Kate
Kate asked:

Should I read the "Angel After The Fall" graphic novel as well? I know that they are different companies so I'm curious if they match up or not.

TJ "After the Fall" is considered the sixth season of Angel. If you liked Angel and series and want to see what happens next, read it! It's extremely good and it is canon, as Joss plotted out the series with the writer, Brian Lynch. "After the Fall" does not connect to "Season 8" much, but it is referenced briefly in "Angel & Faith", which is a part of "Season 9".

Yes, you should read it if you're a fan of Angel's side of the 'verse as well. It's canon and counts and it's an awesome story. It's published by a different company, but Joss Whedon made sure it fit in in the Buffyverse.

IDW published more issues after "After the Fall" though, ones that Joss was not involved with, thus they are not considered canon. He did collaborate with "After the Fall" writer Brian Lynch one more time though with the eight-part series "Spike", which heavily ties into "Season 8". So if you're looking to read all the materials that DO fit into the canon Buffyverse from IDW, those include:

Angel: After the Fall #1-17
Spike: After the Fall #1-4
Spike #1-8

There are a few issues that are /practically/ canon, as they were written by Brian Lynch and tie into the "After the Fall" and "Spike" stories, but Joss had no hands on involvement in them. But these issues are heavily referenced/related to confirmed canon:

Angel: After the Fall - Epilogue #23
Angel: After the Fall - Drusilla #24-25
Spike: Asylum & Spike: Shadow Puppets (take place during Angel Season 5, and introduce important characters related to Spike used in "After the Fall" and "Spike")

And just to wrap it up, the final issue of Angel published under IDW was "Angel: Yearbook", which was a fun, long issue with great short stories, specifically one written by Brian Lynch. I'd recommend reading it if you've enjoyed the other issues listed.

So I'll leave you with a reading order:

Spike: Asylum
Spike: Shadow Puppets
Angel: After the Fall #1-17
Spike: After the Fall #1-4
Angel: After the Fall - Epilogue #23
Angel: After the Fall - Drusilla #24-25
Spike #1-8

^ Those are the gist of everything important under the IDW publishing. You could totally just read "Angel: After the Fall" and be fine, but "Spike: After the Fall" is pretty important too, and the rest is required to get full enjoyment out of the story being told. And then of course "Spike #1-8" is a great lead-in to "Buffy Season 8", but the previous Spike miniseries are really needed to know the characters in use there as well. Hope that helped. :)
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