IDW's "Angel" Miniseries Ready To Sink Its Teeth Into Comics This June

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA (March 21, 2005) The long, agonizing wait is over! The return of Joss Whedon's fan-favorite character is just around the bend with the June debut of the Angel: The Curse 5-issue miniseries from IDW Publishing.

This, the first of many planned Angel outings from IDW, details Angel's search for the Romanian Gypsy clan that cursed him in the distant past. But he's thrown into conflict when he finds the clan oppressed by a local warlord in command of a fearsome vampire army. Angel must fight, alone, against this evil while at the same time jeopardizing his chances of altering the curse.

This miniseries features art by Italian artist extraordinaire David Messina and is penned by long-time Angel scribe Jeff Mariotte. Mariotte's intimately acquainted with the character, having written numerous Angel novels, as well as the first official behind-the-scenes series companion, The Angel Casefiles, Vol. 1.

"Fan response to the announced continuation of Angel's story in comics form has been amazing," Mariotte said. "While this miniseries won't answer all the questions remaining from the show's final episode, it will provide plenty of Angel-ic excitement while we all wait together. David Messina's brilliant artwork brings my script to life in a very dramatic way that Angel fans will love."

Angel: The Curse also features a host of exciting variant covers, with #1 boasting work by Igor Kordey, Tim Bradstreet, and Ben Templesmith. Already lined up for the cover of #2 are John Byrne, ChrisCross, Kelsey Shannon, and Roger Robinson.

Angel: The Curse is a five-issue, full color miniseries debuting in June 2005.

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