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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order Checklist

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order Checklist

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Fans of the Buffyverse can all agree on two things:

  1. Buffy is a bad-ass Slayer
  2. It’s bad news if the Hellmouth is opened.

In the first comic book event of Boom Studio’s modern re-imagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the gates of the Hellmouth are wide open and the Scooby Gang must take on whatever comes out of it. But they won’t be completely alone. Angel will be involved too and will do anything to make sure it’s closed.

Comic book events can be confusing. Luckily, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order Checklist is here to make things as easy as possible. Read on to find out everything you need to know including the recommended reading order, release dates, background reading, and much more.

Where Can I Buy Buffy Comics?

Boom Studios’ Buffy and Angel comics can be found at comic book stores, online stores, Comixology, and on eBay.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 1: High School Is Hell cover by Matt Taylor.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 1: High School Is Hell cover by Matt Taylor.

Background Reading

If you’re looking to do some background reading, these are the comics to track down:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-7
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.

These comics are available in the following collections:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 1: High School Is Hell (Collects issues #1-4)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 2: (Collects issues #5-9) [Available February 25th, 2020]

Angel #0-4
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Gleb Melnikov.

These comics are available in Angel Volume 1, which is available September 25th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1
Written by Mairghread Scott, Celia Lowenthal, and Alexa Sharpe. Art by Celia Lowenthal, Ornella Savarese, and Alexa Sharpe.

This one-shot special features different Slayers from history and explores the heritage of the role. This also explores the history of the Hellmouth with a story set in 1808 Sunnydale.

Do I Need To Read The Dark Horse Comics?

It is not necessary to read the Dark Horse comic book series as the comics under Boom Studios are part of a rebooted timeline.

Do I Need To Read The Tie-Ins?

Tie-ins add extra dimensions to the story, telling it from the perspective of specific characters or show events from behind the scenes.

It’s totally up to you if you want to skip them. The main story will be told in Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1-5 so you won’t miss anything important. But if you’re enjoying the event and want even more then the tie-ins are worth exploring.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 cover by Jenny Frison.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 cover by Jenny Frison.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 (The Road to Hellmouth)
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.
Available on September 4th.

Angel #5 (The Road to Hellmouth)
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Gleb Melnikov.
Available on September 25th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 (of 5)
Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert. Art by Eleonora Carlini.
Available on October 9th.

Angel #6 (Tie-in)
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Gleb Melnikov.
Available on October 23rd.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #9 (Tie-in)
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.
Available on November 6th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #2 (of 5)
Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert. Art by Eleonora Carlini.
Available on November 13th.

Angel #7 (Tie-in)
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Gleb Melnikov.
Available on November 27th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #10 (Tie-in)
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.
Available on December 4th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #3 (of 5)
Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert. Art by Eleonora Carlini.
Available on December 18th.

Angel #8 (Tie-in)
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Gleb Melnikov.
Available on December 18th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #11 (Tie-in)
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.
Available on January 1st.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #4 (of 5)
Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert. Art by Eleonora Carlini.
Available on January 8th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #12 (Tie-in)
Written by Jordie Bellaire. Art by David López.
Available in February 5th.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #5 (of 5)
Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert. Art by Eleonora Carlini.
Available in February 12th.

After Hellmouth

If you want to know what happens next, check out the following comics:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13 onwards

The next Buddy arc is called Ring of Fire and it will pick-up after the events of Hellmouth.

Angel and Spike #9

The Angel series becomes Angel and Spike after Hellmouth. This series’ post-Hellmouth arc is also called Ring of Fire, which hints that both series will be closely connected.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1

This will be a five-part miniseries that explores what Willow does after Hellmouth. This will begin on June 10th.

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  • Hey, thanks so much for providing this! I already collect all the series monthly, but I fell behind on picking them up at my LCS. I just bought them all on Sunday and had no idea where to start for the Hellmouth storyline, so this is very much appreciated!

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