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December 15 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for November. Buffy season 8 re-enters the top ten with #19 taking eighth place. 'Angel: After The Fall' #14 comes in at no. 47 and is also the top selling book on the Independent Comic Books chart.

December 04 2008

Dark Horse unveils cover art for the 'Time of Your Life' tpb. It's very good indeed. And if you were hoping to read a brand new issue of Buffy season 8 in March, well it seems that you may have to wait till April.

December 02 2008

(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #20. Plus an interview with the writer Jeph Loeb as well. More...

November 26 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #19. It's the long awaited conclusion to Joss Whedon's 'Time of Your Life' arc. And a Q&A with Scott Allie about this particular issue can be found here.

November 25 2008

Whedon Speak: 'Buffy - The Chain'. Find out why issue five of Buffy season 8 matters.
Buffy #19 ships tomorrow. According to Previews.

November 22 2008

Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy season 8. He also mentions that there's hopefully going to be "two different [Serenity] minis over the next year" and maybe Dollhouse comic books too?

November 06 2008

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #19. Six pages to tide you over until the comic book comes out on November 19th.

November 03 2008

"I've definitely got some ideas that are effin' strange". Joss speaks to Vice Magazine about Wonder Woman, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, Buffy season 8 and more.
Georges Jeanty talks Buffy season 8. A very enjoyable interview with the comic book artist.

October 30 2008

(SPOILER) Info for Buffy Season 8 "Time of Your Life" tpb appears on Amazon. It would appear that it gives away the ending for the last issue of the arc. So don't read if you don't want to be spoiled.

October 21 2008

Possible new schedule for Buffy Season 8. Comicbookresources' Lying in the Gutters column has different tentative release dates from Dark Horse's site set for the next three issues. Might issue 22 slip to February ?

October 20 2008

Buffy S8, Angel ATF and Spike ATF's positions in September's comics chart. The Whedonverse books reach the usual excellent rankings for last month's retailer orders. Plus, The Long Way Home TPB is back in the Top 100 and First Night gets in at #20. ICV2 has the estimates.

October 19 2008

Buffy Season 8 awarded with Best Screen to Comic Adaptation at Scream Awards. The award ceremony was hosted last Saturday in LA, and will be screened on Spike TV this Tuesday, October 21 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

October 14 2008

Scott Allie updates the Buffy Zone. Dark Horse' editor apologizes for next issue's delay and gives us the lowdown on how the next arc is shaping up.

October 09 2008

(SPOILER) Cover art and solicitation info for Buffy #22. It's a Steven S. DeKnight penned issue.

September 22 2008

Ask Brad Meltzer. The Buffy season 8 writer and Book of Lies author takes your questions today at 3:00 East Coast USA time, noon Pacific time. More...

September 18 2008

(SPOILER) The shape of things to come in Buffy Season 8. Joss (and Brad) drops some hints about future plots.

September 15 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for August. Buffy and Angel stay much the same as before, Spike takes a little bit of a tumble. More...

September 04 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #18. Will the Slayer(s) survive last month's dramatic revelation?

August 19 2008

Comic books sales continue apace. Estimated sales figures have been released for July 2008, with strong results for Whedon books. Buffy Season 8 #16 sells 82,031 copies, maintaining its top ten position in 10th place; Angel: After the Fall #10 is 51st with 43,024 sold; Spike: After the Fall #1 sells 36,974 with a strong debut in 59th place. More...

August 11 2008

(SPOILER) Cover art for Buffy #20 (now with added nostalgia). Dark Horse releases Georges Jeanty's cover for the "special" twentieth issue. The solicitation info for that issue as well as Jo Chen's cover can be viewed here.

August 07 2008

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Scott Allie answers questions about Buffy Season 8. And yes there is discussion of the tumultuous event that occurred in Buffy #17.

August 04 2008

Buffy #17 and Spike ATF #2 ship this week. According to Previews.

July 27 2008

(SPOILER) Scott Allie reveals the big change in Season 8's next arc. From Dark Horse' panel at SDCC. It's something pretty groundbreaking, folks.

July 26 2008

Joss Whedon talks about his comic books. ComicMix chats with him about Buffy season 8, Angel: After The Fall, A Shepherd's Tale and Fray.

July 25 2008

Today at Comic Con - the Joss Whedon Dark Horse panel. Not only will Buffy season 8 and the Shepherd Book mini-series get discussed but Dr. Horrible as well. Kickoff starts at 1.30pm PT. ETA At the moment is live blogging from the event and we're getting great "as it happens" comments from our Whedonesque posters in attendance. And the big news is that there will be more Dr Horrible. More...

July 02 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #16. Joss returns with the highly anticipated 'Time of Your Life' arc.
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon talks Buffy #16 and beyond. He tells MTV News, "Buffy lends itself to a comic book universe more than anything I've ever done. Buffy is a comic book." Also first details on the season 8 arc Jane Espenson will be writing.

June 30 2008

Reminder: Buffy #16 and Angel #10 ship this week. According to Previews.

June 26 2008

That Joss Whedon schedule at Comic Con in full. The timetable has yet to be confirmed officially but it's looking like the Dr. Horrible/Buffy season 8 panel will be on Friday July 25th at 1:302:30 p.m. and the Dollhouse panel will be on the following day at 12 p.m. More...

June 12 2008

From the mail bag: the accessibility of Buffy season 8. A visually impaired Buffy fan wrote to Whedonesque about his frustration of not being able to follow the series in its new format. He's tried to find audio and electronic formats of the comic book but to no avail. Can anyone help? More...

June 05 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy 8.18 and Wolves at the Gate TPB's solicitation and covers. Comics Continuum has the description and the images for September's issue of Season 8 up. Once again, Jo Chen outdoes herself.. and this Dawn comes from the leftest of fields:-) More...

June 03 2008

Reminder: Buffy #15 ships tomorrow. According to Diamond's shipping list.

May 26 2008

(SPOILER) Pencils from Buffy season 8 'Wolves At The Gate' part 4. Fan meeting Georges Jeanty leads to two snaps of pages from next issue. HUGE spoilers for two particular characters.

May 09 2008

Cover art for the Buffy season 8 'Wolves at the Gate' tpb. has a shipping date of November 1st for this volume but as ever that's subject to change. The website also has cover art for the Serenity: Better Days trade paperback.

May 08 2008

Newsarama shows Buffy Tarot's High Priestess. Well, it's not that hard to guess who she is.

May 07 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #14. The Buffster takes the fight to Japan in the third part of Drew Goddard's 'Wolves at the Gate' arc.

May 05 2008

Buffy #14 and Angel #7 ship this week. Double-dose of the 'verse!

April 25 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy season 8 "Time Of Your Life" poster. Looks like Dark Horse will send retailers this shivers-inducing four-part poster as an incentive. Any chance it might be turned into a series of third variant covers ? It's just that awesome.

April 22 2008

Buffy #12 takes 6th place for March. ICV2 estimates that the issue shipped 88,930 copies to North American comic book stores. The hype for #12 (which turned out to be the Buffy/Satsu romance) led to an increase of around 900 copies on the previous month. Also in March, Serenity: Better Days #1 came in at no. 26 with 62,300 copies shipped and Angel: After The Fall #5 took 31st place, shipping 49,558 copies. More...

April 18 2008

(SPOILER) CBR feature on the upcoming Buffy season 8 arc. There's a first look at the very impressive cover art for issue 17 for starters. And a great interview with Dark Horse's Sierra Hahn about the "Time of Your Life" arc.

April 14 2008

Joss Whedon, Sugarshock! and Buffy Season 8 nominated for 2008 Eisner Awards. Buffy is nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best New Series", Sugarshock! for "Best Digital Comic" and Joss is up for "Best Writer". More...

April 08 2008

Buffy Season 8 wins industry awards. According to the Blog@Newsarama, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 was named Comic Book of the Year Under $3 and Licensed Comic of the Year" at Diamond's 2007 Gem Awards. More...

April 07 2008

(SPOILER) Variant cover art for Buffy #16. The artwork is by Georges Jeanty and the issue will be out on July 2nd.

April 05 2008

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's official solicitation for Buffy #16. Release date and description for part I of Joss' next arc. Will add the variant cover as soon as it's up.

April 03 2008

Article on the start of the German Buffy season 8 on a major website. For those of you interested and capable of reading german, one of the major german papers gave this article on the start of the german version of Buffy season 8. Quite a shiny review. More...

April 02 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #13. Drew Goddard's "Wolves at the Gate" arc continues. So come and tell us what you thought of it.
The top ten things we'd like to see in Buffy and Angel comics. IFMagazine has a list of Buffyverse characters that they'd like to see appear in Buffy Season 8 and Angel: After The Fall.

March 31 2008

Double dose of the 'verse: Buffy #13 and Angel: ATF #6 ship this week! According to Diamond's shipping list.

March 27 2008

(SPOILER) First look at Buffy #16. This has epic written all over it.

March 25 2008

Georges Jeanty talks Buffy season 8. Quite an insightful interview with the comic book artist.
"Pop-culture icon" Joss (and some other people) explains the lure of graphic novels. "Whedon says Dark Horse allowed him to 'plumb the depths' of the Buffy story in a new genre, and also introduced him to what he calls 'a different kind of fandom.'" More...

March 23 2008

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty writes to SlayAlive about the upcoming arc. The almost regular artist on the series offers comments on Buffy/Satsu and tantalizing reactions on a possible identity for Twilight. More...

March 17 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for February. The Buffyverse comics continue their solid performance, Buffy #11 was 14th and Angel: After The Fall #4 was 37th. Joss' penultimate issue of Runaways came in at no. 55.

March 15 2008

(SPOILER) "I knew it would create not a ripple, but a wave". Georges Jeanty, Scott Allie and others comment on the reaction to Buffy #12.

March 06 2008

(SPOILER) Media coverage of Buffy #12 continues. speaks to Joss and comic book experts about that aspect of the story. And has a word with the writer himself Mr. Drew Goddard.

March 05 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of (the rest of) Buffy #12. Asides the plot arc that The New York Times revealed, some other stuff happened in this issue. Come tell us what you thought of it all. Also a big huzzah to Drew Goddard's return to Buffy. More...
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon speaks to The New York Times about Buffy #12. The new plotline is going to generate a huge amount of discussion in the fandom.

March 03 2008

Buffy Season 8: #12 Wolves at the Gate ships this week. According to Diamond's shipping list.

February 29 2008

The top 100 reviewed comic books of 2007. Buffy season 8 comes in at number 7 on this meta-list that compiles "critical reaction from across the internet and print publications". And speaking of comic books, fans might want to try and get a hold of the first issue of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass as there's a really cool Joss reference. More...

February 28 2008

(SPOILER) Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #16 (huge spoilers ahead). It contains the most astounding Buffy news ever. If you've read the latest issue of Wizard magazine then you'll know what it's all about.

February 25 2008

Georges Jeanty Nominated for Best Artist in the 2008 Glyph Comics Awards. For his work on the Buffy Season 8 comics. The winners will be announced at the May 16-17 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

February 18 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for January. Astonishing X-Men #24 took 5th place, Buffy #10 came in at no. 15 and Angel: After The Fall #3 was at no. 38. ETA: Estimated sales figures are now available.

February 14 2008

(SPOILER) Variant cover for Buffy #14. The cover is now online at the Dark Horse site.

February 12 2008

Wizard Magazine interview with Joss Whedon now online. A really substantial interview covering Buffy season 8, Dollhouse, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways and pie.

February 06 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #11. Buffy in danger? It must be a Wednesday. More...

January 21 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for December. Buffy #9 took 12th place and Angel: After The Fall #2 came in at no. 52 (ETA: Estimated figures for how many copies got shipped are now available).

January 12 2008

Buffy Season 8 'No Future for You' TPB available for pre-order. Dark Horse Comics has announced that the comic book "No Future For You TPB", slated for a June 4th release date, is now available for pre-order. More...

January 09 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy #13 arriving April 2nd! Cover and date for the second issue of Drew Goddard's arc 'Wolves at the Gate' released on Dark Horse. Click here for the variant cover. More...
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon's comic books in 2008. Wizard Magazine gives us a brief rundown of what to expect from upcoming issues of Buffy season 8, Serenity: Better Days and Angel: After The Fall.

January 03 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #10. A good issue and a great way to start the year. Oh and Brian K. Vaughan says "this script contained a few of the funniest things Joss Whedon has ever written, which is obviously saying a lot". More...

January 01 2008

Fans will buy the comics if the stories matter. Marc-Oliver Frisch over at The Beat analyses the impressive sales figures for Buffy #8 and Angel: After The Fall #1. More...

December 14 2007

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for the month of November. Astonishing X-Men #23 came second, Buffy #8 took 10th place and 'Angel: After The Fall' #1 came in at no. 41 on Diamond's Direct Market Sales Charts. ETA: And the estimated sales figures can be found over at More...

December 08 2007

Buffy Season 8 gets YASLA nomination. The Young Adult Library Services Association has nominated Buffy Season 8 Vol. 1 in the "Great Graphic Novels For Teens" category.

December 05 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #9. The last part of Brian K. Vaughan's 'No Future For You" season 8 arc hits the comic book stores today. Pull up a chair and tell us what you thought of this Buffy story. More...
Buffy Season 8 - 'The Long Way Home' hardcover edition. Looking for a Buffy season 8 collectors item? Well Dark Horse issued a hardcover Long Way Home "thank you edition" to retailers and a few copies have made their way onto eBay.

December 04 2007

(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #9. The final part of Brian K. Vaughan's Faith arc comes out tomorrow.

November 30 2007

Best comic book moments of 2007. Wizard Magazine gives the Creepiest Resurrection award to Warren returning in Buffy #3.

November 14 2007's best comic books of 2007. The Buffy Season 8 'The Long Way Home' tpb comes in at number 10 on this list.

November 07 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #8. The third part of Brian K. Vaughan's Buffy Season 8 "No Future For You" arc hit the stores today. Come tell us what you thought of it. More...

October 31 2007

Buffy Season 8: 'The Long Way Home' TPB out today. It collects the first five Joss penned issues and there's a new cover by Jo Chen. A recent Tilting @ Windmills column pondered on whether season 8 would have been as successful if the first five issues had been released as an OGN (original graphic novel).

October 26 2007

(SPOILER) 'Angel' and Demons: Super, Naturally. Richard Harrington of the Washington Post (Wolfram &) Harts the Angel Box Set. And Buffy. And Firefly. And Joss. (Spoiler tag solely because it mentions how Angel: After the Fall begins.)

October 24 2007

Georges Jeanty signing in Winter Park, Florida this Friday. The Buffy season 8 artist will be at 'A Comic Shop' on the 26th. A lithograph of the Buffy #1 cover signed by Joss Whedon and Jo Chen and original interior Buffy art by Georges will be raffled off on the day (all proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund). More...

October 17 2007

Buffy Season 8: 'The Long Way Home' TPB is NOT out today. This volume collects the first five Joss penned issues and features a new Jo Chen cover as well. And it appears that it will be out in two weeks time and not today as originally thought.

October 15 2007

Buffy Season 8 goes from success to success. Issue 6 took eighth place and shifted an estimated 96,500 copies in Diamond's Direct Sales Chart for the month of September.

October 11 2007

(SPOILER) That Buffy #10 variant cover in full. It's been previously glimpsed at here but a much bigger version is now online. The cover features Robin Balzer (the wife of the winner of Dark Horse's 'How Buffy Changed My Life' contest).

October 06 2007

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sketch Book #1. It's a collection of "thumbnails, preliminary sketches, never before seen sketches and other miscellaneous drawings" from the first four issues of Buffy season 8. And it's for sale over at Georges Jeanty's website.

October 05 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #10. This one-shot issue will be out on January 2nd and the variant cover can be seen here. And fans will be pleased to see that the two Serenity lunchboxes have been resolicited and will be out in March.

October 03 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #7. So what did you think of the second part of Brian K. Vaughan's Faith-centric "No Future For You" arc? More...

September 28 2007

First look at the very special variant Buffy #10 cover. It's the first glimpse of Robin Balzer (the wife of the winner of Dark Horse's 'How Buffy Changed My Life' contest).

September 26 2007

Sequential Tart dissects Buffy season 8. "I hope it never ends" says one writer.

September 19 2007

"No Whedon, no problem". A comic book store owner tells Wizard Magazine about the sell out success for Buffy #6 and his hopes for IDW's Angel: After The Fall mini-series.

September 16 2007

Joss talks about his favourite horror movies. There's also some great discussion about Buffy season 8 in this FEARnet video interview.

September 13 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #9. Two very different covers. One is very striking, the other well it's just plain hilarious. More...

September 10 2007

(SPOILER) Faith-er, Buffy #6 Makes the iFanboy Pick of the Week podcast. Very mild spoilers, nothing of major importance, but I'll mark it anyway. The first portion of the podcast is all about Buffy.

August 28 2007

(SPOILER) Another Page from Vaughan's first Faith issue.'s exclusive mini interview with BKV and one more previously unseen page from the upcoming issue.

August 23 2007

(SPOILER) Talking Faith and Buffy season 8 with Brian K. Vaughan. You've seen his preview, now read his Newsarama interview. It's very good indeed (especially for the reveal of what could be the title for Buffy Season 8).
(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #6. This first part of Brian K. Vaughan's "No Future For You" Buffy season 8 arc will come out on September 5th.

August 18 2007

Identity, choice and heroism in Buffy #5. Good essay on the themes in the first standalone story of Buffy season 8. And there's even a bit of "Objects in Space" thrown in for good measure. Why? Cause of Existentialism.

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