“Angel” runs into another vampire hunter in the fourth issue of the BOOM! Studios series

“Angel” runs into another vampire hunter in the fourth issue of the BOOM! Studios series

Surely there’s a difference between a “vampire hunter” and a “vampire slayer,” right? I mean, it’s there in the name. A hunter seeks to locate, while a slayer seeks to kill. That’s why treasure hunters explore temples and dig sites to find items, while treasure slayers... are not a thing.

Anyway, BOOM! Studios’ incredibly popular Angel series finds the vampire with a soul running into vampire hunter Charles Gunn in issue four, and they’ve provided some pretty killer covers. Check them out below.

Per BOOM!:

The First Appearance of Charles Gunn in ANGEL #4 From BOOM! Studios

Discover Your First Look at the Hottest New Issue of the Vampire with a Soul in August 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today Charles Gunn, the iconic vampire hunter, will make his first full appearance in the next issue of the hit series, ANGEL #4, reimagining the pop culture phenomenon by acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Batman, American Carnage), artist 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 August 28, 2019.

After saving the mysterious and troubled Fred from the demon stalking her in Sunnydale, Angel gets sucked into a twisted realm where he is tortured by visions of past atrocities and a mysterious figure with a stake aimed straight for his heart! In order to escape an eternity under the demon’s power, Angel must battle its insidious illusions and defeat his own fears. But little does he know, a much greater evil is on the horizon and he’ll need every resource and ally he can find to help him save the world, starting with Fred, who’s somehow connected to the dark forces surrounding Angel, and the first appearance of a familiar face from the streets of Los Angeles—vampire hunter Charles Gunn—but is he here to help the vampire with a soul or dust him once and for all? 

ANGEL #4 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots), as well as variant covers by artists Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Vision), and series artist Gleb Melnikov.

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 #4 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on August 28.

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