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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.newsarama.com/44808-best-shots-review-angel-0.html

Best Shots Review: ANGEL #0 Takes 'Brooding to a New Level of Self-Harm'

By Richard Gray, Best Shots Reviewer
April 17, 2019

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Angel #0

Written by Bryan Edward Hill
Art by Gleb Melnikov and Gabriel Cassata
Published by BOOM! Studios
Review by Richard Gray
'Rama Rating: 6 out of 10

Following the reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer earlier this year, her soul-baring vampire lover couldn’t be too far behind. With an ongoing Angel series due out in May, this surprise “zero issue” - announced only eight days before its release - sets the stage for a spin-off. But while Buffy has been fully updated for the 21st century, the vampire formerly known as Angelus doesn’t get as radical a makeover.

Picking up on seeds first planted a few months ago in Buffy with Xander alienated and on the cusp of being turned by Drusilla, the scene primarily serves as a launchpad for a series of flashbacks to Angel’s past. Some of this will be familiar to long-time fans, although writer Bryan Edward Hill doesn’t necessarily fill in any gaps for the uninitiated. Instead, we get impressionistic glimpses of a past: the murderous past, the regaining of a soul, the tortured years in between

From what we do glean of this Angel, he’s suffering from what can only be described as a persecution complex. Reflecting on his distant past, he laments “I deserve this pain.” Later, in sunny California, he thrusts his hand into the sunlight and repeats the sentiment as his arm bursts into flame. It’s the 21st century, and Angel has taken brooding to a new level of self-harm.

As the issue transitions into a more contemporary setting - or at least “Los Angeles. Before” - Hill introduces some of the newer characters and a fresher perspective on the series. While the set-up is similar to the Angel television series, in that the vampire with a soul helps out with paranormal investigations in L.A., this is a different kind of redemption story. While training an ally named Helen, there’s someone else named Fee-Fee who is given no context whatsoever. It scarcely matters, as the fragmented story skips off to fight a demon in a sequence that only serves to dispatch of a character we’ve just met.

Gleb Melnikov and Gabriel Cassata are on art duties for this preview issue. A stylistic match for the Buffy comic, it doesn’t have the same polish as Dan Mora and Raul Angelo’s work, but retains the likenesses of the 1990s television counterparts. The rough-hewn pencils work best during the Angelus flashback sequences, as the puffy-shirted vampire is underlit by fire and lightning. The perpetual twilight of L.A. is a nice counterpoint to Sunnydale, and Melnikov’s liberal use of speed lines gives the action sequences a perpetual feeling of motion, even if they don’t always gel together into something cohesive.

In the book’s backmatter, veteran Buffy editor comments that the series “reimagines (only slightly) the titular character.” So while this is just a preview, it does little to define who this new version of Angel is, or what makes him distinct from the original version. The issue quite literally ends with one of Angel’s sidekicks telling him to “Try a place called Sunnydale…you might make a few friends.” If it was an issue of Buffy, it’d feel like a backdoor pilot, but for now we’re content to wait another month for the full debut to arrive.


Info on BOOM! Angel #1-3

https://www.newsarama.com/44806-boom-reveals-more-on-surprise-new-buffyverse-angel-ongoing.html

BOOM! Reveals More On Surprise New Buffyverse ANGEL Ongoing

By Chris Arrant, Editor
April 17, 2019

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More details about BOOM! Studios' surprise launch of a new Angel ongoing title have been revealed in the company's letter to retailers. The series, which was announced just one week ago, debuted Wednesday.

"Welcome to the very first issue of our new Angel monthly comic book series," writes BOOM!'s Retail Sales Coordinator Morgan Perry. "You've seen incredible success with our other launches of Joss Whedon creations, from Firefly to Buffy The Vampire Slayer and this joins them as our third ongoing series from the aforementioned visionary creator."

The publisher is giving Angel #0 to retailers for free (including free shipping and no fees), with orders matching the store's orders for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3. BOOM! also added in one free copy of Boris Pelcer's "Thank You" variant.

"BOOM! Studios is your best partner and we believe in putting comic shops first," Perry continues. "As a publisher who is asking you to buy in to what you believe, we have a responsibility to do the same. So we chose to cover every cost (creative, publishing, shipping, etc.) so that Angel #0 would be additional money in the hands of retailers with no strings attached."

Perry went on to explain that BOOM! did the Beyonce-style surprise debut to "inject surprise and excitement into the direct market."

"We minimized the window of awareness to conversion so that the broad, diverse cross section of pop culture fans (some of whom may be lapsed comic fans or have never stepped in a comic shop) who heard the news could be converted into Angel #0 readers almost immediately," the BOOM! representative said. "Our goal is to inject surprise and excitement into the direct market with a new release that rewards comic shop retailers for their unwavering loyalty and reinforces that these stores are the front line of innovation in the entertainment industry."

The publiher said that they are holding off on making Angel #0 available digitally until May 1

Second printings of Angel #0 are available to order now, featuring a recolored version of Boris Pelcer's main cover.

The series will continue monthly, with Angel #1 in May. Retailers who participate in the BOOM! Guarantee program will receive full returnability on Angel #1 through #4.

Here are the solicitations for Angels #1 through #3.

ANGEL #1
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian

BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers), presents the shocking reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon ANGEL!

Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he's spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, 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 redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.
As Angel gets closer to redemption, the full truth of his horrific past as Angelus will be revealed-and there may be no way to escape his darkest secret of all.
Written by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), discover a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!
$3.99

ANGEL #2
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian

The landmark re-imagining of ANGEL continues here from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger), Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and series creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers).
Los Angeles is becoming infested with more supernatural threats than ever before-and Angel needs to know why before he can complete the rituals to become human once again. But the vampire-with-a-soul's quest for redemption won't be as simple as he hoped (I mean, it's already super complicated because he was, well, the mass murderer Angelus) when a new threat arrives on the scene and forces Angel to truly examine his past.
$3.99

ANGEL #3
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian

Angel's made his move and now he's dealing with the unintended consequences as the true threat facing him may be greater than he imagined. But one wrong choice may destroy his life as he knows it...and ruin his chances to lift the curse. Is there any price too high when redemption is the prize?
The next exciting chapter of the pop culture reimagining that made headlines worldwide continues from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger), Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and series creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers).
$3.99
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Covers and solicitstion for Buffy # 6.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21162-New-Buffy-series-from-BOOM!-officially-announced!/page41

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #06

Publication date: July 03, 2019

Nothing will ever be the same after the attack on Xander. But with the Mistress Drusilla and Spike closer to opening the Hellmouth, Buffy is out of time to save her friend – and everyone else in Sunnydale!

Script: Jordie Bellaire; illustration: David López; covers: Marc Aspinall, Kevin Wada, Alexa Sharpe, Becca Carey, Ethan Young.





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First look at BOOM! Angel # 1.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/04/first-look-joss-whedons-angel-1-from-boom-studios.html

First Look: Joss Whedon’s Angel #1 From BOOM! Studios

By Steve Foxe | April 18, 2019



A little over a week ago, Paste helped break the news that BOOM! Studios, the new home of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic series, had prepared a secret launch for their companion title, Angel. Revealed to the public just eight days before a special zero issue clandestinely hit comic shops, Angel springs directly out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 and will follow creator Joss Whedon’s vampire-with-a-soul in both the modern day and throughout his infamous past. Written by Killmonger and Detective Comics scribe Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers artist Gleb Melnikov, Angel returns to shelves May 29th with its official #1 issue—and Paste has an exclusive first look at covers and a plot synopsis.

“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 #0 and Angel #1 kick off with a demonic uprising that leads Angel away from Los Angeles and straight to Sunnydale, where he discovers that the restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer he’s never even met. The brooding vamp is still reckoning with the latest death on the never-ending list of debts he owes against his soul—can he make one last sacrifice if it means finally knowing peace?

Paste readers can take a first look at Angel #1’s main cover from Slots creator Dan Panosian, along with a monster-themed variant cover by illustrator Scott Buoncristiano depicting the terrifying Der Kindestod, from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two episode “Killed By Death,” above. For more on all things Buffy and Angel, keep your stakes (or fangs!) sharpened at Paste—and don’t forget to check out our interview with Angel writer Bryan Edward Hill, too

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my copies of Buffy # 4 and Angel # 0 on Saturday.Didn't have time to post my thoughts though until now.Going to be brief.

Buffy # 4.

I thought the issue stuck the landing as the opening arc of the new Buffy.As others have said,I really like the character work especially for Xander.I'm also getting a better feel for the differecnes in these version of the characters.One of the new dynamics I like is Buffy and Eric.That's a change I really like.Joyce having a boyfriend.
and Buffy's developing relationship with him.It reminds me of Charlie in Bumblebee.I think it creates a new element from the show.The real star of this issue though is Xander for me.I felt terrible for Xander throughout the whole issue.From Willow pushing Buffy towards Robin and revealing that Xander has a crush on her to Spike pretending to be Buffy on the phone texting Xander.Culminating in Dru tempting Xander and bitting him to close the issue as Angel watches.Great cliffhanger to end the issue on.Will Angel save Xander.Will Xander be turned?Great issue and Great opening arc.

Angel # 0

I like how this issue picks up from where Buffy # 4 o ends.The end of Buffy # 4 is the beginning of this issue before whe flashback to Angel's past.This issue is really a great primer for Angel.It gives insight to his origin and a backstory in L.A. for this reboot.For me,this was a true # 0 issue.Enjoyed it.

Also I didn't know but Sierra Hahn is a senior editor at BOOM!.She has a essay about the Buffy reboot and Angel's role in it. in the back of the issue.She was assistant editor below Scott Allie on Buffy Season 8 and 9 and become the Buffy editor in Season 10 when Scott Allie was promoted.I think she left Dark Horse for BOOM! before season 10 finished.Still,find it interesting that someone who worked on several of the Buffy seasons at Dark Horse(seasons 8,9 & 10) is involved in the reboot at BOOM!
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https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/02/first-look-at-angel-1/

First Look at Angel #1

Posted by Jude Terror May 2, 2019

Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has unveiled the first preview of their upcoming second Buffyverse comic, Angel #1, by Bryan Hill and Gleb Melnikov, hitting stores on May 29th. BOOM! shocked the world by Kirkman-dropping the comic in April with an unannounced #0.

Meet Angelus, leader of an army of brutal vampire warriors terrorizing the land, hungry for power and thirsty for blood as he invades villages and takes innocent people past the point of no return. Several centuries later, Angel spends his time 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. It may be that he’s too late to save his humanity and his soul but he’s lost too many people in his ongoing fight against the forces of evil, and he’s finally ready to find a solution to his tortured existence as a vampire with a conscience. When his path leads him to an old friend in Sunnydale, sparks will fly and demons will clash as Angel’s search takes him ever closer to the person who could end his quest before it’s even begun—the Chosen One, Buffy Summers.

ANGEL #1 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots, Batman: Arkham Knight) and variant covers by artists Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Boris Pelcer (Angel), and Jonathan Case (Firefly).
Check out the preview below:

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https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/02/free-comic-book-day-brings-a-very-different-anya-to-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-spoilers/

Free Comic Book Day Brings a Very Different Anya to Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Spoilers)

Posted by Rich Johnston May 2, 2019

Anyanka or Anya is a character played by Emma Caulfield in TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, a vengeance demon turned human again. Born in the 9th century in Sjornjost, a small village in Sweden, she grew up raising rabbits but became an outsider in her community, for having the idea not to sell the rabbits she had been breeding, but instead giving them to people in the village as gifts.

In the modern day, she had an irrational fear of rabbits (leporiphobia), dressing as a rabbit for a Hallowe’en Party, singing about how the big threat to them must be from bunnies (or maybe midgets), screaming at stuffed rabbits and at one point casting a spell to cause rabbits to appear in increasing numbers and using “Bunnies. Floppy, hoppy, bunnies” as a final war cry.

But in Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day Buffy/Firefly/Angel comic from Boom, we get to see a new side to Anya. In her magic shop in Sunnydale, serving the hellmouth community… this is how she’s looking.

She may be feeding rabbits to dragons.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/anya.jpg#main

… but it doesn’t seem personal.
https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/anya-4.jpg#main

Indeed, she seems perfectly content in their presence.
https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/anya-3.jpg#main

A new Anya for a new century?

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/anya-2.jpg#main

FCBD 2019 WELCOME TO WHEDONVERSE

(W) Greg Pak, Jordie Bellaire (A) Ethan Young, Dan Mora, Serg Acu?a (CA) Greg Smallwood

The perfect jumping-on point for the Whedonverse with all new stories from the worlds of BOOM! Studios’ hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

First, Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his first mate Zoe Alleyne Washburne have a bond that was forged in blood during the war that shaped the ‘Verse…but when the awful secret at the core of that bond is finally revealed and they’re called to answer, the people who love them are left to pick up the pieces.

And in the second exclusive story, there’s something evil lurking under Sunnydale High School, namely a gateway to a hell dimension that’s been foretold to destroy the world as we know it. Buffy and the gang have mostly got it under control…as long as everything stays exactly as it is, and we mean zero new plot points, no new characters, and absolutely no twists, turns, or misunderstood prophecies. Easy peasy!
Rating: TeenIn Shops on Free Comic Book Day 2019!
SRP: PI
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angel # 1 spoilers.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/03/angel-1-boom-team-angelus/

FOC Tease: Angel #1 From Boom to Feature ‘Team Angelus’

Posted by Rich Johnston May 3, 2019

Yesterday we showed you a first look at Boom Studios’ Angel #1, the next issue of their Kirkman-dropped series. And while we know some things in this series will be very different – Such as Angel’s mission to kill Buffy – I’ve heard this issue also has a major first appearance of all-new characters:

Team Angelus.

“Team Angel” was the name for Angel’s friends in LA – Fred, Gunn, Wesley, Lorne and more – who quickly became some of the most popular WhedonVerse characters.

But whenever we’ve seen Angelus – the evil version of Angel – he’s been a bit of a lone wolf or working with Spike, Drusilla and Darla as on again, off again allies.
It sounds like Bryan Edward Hill is giving us a darker Angelus than we’ve seen before, complete with a violent group of Four Horsemen-esque characters in the past who’ll remind you more of legendary Sith Warriors (think Darth Maul-level viciousness) than heartbroken emo-poets (sorry, Spike). Team Angelus doesn’t just torture their opponents in a PG manner – expect this to be much more violent and vicious than we’ve ever seen from Angelus…or than you might expect in an ANGEL comic book.

Remember what’s already happened in Boom!’s Buffy series – the first issues were fully returnable with no limits for retailers, but sold out of the first printings (after a healthy order) into second and third printings. At this year’s ComicsPRO event for retailers, Phillip Boyle, owner of the Florida mega-chain Coliseum of Comics, chastized retailers for not ordering enough even though Boom! gave retailers no risk, as the series blazed through reprint after reprint.

This is because retailers and readers had no way to predict that Buffy and Robin Wood would be a thing, Spike and Cordelia might be a thing, Xander is a vampire and Anya has a newfound tolerance of bunnies.

Angel #1 will be the first appearance of this “Team Angelus” but it won’t be their last – expect them to have a major role in the series as we learn about Angel’s past…and maybe even his future. So when you see the Speculation Corner article in the next year on this issue, along with sell outs and reprints, remember that we told you so…

Oh yes and Angel #1 goes to FOC this weekend, just after the release of the Angel/Buffy/Firefly Free Comic Book Day tease…
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoilers for both Boom!'s Buffy And Angel comics.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/03/buffy-vs-angel-free-comic-book-day/

It’s Buffy Versus Angel For Free Comic Book Day (Spoilers)

Posted by Rich Johnston May 3, 2019

We brought you a first look inside the Welcome to The Whedonverse FCBD Special from BOOM! Studios, where we learned that this Anya now manages to quite tolerate bunnies. But there’s something bigger beginning in this issue tomorrow. And it will also tie into what we told you about Team Angelus appearing first in Angel #1.

It’s Buffy Versus Angel.

Now the two don’t meet face to face, but they both do visit Anya for the same mystical device – and Buffy gets it first. So now we’re learning more about why Angel has to kill Buffy, as BOOM! revealed when they announced the series.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/buffy.jpg#main

I’m told this coming battle between Angel and Buffy has been set up from day one in the new Buffy The Vampire Slayer series – though good luck tracking down first printings those issues as each of them have sold out despite offering retailers full returnability and orders over 25,000 units on each issue – and you’ve already seen the seeds of it in Angel #0. You know, the issue that is already on its second printing after it was surprise Kirkman-style dropped on comic shops with no heads-up. Not being available to order conventionally through Previews, created a lot of excitement…and caught many retailers with their pants down.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/buffy-2.jpg#main

So what’s the big deal? Well, while we’ve seen Buffy battle Angelus in the television series, we’ve never really seen Buffy versus Angel in any big, vicious one-on-one battle. And that will be coming in the Buffy comic. Or the Angel comic. Or both.

I’ve also been told to expect these two series to be tied together much more closely than folks realize, as Angel and Buffy will meet before the year ends– but unlike the TV series, don’t expect any kissing.

So if you’re only reading Buffy, it’s time to place your orders for Angel because all those first appearances of new characters and the new missions are going to have a big impact on everyone’s favorite Scooby Gang real soon.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/buffy-3.jpg#main

And if sales on Buffy are any indication, you’re not going to be able to find first printings of Angel for very long…

It all starts in Welcome To The Whedonverse FCBD Special which is in comic shops tomorrow for free.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the FCBD:Wheonverse issue.

Not going to comment on the Firefly story.I never could get into Firefly/Serenity and don't read any of the comcis either from Dark Horse before and now BOOM!T.he story was fine.

The Buffyverse story seems to be a brige between Buffy # 4/the beginning of Angel # 0 and this months Buffy # 5 and Angel # 1.Buffy goes to Anya's magic shop to get the Anima Colliationem.This is the first meeting between Buffy and Anya.I assume based on the end of issue 4,Xander was turned and Buffy wants this to restore Xander's soul.I like the dynamic between Buffy and Anya.At first snarky but a little heartfelt after.Anya gives
the Anima Colliationem to Buffy but now Buffy ows Anya a debt to be payed later.

Angel then arrives and he also wants the Anima Colliationem.We never really got to see Angel and Anya really interact on the shows.Here it seems they are old friends.Their interaction is very warm and Anya and Angel even hug.Anya tells Angel she's already given the Anima Colliationem to The Slayer which sets up the upcoming issues of both series.Why Angel wants the Anima Colliationem is the question.Again,I assume Buffy wants it to re-ensoul a vamped Xander.Does Angel want it for the same reason or something else?

This was a nice little bridge story between the first Buffy arc and what's to come next in the Buffy and Angel comics.
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http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21633-Angel-0-BOOM!/page4

Angel # 2 cover

Los Angeles is becoming infested with more supernatural threats than ever before-and Angel needs to know why before he can complete the rituals to become human once again. But the vampire-with-a-soul’s quest for redemption won’t be as simple as he hoped (I mean, it’s already super complicated because he was, well, the mass murderer Angelus) when a new threat arrives on the scene and forces Angel to truly examine his past.



Angel # 3 cover

Angel’s made his move and now he’s dealing with the unintended consequences as the true threat facing him may be greater than he imagined. But one wrong choice may destroy his life as he knows it… and ruin his chances to lift the curse. Is there any price too high when redemption is the prize?

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.

Doomy.
What's the point of the 'journey" if Angel's humanity is like teaching a primate to sign?

I think "Human' is daring in the face of doom. Therefore, "Sacrifice" is not the same as "mercy"--the first is "consequence.' The latter is "salvation."

I am not understanding where Angel's "saving Xander" to "remain stuck as a vampire" is the driving investment to read Angel and "go forth" and join the cast of "Supernatural" in some odd squad "family business," saving people, killing things?
So, Robin is the great "awakening?" for Buffy and Angel is what in the comic verse ? Just another ride at the (gory) circus? And for Angel, NOT killing Buffy is the blinding torment?

I don't understand why these people are working so hard to do the most CONVENTIONAL could-be-any-other, flavor of the month "I am doomed to my speshulness"

Buffy used to be amazing because she actually KNEW she had "the point": "wadyagot?" :" ME." The investment was hope she would have it ALL. Afterall,even 'justice" is corrupt; it is POV and therefore not "truth." Everyone understands "mercy."

And LOVE? Only "sacrifice" counts? Does the ETERNAL soul, have anything to do with that? Guess not. Gods are soulless and therefore are there to be destroyed for humans to learn "life is pain" and "no difference" is the 'difference" for the supernatural.

I really like to look at the pictures. I got questions in 150 mile trip to get these for feeling that love I still have for these people to actually achieve goals set down that shape and drive "story' and our means to "care." Or maybe show very good reasons why any of them would ever give up being actual people. A curse and how to undo it was once upon a time a promise. WILL I CARE when they are basically saying it won't and can't be and isn't even much more than a plot point to "get past" for "the REAL story" of bigger, badder and "more?"

Guess I am talking to myself because everyone else has stopped hoping for more than flipping off Spike for not being "peaceful" enough, with Angel being "too peaceful."

Still miss you guys who used to want what Buffy and Angel wanted for themselves.




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I'm still here.

https://www.cbr.com/exclusive-angel-legacy-edition-book-one-boom/

EXCLUSIVE: Angel: Legacy Edition Announced By BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios announces Angel: Legacy Edition Book One, which will collect rare comics featuring the Buffy the Vampire Slayer character.



by L.D. Nolan
– on May 10, 2019

BOOM! Studios has announced Angel: Legacy Edition Book One, the first in a series gathering previous runs on the titular vampire into one collection.

According to the publisher's press release, the new book will "collect every issue of Angel from previous publishers in chronological order, including hard to find and out of print stories." The new collection will feature a new cover by Nimit Malavia (Firefly: Legacy Edition) and feature work from such creators as David Fury, Christopher Golden, Eric Powell and more.

“Angel is one of the most beloved television series of the last twenty years and has an incredible comic book legacy that we’re excited to honor with these collections,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said. “Even if you’re a long time fan of the broody vampire-with-a-soul like me, you’re going to find that each volume of Angel: Legacy Edition contains a story you might never have read – or been able to track down.”



Angel originally appeared on Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer before getting his own spinoff, which premiered on October 5, 1999. The character was played on TV by David Boreanaz. The first comic based on the character and spinoff series was the Dark Horse Comics 1999 miniseries Angel: The Hollower. There have been a variety of mini and ongoing series from Dark Horse and IDW Publishing over the years focusing on or featuring the character.

BOOM! Studios launched a comic series based on Buffy The Vampire Slayer earlier this year. Angel first appeared in issue #4 of that series. His solo series received a zero issue last month by writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Gleb Melnikov. Angel #1 hits shelves May 29.

Angel: Legacy Edition Book One will goes on sale in October.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you are.

Warning This is another diatribe of boring blahness.


Knowledgeable, productive and willing to share. That is you and you aren’t just “remembering.’ And, yes, someone still keeps the doors open and the lights on.

Unlike you actually contributing to the on going life of these characters, I mostly don’t understand why. Already “curses” aren’t even the story, they are a plot point to keep the status all quo.

Obviously I am not smart enough to understand how these shadows of the originals make anyone happy, or how being TOLD that this “epic” story is only some embarrassed encounter of temporarily yours, of the story of ‘yours, mine, theirs and ours” is exactly, EXACTLY, what “the old guard” of B/A fans knew isn’t it.

I guess you are less selfish than me, perhaps, because someone out there knows only “this” (‘stuff’) as their world of fandom and I should just stop carping about it. Everyone seems to have gone and got a life that is a whole lot less painful than how I feel. Survival is a sign of intelligence, so you can see where a world of pain puts me. If I put up a thread for anyone that once loved Buffy and Angel and “just knew” there story couldn’t possibly “wagon train on” into WTF, just to sign in their old “handle,” it would prove the point. They saw it coming and got out while the getting was good. I do know I am not the only freak who could never ever quite fall in love with some other fandom, even if they had fun trying.

Anyway thanks for trying to keep the news and stories and pictures here that people still find enough value in these (puppet) people, whose promise is the “always and forever” promise in ‘never,’ EXCEPT for continuing Spuffy fans and those new “whoever for whatever” fans who are open and happy enough to feel satisfied enough to pay for it.

I feel fearful what these writers will do in another twelve years if “high school is hell” isn’t fatal.

The last show decided the great becoming and ‘forever is whole point’ is that Buffy becomes a cop, dons a militaristic uniform (one fashion statement??) to follow completely someone else’s rules that happen to be also written by MEN? while Angel is the fartherest he could ever be from human in is some possible, alter world, 3 legged stool (sample), quasi vampire-type god being? While Xander and the “why ever would I care about the second string, Johnny-come=lately- Dawn (and Connor) achieve “normal” or the celebrated essence of paste in society’s studies of belly button lint?

The thing I can say for all things comic book, film and general propaganda of all of this ‘made in the US of A,’ ‘ myth making is: “means to the ends’ heroes, in the principle of pedestal production for violent people and violent solutions, with ZERO ability to show that growing up really has a lot to do with just “use your words.” NOT the message of “acheving specialness” is the “great (feminist) equalizer” of mastering a gun that has but a single, mindless USE and PURPOSE.

I hope whatever this rendition (and consider that word has other meanings now) deals with the BuffyI knew who actually was tossed into the deep end of the pool and 1. always had to depend on herself and 2. did chose the right man from the very first. Just because those two things are hard to do, require the deepest faith in self, commitment to the truth of oneself, willingness to fight fate and do the patient work of search and learn, doesn’t make them less true.

I got shown letting both of those ideas become absolute failures of imagination when lotsa stories show the path, and is just sad. I am so sad.

Afterall I have a belly full of being shown: “I would die for you,” only really shows: “why aren’t you dead yet?” while, ‘notches on your belt’ really are just nachos. Maybe this is Joss’s’s real life, and he keeps on trying to hide (his own cowardice) in failing himself. All that talent and focus can’t do the really brave even in art. He failed brave. He kills a protagonist and denies satisfaction. Great tools of drama, but ‘is that all there is?” No. The great story of human failure isn’t suicidal depression, it is why it isn’t. It’s the real power of people and of all that lives. It is joy, people. And that is a state of being, not a passing fancy pants.

Buffy lived the difference, so did Angel. “The curse” isn’t the story. Getting past “the curse” each suffers in crippling the very truth in their deepest depths of self is: they are always potential and they experienced it. (SO how does “nothing change?” Yeah, illogical).

Fantasy and ideals are different things, but the difference between ignorance and innocence is actualization of both. That is why Joss’s fictions tend to outstrip Joss’s control and “out of character” torpedoes every structural promise in favor of absurd or cynical cowardice.

It is absolutely why an actualized person in every single thing he writes exposes this last frontier of imagination, and why ultimately, every single project is so incredibly promising, but fizzles into phony.

I don’t know what “approval” these writers will put on themselves as limitations. I think they are choosing to avoid the story to tell this story. That might be a good thing. However, whatever “approval” means to them, It’s hard to keep seeing those faces I animate between the lines and spaces to not tell even a new story. They have to earn trust. Joss didn’t have to earn mine. I knew the story before he wrote it. I found proof of this story, that Joss himself used, chapter and verse, in ancient tales that actually stand the test of time. So have you.

HUGS!

Sybil

I apologize I am so let down with Joss and his actual talent and I am sorry I really am so sad. My dad died suddenly, my own cat got run over, his cat has to go to vet to be put asleep; and my childhood friend, who I worked with, shared so much life, had her funeral yesterday after 3 years of non stop, agonizing treatments. They aren’t suffering but I am selfish and feel so sad for losing them all in the last month. Please don’t say anything; I really can’t take it, but maybe you will forgive me beign so sad about Buffy and Angel not really having their “normal lives” a promise of joy besides pain. And even happiness.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Sybil -- I still read here and still love Buffy and Angel, although it's in a different way than I used to. Hope there's still something good to come of the continuation of the story, or if not, that we can all find some happiness in the fandom or the old canon.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/05/angel-gets-hunky-on-kevin-wadas-buffy-the-vampire.html

Angel Gets Hunky on Kevin Wada’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 Variant Cover

By Steve Foxe | May 13, 2019



There are ample reasons to praise BOOM! Studios’ “re-vamp” of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a refreshed, re-imagined 2019-set take on the franchise, but the inclusion of stunning variant covers from illustrator Kevin Wada might just be near the top. Wada’s most visible work is probably his many Marvel contributions and his work with novelist Rainbow Rowell, but he’s best known for drop-dead gorgeous portraits that span the breadth of pop culture, from the X-Men to Gundam Wing to WWE—and now Angel, Buffy’s vampire with a soul.

Released in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 debuts in stores June 5, 2019, with a harrowing mission that Buffy must complete in order to save her imperiled friend. This issue kicks off the book’s second arc, which finds ongoing writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) joined by frequent Marvel contributor David López (Captain Marvel, All-New Wolverine).

Spoilers if you haven’t caught up to the series: Team Slayer is reeling from Xander becoming a vampire—but what if there’s a way to get their friend back? The Slayer must walk the line between responsibility and rampage as she searches for a solution. But what do you do when your entire purpose is killing vampires and your friend just turned into one?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 hits shelves Wednesday, June 5th, and features covers from Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, Kevin Wada and artists Morgan Beem (The Family Trade), Becca Carey (Bitch Planet) and Yasmine Putri (Nightwing). For more on BOOM!’s burgeoning Whedonverse, stay tuned to Paste.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another BOOM! Buffy # 5 cover.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21162-New-Buffy-series-from-BOOM!-officially-announced!&p=747328#post747328

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