BOOM! Studios has announced Angel, a brand new eight-issue comic book series available beginning January 2022. Writer Christopher Cantwell, artist Daniel Bayliss, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Becca Carey shine the spotlight on everyone’s favorite vampire with a soul in the role of a lifetime . . . Detective Angel.
‘Welcome to Detective TV, starring Angel and his co-star—Cordelia! But wait, Angel isn’t just a celebrity? Nope, he leads a double life… as a real monster hunter for Angel Investigations!
Sometimes, though, this double life can get his friends into trouble, and as Wesley recovers from a horrific curse, Angel stumbles into a series of supernatural events which lead to him getting sucked into an unexpected and mysterious world. He soon faces a terrifying enemy, who sees him as a threat . . .’
“I love writing character ensemble stories, stories about seemingly random individuals who suddenly find themselves trapped in the orbits of others. Angel has one of the best ensembles to ever grace the TV screen, and theirs is a story about a family of choice,” said Cantwell. “When BOOM! approached me, I leaped at the chance to honor and celebrate the original series in a fresh way, pulling on some loose threads and weaving new ones. It takes all the characters and plays 52 card pick-up with them, reshuffling their roles and identities into a literal alternate universe that LOOKS and FEELS like Angel, but is also something else entirely.”
“I love what BOOM! Studios has done with this series and especially what our incredible writer Chris Cantwell is doing with this story! Here you will see all of our favorite characters in a slightly different reality and yet they all maintain their core and humor in a story that is highly entertaining and with unexpected turns,” said Bayliss. “This has given me the opportunity as an artist to represent great action scenes, creepy creatures and demons, but what I love the most is that Chris also goes a little deeper with the characters and the interactions between them, with more personal situations with which we can relate more closely with the characters. For me, these are the heart and soul of the series, and they have been my favorite scenes when putting ink on the page.”
Featuring main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Nimit Malavia and variant cover art by fan favorite artists InHyuk Lee and Jahoy Lindsay, Angel #1 is scheduled to drop in January 2022.