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May 03 2010

(SPOILER) io9 interview with Buffy Season 8 writer Brad Meltzer. Some minor spoilers about what to expect (one-liners, and a teasing "I will reveal nothing").

April 19 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy #34 vs Swamp Thing #34. Bleeding Cool ponders the similarities that the Buffy issue had with Promethea #10 and indeed the aforementioned Swamp Thing issue (contains NSFW images).

April 15 2010

(SPOILER) Just what did Buffy say in Buffy #34? ComicsAlliance has some thoughts on what was said in a certain wordless NSFW panel in the latest issue.

April 09 2010

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 8: "The Sex Issue". CBR continues with its on-going series of taking a look behind-the-scenes of Buffy Season 8.

April 07 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #34. It's the third part of Brad Meltzer's Twilight arc. Are you on tenterhooks to find out what happens next?

April 06 2010

(SPOILER) Buffyfest advanced review of Buffy Season 8 #34. They got to read it early. More...

April 05 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art for Buffy #37. Wasn't expecting that.

March 29 2010

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 8 #34. Part III of "Twilight" out next week.

March 06 2010

(SPOILER) The full and final Scott Allie Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #33. This will be the last Q/A that Scott Allie does at Slayalive but it was a big one.

March 03 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #33. It's the second part of Brad Meltzer's Twilight arc (and yes it's that issue, the one everyone has been waiting for).

March 02 2010

Buffy Season 8 Vol 6: 'Retreat' released this week. The tpb collects Jane Espenson's five part arc (issues 26-30).

March 01 2010

(SPOILER) Newsarama interview with Brad Meltzer. Coincides with this week's release of Season 8 #33. Note: interview does not name Twilight's true identity, but enough clues to figure it out. Includes some pages from the issue.

February 08 2010

(SPOILER) Full Scott Allie Q/A for Buffy #32. Spoilers for Twilight's identity are talked about.

February 05 2010

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's commentary for Buffy #31 and #32. It's the start of a new monthly feature called "Behind Buffy Season 8" at Comic Book Resources. Amongst the insight into various panels, there's a teaser page from Buffy #33.

February 03 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #32. The first part of Brad Meltzer's "Twilight" arc comes out today.

February 01 2010

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty discusses Buffy season 8. Nothing real spoilery, if you've read most of his Q&As with SlayAlive, or with any site really. But I tagged it just in case (ETA: Sunfire just brought it to my attention that the preview pages for #32 does warrant the tag).
(SPOILER) How Buffy got her groove back. says Brad Meltzer's writing debut in Buffy #32 "is a return to form for the series".

January 25 2010

Buffy Season 8 Volume 3 is a 'Great Graphic Novel for Teens'. The American Library Association picked Drew Goddard's 'Wolves at the Gate' arc as one of their graphic novels that met "the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens" in 2010.

January 19 2010

(SPOILER) Scott Allie Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #31 and the Twilight reveal. MAJOR SPOILERS for Twilightgate. Not surprising this was a major topic of the Q/A.

January 16 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 artist Georges Jeanty on the Twilight reveal. He also talks about why he thinks Season 8 will "stand as one of the most important seasons of the series".

January 15 2010

Jackie Kessler talks more about her Buffy Season 8 webcomic. The first part of 'Tales of the Vampires: Carpe Noctem' was previewed last week. And the second part will be appear at the MySpace Dark Horse Presents site on February 3rd.

January 13 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #31. Titled 'Turbulence', this one-shot Season 8 story is written by Joss.
Buffy Season 8 nominated for GLAAD Media Award. It got nominated in the "Outstanding Comic Book" category (which it won last year). More...

January 11 2010

(SPOILER) Twilightgate Day 5 - the Dark Horse Dispatch to retailers. Bleeding Cool gets a hold of it - aside from the comments about the buzz and the reveal, Buffy #34 will have a "mature-themes notice". More...
(SPOILER) Twilight-gate rumbles on (and on). Bleeding Cool reports on the latest fallout from the Buffy season 8 reveal.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon on Buffy Season 8 #35. Courtesy of Link contains very spoilerish images, if you haven't already been spoiled about the Twilight reveal. There are 2 covers by Chen.

January 09 2010

(SPOILER) Chris Ryall contributes to the "Who REALLY is Twilight?" debate. The main guy at IDW posts on his blog a teaser cover for a future series.. and makes us wonder whether they are in in the joke.. or not.. ETA: Brian Lynch tweeted earlier "Yes, came up with the idea last night, Franco drew it today. Dude is great. Kudos to Chris and IDW for putting it together".
Read the first part of 'Tales Of The Vampires: Carpe Noctem'. There's a related interview with the writer over at MTV's Splash Page. Looks like the story will be a very worthy addition to Buffy Season 8.

January 08 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 shocker - Twilight's identity is revealed. Shame we didn't get to find out about it in the comic book. More...

January 04 2010

Carpe Noctem - the next Tale of the Vampires story. Writer Jackie Kessler tells Comic Book Resources all about her webcomic set during Buffy Season 8.

December 23 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of the Willow one-shot comic. It's written by Joss with interior art by Karl Moline.

December 21 2009

(SPOILER) Preview Pages For Buffy Season 8 #31.
Buffy Season Eight #23 Signed by Tom Lenk for Charity. Buffy Season Eight #23 signed by Tom Lenk. Benefits go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. More...

December 11 2009

(SPOILER) Brad Meltzer Buffy Season 8 Interview At MTV Splash Page. Two preview pages for issue 32 as well.

December 02 2009

Editor Scott Allie talks about upcoming Twilight reveal in Buffy Season 8. Article title reveals which specific issue will have Twilight's unmasking. There's also a rather surprising reveal on the cover art.

December 01 2009

Jane Espenson Talks Buffy Season 8 And #30 Ending. Compares the ending of "I Was Made To Love You" to the ending of "Retreat."
(SPOILER) Five page preview of the Willow one shot comic. The comic goes on sale December 23.

November 18 2009

Brad Meltzer jumps into the Buffyverse. The bestselling author tells of how he came to be writing season 8 and what to expect in his upcoming arc.

November 09 2009

(SPOILER) First look at Georges Jeanty's cover for Buffy #32. What. The. Frak. (Jo Chen's cover can be seen here). More...

November 07 2009

For the love of Buffy Season 8. A Comic Book Daily columnist tells us why Buffy is the comic book that he must have every month.

November 04 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #30. It's the conclusion to Jane Espenson's Season 8 'Retreat' arc.

October 19 2009

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #30. The final part of Jane Espenson's 'Retreat' arc will be out on November 4th.

October 11 2009

Recap of the Buffy season 8 panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen and Scott Allie were there to answer questions from fans. Amongst the Buffy tidbits, there's an update on the status of the Shepherd Book mini-series.

October 07 2009

Five questions with Jo Chen. The Buffy season 8 artist talks her work at Dark Horse and whether she's going to do any more of her own work.

October 06 2009

(SPOILER) Plot info and cover art for Buffy #31. This Joss penned tale will be out in January.

September 29 2009

Buffy Season 8 'Predators and Prey' tpb out this week. The fifth volume collects issues #21 - 25 and also includes the short stories "Harmony Bites" and "Vampy Cat Play Friend" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

September 13 2009

(SPOILER) Full Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #28. 25 questions answered.

September 08 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and details for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow. The Season 8 one-shot comes out in December. There's also info about the Buffy GelaSkins and the re-release of the Buffy Supernatural Defense Kit.

September 04 2009

Larger pic of the cover art for the sixth Buffy season 8 volume. As provided by Jo Chen. She also addresses the misconception that she's leaving the series.

September 02 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #28. The third part of Jane Espenson's 'Retreat' arc may provoke a lot of debate.

August 26 2009

(SPOILER) Regarding the next issue of Buffy Season 8. A TFAW blogger talks about her sneak peek at #28. Looks like the issue could prove to be a major talking point for the fandom. More...

August 21 2009

Coming soon - a trailer for the Buffy Season 8 adaption? and Amazon both list this trailer as being on the Bones Season 4 DVD. Will the trailer be for a motion comic or a full blown animated series? More...

August 14 2009

If We Ran Entertainment Weekly... we would totally run this fake EW Whedonverse cover every single week. Check out The TV Addict's preference over the endless Twilight covers we've been getting. More...

August 05 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #27. It's the second part of Jane Espenson's 'Retreat' arc.

July 14 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #29. The fourth part of Jane Espenson's arc will be out in October. And fans of Sugarshock will be pleased to hear that they'll be able to buy it in single issue format that month as well.

July 13 2009

Chart positions for Tales of the Vampires and Angel #22. ICV2 has the rundown of June's comic book titles and the vampiric one-shot has done particularly good, to be a one-shot, in an extremely number one-filled month.

July 05 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Q&A for Buffy #26. You know the drill. The cool people at SlayAlive shoot Q's, the suave Scott shoots A's back.

July 01 2009

'Always Darkest' - A Buffy Season 8 Tale. The highly entertaining story by Joss and Jo is now available for your perusal.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #26. Titled 'Retreat', it's the start of Jane Espenson's brand new Buffy season 8 arc.

June 26 2009

(SPOILER) The third preview of Buffy #26. This particular sneak peek has one more page of Espenson goodness than the last preview.

June 15 2009

Comics chart for May. Buffy #25 "Living Doll" gets the 14th position while Angel 21 leads the indie comics' chart. A good showing, all in all. More...

June 08 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Q&A for Tales of the Vampires. Dark Horse' editor in chief answers fan questions over at Slayalive and reveals a new small project for the Buffyverse.
Buffy Season 8 nominated for British Fantasy Award. The third volume in the series 'Wolves at the Gate' got nominated in the "Best Comic - Graphic Novel" category. More details over at the British Fantasy Society website.

May 23 2009

'Time of Your Life' tops New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list. The fourth volume of Buffy Season 8 took the number one slot in the paperback section for the week of May 16th.

May 20 2009

Comics chart for April. Sales for last month's Whedonverse comics are out, and it looks like they have slipped quite a bit from March. More...
(SPOILER) Jane Espenson talks Buffy Season 8. She tells Comic Book Resources about her upcoming arc and there's some preview art from #26 as well.

May 13 2009

(SPOILER) Buffy, Becky, and Tales of the Vampires. Becky Cloonan tells Newsarama all about her upcoming Buffy Season 8 one-shot.

May 12 2009

(SPOILER) First look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires. This Season 8 Interlude tale will be out in June.

May 09 2009

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Zone gets updated with new info. And there's some interesting hints on what to expect from the Joss/Jo two page Buffy comic strip for MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

May 07 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #27. The second part of Jane Espenson's arc will be out in August.

May 06 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #25. This story is penned by Doug Petrie ("Fool For Love", "Bad Girls", "Beneath You"). The Buffy Season 8 Volume 4 "Time of Your Life" tpb also comes out in comic book shops today.

April 28 2009

Buffy Season 8 Cover Artist in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2nd. Jo Chen, the cover artist for many Buffy Season 8 issues, will be a special guest at the Free Comic Day event held at Collectors Corner. More...

April 27 2009

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #25 "Living Doll". Newsarama has a five page preview of the issue, which comes out next week.

April 01 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #24. Titled 'Safe', this issue is written by Jim Krueger (Earth X, Justice) and is set around a special partnership.

March 29 2009

Buffy Season 8 wins GLAAD Media Award. The awards are there to "to recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives" and Buffy won in the "Outstanding Comic Book" category. More...

March 26 2009

Details for the 4th volume of MySpace Dark Horse Presents. "Joss Whedon teams with Season Eight cover artist Jo Chen for a special Buffy the Vampire Slayer story". More...

March 22 2009

Buffy Season 8 is a New York Times Best Seller. The third volume made its debut entry onto this week's Graphic Books (Paperback) Best Seller List.

March 19 2009

Did she say yes? The outcome of the Buffy #22 marriage proposal. Dark Horse's Scott Allie lets us know what happened with Dillon's letter. More...

March 18 2009

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 Volume 5 gets listed on Spoilers fans might want to read the 'Production Description' to get a glimpse of what happens in the last two issues of the 'Predator And Prey' arc.

March 04 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #23. Come with us now, if you will, gentle readers. Join us on a new voyage of the mind, a little tale we like to call: "Buffy, A Slayer of the Vampyrs".

February 19 2009

(SPOILER) What to expect from Buffy #24. Jim Krueger tells Comic Book Resources all about this very special one-shot.
(SPOILER) More preview pages from Buffy 8.23 "Predators and Prey". Newsarama offers us seven pages from next month's Season Eight comic book. It's longer than Dark Horse's preview.

February 05 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Buffy #25. Blimey. This one is penned by Doug Petrie.

February 04 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #22. It's oh so horribly cute. More...

February 03 2009

(SPOILER) MySpace Dark Horse Presents "Vampy Cat Play Friend". The special tie-in for Buffy Season 8 #22 Swell. Story written by Steven S. DeKnight and illustrated by Camilla D'Errico.

January 30 2009

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #23 preview pages. Dark Horse posted two pages for "Predators and Prey".

January 26 2009

Buffy Season 8 nominated for GLAAD Media Award. It goes up against The Alcoholic, Final Crisis: Revelations, Secret Six and Young Avengers Presents in the category of Outstanding Comic Book.

January 23 2009

Buffy season 8 - Wolves at the Gate featured in NPR's "Books We Like". "[It] is particularly good, with a fast-moving plot and plenty of whimsical repartee".

January 20 2009

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for December. Buffy #20 came in at no. 17 shifting an estimated 71,896 copies while Angel: After The Fall #15 took 64th place shifting an estimated 37,649 copies. More...

January 09 2009

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #24 variant cover. Jeanty's cover art for Buffy Season 8 #24. Spoiler tag just in case...

January 08 2009

Who buys Buffy season 8? Based on the phenomenal sales of Buffy at one particular comic book shop in 2008, a Newsarama blogger asks "I'd love to see the breakdown, if it were possible, of the buyers of Buffy comics". One possible category could be "Heroes actresses".

January 07 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #21. Does everything change with this issue? Find out and see. ETA: Read a special blog by this issue's lead character over at MTV's Splash Page.
(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Buffy #24. Stunning art work by Jo Chen. There's also details about the seventh Buffy omnibus out on June 23rd. More...

January 06 2009

'Harmony Bites' - a Buffy Season 8 tale. Karl Moline and Jane Espenson collaborate to bring us "Harmony Bites".

January 05 2009

(SPOILER) More preview pages for this week's Buffy #21. Also a preview page for the MySpace Dark Horse Presents tie-in to the issue by Jane Espenson and Karl Moline.

January 04 2009

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty - eleven questions asked. Interesting insights into how he draws Buffy season 8. And there's details about a cool little in-joke for the next issue of Buffy. More...

December 17 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #20. It's a very special "animated" episode of Buffy.

December 16 2008

Bid for Buffy season 8 original artwork. Inker Andy Owens has donated a page from Buffy #11 to held raise funds for the Faber family. "Rich [Faber] is a well-known comic book inker and co-creator of the indy superhero series Buzzboy. His wife Traci is battling Stage 4 metastic melanoma" and they need all the help they can get "pay for costly cancer treatments for Traci". More...
(SPOILER) Jeph Loeb talks Buffy. His highly anticipated Buffy Season 8 debut comes out tomorrow. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the comic book will go to the Sam Loeb Charity Fund.

December 15 2008

Buffyverse overload: Buffy #20 and Angel ATF # 15 ship this week. Confirmed by Previews.

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