the emergence of zompires, and the death of Rupert Giles.

Continuity

The events takes place after "Last Gleaming" but before Season Ten

Appearances

Publications

The series has so far included 25 issues, which were later collected (or will be collected) into several trade paperbacks.

Issues

Cover Issues Release Date
251px-Angel01 colors v2b sig "Live Through This, Part One" 1 August 31, 2011
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Left in a near-catatonic state following the events in Buffy Season 8, Angel will need a seriously rude awakening if he’s to make amends for his ill-conceived deeds. Enter rebel Slayer with a cause—Faith Lehane. Together they’ll have full access to the Watcher files and opportunities to make amends for all they’ve done... And will do.
AngelFaith2A "Live Through This, Part Two" 2 September 28, 2011
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Following some horrible—many would say unforgivable—choices as Twilight, Angel needed to hide away and wallow in his own guilt. But with a little TLC—courtesy of his only remaining ally, Faith, Angel is back to fighting the good fight and taking demons down one by one. With the Watcher files at their disposal, Angel comes up with the ultimate plan for redemption.
AngelFaith3A "Live Through This, Part Three" 3 October 26, 2011
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Giles’ personal Watcher files lead Angel and Faith to what Angel believes will be his true redemption—at least for a portion of his unforgivable sins. In the underbelly of London, where demons are coping with the lack of magic and the resulting changes to the natural hierarchy, Angel and Faith follow the first major lead in Angel’s quest... Forcing him to reflect on his earliest days in Los Angeles.
AngelFaith4A "Live Through This, Part Four" 4 November 30, 2011
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
As Angel continues his quest to resurrect the dead by following leads he digs out of the Watcher’s Files, Faith has second thoughts about supporting his seemingly impossible venture. A new ally warns her to weigh the consequences—good and bad—of Angel’s endeavor. Meanwhile, amidst clubbing, mentoring, and slaying, Faith has her own concerns counseling a damaged and vengeance-seeking Slayer! There’s pressure from all sides. Can Faith handle it?
Angelfaith5a "In Perfect Harmony" 5 December 28, 2011
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Phil Noto
It's a dark and foggy night in London, and Angel and Faith are about to encounter a most unexpected visitor. Superceleb vampire Harmony Kendall returns! When a stalker threatens to expose one of Harm's misdeeds, she solicits the help of wayward heroes Angel and Faith. With her little pups, her friend Clem, and her Hollywood entourage by her side, Harmony is taking the UK by storm!
Angel&Faith6A "Daddy Issues, Part One" 6 January 25, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
A mysterious illness is plaguing the streets of London and turning everyday humans into emotionless killers. The Watcher’s Files, which may be the key to unraveling this mystery, have led Angel and Faith to seek out a demon from Giles’s past for answers. Meanwhile a peculiar friend and foe returns to London and to Angel’s inner circle.
Angel&Faith7A "Daddy Issues, Part Two" 7 February 29, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Horrors across the London landscape have led Angel and Faith to a certain hot new vampire in the underground scene, Drusilla. She is back in her homeland and feeling better than ever! While Angel indecisively deals with Dru, Faith must sort out an unexpected guest of her own who promises to rile up her inner turmoil with fun-filled stories from the past.
AF8A "Daddy Issues, Part Three" 8 Rebekah Isaacs
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Faith faces off against a troubled Slayer and the Irish mob, which is no easy task with a visitor from her past clouding her thoughts! Even with support from Angel, will Faith be able to maintain her sanity and follow her new righteous path or will she take the easy route and fall back on her old, murderous tendencies?
AF9A "Daddy Issues, Part Four" 9 April 25, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Still reeling from her father’s unexpected appearance, Faith goes rogue, taking on Drusilla and her pet demon. It’s time to burn off some anger. Angel is hot on her tail, but he may be too late to save her from Dru, and ultimately herself.
AF10A "Women of a Certain Age" 10 May 30, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Chris Samnee
Angel and Faith are forced into battle, less by choice and more by circumstance, when two mysterious women from Giles’ past call on the unlikely duo for help. But that’s only the beginning of Angel and Faith’s troubles as the ladies settle in for the night!
AF11A "Family Reunion, Part One" 11 June 27, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
When yet another unexpected visitor shows up on Faith and Angel’s doorstep, the pair are pulled into a quest that has the potential to give Angel everything he’s been looking for—you know, if they succeed and survive. Angel returns to Los Angeles!
AF12A "Family Reunion, Part Two" 12 July 25, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Using remnants of magic, Angel, Faith, Willow, and Connor have entered the hell dimension where no one should—or really, could—dare go: Quor-Toth! Willow’s quest to restore magic to Earth was her objective in attempting the impossible; Angel’s objective was... something else. And Faith? She’s along to make sure that everyone’s feet stay on the ground, and out of anything they might regret.
AF13A "Family Reunion, Part Three" 13 August 29, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The expedition to Quor'Toth has taken an unplanned turn for Angel, Faith, Willow, and Connor. While they struggle to survive the horrors that surround them, they have also taken on a mission to stage a great escape-and not just for themselves! They must act fast, before the effect that this hell dimension is having on their thoughts and emotions overcomes them!
AF14A "Family Reunion, Part Four" 14 September 26, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
In Quor’ Toth, Angel, Faith, and Connor realize that their problems are only increasing the longer they are in this unpredictable hell dimension. As Willow fervently tapped into the dimension’s magic, she engaged a little too much darkness . . . Now, the crew has another danger to face: Dark Willow!
AF15A "The Hero of His Own Story" 15 October 31, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: David Lapham
One-time friends Angel and Whistler attempt to hash things out, each giving the other a final chance to either save himself or succumb to battle. Plus, a peek into the past of villainous siblings Pearl and Nash...
Af16a "Death and Consequences, Part One" 16 November 28, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Angel’s plan to resurrect Giles inches ever closer toward success. As he and Faith hack their way toward one more magical item to help in their venture, Angel reveals it is time to get the final part of Giles’ soul. But their triumphant return to London holds more than one surprise: first, the revenge-seeking Nadira and the Slayers come calling...
AF17A "Death and Consequences, Part Two" 17 December 19, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Longtime nemesis Ethan Rayne has set the final piece of Gile's soul practically in Angel's lap. To complicate things further, the loss of a slayer has sent Nadira and her group into the fray with their sights set on Angel now more than ever!
AngelAndFaith18 "Death and Consequences, Part Three" 18 January 30, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
A demon from Giles' past is turning innocent slayers into zombies. Angel and Faith must rally the remaining slayers if there is any chance to defeat this cunning demon!
AF19A "Death and Consequences, Part Four" 19 February 27, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Angel, Faith, and the remaining Slayers prep themselves to overtake a group of living zombies—without losing any more lives. The demon Eyghon holds the last remnants of Giles' soul, but a gaggle of innocent zombies are blocking Angel's path to victory. Good thing an old friend was recruited to help with the fight . . .
AF20a "Spike and Faith" 20 March 27, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Angel is ridiculously close to his goal of resurrecting Giles--- when he's suddenly sidetracked, forcing an unlikely partnership between Faith and Spike. Tensions run high as Slayer and vampire hit the mean streets of London ...
AF21A "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part One" 21 April 24, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The time has come for Angel to make good on his promise to resurrect Giles—but at the same time, this series’ Big Bads, Pearl and Nash, together with Angel’s own mentor, Whistler, gather the final pieces needed to harness the last magical powers on Earth for their own apocalyptic plan.
AF22A "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Two" 22 May 29, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Giles’ resurrection has been pushed to the back burner while Angel and Faith tackle Pearl, Nash, and Whistler, who threaten to release boundless magic over the planet. Only the strong will survive!
AF23A "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Three" 23 June 26, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Preventing Pearl, Nash, and Whistler from releasing their magical virus proves difficult for Angel and Faith. The duo is outmatched! Enter Nadira—could this hate-filled Slayer lend a helpful hand or will she use this opportunity to end Angel for good?
Angelfaith24a zps0d148e8b "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Four" 24 July 31, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Angel and Faith will need all the help they can get when it comes to stopping this season's ubervillains from unleashing a magic-fueled plague on the earth. Enter an archmage, a former Watcher, and two socialites who dabbled into magic... Will it be enough?
AF25A "What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Five" 25 August 28, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs

Millions of lives hang in the balance, and Angel and Faith just might be on the losing side of this battle. It's times like these that call for drastic measures ... How far will they go to save the world?

Lives are lost, heroes are born, and as one chapter ends, another begins.

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release Date
AFLTT Live Through This #1-5 June 20, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs and Phil Noto
Angel has made bad choices in his life. Most recently? While possessed, he killed Giles. However, he believes he's found a way to make amends, by bringing the Watcher back from the grave! Cue Faith--rebel Slayer, and Angel's only ally—who only supports this harebrained scheme in order to keep her friend from catatonia. New threats emerge as this unlikely duo struggles against real and personal demons alike, while hitting the dark streets of London!
AFVol2 Daddy Issues #6-10 November 21, 2012
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs and Chris Samnee

The dark streets of London are increasingly dangerous as murderers, mystically devoid of emotion, begin to impact the lives of Angel and Faith. In unraveling this new mystery, the pair follow clues in the Watcher's Files to a demon from Giles’ past and a “child” from Angel’s. Then, Drusilla returns to her homeland and becomes the hot new vampire in the underground scene! While Angel faces Dru, Faith must deal with issues that reawaken her inner turmoil—a visit from her deadbeat dad, who’s looking for a favor, and a troubled Slayer hell bent on revenge.

AF3 Family Reunion #11-15 April 20, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs and David Lapham

Angel’s quest to resurrect Giles has brought an old friend to London—Willow! Tensions run high as these two confront the loss of Giles, but before blood can be shed, Willow has a proposition. She’ll help Angel on his quest if he’ll help her find magic. To do that, she’ll need Connor to get them into Quor’toth, a hell dimension where magic runs deep.

AFTPB4 Death and Consequences #16-20 September 18, 2013
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
When a demon from Giles' past emerges in London, Angel has his chance to capture the final piece of Giles' soul. But when Faith's innoccent Slayer friends end up standing between the guilt-ridden vampire and his prize, Angel is unwilling to sacrifice new lives for one that was already lost --- even if it destroys his quest altogether!
What you want not what you need What You Want, Not What You Need #21-25 Febuary 19, 2014
Written by: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Angel's quest to restore Giles' life has entered its last stage. As he and Faith prepare to carry out their task and ressurrect an old friend, Season 9's Big Bads enter the last phase of their own plan to restore balance to the earth.

Behind the Scenes

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Angel & Faith referenced Fall of Los Angeles.

The series referenced the IDW comic Angel: After the Fall, with a flashback in Live Through This depicting the Fall of Los Angeles. Writer Christos Gage stated "As for the IDW years, again, we're not going to delve deep into any of that, for the same reasons. However, while as far as I'm concerned only Joss can say this story is canon and that one isn't, I think we establish pretty clearly in this issue that After The Fall happened, and indeed significantly informed Angel's actions in adopting the role of Twilight."[1]

References

  1. Creator's Commentary: Christos Gage On 'Angel & Faith' #1

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