The start to the impending crossover begins in Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov's Angel #5, with the eponymous vampire realizing his purpose to keep the demonic Hellmouth sealed, at all costs. The main cover by Dan Panosian and variants by Scott Buoncristiano and Troy Nixey are below.
"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," explained BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer in a statement. "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!”
BOOM! further teased that the two comic book series in the BuffyVerse were moving closer together by releasing a set of interconnected covers for September, hinting the start of a third series, possibly named Hellmouth. With the news that the series will be indeed be crossing over, Buffy and Angel are set for their first meeting in the new comic book continuity.
Angel #5 is written by Bryan Edward Hill and illustrated by Gleb Melnikov. It is scheduled to hit stores on September 25 from BOOM! Studios.