I was working on acquiring two different series.
And didn't know it.
Because I am dumb.
See, there's "Angel: The Curse," and "Angel: Old Friends." I didn't notice the difference until I got them out just now, because I was just kind of buying them and not reading them because I'm a "must read them in order" whore. Only I've got #1, #3, and #4 of "The Curse," and #2, #4, and #5 of "Old Friends." So, yes, I have 1-5... in two different series. Which doesn't help me. The only piece of mercy in all this is that I somehow managed to not duplicate issues.
"The Curse" has a TPB out. But I don't know if it has all the cover variants. They usually do, I think. But I don't know, and I'm not sure I want to shell out that much money (around $13 at buy.com) when I've already got three of the comics themselves and could spend $5 less and just get the two I need.
"Old Friends" has a TPB coming out. Same sitch. Don't know if it's going to have all the variant covers or not. IDW's site is being singularly uncooperative in telling me. So is Amazon's. I don't know where else to go, because I'm a complete n00b when it comes to comics. Hell, the only reason I even got into all this was because of the "Serenity" comics. And then I saw the "Angel" comics and went "ooo." *headdesk*
And in case anyone's wondering if they're worth getting...The "Angel: Spotlight" ones have been excellent, especially the Illyria and Wes ones. Those were quite shiny, yes they were. I've enjoyed the Spike ones very much as well.
Well. Guess I'll call the other branch of my comic store and see if they have any info for me.