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"Angel Season 6" Comic Book - Official Press Release

Tuesday 9 October 2007, by Webmaster

Joss Whedon’s Angel Rises at IDW Publishing

Epic New comic series Angel: After The Fall picks up the pieces following the finale of the television series

San Diego, CA (Oct. 8, 2007) - When TV fans last saw Joss Whedon’s vampire-turned-savior Angel, he faced off against endless demon hordes as he and his friends charged forward into a heart-stopping, series-ending cliffhanger. Who lived? Who died? And what happened to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the epic battle?

Fans need wonder no more: IDW Publishing this month releases the debut issue of Angel: After The Fall, the official continuation of the TV show, overseen by Angel co-creator Joss Whedon. Working with a hand-picked creative team, Whedon will mastermind the 12-issue maxiseries told as a monthly, year-long saga. Whedon will co-plot the entire story with series scripter Brian Lynch, while art will be handled by Franco Urro, Lynch’s collaborator on IDW’s Spike: Shadow Puppets limited series, also spinning out of Season Five of the TV show.

"Angel and his friends took a stand because he thought it was the right thing to do," says Lynch. "They fought the good fight, even though they were probably going to lose, even though they were facing insurmountable odds. But that’s the thing about insurmountable odds: surmounting them can be quite a bitch. The series begins to tackle the fallout of Angel’s stand, and what it cost everyone near, around and close to him."

Acclaimed artist Tony Harris, who has worked on Starman and Ex Machina, will provide special alternate covers for the debut issues, along with monthly covers by Urru, Andrew Robinson, and others yet to be announced. "This is the story we’ve wanted to tell since we first started publishing Angel comics three years ago," said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. "More to the point, it’s a story fans have been dying to see, and neither they nor I ever wanted to tell this tale without Joss. So it’s great to have his participation, as well as the great work by Brian and Franco, to proper deliver this epic saga."

The series kicks off in November with a special 27-page story and a preview of a new Brian Lynch zombie comic, and will be shipped monthly thereafter. Along the way, IDW will also release some one-shot stories that tie in to the larger storyline. The first of these will be the April 2008 release Angel: First Night, which details the events at the end of Season Five’s final day as they affected some lesser-seen characters from the show.

Angel: After the Fall #1 arrives in comic stores in November, and is available for pre-order now, with Diamond Order Code SEP07 3739.

About IDW Publishing

IDW PUBLISHING, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, is a publisher of comic books and graphic novels. IDW’s titles range from 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and FALLEN ANGEL to Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS, Fox’s ANGEL, Paramount’s STAR TREK, and many more. The 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film will be released by Sony Pictures on October 19, 2007. More information about the company can be found at www.idwpublishing.com.

About FOX Worldwide Licensing

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.