The Buffyverse is in for a shake-up in 2020 following the events of Hellmouth. BOOM! Studios has announced that as of February it is re-branding its Angel series under the new name of Angel & Spike. Take a look at this preview of issue #9, due for release in February.
Discover the All New ANGEL & SPIKE #9 as a New Era for the Buffyverse Begins in February 2020
After the shocking conclusion to the first-ever Buffy & Angel comic book event, Hellmouth, comes a stunning new era for the Buffyverse in RING OF FIRE!
This all new direction for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel comic book series begins in… ANGEL & SPIKE #9? That’s right, it’s a new name for a new direction in February 2020 as acclaimed filmmaker and writer Bryan Edward Hill (American Carnage, Fallen Angels) and rising star artist Gleb Melnikov, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more) plunge the City of Angels into mayhem.
But as Gunn, Fred, Lorne and Lilith fight back against the evil that’s infected their city, they can’t do without the help of their vampire leader…Spike! As TEAM SPIKE faces down the new threat of legal firm Wolfram & Hart, there’s one question on everyone’s minds: What happened to Angel?
In the aftermath of Hellmouth, the new normal looks like a RING OF FIRE, unfolding in issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the new Angel & Spike ongoing series, beginning with ANGEL & SPIKE #9. Read closely, because each issue will have clues leading to an unprecedented revelation that will leave every Buffyverse fan stunned!
ANGEL & SPIKE #9 features main covers by artist Dan Panosian (Slots), along with variant covers by acclaimed artists Vanesa R. Del Rey (Redlands), Scott Buoncristiano (Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections, Dead Rabbit), and Jonas Scharf (Bone Parish, Avengers Halloween Special)
“Betrayal, heartache, and violence are what the new TEAM SPIKE have to look forward to in the post-Hellmouth landscape we’re calling RING OF FIRE,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “You know, all the good stuff! They think evil has landed in Los Angeles, but what they’ll find is that it’s been there all along, and the source they discover is staggering.”
ANGEL & SPIKE 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.
Print copies of ANGEL & SPIKE #9 will be available for sale on February 26, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.