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June 26 2013

Visualizing Buffy. Uses data visualization to explore the time each character spends on screen and the deaths of characters in each episode. Currently Season 1 only.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #23. It's the third part of the "What You Want, Not What You Need" arc.
Buffy Season 2 : Behind the Scenes. Jeff Pruitt, stunt coordinator on BTVS (S2-S4) uploaded a wonderful look behind the scenes of season 2, with several cast and crew members, and Joss directing at the end. A must watch.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #23. CBR has them up.
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #23 preview pages. The issue comes out tomorrow/tonight but we finally have the preview pages.

June 21 2013

Love and marriage in Buffy: Willow and Tara. Nice overview of the relationship between Willow and Tara and some of the textual and subtextual meaning therein.

June 20 2013

Crave Online talks about "the best Buffy episode ever". "It's actually the Best Episode Ever put on television".
CBR's Behind Buffy Season 9: Andrew Chambliss on Buffy #22. No real future spoilers but lots of insight into the most recent issue.

June 19 2013

Dark Horse Presents #25 (featuring a Buffy Season 9 tale) is out this week. The issue features the first part of a Billy story penned by Jane Espenson and drawn by Karl Moline.

June 14 2013

The Chosen One makes EW.com's list of the 25 greatest superheroes. In doing so she beats out the likes of Superman, Iron Man, and Wolverine (among many, MANY others)! Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men is also featured.
Great origin stories from Movies & TV. The mythologies of Buffy AND Firefly are featured on this IMDb list.

June 12 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #22. It's the second part of 'The Core' arc.

June 11 2013

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #25 solicitation and Phil Noto cover. This is the final issue of Buffy Season 9. You can see the Georges Jeanty cover at this link.

June 10 2013

Out now - the Buffy Season 9 tpb "Spike: A Dark Place". It collects Victor Gischler's five issue mini-series.

June 08 2013

Ranking the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" vampires. Louis Peitzman of BuzzFeed ranks the top 22 vampires of Sunnydale.

June 07 2013

Behind Buffy Season 9: Angel & Faith #22 with Christos Gage. They discuss the shocking last issue. More...

June 06 2013

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Dark Horse Presents # 25 featuring the first part of a Billy The Vampire Slayer story from Jane Espenson & Karl Moline. It's the first two pages.

June 04 2013

Tragic deaths in geekdom. The author, Louis Peitzman, sent this tweet to Amber Benson: "I included Tara's death in my most tragic deaths in geekdom post because I love you and I'm still sad."

June 03 2013

Buffy - one of the best written tv series ever. Our very own slayer came in at #49 on the WGA's 101 Best Written TV Series list. More...

June 02 2013

Report from Tel Aviv's BuffyFest 2013. Coverage of last week's BuffyFest convention in Tel Aviv, Israel.

June 01 2013

The genius of Buffy. A wonderful short post about the depth of Buffy, how mom does not get it, and how there has been a backlash.

May 31 2013

Audiences demand story arcs. Buffy is used as an example of the growing demand for overarching story arcs in genre TV and film. More...

May 29 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #22. It's the second part of the "What You Want, Not What You Need" arc.

May 28 2013

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 9 #22. This issue will be out on the 12th of next month.
What if Shakespeare had written for Buffy? SFX has a bit of fun.

May 25 2013

The top ten weirdest Buffy episodes. There were a lot of them.

May 23 2013

References made to "Buffy" on TV. Someone has compiled various scenes that Buffy has been referenced in from several TV shows, right up until 2013, and put them into a video.

May 20 2013

10 things we love about Buffy. The Huffington Post looks back on "Buffy" with a slideshow of 10 things they love about the show.EW adds their own list as well. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar on the 10th anniversary of Buffy's finale. "I'm incredibly proud of that show -- proud of everybody on it, of what we did... You can't be prouder of that show. It still holds up in reruns and I'm blessed every day ... I've been pretty lucky." There's some quotes from Danny Strong as well.
On this day 10 years ago Buffy aired its final episode. Here is a link to the UPN promo for "Chosen".
Don Draper is Angel from Buffy, but without the danger. As part of Slate's "TV Club," discussing last week's episode of Mad Men, writer Paul Ford parallels Don Draper with Angel as the "handsome brute with awful secrets." More...

May 16 2013

Cover art for Buffy Season 9 Volume 4 'Welcome to the Team' tpb. It's another fab Jo Chen cover. This volume will be out in October.

May 15 2013

12 memorable portrayals Of Dracula. A Buffyverse character makes the list! More...
Amber Benson to star in Neil Gaiman's acting debut. The movie is a vampire love story set in 1940s Los Angeles, was written by Michael Reaves, and will star Neil Gaiman, Amber Benson and Christina Moses. More...
(SPOILER) Angel & Faith # 22 preview pages. CBR has the preview for the next issue of Angel & Faith.

May 13 2013

Buffy writers reunite for Hollywood Reporter article. This story was first hinted by David Fury on May 4th, there's a picture and a video. More...

May 12 2013

(SPOILER) Scott Allie podcast interview with Word Ballloon from C2E2. The Scott Allie part starts at 38:34. More...
20 TV Mum's Entertainment Weekly loves. It features the mum of a certain slayer.

May 10 2013

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 covers & solitations for August. Buffy #24 and Angel & Faith #25 which is the final issue of Angel & Faith's side of season 9. Extra warning for the Jeanty and Isaacs covers which could be considered very spoilery.

May 09 2013

Out this week - Buffy Season 9 Volume 3 'Guarded' tpb. It collects issues 11 to 15.

May 08 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #21. It's the first part of the final arc 'The Core'.

May 07 2013

The best gateway episode of Buffy. Slate makes the case for 'Earshot', saying that "[it] offers the best of Buffy: human themes explored by way of superhuman phenomena and a skillful latticing of playful comedy with suspenseful misdirection, and moments of heart and vulnerability".
(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 9: Angel & Faith #21. Christos Gage talks about the first issue of the final arc. More...

May 04 2013

27 Reasons Darla Is The Best Vampire In The Buffyverse. In honor of Julie Benz's 41st birthday, BuzzFeed celebrates the show's most badass female vamp.

May 03 2013

The Man who Lives in a Paris Bridge, Buffy fan. Tangential perhaps, but in the midst of this already fascinating story, the only (apparent) pop culture reference in James B's house is a framed poster of the cover of the Buffy novel, Immortal.

April 27 2013

Lost Girl, Buffy and Chuck- is Lost Girl Buffy's younger sister? A review of Lost Girl's pilot, noting its similarities to both Buffy and Chuck.
Kate Nash talks Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She performed 'Once More With Feeling' at her Halloween event last year.

April 26 2013

Georges Jeanty announced as a guest at Comic-Con. The artist of the BtVS comics will appear at SDCC this year. More...

April 25 2013

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: The Siphon Turns Back Time. Dark Horse's Scott Allie speaks to Comic Book Resources about the recent events of Buffy Season 9.

April 24 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #21. Dark Horse gives you What You Want, Not What You Need.
Free Darkhorse 2 Year Anniversary comic book bundle now available. The bundle features 50 #1 issues including, BTVS Season 8 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Dollhouse #1 and Serenity: Those Left Behind #1.
Chrissy Amphlett dies: Singer of Divinyls, 'I Touch Myself,' was 53. Chrissy Amphlett, singer of the Divinyls, covered the song "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" on the 1992 Buffy movie soundtrack. More...

April 23 2013

The Mary Sue wishes they were more like this Buffy high schooler. Hint, it's not who you think it is!
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #21 preview pages. The beginning of the final season 9 arc.

April 22 2013

8 tv episodes that qualify as psychological warfare. io9 puts together a good list with an interesting selection from Buffy.

April 19 2013

(SPOILER) Buffyfest recap of last night's twitter Q/A with Season 9 writers. Lots of little bits of info.

April 18 2013

Buffy: The impact of one television show. "To me it's not a hit cult show. It's the beacon of hope that led me through the dark ages of my life."

April 17 2013

Out this week - Angel & Faith Volume 3 'Family Reunion' tpb. It collects issues 11 to 15.

April 16 2013

Why Buffy's second season is the best. Den of Geek talks Buffy Season 2.

April 13 2013

An 8-bit version of the Buffy theme. Cool start screen as well.
The series finale of Buffy is heartwarmingly feminist. Hard to believe we're coming up on ten years since 'Chosen' aired.

April 12 2013

Ed Sheeran's unhealthy Buffy obsession. He discusses it in this radio interview.

April 11 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for July. Buffy #23, Angel & Faith #24, Dark Horse Presents #26 and the Angel & Faith Volume 4 trade paperback.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith # 21. The beginning of the final arc of Angel & Faith in season 9.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 interview with Andrew Chambliss & Georges Jeanty. It's from WonderCon 2013 and they talk about several different topics.

April 10 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #20. It's the Xander issue.

April 09 2013

15 screen costumes you've seen somewhere before. Vamp Willow's costume was reused on Bones?!?! More...

April 06 2013

(SPOILER) Fanboy Comics interviews Christos Gage from Wonder Con. Gives some more hints about the end of season 9 for Angel & Faith.

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...
(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs Q&A for Angel & Faith #20. In which the Angel & Faith artist answers fans' questions about last week's issue and drops some interesting hints for issue 22.
"A World Without Shrimp" - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show" anthology.

April 04 2013

(SPOILER) CBR's Buffy Season 9 Wondercon panel report. This was held last weekend.

April 01 2013

New online webseries VERSUS has a Bond vs Buffy match-up! Some crazy geeks (nerds?) in London have created their own match up series on youtube, and this episode is our own Buffy the Vampire Slayer matched up against James Bond. Who will win? Who do you think?
A Buffy episode makes TVLine's list of plot twists they wish were April Fools jokes. Guess which episode they name?

March 31 2013

Michelle Trachtenberg on Kathy live. Unfortunately, no Buffy mentions. She shows up at about 13:27.
(SPOILER) WC13: Buffy Season 9 panel report. Newsarama was live blogging from the just ended panel. More...

March 29 2013

(SPOILER) Christos Gage's Slayalive Q/A for Angel & Faith #20. The issue came out this week.

March 28 2013

Out in August - Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This collection of essays offers "a window into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience". The book can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com.
Out now - Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Hardcover Volume 4. It collects #31 - #40 and the Riley one-shot.

March 27 2013

Whedon tournament final on io9.com. It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #20. "Spike & Faith".

March 26 2013

Christos Gage interview. Newsarama talks to Christos Gage mostly about his Spider-Man work but in the middle of the article he talks about writing Spike in Angel & Faith. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy # 20 Preview Pages. Courtesy of CBR.

March 25 2013

Seth Green cast In Seth MacFarlane pilot for Fox. Everyone's favorite werewolf and co-creator of Robot Chicken will be in the pilot of "Dads", about two guys who are stunned to learn their dads (played by Peter Reigert and Martin Mull) are moving in with them. Green will be the co-owner of a successful video game business.

March 23 2013

Cool Xander-centric Gif-a-thon on Buzzfeed. Titled: "32 Ways You Relate To Xander on 'Buffy'" Sweet, random awesomeness like the Xand-man himself.

March 22 2013

Fictional deaths we'll never get over. The title explains it. Two Whedon-Earth entries, the usual but in good company.

March 19 2013

15 cancelled shows to bring back. TV Guide.com lists 15 shows that should be brought back, including a half-dozen Whedon-related ones. More...
Brief comments from Scott Allie on the Buffy comics in new interview. The comments are towards the middle of the interview.

March 18 2013

What a nightmare: 21 tv episodes that do dream sequences right. A good AV Club list. Number 10 is a familiar classic.
You don't know all the secrets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer yet. Some tidbits from Nancy Holder's "Buffy: The Making of the Slayer" book via io9.
'Vampire Diaries' Executive Producer Jose Molina reflects on Buffy's legacy. He would be in a position to know as he worked on Buffy, Angel and indeed Firefly (he wrote Ariel and Trash).

March 17 2013

New Yorker story about transgendered teens. In this week's New Yorker, there is a story about transgendered teens. One of the young people profiled says he recovered from his double mastectomy by watching three seasons of Buffy back to back. You need a subscription to read the entire story.
Top ten girl-power moments in science fiction and fantasy. It wouldn't be a list without Buffy.

March 13 2013

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith # 20. CBR has it up.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #19. It's the conclusion of the "Welcome to the Team" arc.

March 11 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse Season 9 Solicitations for June. There's details for Buffy #22, Angel & Faith #23, Willow: Wonderland trade and the Buffy story in Dark Horse Presents #25.
Sleeping Beauties Vs. Gonzo Girls. The New Yorker's discussion of modern female trickster heroines mentions Buffy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar with a Buffy cake. The picture was taken this Saturday at Duff's Cake Mix. More pictures here. More...

March 10 2013

The Buffy theme in reverse. It works quite well (btw the show first aired 16 years ago today).

March 06 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #5. It's the final part of the mini-series.

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