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Angel Comic Books
The Curse
The Curse TPB
Publication date February 1, 2006
Published by IDW Publishing
Includes Original Comics 5
Creative Team
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Artist(s) David Messina
Inker(s) Andrea Fattori
Colorist(s) Davide Amici
Comic Book Collections
publication order
Old Friends

The Curse was a comic book mini-series from IDW Publishing.


After the Destruction of the Circle of the Black Thorn, Angel travelled to Romania to find Clan Kalderash to ask them to amend the Ritual of Restoration to allow him happiness. Angel believed that he deserves some happiness with a woman, possibly with Nina Ash having been through so much and lost so many that had been close to him. Instead Angel finds the Clan Kalderash  struggling against the oppressive regime of Corneliu Brasov, caught in the fight is only direct descendent of Magda Kalderesh, Natalya Kalderash, who may be the only one who can remove Angel's curse.


The series was set after "Not Fade Away".



The series included five issues, which were later collected in a single self-tiled trade paperback.



Behind the Scenes

  • Jeff Mariotte had the tough task of being the first to tell stories in the Buffyverse post-"Not Fade Away" which was widely seen by fans in a good light. The conclusion to Angel had been open-ended, but this comic was limited by being unable to solve lingering questions in fans' minds, which were later answered in Old Friends.