BOOM! Studios reveal first details for Bryan Hill and Gleb Melnikov’s “Angel” #1
It’s hard to be surprised in the digital age. With so much information available at our fingertips, and the unfortunate reality that even the most secure information can be leaked online, that makes it difficult for media announcements to truly be surprising. That’s what makes the last-minute announcement of BOOM! Studios’ Angel #0 so impressive: a high profile book from a popular writer and artist being released by a major comic publisher? If only that could happen more often.
What isn’t surprising is that Angel #0 will kick off a brand new ongoing series, spearheaded by Bryan Hill and Gleb Melnikov. BOOM! have made the announcement official today, along with releasing a few covers, so check out the details below.
Joss Whedon's ANGEL #1 Revealed by BOOM! Studios
Discover Your First Look At The Cover And Story For The Hottest New Launch Of The Year!
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 18, 2019) – BOOM! Studios in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products today revealed cover art and story details for ANGEL #1, written by Bryan Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), available in stores May 29, 2019.
Meet Angel – a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he’s never met…but may now be his greatest enemy. The brooding, dark vampire with a soul has just left the city of lights after marking another death on the never-ending list of debts he owes against his soul. Is he ready for one last sacrifice if it brings his long sought after peace?
ANGEL #1 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots, Batman: Arkham Knight) and a monster-themed variant cover by illustrator Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) depicting the terrifying Der Kindestod, from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two episode “Killed By Death.”
Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999-2004, starring David Boreanaz as “Angel,” the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side.
“We got our first taste of Angel in yesterday’s game-changing BUFFY #4 and surprise release of ANGEL #0, but that’s only the start of the newly reimagined vampire’s story in this modern Buffyverse.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The questions weighing on Angel -- the possibility of redemption, whether or not we own our own mistakes, and how we weigh the value of the lives around us versus our own -- remain extremely relevant today. Bryan and Gleb are tackling that head on, set against the centuries long backdrop of the horrors Angel has seen and committed, revealing aspects of Angel’s history that are sure to shock longtime fans.”
Angel #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on May 29.