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Issue 16 wraps everything up very quickly. Fred is a God, Angel kills Lilah, the gang end up at the Hyperion and they are entering the Multiverse. So it's the end for these versions of the gang, but other versions will appear in teh multiverse over on Buffy.
What a disappointing end to the series which was so strong until the new writer took over. It felt very rushed, you can tell this was a last minute cancellation and they had to wrap up the arc in just one issue when it should have lasted another two or three. Really curious what led to the decision, did sales drop significantly with the new writer?
Okay yeah, I just looked up the sales and between June and September the Angel series dropped from 131 best selling to 212 so I'm assuming that trend continued and the October sales were even worse.
Meanwhile Buffy has been consistently hitting around 150 during that same period, even peaking as high as 29th during May.
Even the Willow miniseries consistently performed the same if not better than the Buffy main series, Angel has been the weakest link in the franchise and getting progressively worse sales since the new writer was announced.
Pretty gutted about this, the first arc with the original writer was fantastic. The new writer and artist really screwed the pooch. It feels very reactionary to cancel it so soon.
Sadly I think this could be the death of ‘Angel’ as it’s own franchise. Why would anyone bother trying again if they’ve found it to be unprofitable so quickly?