This article is about the comic short story. For the novel, see Cursed.
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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
Comic Story
Cursed (comic)
Publication date March 17, 1999
Published in Dark Horse Presents #141
Pages 8
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Hector Gomez
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Inker(s) Sandu Florea
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Ken Bruzenak

Cursed is a short story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Hector Gomez.


In Cursed, we take a bite into Angel’s dark, deathly, and Darla-filled past.


Buffy and Angel are fighting vampires at a cemetery. After a vampire recognizes him, Angel reminisces with Buffy about when he was sired by Darla. He tells her when he first awoke as a vampire and killed an old friend Liam McHugh, who had been searching for him since his disappearance. Angel describes his pleasure in bringing death and terror in his path alongside Darla. Buffy notes that, despite his guilt and horrifying memories, he wasn't the same from before the soul. Angel, though, explains that his curse is more than guilt: these memories were about his pleasure.


  • In 1753, Angel was referred to as "Angelus" by his human friend, an alias he used only after he became a vampire ("The Prodigal").



Organizations and Titles



Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Dorian, impaled by Angel with a cross.
  • Liam McHugh, drained by Angel (in flashback).

Behind the Scenes




Angel - “Buffy, you still don’t get it, do you? There's more to the curse than the guilt. All those things I did… While it was happening, it was sheer pleasure, every minute of it. Much as it sickens me… they’re good memories.”