The Buffy and Angel crossover "Hellmouth" kicks off in "Angel" #5
It was only a matter of time, and the day will soon be here: BOOM! Studios’ new Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel series will be crossing over.
That’s not the least bit surprising, given their origins on television and how popular the comics have been. The action kicks off this September in Angel #5, as the titular vampire slash private detective fights to ensure that the Hellmouth stays closed.
BOOM! are teasing that the first meeting between Angel and Buffy won’t go like you’d expect, so color me intrigued. Check out the details below, including some spooooooky variant covers.
The First Ever BUFFY & ANGEL Comic Book Event Begins in ANGEL #5
Discover the Shocking Prelude to HELLMOUTH in September 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 18, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, announced today that ANGEL #5 will be the official prelude to Hellmouth, the historic Buffy & Angel comic book event.
The road to Hellmouth begins in September 2019 from acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (American Carnage, Batman & The Outsiders) and artist Gleb Melnikov, as ANGEL #5 reveals that Angel now knows his true mission—to make sure the Hellmouth stays sealed! He'll stop anyone who gets in his way, be it friend or foe, vampire...or Slayer.
“Everything in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel has been leading to Hellmouth, the first major comic book event featuring Buffy and Angel. But ANGEL #5 is where the pieces all start coming together,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited for fans to see just how far we’ll go in this reimagining of two huge pop culture icons—because when Buffy and Angel finally meet, it’s not going to go the way you expect!”
ANGEL #5 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots, Batman: Arkham Knight), along with variant cover by horror illustrator Scott Buoncristiano (Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections, Dead Rabbit) and artist Troy Nixey (Trout, Neil Gaiman’s Only The End Of The World Again).
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.
ANGEL is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Angel #5 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 25.