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July 31 2008

(SPOILER) Comics Continuum has IDW 'After the Fall' solicitations for October. The 'lucky' 13th issue of the Angel and the final issue of the Spike arrive this month.

July 29 2008

Serenitube. HijinksEnsue always gives proper Whedonlove.

July 27 2008

(SPOILER) IDW releases cover art for Angel and Spike comics. As part of their San Diego Comicon coverage, CBR has some (as far as I can see) unreleased covers for both Angel: After The Fall and Spike: After The Fall. There's also some exciting announcements regarding future Angel comics. More...

July 25 2008

The Guts Of Dr Horrible. Writer Warren Ellis offers his take on Dr. Horrible and the "Appointment Internet" event. More...

July 18 2008

Joss talks Buffy/Satsu with AfterEllen.com. Cornered at the FOX party during the Television Critics Association press tour, Joss also gives the lowdown on tastefully naked Willow. More...

July 16 2008

(SPOILER) Spike:After the Fall #1 and Angel:After the Fall Volume 1 Hardcover released today. Let us know what you think of the Spike prequel, and the Angel collected:)

July 12 2008

Amber Benson goes to Hell(boy). As a tie-in with the new film, Amber has written a short story for the Hellboy: Oddest Jobs anthology book, edited by former Buffy novelist Christopher Golden. More...

June 21 2008

Firefly Geekery or Disney Princesses? WebComic InkTank ponders proper way to raise children. More...

June 17 2008

Jo Chen to appear at June 21 CSTS screening in Arlington, VA. She'll chat and sign autographs before the screening. A piece of her artwork will be auctioned after the screening. It features Faith and is autographed by Jo, Joss Whedon, and Eliza Dushku.

May 27 2008

(SPOILER) Advance Giant Size Astonishing X-Men review. IGN gives three advance reviews for Joss and John's final X-Men issue. Largely (though not entirely) positive.

May 19 2008

Buffy #13 is 11th biggest-selling comic of April 2008. It's that time again - sales charts are released, and issue 2 of Drew Goddard's "Wolves at the Gate" arc just misses out on a top 10 placing. Serenity: Better Days #2 reaches 32nd, Angel: After the Fall #6 is 45th. More...

May 04 2008

'Buffy' star Benson a study in versatility. Brief interview with Amber while she's in Houston to promote Lovers, Liars & Lunatics and to do a signing for Free Comic Book Day. Includes 10 short videos (4 with Amber herself) plus 25 photos from the day. More...

April 25 2008

Buffy Omnibus Vol. 4 Released Next Week. The 4th volume of Dark Horse's Buffy collection comes out next wednesday! More...

April 07 2008

Den of Geek article about licensed comics. Discussion includes Season 8 and After the Fall. No plot spoilers.

March 28 2008

(SPOILER) Alex Garner's cover for 'Angel: After the Fall' #10 revealed. In Brian Lynch's Myspace blog. More...

March 20 2008

Scott Allie Interview about Season Eight. Big overview and some new tidbits about the Buffy comic books, interlaced with info about Dark Horse's "Blood +". Includes confirmation of where all the Slayer Squads are set around the globe. Tries to be spoiler-free.

March 08 2008

Brett Matthews talks "Serenity: Better Days". The writer discusses how the mini series came about. If you know the general premise, nothing spoilery, but a loose confirmation of when the three-issue story takes place. With some previously released preview pages. More...

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 21 2008

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel: After the Fall #4. Since no one's started a discussion thread and I received my copy today... More...

February 18 2008

Journalista discusses the economics of comics, including the Buffy comics. A response to Brian Hibb's (from Newsarama's) essay. More...

February 13 2008

Starpulse Entertainment News Blog spotlights Joss. Nothing we haven't heard before, including the oft-told urban legend that Firefly DVD sales led to Universal greenlighting Serenity, but the article covers most of Joss's career, mentioning both Dollhouse and Goners as upcoming projects.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse comics for May. Description and covers for Buffy #14 and Serenity: Better Days #3. Plus, the Leave Your Spandex @ The Door blog reviews Buffy #11. More...

February 11 2008

SC3: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverse. June 5-8, 2008--Scholars and fans gather for a third time to analyze all things Whedonesque. Jeanine Basinger is a keynote speaker. More...

February 06 2008

Joss's X-Men essential reading. USA Today's Pop Candy offers Astonishing X-Men on her list of essential graphic novels.

February 01 2008

Wizard Magazine #197 Features a Joss Q & A. There isn't a version of it online as of yet, but the magazine is on the stands now. Joss discusses his runs on Runaways and Astonishing X-Men which are both scheduled to drop the same day. Also (PIE SPOILERS!!!), his favorite pie (strawberry rhubarb) is discussed. You have been warned. More...

January 30 2008

(SPOILER) TFAW.com reveals Angel Issue 6's full cover! Retailer lists the full cover for After the Fall, Issue 6. The first in the "First Night" mini-series. Check out the revealed character!

January 29 2008

(SPOILER) BtVS #12 rumors from Lying in the Gutters. According to comics gossip columnnist Rich Johnston, something major is going to happen in issue #12 and retailers have been urged to order extra copies. More...

January 28 2008

A Year in the Back of the Catalog. A look at the top-sellers of the smaller comic book companies. Guess which single issue was the best seller of 2007? Hint: it happened in November. More...

January 24 2008

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #24 review. IGN's VERY positive review of Astonishing X-Men #24. The word "classic" is used quite freely.

January 23 2008

Buffy - Season 8 #1 is the 15th biggest-selling comic of 2007. Diamond's 2007 Year-End sales charts have been released, and Buffy's first six issues make Dark Horse's only appearances in the Top 100. More...
Drew Goddard: From Writing Buffy to Cloverfield to Buffy Again. Scott Allie updates the Buffy Zone editorial to discuss Cloverfield and Goddard's 4-issue upcoming arc on Buffy. Jeanty's beautiful cover to #15 shown. More...

January 21 2008

(SPOILER) Wizard Universe's Celebration of Astonishing X-Men #24. Wizard interviews X-Men editor Nick Lowe regarding the release of Astonishing X-Men #24. More...

January 18 2008

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch opens the floor again for "Angel: After The Fall" questions. Big spoilers for anyone not caught up through ATF #3 in the questions that have already been asked. More...

January 16 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy #11 preview @ IGN. An early look at "A Beautiful Sunset", the stand-alone issue by Joss and Georges Jeanty, due on February 6th.

January 09 2008

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch answers more questions about "Angel: After the Fall" and other stuff. On his Myspace, and in stereo (where available). More...

December 20 2007

'How much of Joss is Joss Whedon?' blogTO interviews the author of a graphic novel whose lead character is a girl named Joss who finds herself fighting zombies. In the words of the publisher: "Joss's life sucks." (Yes, at least one zombie manages a "Grr, argh".)
(SPOILER) Angel: After the Fall #2 Reviewed. This will also be our discussion thread for the second issue of Brian Lynch and co.'s continuing adventures of the Fang Gang. More...

December 08 2007

(SPOILER) Serenity: Better Days #1 solicited for March. Plot details and cover for the new series. More...

November 30 2007

Georges Jeanty interview at PopCultureAddict.com. Jeanty talks about the Buffy S8 comic, working with Joss Whedon, and his other projects. (No real spoilers other than what appears on a future cover.)

November 14 2007

Your friendly neighborhood interwebslinger. Marvel Comics goes digital, including Joss' Astonishing X-Men run and BKV's Runaways. More...

November 11 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8, Episode 8 Review at The Nexus! New review of the new issue - issue 8 of season 8 - over at the Comics Nexus. More...

November 08 2007

Academics love their Whedies, too! Deadline for submissions to SW/TX PCA/ACA extended! More...

November 07 2007

(SPOILER) ASTONISHING X-MEN 23 Review at the Nexus! A new review of the new issue of Astonishing X-Men, by Joss. There's also another review over at Leave Your Spandex at the Door.

November 01 2007

Just because the Buffy musical is awesome... doesn't mean it will work for other shows you love but Mal from 'Head Trip' is willing to try. More...

October 25 2007

SC3 CFP--Deadline Extended to November 30! Although the conference website still says "Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2007," the note at www.slayageonline.com says the deadline for paper proposals is now November 30. More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #23 Covers. They're finally here! The regular cover is one of my faves on Joss' run. You'll have to scroll down the page a bit to find them. More...

October 23 2007

"Serenity: Those Left Behind" Hardcover out Wednesday. Diamond lists a hardcover edition of "Serenity: Those Left Behind" to be in comic stores this week.

October 16 2007

SC3: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. Call for papers for the 3rd academic conference on All Things Whedon, sponsored by Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, June 5-8, 2008 More...

October 10 2007

Tales of the Slayers Original Art on Auction. The auction for Girl-Wonder.org is finally open so if you've got a few hundred dollars lying around, orignal Tim Sale artwork is a pretty spiffy place to spend it. More...

October 04 2007

(SPOILER) Interview with Scott Allie. The podcast Strangely Literal talks with Dark Horse editor Scott Allie about Buffy Season 8, Sugarshock and Firefly comics. More...

October 03 2007

Buffy Season 8 # 7 out today. The issue hits your friendly neighborhood comic store today. Spoilers indicated are very mild, at best. More...

September 18 2007

Win a pile of Buffy stuff at TFAW.com. Getting TFAW.com's newsletter? You should, and to make signing up a bit more painless they're giving away a pile of Buffy stuff this month to someone on their subscription list. Omnibuses, a statue, a signed Jo Chen print, a variant Fray issue, all 7 issues of Season 8 plus variants... I'd say that's worth an e-mail address. More...

September 17 2007

(SPOILER) Preview pages for 'Angel: After the Fall' #1. AICN has an exclusive look at the first 5 pages.

September 13 2007

Buffy Art Auction over at Girl-Wonder.org. It's the original cover line art from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers, drawn by comics superstar and Heroes flagship artist Tim Sale. (Scroll down to see the art). More...

August 30 2007

(SPOILER) Wizard Interview with Brian K. Vaughan. Wizard sits down with Brian K. Vaughan about his work on Buffy: Season 8. Includes some VERY pretty pictures from Jo Chen. Also note that Wizard #192 (the Fall TV Preview issue) also contains a small Ripper article and a Faith character spotlight (-ed).

August 25 2007

Astonishing X-Men #22 Reviewed. The latest Astonishing X-Men has been reviewed by Tyler. Minor spoilers included. More...

August 23 2007

Buffy: Issue 5 Inks for Sale. A few black/white pages from Issue 5 for sale. More...

August 17 2007

Comics Sales Report For July 2007. Buffy #5 clocks in at the 12 spot.

August 14 2007

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Black Panther? John Singleton, who's attached to direct 'Black Panther' and 'Luke Cage' for Marvel, is considering The Operative to play the king of Wakanda.

August 08 2007

The Onion's AV Club interviews Joss. Huge interview with Joss in this week's The Onion. Lots of info on what he's been doing, what he won't say in interviews anymore, some tidbits on how he works, and, as always, great quotes. More...

August 01 2007

Warren Ellis could take Joss Whedon. Or so he thinks. We also learn he'll take over Astonishing X-Men in August '08.

July 31 2007

CCI: Joss on Buffy and Beyond. Since the one account was brief and now off the main page, here's ComicBookResources.com's coverage of Joss' Dark Horse Panel with some more information. More...

July 24 2007

Dark Horse Announces Joss Whedon at Comic-Con Booth Saturday. Joss, George Jeanty and Andy Owens (who also worked on "Fray") will be appearing at the booth Saturday, July 28th. Joss' appearance is a ticketed event, however.

July 18 2007

Explore comic book covers and more with Cover Browser. Behold the power of the internets. Cover Browser displays galleries of comic book (and book, games, DVD or magazine) covers. More...

July 10 2007

Read Joss Whedon's Runaways debut online at Whedonesque and Marvel.com. Issue #25 of Marvel's Runaways, entitled 'Dead-End Kids', written by Joss Whedon and pencilled by Michael Ryan is now available for your online perusal in full.

View the cover and first page here at Whedonesque.com/runaways/, then click through to the full digital comic version at Marvel.com. More...

June 28 2007

Buffy S8 as an Example of Transmedia Storytelling. Another Gender and Fan Studies post at Henry Jenkins blog discussing (among other issues) how standalone stories differ in structure from those designed for "transmedia expansion." More...
(SPOILER) Marvel First Looks: Runaways #27. On sale next week, Comics Continuum gives us the six pages posted earlier this month, but with Joss' dialogue. More...

June 27 2007

Interview with Joss about "Dinner with Joss" and other projects. While the announcement is still on the front page, Comic Book Resources' related article is post-worthy because it's a rare Joss Whedon interview. Discusses many things, mostly the Equality Now dinner auction.

June 26 2007

IF Magazine gives Season 8 Buffy comic #4 an A-. Senior editor Sean Elliot says there are "more questions raised by the end of Joss Whedon’s return to the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer."More plot summary than actual review, this reviewer does like the season thus far. More...

June 21 2007

Brian K. Vaughan misses Runaways and may turn Giles into a goat. Brian K. Vaughan talks about writing for TV and comics in some short videos on Wired. He mentions in the 'Exchange Program' video that he misses writing Runaways now that he has left it, and he'll exact revenge on Giles if Joss kills one of his beloved characters.

June 19 2007

Pink Raygun Reviews 'The Long Way Home'. A great breakdown/examination of the first four issues of Buffy Season 8.

June 10 2007

Herc's seen episode 8.4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Aint It Cool News' Herc reviews the latest Buffy S8 Issue.

June 05 2007

Whedon comics editor Scott Allie to appear at CSTS screening. The Portland, OR charity-screening organizers are "pleased to announce that Scott Allie -- Joss Whedon's editor at Dark Horse Comics -- will be our guest for the Friday night screening...." More...

May 22 2007

Xander for Mayor of SF??? Leah Garchik of the San Francisco Chronicle muses on similarities between SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and Season 8 Xander. At least, lookswise.

May 16 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #4 preview is now available at Dark Horse. Several pages are available for viewing.

May 12 2007

Studio 360 interviews Joss about Buffy Season 8. Also available as a podcast at the iTunes store.

May 05 2007

Free Comic Book Day includes some Whedonesque goodness. Among the many excellent free sampler comics being given out at comic shops all over the place today, there's Dynamite Entertainment’s Lone Ranger/Battlestar Galactica Flip Book, with a Lone Ranger story by Brett (”Heart of Gold,” “Serenity: Those Left Behind”) Matthews, cover by John (”Astonishing X-Men”) Cassaday. It’s not a Serenity comic but it’s as close as you’ll get till this fall. And it's free! More...

April 30 2007

(SPOILER) Newsarama Advance Review of Runaways #26. Warning, spoilers for other comics in the article. Scroll down to find the very positive review for the next Runaways.

April 27 2007

Poll: Canon or No? The Angel Comics Join the Battle. Some mystery guy asks if you will read Angel S6 and if you believe it to be canon.
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men 21 Preview. IGN posts the first 6 pages (including the recap page) of the next Astonishing installment. More...

April 26 2007

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Runaways #26. The first few pages are up at PopCultureShock. This issue is out next week.

April 18 2007

Fray gets a boost. Quick mention of Fray's miniseries again in demand.

April 17 2007

(SPOILER) Marvel products shipping July. Comic Book Resources has solicitations for comic books and merchandise coming from Marvel this July. Apparently, Runaways takes some time off but Astonishing X-Men #22 makes an appearance.

April 04 2007

(SPOILER) Review of Runaways #25. IGN's very positive review of Joss's first issue of Runaways. There's also a thumbs up over at Newsarama. More...

April 01 2007

Great muppety Odin, what's a thricewise? It's a Norse mythology reference. Mimir, a Jotun, was referred to as a thricewise. He guarded the well of wisdom and Odin gave him his right eye for the privilege of drinking from the well. Hmm, which eye did Xander lose? More...

March 28 2007

Runaways nominated for a Peach award. Winning the award would make Runaways required reading in the Georgia school system. The first Joss-penned issue is out next Wednesday. More...

March 21 2007

(SPOILER) Jeph Loeb talks Buffy Season Eight on WordBalloon. Also talks about other comic book projects, and Heroes.

March 18 2007

WWLA: Brian Lynch talks "Spike: Shadow Puppets". Details about the comic on the way, including some hi-larious preview art of vamp-puppet Spike, and some subtle teases for upcoming projects.
ANGEL season six! IDW made it semi-official--in canon continuing comics co-written by Joss are on the way!! More...

March 14 2007

IDW's Brian Lynch and Scott Tipton signing at WizardWorld LA March 16th and 18th. The writers of Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets, and Angel: Auld Lang Syne (among others) will be at the Earth-2 Comics' booth at the convention this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More...
(SPOILER) IGN's Review- Buffy #1. IGN posts an advance review of the start of season 8. More...

March 08 2007

C-Note: March Edition. IGN.com suggests that some of your comic money this month goes to buying Buffy #1. Duh.

March 04 2007

(SPOILER) Five for Fridays- Runaways 101. Wizard offers 5 hints to help everyone get ready to read Joss' run on Runaways. More...

March 03 2007

WonderCon'07: DarkHorse Panel. When exactly we'll see Buffy and Serenity comics, (the former later and the latter sooner, apparently)and more very small bits. More...

March 02 2007

(SPOILER) IGN's Buffy New Readers Guide. For all of us who need some catching up to do before Season 8 premieres, IGN has put together this handy-dandy guide. More...

March 01 2007

Is Willow the female Spiderman?, why Tara matters, and other things. A new blog called Pop Culture Heroines has entries on Willow, Tara and Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 as well as other female orientated pop culture stuff.

February 27 2007

(SPOILER) Mark Millar on Joss Whedon. The writer of 'Civil War' describes how Joss helped craft the end of the Marvel blockbuster. More...

February 26 2007

Romantic Times mentions Buffy comics. It was just another book review magazine on the Borders shelves, until the distinctive Buffy illustration in the upper left cover caught my eye. More...

February 20 2007

(SPOILER) BKV Interviewed About His End on Runaways. Brian K. Vaughan, the creator of Joss's next project Runaways, talks a bit about his creation. He shares some insights on its past, present, and future. More...

February 17 2007

New Joe Fridays Week 35. Two Joss mentions this week. Re: Runaways stint and fashioning the new landscape of a universe (it's sort of his thing)!

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