This article deals with Dark Horse Angel & Faith material published in oversized hardcover books (12.4 x 8.3 inches or 31.5 x 21 cm), printed on thick glossy paper, with a bookmark ribbon. This is the first volume of season 9, and also the first volume dedicated to the Angel & Faith series (see also the end of this article).
Angel & Faith Season 9 Vol 1 was published in April 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-61655-712-6, cover price 29,99$, 280 pages) and edited by Scott Allie. This edition is designed by Justin Couch and here we have a pink theme design (bookmark included). Second and third of cover feature the same illustration.
Below, a picture for size comparison with a regular floppy comics (Season 9 issue #1), and a zoom of the high quality binding.
This edition comes with an illustrated dust jacket and front inner cover, both illustrated by Steve Morris (also in charge of the chapter break art). The inner back cover as well as the second and third of cover (same drawing) are illustrated by Rebekha Isaacs.
|back cover by Rebekha Isaacs|
|odd choice for a spine to not be numbered|
Chapter break art using all regular virgin cover illustrations are from Steve Morris (with 'pinked' art by Rebekha Isaacs at the end of each chapter).
|art by Phil Noto|
|art by Chris Samnee|
This volume finishes with 32 pages of extra material including an exhaustive cover gallery (see the list below) and a fully illustrated referenced art section (sketches, layouts, commissioned pieces).
- Joe Chen variant cover for issue #1
- Georges Jeanty variant cover for issue #1 celebrating Dark Horse 25th anniversary
- all nine Rebekha Isaacs variant covers for issues #2 to #10,
- Live Through This and Daddy Issues TPB covers by Steve Morris,
- standard (Steve Morris) and variant (Georges Jeanty) covers for the unpublished Drusilla series.
|right, Joe Chen variant cover for issue #1|
|right Rebekha Isaacs variant cover for issue #3|
|Live Through This TPB cover by Steve Morris|
|pencils and final variant cover for issue #9 by Rebekha Isaacs|