Good news for fans of Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse as Dark Horse Comics has announced that Angel will be returning to the Dark Horse stable in 2011, allowing Whedon’s vampire detective to continue his adventures in a new title running alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine.
From the Press Release:
Dark Horse’s Angel will bring the beloved characters from Whedon’s longest-running shows under one roof, allowing for new and exciting explorations of the Buffyverse featuring favorites from the casts of both series.
“I’ve always regretted letting Angel go in the first place,” Dark Horse Comics senior managing editor Scott Allie said, “so we’re really excited about getting him back as well as all his supporting cast. It’s necessary for how Joss wants to handle [Buffy] Season Nine, details of which will start spilling out in the months to come. Right now we’ve got to wrap up Season Eight, and IDW still has a good long run of books before Season Nine starts.”
IDW Publishing confirmed that it will launch the company’s final Angel story arc in November. This closing six-issue arc will serve as a bridge to Dark Horse Comics, which will pick up the series in late 2011. Under the direction of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel creator Joss Whedon, all parties are working together for as seamless a transition as possible. The companies have been coordinating storylines in both Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight and IDW’s Angel, creating a greater sense of cohesion and cooperation to ensure that this transition is true to both ongoing storylines and to the faithful fans of both series.
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