Thursday, October 21, 2021


Joseph Self’s…

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After the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the character of Angel became so popular, he was spun-off into his own television series. Following the show came the accompanying comic books with even more adventures where the television series left off.


Angel: The Curse

Angel, the first true love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, managed to spin his popularity into his own books, comics and TV series. In his first adventure since the end of that show, the vampire has left his friends behind to pursue a personal quest.

Over a hundred years ago, Romanian Gypsies cursed Angel with the burden of a human soul, and after years of redeeming his evil acts, he’s finally seeking their forgiveness, and the removal of the curse’s “true happiness” clause.

Unfortunately, he finds the once-proud Gypsies suffering under the iron rule of a powerful warlord — one whose commands are enforced by an army of vampires!

After years with a team, does Angel still have what it takes to win a revolution on his own? And what about the people he’s trying to help? Half of them would just as soon kill him than accept his help…





Angel: Old Friends

After years of fighting evil supernatural menaces, and once again averting Armageddon at the end of his TV series, Angel, the vampire cursed with a human soul, is enjoying a much-deserved retirement… alone, and very far away from his friends and enemies alike.

Naturally, that’s about to change. When a series of vampiric slayings — with witnesses describing a pointy-toothed cocky Brit in a trenchcoat - bloodies the streets of LA, Angel reluctantly returns to the city expecting a final showdown with his sometimes ally Spike.

But his reunion with his old team — Gunn, Wesley, and Illyria — is marred by the realization that someone very powerful is once again playing tricks on them. When nothing is quite what it seems, and your friends aren’t necessarily who they appear to be, then how do you know who to trust? And if you can’t trust anyone, how do you when you’ve won?


From his secret Rocky Mountain refuge 9200 feet above the world, Joe indulges his passion for comics and other alternate realities, including his own. A long-time writer for ComicBase, his name is a veritable pun generator. You can e-mail your questions and suggestions to Joe at

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