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Angel (Dark Horse series)
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Publication date November 10, 1999
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Includes Original Comics 17
Creative Team
Written by Christopher Golden
Thomas E. Sniegoski
Penciller(s) Christian Zanier
Eric Powell
Inker(s) Eric Powell
Andy Owens
Et al.
Colorist(s) Lee Loughridge
Et al.
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Angel was an comic book series from Dark Horse Comics and part of the Dark Horse Classic run. It was based on the television series Angel, and was published while the series was still on air.

Premise

The series focussed on cases Angel Investigations was involved in between episodes of the television series.

Continuity

The series was set during season 1 and Season 2 of Angel.

Appearances

Publications

The series included seventeen issues, which were later collected in five trade paperbacks. They were also collected in the Angel Omnibus.

Issues 15 and 16 were collected in the Buffy Past Lives Trade Paperback and in the Buffy Omnibus: Volume 6.

Issues

Cover Issues Release Date
Angel 01 "Surrogates, Part One" 1 November 10, 1999
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Christian Zanier
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombiefied guards? With the help of his sidekicks, Cordelia and Doyle, Angel is hot on the trail of the woman who may be responsible for the homicidal mayhem. But Angel is about to find out that catching up with her is the last thing he wants to do!
Angel 02 "Surrogates, Part Two" 2 December, 1999
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Christian Zanier
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombified guards? With the help of his sidekicks, Cordelia and Doyle, Angel is hot on the trail of the woman who may be responsible for the homicidal mayhem. But Angel is about to find out that catching up with her is the last thing he wants to do!
Angel 03 "Surrogates, Part Three" 3 January, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Christian Zanier
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombiefied guards? With the help of his sidekicks, Cordelia and Doyle, Angel is hot on the trail of the woman who may be responsible for the homicidal mayhem. But Angel is about to find out that catching up with her is the last thing he wants to do!
Angel 04 "The Changeling Wife" 4 February, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Eric Powell
In Los Angeles, things aren't always what they seem. Angel tries to help a woman caught in an abusive marriage, never suspecting where the real danger lies. They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Angel is about to learn that firsthand.
Angel 05 "Earthly Possessions, Part One" 5 March, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Christian Zanier
Finding the vilest lawyer in LA sounds like a pretty tough job, but Angel has done it. In this three-issue arc, Angel, Doyle, and Cordelia face off with a new gang of demons, and some allies that prove even less trustworthy.
Angel 06 "Earthly Possessions, Part Two" 6 April, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
A string of demonic possessions among the LA rich and famous leads Angel to team up with an exorcist. With his sidekick dead, Angel needs the help. Even a crime-fighting vampire has a tough time learning that the lines between good and evil are never so blurry as in Los Angeles.
Angel 07 "Earthly Possessions, Part Three" 7 May, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
Who is the mysterious Father Gaetano, and just where does he stand in the war between good and evil? Angel needs to find out before it's too late! Brought to you by the writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide and the artist of Buffy and Rising Stars!
Angel 08 "Beneath the Surface, Part One" 8 June, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell
Corpses are cropping up in all sorts of places, and Angel and detective Kate Lockley both have different ideas about who's behind it. Unfortunately for them, they may both be wrong. And in Angel's Los Angeles, being wrong can lead to being dead. Follow the exploits of the hit TV show in a comics format you can really sink your teeth into!
Angel 09 "Beneath the Surface, Part Two" 9 July, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell
Beneath the City of Angels, a killer is stalking the sewers. Angel is hunting a monster, though he's not certain if it's the right monster. And Detective Kate Lockley and her men are also in the sewers, looking for the one she thinks is responsible: a certain vampire named Angel. They are moving closer and closer to a final, climactic battle with the real killer. Be there for all the mayhem!
Angel 10 "Strange Bedfellows, Part One" 10 August, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
How can anyone be lonely in a city as big as Los Angeles? In part 1 of "Love for Sale," a California congressman is murdered and robbed by a lady of the evening, which is front-page sleaze and scandal just the way the media like it, but with one frightening twist: Cordelia has a vision about the congressman just before he dies—and the prostitute who killed him wasn't human! Now it's time to track down the inhuman assassin and take care of business—Angel style!
Angel 11 "Strange Bedfellows, Part Two" 11 September, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
The investigation into the mysterious death of Congressman Charles deepens as Detective Kate Lockley is brought onto the case, and Angel and Wesley continue their search for the undead prostitute known on the streets as Candy O. Their search leads to a vampire bordello run by an ancient and seductive vamp who most definitely has her eye on our heroes. Angel must not only face an array of vampires, but finds himself doing battle with a force that has brought much stronger men to their knees—lust!
Angel12big "Vermin, Part One" 12 October, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
What could be a less likely spot for evil than an amusement park? When Cordelia has a vision of a kidnapped little girl, Angel finds out that even this seemingly innocent spot can hide a lurking terror. "Vermin" Part 1 is the first of a two-part story that kicks off the Autumnal tales in the pages of Angel and Buffy, six stories intended to scare the pants off you. Brought to you by Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide), Tom Sniegoski (Realworlds: Batman), and Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
Angel 13 "Vermin, Part Two" 13 November, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
Angel finds and rescues a little girl from a vicious gang of kidnappers—but he, the girl, and the thugs will have to fight their way past an army of demonic rats! And we discover that this isn't the first time Angel has had to deal with furry, biting vermin! Written by Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide) and Tom Sniegoski (Bone: Stupid, Stupid Rat-tails), and illustrated by Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
Angel 14 "Little Girl Lost" 14 December, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell
What do a rash of deaths by spontaneous combustion, a teenage girl on the lam, and a demon spell caster all have in common? If Angel wants to prevent any more deaths by fire, he'd better figure it out. And as Angel and crew investigate, he discovers that even he may have a connection to this case.
Angel 15 "Past Lives, Part One" 15 January, 2011
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
A huntress is stalking demons in LA. Normally this would be a good thing, except she's leaving survivors and telling them Angel sent her. Now, Angel has an army of demons on his tail, hell bent on revenge. What's a vampire to do? And how long can his human companions, Cordelia and Wesley, remain safe? Chapter 1 of "Past Lives" is the first in a four-part crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one which will have lasting effects on both titles. The entire story arc is created by writers Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide) and Tom Sniegoski (Realworlds: Batman), with penciler Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
Angel 16 "Past Lives, Part Three" 16 February, 2001
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier and Cliff Richards
The Buffy/Angel crossover continues! In part 3 of "Past Lives," Angel confronts the woman who's out to destroy him, and barely escapes alive. Meanwhile, Buffy and Giles begin to uncover who and what is behind the vendetta against Angel. As the players gather in LA (including some well-known faces from Sunnydale), the stage is set for a final confrontation. The entire crossover is brought to you by Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide), Tom Sniegoski (Realworlds: Batman), and Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
Angel 17 "Cordelia" 17 March, 2011
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell
Now that the office of Angel Investigations has been totaled, and every demon, ghoul, and freak in the greater LA area knows where Angel and Wesley live, our trio of supernatural crime fighters have no place to stow their demonic loot—except in Cordelia's haunted apartment! The ghost who shares Cordelia's apartment makes his presence known in comics for the first time in this fast-paced story focusing on Angel's sexy girl Friday and the spooky things she hides in her underwear drawer.

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release Date
Surrogates Surrogates #1-3 December 27, 2000
Written by: Christopher Golden Artist: Christian Zanier
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombie-like guards? With the help of his sidekicks, Cordelia and Doyle, Angel is hot on the trail of the woman who may be responsible for the homicidal mayhem. But Angel is about to find out that catching up with her is the last thing he wants to do! Surrogates collects the first three issues of the hit Angel monthly comic series and follows the vampire avenger as he turns L.A. upside down!
Earthly Possessions Earthly Possessions #5-7 June 12, 2001
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Christian Zanier
While attempting to drive a demon out of a possessed lawyer, Angel is given a well-timed hand by Father Noe, an excommunicated priest. Noe seems to be an expert at driving out demons, he's known as "The Exorcist to the Stars." But Angel has reason to believe there's a darker reason for the Father's success.
Hunting Ground Hunting Ground #8-9 August 29, 2011
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell and Paul Lee
There's a killer tossing dead bodies out of L.A. sewers like hot potatoes, and all the evidence points Detective Kate Lockley towards one man: a certain vampire named Angel. But Angel knows there are a lot more monsters in L.A -- he just doesn't know which one's trying to set him up. In "Lovely, Dark, and Deep" (from Dark Horse Presents, colored by Matt Hollingsworth) Cordelia lands the starring role in a Blair Witch rip-off about three filmmakers searching for the legendary Helm of Haraxis. But what she doesn't know is that the film is a sham and the Helm's the real thing. Angel, who smelled a rat from the beginning, has to rescue Cordelia and her fellow filmmakers from a cabal of Hollywood demons and angry forest spirits, who all want to keep the Helm of Haraxis and the power it gives them.
Angel - Autumnal Autumnal #12-14 January 23, 2002
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell and Christian Zanier
Angel searches an abandoned amusement park to rescue a little girl from a vicious gang of kidnappers. But the kidnappers aren't the only things Angel must contend with—he, the girl, and the thugs have to fight their way past an army of demonic rats! In "Vermin" we find out why Angel has such a dislike for the furry little buggers. Then in "Little Girl Lost," Angel investigates a series of bizarre deaths caused by spontaneous combustion. He soon links the deaths to a teenage runaway and a demon spellcaster. What's the connection? Angel better find out or he might be the one in the hot seat.
Strange Bedfellows Strange Bedfellows #4, 10-11, 17 March 13, 2002
Written by: Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski Artist: Eric Powell and Christian Zanier
The largest book of Angel stories yet, this volume completes the collection of Angel Volume 1, featuring stores set in the first season of the hit television series. It sees the evolution of the team of vampire hunters from the very beginning, through the death of sidekick Doyle. The title story, drawn by Rising Stars artist Christian Zanier, features a vampire brothel, in which the bloodsucking madam tries to lure Angel into unholy congress with his own kind. This volume also features the first solo Cordelia story, in which she and her haunted apartment defend themselves against a demonic intruder.

Omnibus

Angel omnibus dark horse cover Angel Omnibus - July, 2011
Written by: various Artist: various
Collecting all of Dark Horse's Angel comics to date, this single volume features miniseries and one-shots by series creator Joss Whedon, as well as Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), Christopher Golden (Baltimore), Tom Sniegoski (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and David Fury(Buffy television series, Lost, 24). Set during Season 1 and 2 if the Angel Television Series, faorite characters appear - Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn - as the investigations of LA's vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combusion, Hollywood demons, angry spirits, zombies, and more!


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