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November 07 2011

(SPOILER) Phil Noto's cover art for Buffy Season 9 #6. He's taking over cover duties for the series. There's an interesting synposis for the issue as well. More...

October 30 2011

(SPOILER) A roundup of reviews for Buffy Season 9 #2. IGN says "Season 9 tells stories in the style of the original TV show without having to make the same sorts of budgetary concessions". Geeks of Doom thought the issue was "a good, fun read". The Comic Book Review liked it and said Buffy was "not relegated to one end or another of a gender-role dichotomy". The Daily Blam! liked the plot device but thought the story relied too much on self-pity and What Culture! thought the book "shows great promise". More...

October 26 2011

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #3. It's the third part of the much praised "Live Through This" arc.

October 21 2011

(SPOILER) A review of Dollhouse: Epitaphs #4. This issue came out in comic book stores last week.

October 16 2011

Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie on Buffy & Firefly comics. A short interview from New York Comic Con touches on Buffy Season 9, the future of Firefly comics from Dark Horse, and digital comic books.

October 12 2011

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #2. Find out what happens after last issue's cliffhanger (ahem).

October 02 2011

(SPOILER) A roundup of reviews for Angel & Faith #2. Comic Book Resources gave it 4 stars out of 5 saying, "This isn't just an excellent licensed comic, it's an excellent comic, period". Multiversity Comics praised the issue and thought "the best part of the series is the dual narrative being told". ComicBuzz went with "overall this is a very exciting series to be following" and Geeks of Doom say "If you have any love for the world of Buffy and Angel, grab this series, it won't disappoint you at all". More...

September 28 2011

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #2. The adventures of Angel and Faith in London continue with the second part of the "Live Through This" arc.

September 18 2011

(SPOILER) A roundup of reviews for Buffy Season 9 #1. Comic Book Resources gave the issue 4 1/2 stars out of 5 saying "Joss Whedon has managed the impossible yet again, somehow reinventing and reinvigorating these beloved characters". Comics Bulletin awarded it 4 out of 5 bullets, "A slow start is just what this title needed". EW.com thought that "watching Buffy act like a normal twentysomething screw-up is adorable". Newsarama went with "Season Nine of Buffy is off to an amazing and hilarious start" and IGN said it was "surprisingly entertaining and even downright humorous at times". More...

September 16 2011

(SPOILER) Angel and Faith #2 Preview pages. Dark Horse has a three page preview of the next Angel & Faith issue. Due out September 28.

September 14 2011

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #1. She's back (and in San Francisco too). Btw if you're curious about how the issue ends, then head here.
(SPOILER) Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3 comes out today. If you haven't been reading the mini-series, you're missing out. Geeks of Doom gave the issue 4 1/2 stars out of 5 in their review.

September 07 2011

(SPOILER) Preview for Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3. The next installment of Alpha's journey will be out next week.

September 04 2011

(SPOILER) A roundup of the reviews for Angel & Faith #1. IGN awarded the issue 8 out of 10 saying "this series should have little problem holding the attention of Buffy fans". Comic Book Resources gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5, "this issue is a slam-dunk". It got the same rating from Comics Bulletin, "Overall, I loved the comic". Pop Culture Zoo went with "Great first issue, awesome writing by Gage, terrific art by Isaacs" and Inside Pulse said "given that this issue is the first release of Season 9, the bar is set pretty high going forward". And finally Multiversity Comics declared that "Gage told a very fine issue". More...

August 31 2011

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 / Angel & Faith official trailer from Dark Horse. Spoilers only if you're trying to avoid any kind of preview panels.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #1. After the tumultuous events of Buffy Season 8, Angel and Faith have relocated to London. So what did you think of the first part of the 'Live Through This' arc?

August 24 2011

'Serenity: Better Days and Other Stories' comes out this week. This extended hardcover edition collects the three issues of the Better Days mini-series and also features "the short stories Serenity: The Other Half and the previously uncollected Serenity: Downtime, and the one-shot Serenity: Float Out". More...

August 16 2011

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for November. Buffy #3, Angel & Faith #4 and Dollhouse: Epitaph #5 of 5 all come out.

August 12 2011

(SPOILER) Preview of Angel and Faith #1. There's three pages we haven't seen before. The issue is out at the end of the month.

August 11 2011

Five questions with Buffy artist Georges Jeanty. He talks about the challenges he faces in Season 9 and what superpower he'd like.
(SPOILER) The art process for Angel & Faith. Rebekah Isaacs takes us from script to the final coloured page for a page from the first issue. There's also a related interview with her as well.

August 10 2011

(SPOILER) A review of Dollhouse: Epitaphs #2. The issue came out today in comic book shops and Comics Bulletin gave it 4 1/2 bullets out of 5 saying "Overall, it was a really great issue, even by Dollhouse standards."

August 01 2011

Read Jane Espenson's 'Spike' digital comic for free. Today, August 1, the first little tidbit of Season 9 is now available through the Dark Horse Digital store, free of charge care of a special code that you can only get through comic shops. More...

July 22 2011

(SPOILER) Scott Allie interview from Comic Con. Has some new spoilers for Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith.

July 13 2011

Dark Horse announces Whedonverse signings for Comic-Con. Zack Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty and Jo Chen will be doing a signing at 12 pm on the Saturday and then Joss will be doing a signing at 5pm (both signings are ticketed by lottery). And there's going to be Buffy Season 9 and Angel and Faith green screens.

July 08 2011

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse titles for October. There's solicitations for "Angel & Faith" #3, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #2, and "Dollhouse: Epitaphs" #4.
(SPOILER) "It fills in a lot of the blanks about how the apocalypse came to be". Andrew Chambliss talks to Newsarama about Dollhouse: Epitaphs.

July 07 2011

(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs' sketches for Angel & Faith. Spoiler tagged as it features a new character for the season.

July 04 2011

Dollhouse: Who are the Butchers? Dark Horse continues the teasers for the upcoming Epitaphs mini-series.

June 29 2011

Retailer incentives announced for Buffy Season 9. If you have a penchant for the industry side of the franchise, then this press release will be right up your street.
Dark Horse's Angel Omnibus gets released this week. That's according to Diamond's shipping list. The omnibus collects the comic book tales of Angel and co from 2000-2002. And Scott Allie writes about the comics at the Buffy Zone.

June 24 2011

Fray - Dark Horse Digital Sale. Every single issue of Fray is going for 99 cents at Dark Horse's Digital Store
A Bounty of Buffy: an interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie. With the 'Last Gleaming' tpb currently at no.1 on The New York Times' Paperback Graphic Books list, the paper's Arts Beat section speaks to Scott about Buffy Seasons 8 and 9 and the Angel & Faith title.

June 23 2011

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #1: the artistic process. A Dark Horse exclusive brought to you by Newsarama.

June 22 2011

Buffy Season 8 sketch pages. As seen in the recently released 'Last Gleaming' trade paperback.

June 15 2011

(SPOILER) Scott Allie posts images from 'Angel & Faith'. A bunch of preview images were posted in individual tweets. Not sure if they are going to permanently live on DH's site so that link points to his twitter for now. Anyway, check out the pics! More...
Dark Horse's #WhedonWednesday goes Alpha! Dark Horse's new & awesome #WhedonWednesday gave us this 'Dollhouse:Epitaphs' sneak peak!

June 14 2011

(SPOILER) Top ten reasons to look forward to Buffy Season 9. Courtesy of Scott Allie at Dark Horse (and there's a panel from Angel & Faith #1 as well).
Pre-Order Buffy Season 9 at TFAW! You can now pre-order all 3 variants of Buffy Season 9, #1, at TFAW.com or start a Season 9 subscription. Some beautiful, amazing artwork by Jo Chen, Steve Morris & Georges Jeanty! More...

June 10 2011

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for September. There's Angel And Faith #2, Buffy Season 9: Freefall #1 and Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3 of 5. ETA Comic Book Resources has more covers for the issues.
Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 to get exclusive San Diego Comic-Con cover. "One in every five copies that is picked up at the SDCC will be signed by the creators Jed Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, & Maurissa Tancharoen!"

June 01 2011

Buffy digital comic to be part of Dark Horse retailer exclusive. It will be 8 pages long and out in August, so I am assuming some tie-in with Season 9. More...

May 26 2011

Read the full issue of Buffy #36 online. In celebration of the coming final TPB of Buffy Season 8, Dark Horse is kindly giving a full preview of Buffy #36 to go with it!

April 15 2011

Jo Chen's cover art for "Serenity Volume 2: Better Days And Other Stories". This special expanded second edition will be out on September 7th. More...
(SPOILER) Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 solicitation. It comes out July 13th. It's the first book (of 5) written by Andrew Chambliss, following the events of the one-shot written by Jed and Maurissa.

April 14 2011

Free comics from Dark Horse Digital Comics Store. To promote the upcoming digital store, Dark Horse will be giving away a selection of free comics to people who sign up for the Dark Horse Digital newsletter (including Fray #1). More...

April 13 2011

Layoffs at Dark Horse. Hard times hit Whedon's publisher of choice. More...

April 06 2011

Curve Magazine chats to Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy Seasons 8 & 9. There's some nice insights into Buffy/Satsu, writing with Joss on 'The Last Gleaming arc' and comic book pacing. As ever, spoilers for youknowwhat in Buffy #39.

April 05 2011

(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs speaks to TFAW.com about "Angel and Faith". Some mild spoilers about things to expect. She also talks about how she landed the gig (Sierra Hahn was her "cheerleader"), struggling with likenesses, why she likes Angel and Faith as characters, and talks a little about her past work.

April 04 2011

(SPOILER) Christos Gage talks about his new "Angel and Faith" comic book series. Lots of nice little tidbits - it'll have a little bit more of a supernatural, noir feel than the Buffy title, it'll be set in London and there's a hint about the end of the first issue. ETA: TFAW.com has a video interview with Christos Gage AND Georges Jeanty talking about the Buffy Season 9 event.

April 01 2011

Dark Horse reveals plans for Buffy Season 9. Joss will write the first issue and then he and Andrew Chambliss will co-write the rest of the season (Georges Jeanty to do the art). And Buffyfest has an interview with Chambliss talking about his involvement (there's sumptious cover art too). The new Angel series will be called "Angel and Faith", written and drawn by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs (more details on that here, and CBR has an interview with Gage plus artwork). Both titles will be 25 issues long. And read what Scott Allie has to say in this SlayAlive Q&A. Spoilers all over the place. Btw TFAW has the video of the Dark Horse panel where the announcments were made.

March 30 2011

(SPOILER) 'Dollhouse: Epitaphs' comic book comes out today. The one-shot continues the tale that began in the comic book that came free with the Season 2 DVD. And it's written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.
ICv2's top ten genre properties for Q4 2010. Find out how Dark Horse's Buffy and Serenity franchises fare against the likes of The Walking Dead, Sandman and Y: The Last Man.
(SPOILER) Little Buffy Season 9 preview panel from Dark Horse's Facebook page. A panel from something season 9 related.

March 21 2011

Dollhouse: Making of a Cover. Dark Horse takes us through the stages of Phil Noto's cover art for Dollhouse: Epitaphs.

January 28 2011

A slice of the Whedonverse in 2011. Scott Allie talks to MTV's Splash Page about the Buffy Season 9, Dollhouse and Serenity comic books.
Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon go back to the Dollhouse. MTV Geek speaks to the J-Mo "hive mind" about the coming Dollhouse one-shot.

January 26 2011

Robot 6's Four more Fantastic comic deaths to make mainstream headlines. Just a suggestion, but the author's Dark Horse suggestion name checks Whedonesque. More...

January 25 2011

Dark Horse announces Angel Omnibus. It's a collection of their Angel comics from 2000-2002 and will be out in July. More...

January 19 2011

(SPOILER) IGN interview Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy. He talks about the end of season 8 and season 9. There's also an interview with him over at Buffyfest.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #40. Season 8 comes to an end.

January 07 2011

(SPOILER) The final artwork for Georges Jeanty's cover for Buffy #40. The somewhat ambiguous cover we previously saw in pencils form is now confirmed and in colour.

December 16 2010

(SPOILER) Unofficial Buffy Season 9 sample art. Slayalive has gotten some spec art for Buffy Season 9. According to Scott Allie, this art is no longer under consideration. More...

December 11 2010

Save the date - January 19th is Buffy's birthday and the Season 8 finale. To mark the occasion, Dark Horse are arranging a Buffy birthday party at the Central Libary in Portland, Oregon.

December 02 2010

(SPOILER) Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy #39. Major spoilers for today's issue. Covers a lot of stuff including the theme of season 8.

November 25 2010

(SPOILER) Description for Buffy Season 8 Volume 8 'Last Gleaming'. Want to know how Dark Horse describe the final arc in tpb form? Well now you can.

November 24 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 Q&A with Georges Jeanty. The latest round of fan questions courtesy of SlayAlive.

November 11 2010

Buffy Season 8 lunchboxes and pint glasses announced for next May. They'll go well with the coffee mugs.

November 10 2010

Jo Chen's cover art for 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales'. It's absolutely stunning.

November 09 2010

The second half of Serenity: Downtime is now online. Find out what happens next in Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee's thrilling tale.

November 08 2010

Felicia Day interviewed about The Guild. In this video interview, she discusses several aspects of the property, including her preparations for the Streamys and her work on the comic. More...

November 06 2010

Buffy Season 8 Vol 6 'Retreat' - one of Amazon's best selling comics of 2010. The trade paperback came seventh in Amazon's top ten best selling comic books of the year.

November 04 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy #40 pushed back two weeks? The 'Upcoming' page on Dark Horse's Website shows it as a January 19th release, not coinciding with the usual release dates (first Wednesday a month) and the date given on the Season 8 Wikipedia page. Spoilers for the cover art.
Whedon's Dollhouse re-opens with Dark Horse. Jed and Maurissa chat to Newsrama about what to expect from the Dollhouse: Epitaphs comic books that are coming out in 2011.

November 03 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #38. It's the third part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc.

October 22 2010

The future of the Dollhouse comic books. Dark Horse's Scott Allie reveals all.

October 17 2010

Dr. Horrible sells out! The Dark Horse trade paperback is getting a second print run. On its first month of release, the collection stormed in at number two on the Top 100 Graphic Novels list.

October 14 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale. This looks like it could be the best 'Verse comic book to date.
More on the DH:HD Serenity story. Newsarama has more about the Dark Horse digital comics initiative with USA Today, including a suggestion of what to expect (and not expect) from the Serenity edition.

October 09 2010

Whedonverse news from the Dark Horse panel at NYCC. Buffy Season 9 likely to start in August of next year, it looks like Angel and Spike will be getting their own titles, there will be a Dollhouse series and maybe a Faith title too? Update: Dark Horse tells ICV2 that Buffy Season 9 will be joined by an Angel monthly and Spike and Willow spinoffs. Dollhouse will initially be a mini-series.

October 07 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for the final issue of Buffy Season 8. The fortieth issue will be out in January.
(SPOILER) Season 8 Behind The Scenes: An Interview With Dark Horse Editor Sierra Hahn. Buffyfest interviews one of the editors working on the the Whedonverse titles. Very mild spoilers on her feelings after reading the infamous #39. More...

October 06 2010

Buffy Season 8 Volume 7: 'Twilight' tpb out this week. It collects issue 31, Brad Meltzer's controversial arc (issues 32-35) and the Willow one-shot.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #37. It's the second part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc (and it's written by Joss and Scott).

September 26 2010

Exploring Shepherd Book's back story. Zack Whedon and Scott Allie chat about "Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale".

September 20 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #37. This issue will be out on October 6th.

September 10 2010

The next stage of Dark Horse's Whedonverse comic books. Scott Allie speaks to FEARnet about the Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Serenity and The Cabin in the Woods comic books.

September 08 2010

Dr Horrible trade paperback out this week. It includes a brand new Evil League of Evil story. Also available from Dark Horse this week is a $1 dollar reprint of the original Buffy #1 from 1998.

September 03 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Scott Allie on Buffy #36. It's the return of Comic Book Resources "Behind Buffy Season 8" series.

September 01 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #36. The Season 8 finale kicks off with the first part of the Joss Whedon penned 'Last Gleaming' arc.

August 26 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #36. It's the beginning of the final arc of Season 8.

August 24 2010

Scott Allie & Chris Ryall interview about Angel's return to Dark Horse. It offers some new info on the new Angel series role at Dark Horse. Allie seems to confirm that a Dollhouse comic besides the one included with the season 2 DVD is on the way.

August 23 2010

(SPOILER) Chris Ryall answers questions about IDW's Angel. A summary of the Q&A from the IDW forum. Loads of new covers, teasers about what's coming up in the various IDW titles, and more information on how the Dark Horse move went down.

August 20 2010

Angel returns to Dark Horse. The announcement you've all been waiting for. Dark Horse and IDW (SPOILER) have both issued press releases. IDW's Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall is answering questions in their forums.

August 18 2010

IDW to address Dark Horse's Angel series. More on this news as we get it. More...
(SPOILER) For the discussion of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley'. The tagline for this Jane Espenson penned Season 8 one shot is "Commitment through Distance, Virtue through Sin".

August 10 2010

Tour of Dark Horse Comics with Tom Lenk. Wherein Tom looks for pictures of himself in Season 8 comics and many exclamation points are used.

August 06 2010

(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley. This Jane Espenson penned Season 8 one shot will be out on the 18th. More...

August 03 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art and synopsis for Buffy #38. Well now.
Scott Allie apologizes to crew behind the Serenity fan film "Bellflower". The Dark Horse editor acknowledges the unintentional influence of the fans' work on the comic Serenity: Float Out.

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