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.