Media Release — After just one day in stores, Bill Willingham’s first Angel issue has sold out, and IDW Publishing will rush a second printing to market. Angel #28 is the first issue featuring multiple Eisner Award-winner Willingham as the writer, and kicks off a new six-issue storyline, entitled “The Crown Prince Syndrome.” The second printing of Angel #28 will be available on January 6th, and will feature an all-new cover by Brian Denham.
Begun in this sold out issue, Willingham delivers a gripping story as Angel struggles with his new-found celebrity and the myriad of moral complications it creates. Joining Willingham on the book as the new regular artist is Denham (The X-Files). Jenny Frison will create distinctive new covers for each issue, and former Angel artist David Messina will offer up variant covers.
“Bill brings a lot of fun and depth to this storyline, not to mention these iconic characters, so I’m very pleased we’re already in our second printing,” said IDW associate editor Mariah Huehner. “Hopefully the fans will continue to enjoy the story we’re telling. I can promise you, it only gets better from here.”
Willingham’s first story arc focuses on what life is like for Angel now that the Fall is over and he’s become the idolized, adored, and extremely visible hero of L.A. Angel’s fame definitely makes it harder for him to brood in peace, and the lack of anonymity creates a whole new level of threat, unlike anything he’s used to. “The Crown Prince Syndrome” also reveals what life is like for the rest of the team, especially Connor, who finds out that being a “chosen one” isn’t anywhere near as easy as his dad makes it look.
Each issue in this arc will also feature a special parallel story by Bill Williams and Messina, introducing a brand-new character created by Willingham and Williams, Eddie Hope.
Angel #28, second printing ($3.99, 32 pages) will be available in stores on January 6, 2010. Diamond order code OCT09 8192.
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