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This article is about the first issue of the Illyria: Haunted comic book mini-series. For other uses, see Haunted.
Angel Comic Issue
Illyria: Haunted, Part One
Publication date November 10, 2010
Published by IDW Publishing
Issue # #1
Pages 32
Creative Team
Written by Scott Tipton
Mariah Huehner
Penciller(s) Elena Casagrande
Inker(s) Walter Trono
Colorist(s) Ilaria Traversi
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first issue in series
Illyria: Haunted, Part Two

"Illyria: Haunted, Part One" was the first issue of the Illyria: Haunted comic book mini-series.


The issue starts with Illyria looking down at a bunch of demons trading babies. She kills all of them, and reminisces on her life before she was resurrected, her time in hell, as well as Wesley and Spike's memories of Fred. Illyria wonders what her place is here.

Illyria goes to Angel at the Hyperion, where he is researching a demon, and tells him she is troubled. Illyria wonders why she's doing good, if she's not Fred, and whats in it for her. Angel says they do it because its the right thing to do. Illyria says they ask for money for their services, and Angel sheepishly says people have to eat and live somewhere. Illyria wants Angel to fix this, but Angel tells to to figure it out on her own, like meditate. Or kill things. Illyria wonders if she should ask Spike, as he was a poet. Angel scoffs, and tells her Spike will probably tell her to kick things. Polyphemus comes in and tells Angel that he and Laura Weathermill have found a batch of Meevillis Demons, and Angel goes out to kill them.

Illyria has a dream where everyone but her and Spike are coloured in crayon. In the dream, a recorporialised Spike thanks her for her heard work. In a bar, a demon is reciting poetry in his native language, and Spike picks a fight with him and two other demons. Illyria barges in and kills the demons, telling Spike she needs to talk to him.

Illyria says she had a nightmare about Spike's memories of Fred, and that she talked to Angel about her problems. Spike asks if 'Captain Forehead' said to wait and things will sort out by themselves. Illyria says yes, and Spike tells her that not everybody has the universe and destiny to guide him. He tells Illyria to do something about it, and a frustrated Illyria says that's why she's talking to him. Spike says not from him, but there is somewhere she could find answers in... The Deeper Well.


The story was set after "Cats in the Cradle", but before "The Wolf, the Ram, and the Heart, Part One" and "Alone Together Now".



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Illyria - "In the beginning... the real beginning... There was the immeasurable dark. And in that void, we simply were. Eternal. Forever. Before time."


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