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The "Dark Horse Classic" meta-series was the original run of licensed comics by Dark Horse Comics of both the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Angel tv series, lasting from 1997-2004. It consisted of ongoing series for both tv series, several mini-series, graphic novels, one-shots and shorts.

Synopsis

Though some of the story arcs relate to each other, most of them stand on their own and mostly comprise of individual stories set before or during the tv series runs.

Stories

Main series

Mini series

Graphic novels

One-shots

Shorts

Collections

While both main series as well as all the mini-series and severall one-shots were collected in trade paperbacks, the entire meta-series was later collected in chronological order in eight omnibus volumes, seven for everything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one for Angel.

Cover Title Release Date
Omnibus Vol 1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 1 July 18, 2007
The definitive comics collection of all things Buffy starts here. This first massive volume begins at the beginning-The Origin, a faithful adaptation of creator Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the film that started it all. The newly chosen Slayer's road to Sunnydale continues in Viva Las Buffy and Slayer, Interrupted. Next, Sunnydale, the Scoobies, and an English librarian lead the way into Season One continuity. Plus, The Goon creator Eric Powell provides pencils to "All's Fair," featuring Spike and Drusilla at the 1933 World's Fair.
Omnibus Vol 2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 2 September 12, 2007
This second volume of our Buffy omnibus series collects many of the best Buffy comics to see print. As we follow the newly chosen Slayer from Los Angeles to Sunnydale and through her parents' divorce--with Dawn in tow--the souled vampire Angel makes his first appearance and the not-so-souled Spike and Drusilla cleave a bloody path toward the West Coast. This collection includes the critically acclaimed graphic novel Ring of Fire and the miniseries A Stake to the Heart, and reflects the Season One to Season Three timeline of the cult-hit TV series. A fitting companion to Joss Whedon's comics-based relaunch of the show.
Omnibus Vol 3 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 3 January 30, 2008
The third volume of our Buffy omnibus series follows the gang through harrowing trials and tribulations--slaying vampires, going to high school, and young love. Angel has lost his soul and found it again, Xander and Cordelia kiss and make up, and Willow and Oz confront his inner beast. With so much romance in the air it seems only natural that we would catch up with Spike and Dru in the short story "Who Made Who". We meet the twisted duo in Brazil following a brutal break-up involving Dru's sire and former love interest, Angelus.
Omnibus Vol 4 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 4 May 7, 2008
Volume Four of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus series concludes Buffy's high school career, wrapping up Season Three of the show's storyline. Collected in this volume are: The complete "Bad Blood," saga written by Andi Watson (Clubbing), the first attempt at making a "season" of the comics, where Buffy battles a sultry vampire who hungers for a lot more than blood; the first comics work by Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series writer Doug Petrie, and critically acclaimed artists Eric Powell (The Goon), Ryan Sook (Star Wars: Rebellion), and Cliff Richards (Buffy Season Eight #10), whose stories follow the Scoobies through their final year at Sunnydale High; and includes the first Angel miniseries, The Hollower, written by acclaimed Buffy novelist, Christopher Golden (Baltimore: or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire).
Omnibus Vol 5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 5 August 27, 2007
Volume Five of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus series begins immediately after Season Three, after Sunnydale High has gone up in flames. Buffy is plagued by dreams of fellow Slayer Faith, who now lies in a comma. Jane Espenson, the celebrated writer from the Buffy TV show, writes the powerful Faith story Haunted. And as summer comes to an end, Buffy and Willow begin their first year of college in The Blood of Carthage, in a story written by acclaimed Buffy novelist Christopher Golden. Meanwhile Buffy embarks on a new romance with Riley Finn, and Willow and Oz's relationship comes to an end in Golden's Oz: Into the Wild. This volume also features work by Buffy Season Eight contributors Cliff Richards and Paul Lee and Brian Horton.
Omnibus Vol 6 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 6 January 21, 2009
The Buffy Omnibus series continues with Volume Six--delving further into Season Four of the acclaimed television series, and launching readers into the heart of Season Five. Buffy and Angel, who's now a resident of Los Angeles, must reunite to fight new foes, but Buffy's current flame, Riley Finn, isn't too keen on the former lovers reuniting under any circumstances. Meanwhile, things begin to heat up between Willow and Tara.
Omnibus Vol 7 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 7 May 20, 2009
Buffy's emotions run high after the tragic loss of her mother, but she still fights. She struggles with blood-starved vamps from another dimension and swarms of green demon children with a penchant for nibbling on faces, and, as barriers between alternate realities erode, nightmare versions of friends and long-dead enemies must be dealt with. Then Buffy's own death -- having sacrificed herself for Dawn -- takes a toll on the Scoobies, as they deal with demons and crazed forest creatures in a tale by Amber Benson ("Tara") and Christopher Golden. When Buffy is restored to life, she undertakes a secret mission with Angel, and all the loose ends are tied up with Buffy's trip to hell, bringing an end to an amazing four-year run of Buffy comics.
Angel omnibus dark horse cover Angel: Omnibus July 6, 2011
Collecting all of Dark Horse’s Angel comics to date, this single volume features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), and Christopher Golden (Baltimore). Set during Seasons 1 and 2 of the Angel television series, favorite 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 combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more!

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