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Angel Omnibus (Angel Comics (Buffy Vampire Slayer))

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Heralding the return of Angel to Dark Horse Comics Angel Omnibus collects all of the orginal Dark Horse Angel comics to date, and features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), and Christopher Golden (Baltimore). Set during seasons one and two of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear - Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, G...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 20th 2011 by Dark Horse (first published July 5th 2007)
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VampireNovelFan
ARC Provided by NetGalley

This Angel omnibus includes 12 stories, so you definitely get your fill. It’s like a marathon. I enjoyed the dialogue, pacing, and action, but the art could have been better. The coloring was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. In terms of proportions and character design, there wasn’t always a good consistency, so at best I was indifferent about reading the story in this form since I didn’t necessarily like or hate looking at it. It should sell because of its t...more
Tracey, librarian on strike
This was a free loaner from Netgalley – thanks to them.

Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed in this. My understanding was that Joss Whedon was involved, and my expectation was that there would be some of the humor and intelligence the tv series showed. For the most part, that isn't the case. Most of this omnibus is painfully unfunny. There was a story arc for the first several issues in the collection, which does not excuse the silly repetitiveness.

The introduction talks about the problems...more
the golden witch.
Just like the synopsis says – for those looking to star the “After the Fall” series (written at the same time as “Buffy: Season 8″) and are looking to remember the TV series, this is definitely for you. This omnibus conveniently collects all of the TV-series era comics that were released while the show was still on the air in anticipation of the release of the “After the Fall” series. As I definitely needed the reminder, this omnibus was wonderfully helpful, and saved me some time instead of hav...more
Jody
I was a huge fan of the tv show Angel. I loved the idea of a vampire with a soul doing good deeds to make amends for all the wrongs he did early in life. When it went off the air it was a sad day indeed. That's why I was excited to come across the Dark Horse Comics release of a collection of the Angel comic books released to date and focusing on the first two seasons of the television show. Conceived by show creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity, Those Left Behind), Christopher Golden (B...more
Andy Shuping
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Do you love the Angel TV series? Do you worship at the altar of Joss Whedon? Then this may just be the book for you. It takes place in the Angel world at the beginning of season 1 and just before season 2. Read as Angel and his team take on and solve a variety of mysteries, crimes, and do their best to save the world.

I'm a huge fan of the Angel TV series and the book is...mildly disappointing. They write in the intro that they really started the comic a bit too soon...more
Cale
This is the full collection of Dark Horse Angel comics prior to the series moving to IDW. I hadn't read most of these, and it was an interesting chance to revisit Angel - most of these took place early in the series, so characters like Doyle and Kate are prominent, and Gunn barely even shows up.
None of the stories are earth-shattering, but several are enjoyable. There's a lot of Cordelia, and for the most part they get her voice down well; Angel is basically his brooding self with little depth...more
Jenny
My ongoing love of the Buffyverse meant that I've arrived here. Not a bad place to be; but clearly a work exploring and establishing what it means for Angel to have his own identity and narrative apart from Buffy. Which means it's not always focused or clear. But overall the stories are enjoyable.
Ahmed Naguib
Not a big fan of the stories. The art and colors could've been better. No Wolfram and Hart in any of the stories which is quite lame.
Nicki Markus
I actually enjoyed this book much more than the ones for season 8 of Buffy that I read recently. I think that was because the stories in this anthology blend in so well with the TV series. Some of the stuff in Buffy seemed too extreme to have been used in a televised version, whereas these stories could easily have been TV episodes in their own right.

These stories take place over the first two seasons of the TV show and are wonderful additions to the canon. This is a must for any Angel fans out...more
Greg
I didn't think this collection was bad but perhaps a little clunky. I appreciated Allie's introduction which. Gives some context as to why this might have been. I agree that the handling of Doyle's death could have been better and maybe it would have been wise to wait u tip the show got its feet under it before rushing to produce comics. Generally the stories were good and the characters accurate. The short story, Point of Order, in my opinion, was a little gem of genius.
April
I really enjoyed this collection of Angel comics. The panels were well drawn and the story line made sense and fit right in with the TV show, as these stories took place during the first two seasons of the show. I enjoyed the dialogue because it had the same witty characteristics that the characters used in the show. These are a nice lead in to the Angel: After the Fall graphic novel series.
Kate McCartney
Fun to take a look back at Angels earlier days.
Isnotapipe
It was honestly good, but didn't live up to the Buffy Universe. Angel itself, was always kind sub-par for Whedon, and many of the stories in this omnibus were pretty good, but still not ideal. Worth the read if you're a big fan, but otherwise, you're not missing much.
Angela
A series of stories set at the beginning of the Angel TV series. There's some fun ones here, I particularly liked Cordelia, when a demon attacked her flat. The last story in the book is written by Whedon, and is well worth a read. A good read.
Adam Ross
A really solid collection of Angel comics, mostly unconnected to the oversight of Joss Whedon, though he has a brief story in the collection. Still, they maintained both the sound and feel of the show, which is the most important element.
Christopher Ryan
Very satisfying.
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Joss Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures.

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