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April 20 2014

WC14: Inside Dark Horse's "Whedonversity" with "Buffy" and "Serenity". Zack Whedon, Christos Gage and Georges Jeanty discuss Serenity and Buffy Comics for Dark Horse Comics.

April 13 2014

Joss Whedon's 'Fray: Future Slayer' is one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals. You can buy the eBook for $1.99. The same offer is available at Amazon.ca as well. More...

March 28 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 3: The How'. It's the final chat in this lovely video series. A must for bibliophiles.

March 26 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 2: The Who & The Where'. If you want to win a signed copy of the book, then have a look at the publisher's tweet.

March 24 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 1: The What'. There's going to be three videos in all about Natalie's novel and it's a lovely chat to listen to.

March 17 2014

Cover art for Buffy Season 10 Volume 1 'New Rules'. This trade paperback is listed on Amazon.com as coming out on November 25th. The Serenity: Leaves on the Wind hardcover will come out a week before (no artwork for that yet).

March 14 2014

(SPOILER) Dark Horse June 2014 solicitations. Buffy #4, Angel & Faith #3 and the conclusion of the six issue Serenity: Leaves On The Wind miniseries.

March 13 2014

Dark Horse reveals Emerald City Comic Con variant comic covers. One for Buffy Season 10 #1 by Phil Noto, and one for Leaves on the Wind #1 by Jenny Frison.

February 24 2014

'Reading Joss Whedon' Goodreads giveaway. Syracuse University Press are giving away 10 copies of 'Reading Joss Whedon'. It's a collection of essays that covers "a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon's importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television." More...

February 18 2014

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May. There's solicitations for Buffy #3, Angel & Faith #2, Spike: Into The Light and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 of 6.

January 12 2014

Superheroes and Feminism. A Sequential Tart article about women in comic books. It includes a quote from Georges Jeanty about Buffy and Joss.

December 15 2013

Reading Joss Whedon. First notice of a new academic book studying Joss.

November 15 2013

"More Than Entertainment" - a Whedonverse essay. This originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

November 11 2013

"Joss Whedon: The Biography" out next June. It's by Amy Pascale and features a foreword by Nathan Fillion. More...

November 10 2013

Out next month - "Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's The Avengers". This is by David Lavery and is highly anticapated by Whedon scholars. Also in the pipeline is Reading Joss Whedon by Rhonda Wilcox.

October 30 2013

The Signal Podcast interviews Scott Allie. They discuss "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" and Buffy Season 10 titles. Also, a Serenity easter-egg hidden by Georges Jeanty inside the final pages of Season 9 is mentioned.

October 17 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for January 2014. Includes the final TPB volume for Buffy,the Vampire Slayer Season 9 and first issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind slated for Jan 29th. More...
Scott Allie on editing, Whedon, Mignola, and more. Newsarama discuss with Allie the role of an editor in the production of the comics, with emphasis on how is like to edit Joss Whedon and Mike Mignola.

October 03 2013

Dark Horse Comics New York Comic Con Schedule. Expect Buffy Season 10 and Serenity news on Friday, October 11 at 6:30. More...

June 25 2013

Den of Geek Looks Back at Fray. "Joss Whedon seems to be concentrating on movies now, but if James had his way, he'd spend a bit more time writing comics..."

June 03 2013

'Dealing with the F-Word' - a Whedonverse essay. This examination of feminism in Joss' work first appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

May 21 2013

Slayage calls for papers on The Cabin in the Woods. A special issue of Slayage will focus on "Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods". Proposals are due by June 7.

May 13 2013

Jim Butcher's next book inspired by Firefly. The Author describes the book as "kind of "Hornblower" meets "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", it's very focused on the characters, with very strong influence from Firefly I think." More...

April 24 2013

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.

April 23 2013

Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's Explorations of the Sacred. Out in October, this book addresses "such topics as ethics, racism, feminism, politics, spiritual transformation, witchcraft, identity, community, heroism, apocalypse, and other religiously and theologically significant themes of Whedon's creative enterprises". More...

March 14 2013

Read the latest collection of Whedonverse essays at Slayage. Volume 10.1 has essays about identity in Dollhouse, intertextuality, the death of the feminized body, Spike, justice systems and leadership.

March 04 2013

Latest teaser for Marvel's First event includes Joss' name. All will be revealed at SXSW on March 10th. More...

February 27 2013

Read Joss Whedon's blurb for Bob Harris' new book "The International Bank of Bob". The book, which is about Kiva loans, is out next Tuesday.

January 01 2013

Joss In June - an academic conference. The deadline for proposals for this conference in North Carolina has been extended to February 15th.

December 24 2012

Read the latest volume of Slayage. Volume 9.2 has discussion of 'Restless', vampires and evil, Harmony, Faith, and the Buffy Season 3 finale.

December 18 2012

"Free Will in a Deterministic Whedonverse" - an essay. This originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly" anthology.

December 15 2012

Bryan Hitch's one regret at Marvel Comics. "I didn't get to do a good run on Spidey. It was discussed a few times, with Joey Q turning down a Spidey book from me and Joss Whedon. I know, right?"

December 07 2012

99 cent sale on DarkHorse Digital , including Buffy comics, The Guild, Fray, Husbands and more.

December 02 2012

'Dreams in American Television Narratives: From Dallas to Buffy' - out next year. Buffy gets included as a case study in this book that is "the first comprehensive analysis of one of American television's most frequently utilized tropes, the dream." More...

November 30 2012

Dark Horse Digital's "Angels & Demons" Sale. Select issues of "Angel" and "Angel and Faith" are on sale for $.99.

November 26 2012

'BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy' gets released this week. Two Whedonverse chapters appear in the book - "'Sounds Like Kinky Business to Me': BDSM on Buffy and Angel" and "It's About Trust': Slavery and Ethics in the Dollhouse". More...
Dark Horse digital sale on all comics - today only. It's 50% off all comics (minimum purchase $15). Use "dhdcyber" at checkout.

November 12 2012

"Georgiana" by Jane Espenson. This story originally appeared in the "Flirting with Pride & Prejudice" anthology.

November 08 2012

Buffy to be featured in new book from TV critic Alan Sepinwall. The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever will examine the current spate of high-quality TV dramas, including a chapter on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...

October 18 2012

The Great Showdowns - out now. Funny book with a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.

October 09 2012

Dark Horse promotes Scott Allie to Editor-in-Chief. Comic Book Resources talks to the newly minted E-i-C about his promotion and his career at Dark Horse.

September 02 2012

Jane Espenson's Husbands getting its own Dark Horse Comic. The Team Husbands tumblr has the first cover art from the new digital series. More...

July 24 2012

Dark Horse's Scott Allie talks Buffy books, possible Firefly comics. There is also a video interview included in there. More...

July 18 2012

"Spike: the Complete Series" is out today. The story takes place after "Angel: After the Fall" and before "Buffy Season 8."

July 15 2012

Read the latest issue of Watcher Junior. There's three essays to peruse while you sip your coffee: Kaylee as a complicated depiction of female gender, Dawn the Child Hero and the Buffy fandom.

July 13 2012

Dark Horse is having a SDCC sale on digital comics. Includes Angel & Faith, Buffy season 9, and The Guild.

July 04 2012

Slayage conference brings Joss Whedon academics to Vancouver. "The fifth biannual Slayage conference occupies UBC's Allard Hall from July 12th to 15th. Academics from around the world and across disciplines will be in town to discuss the multiplicity of Whedonverse creations."

June 24 2012

Awesome books to replace your favourite cancelled shows. io9 gives some recommended reading to substitute our Big Damn Heroes and that lovable Vampire with a soul, among others.

June 14 2012

SDCC Panel: Once More, With Comics. Subtitled "How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form", the July 12 panel will discuss just that with Katrina Hill, Jennifer K. Stuller, Traci Cohen, Amber Benson, Jane Espenson, Scott Allie, Mariah Huehner, Clare Kramer, and Tom Lenk.

June 12 2012

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for September. Solicitation info and covers for Buffy #13, Angel and Faith #14, Spike #2 and the second Angel and Faith TPB.

June 10 2012

Classic novels and the filmmakers who were born to direct them. Flavorwire reckons Joss would be the perfect choice to direct a 'Lord of the Flies' movie.

June 03 2012

Interview with Buffy Season 9 and Dollhouse Epitaphs writer Andrew Chambliss. Some interesting upcoming tidbits for season 9.

May 07 2012

Once More, With Feeling: How Joss Whedon Re-wrote Popular Culture - A Biography. It's written by Amy Pascale (popgurls.com) and should be out in September. Amongst other things, the book features "extensive original interviews with Whedon's collaborators and stars, as well as the man himself". More...
Free digital versions of the FCBD Buffy and Serenity comics now available. Couldn't get a hold of the Buffy/Guild and Serenity/Star Wars issues at your local comic book shop on Saturday? Dark Horse Digital now has them on their site and it won't cost you anything to read them. More...

May 05 2012

Get your free Buffy and Serenity comic books today. The first Saturday in May means Free Comic Book Day. There's a Buffy/The Guild flip book (penned by Andrew Chambliss and Felicia Day respectively) and a Serenity/Star Wars flip book (both stories penned by Zack Whedon) up for grabs. Hopefully there's a comic book store in your area that's participating. More...

May 01 2012

"Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion" is out today. Think we'll learn anything new in this book?

April 14 2012

"The Philosophy of Joss Whedon" explores higher aspects of the pop culture icon. An interview with the editors of the book.

April 09 2012

Cliff Chiang's "Joss Whedon: The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth" art for GQ Magazine. The Whedon themed issue is for this May.

March 31 2012

Buffyfest's World Horror Convention interview with Scott Allie - part 1. Part 2 of this interview will cover Buffy and Scott's upcoming co-writing duty on the next arc starting in Buffy # 8 More...

March 23 2012

"More Than Entertainment" - a Whedonverse essay. Find out why Joss' creations mattered so much to this writer. This essay originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" which came out in 2007.

March 19 2012

Twenty-five great superheroine scenes. Two Whedonverse comic books feature in this list. There's the much talked about page from Buffy Season 9 #6 (big spoilers if you haven't read it yet) and the incredible Kitty Pryde scene from Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

March 14 2012

Saga #1 debuts today. Buffy comic writer, creator of Runaways and all-around Joss Whedon fan, Brian K. Vaughan debuts his new series "Saga" today. More...

March 07 2012

IDW's complete Angel and Spike series coming to digital platforms. Head over to the IDW Store and iTunes to see what's been released so far. In related news, Dark Horse's comics (including Buffy and Serenity) are now available for the Nook and Kobo.

February 10 2012

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May 2012. Brought to you by Comics Continuum. Included in the line-up are Buffy Season 9 #9, Angel & Faith #10, and a new Guild one-shot.

January 25 2012

TFAW Back Issue Sale. It includes Buffy Season Eight and Serenity Better Days (#s 2 & 3) at 70% off. Great time to "tighten up" your collection. Includes some Variant Covers.

January 10 2012

The Philosophy of Joss Whedon - now shipping from Amazon. According to the blurb "The Philosophy of Joss Whedon" examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to reveal their philosophical takes on the limits of personal freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism.

January 02 2012

Joss Whedon's Fray: Motion Comic Book Part 1 - a fan effort. Found this with my first iPhone-search on YouTube. More...

December 22 2011

Joss Whedon's art features in 'A' magazine. As to what exactly it is, that's anyone's guess (you'll have to buy the magazine to find out).

December 14 2011

Call for papers on Joss Whedon and theology. I don't know anything about the trio behind it, but they are soliciting submissions examining the theological significance and implications of Joss' "explorations of religion, family, friendship, sexuality, forgiveness, redemption, hope, love, and other dimensions of the human condition".

December 11 2011

Out soon - The Big Damn Firefly and Serenity Trivia Book. Released on the 21st, this book has over "1,000 questions that delve into the detailed elements that have made Firefly and Serenity beloved by millions". There's also an introduction from 'Jaynestown' director Marita Grabiak. More...

November 30 2011

Dollhouse comics and more Buffy S8, now digital. Dollhouse: Epitaphs (including the original one-shot), and issues 26-30 of Buffy S8 are now up at the Dark Horse digital store. Each run is also available as a bundle, slightly cheaper. And according to Dark Horse, as from December 14th "all titles from Dark Horse Comics will be on sale the same day in both print and digital format".

November 23 2011

Free Comic Book Day to include Buffy, Serenity, and The Guild. The official announcement from Dark Horse Comics as to its FCBD slate for May 5, 2012 includes the previously-known Star Wars/Serenity flip book, a new Buffy tale, and the Guildies go to the beach.

November 15 2011

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics in February. Full info and covers for Buffy #6, Angel & Faith #7, Dollhouse Epitaphs collection.

November 14 2011

(SPOILER) TFAW interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie. Allie talks about Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith, B.P.R.D., Star Wars, mostly. Spoilers for Buffy through Issue #3, and spoilers about characters appearing in the next A&F arc, if you've not been keeping up. More...

November 04 2011

(SPOILER) TFAW interviews Andrew Chambliss on Buffy Season 9 and Dollhouse: Epitaphs. There are spoilers along the way about the previous Buffy and Dollhouse books, but there's also a brief mention about the way Severin's powers work. Also some teases about stuff to come in the Buffy book, as well as some ideas for potential future Dollhouse books.

November 02 2011

Read the latest collection of Whedonverse essays at Slayage. Volume 9.1 features essays about The Body, anonymous vampires, Pangs, Dollhouse and colonial discourses in Buffy.

November 01 2011

(SPOILER) NYCC '11: Interview with Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie. brought by insertgeekhere. Allie talks about Buffy S9 and his experience in dealing with fans, Star Wars/Serenity flip book, Sugar Shock and Dr. Horrible comics.

October 22 2011

An interview with Buffy Season 9 cover artist Steve Morris. He also does the Angel & Faith covers.
(SPOILER) NYCC Interview With Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs. The two talk how they got the job and working with Joss.They also drop some spoilerish info at the end. More...

October 18 2011

"There's my boy" - an Angel essay. Smart Pop Book's free essay of the week comes from Five Seasons of Angel. A look at Angel and Darla's relationship through centuries

October 17 2011

"Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon" - coming out next year. " This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon's characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology."
(SPOILER) Buffyfest Interview with Scott Allie from NYCC. There are some spoilers about the Serenity free comic book day flip book.The season 9 stuff might be considered light spoilerish. More...

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 15 2011

(SPOILER) Recap of Dark Horse's Buffy and Angel panel at NYCC 2011. The panel just concluded. There are some new spoilers. More...

October 08 2011

(SPOILER) Chistos Gage Podcast Interview. The Angel & Faith talk starts at the 36 minute mark. More...

October 04 2011

'The Buffyverse Catalog: A complete Guide' - out now in print. Both new and used ones over at Amazon. Can't wait until I get my hands on one. More...

September 22 2011

Judging A Book By Its Cover. Columnist Kyrax2 at Comics Bulletin uses the Buffy comics as an example of a way to attract non-traditional fans (i.e., the female gender) to superhero comics and to get the comics industry out of its slump. More...

September 21 2011

Der sympathische Vampir - a new book about the Buffyverse. Subitled "Visualisierungen von Männlichkeiten in der TV-Serie Buffy", it's a German text that looks at the gender and sexuality of male vampires on Buffy and Angel. Read the contents page and introduction in English courtesy of Google Translate. More...

September 20 2011

"Buffy and the Heroine's Journey" - coming out next summer. Subtitled "Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One", this book "explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with the oldest of mythic traditions". More...

September 15 2011

'Joss Whedon: The Essential Companion' coming out next May. The full title of the book is "Joss Whedon: The Essential Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Unofficial Guide to the Whedonverse". It looks like it collects all those Popmatters essays from earlier on this year.

September 10 2011

(SPOILER) Dark Horse solicitations for December 2011. Releases of BtVS #4 and Angel & Faith #5. Interesting month...

September 07 2011

"Daytripper" by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba wins Harvey Award. "Daytripper" by Fabio Moon (artist for Sugarshock) and his brother, Gabriel Ba, won the 2011 Harvey Award in the Best Single Issue or Story category. Earlier this year, it also won a 2011 Eisner Award in the Best Limited Series category. More...

August 17 2011

Buffy Season 9: Something New. Scott Allie describes how Joss, Scott and other writers broke the arc for the Buffy Season 9 comics. 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 15 2011

SFX's "Worlds of Whedon" interviews now on Kindle. If you couldn't get a hold of the magazine, you can now buy the interviews as a standalone eBook at Amazon.

August 01 2011

An Avengers/Buffy comic? Joss Whedon drops knowledge. Another Comic-Con interview courtesy of io9.

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.
Angel and Faith artist Rebekah Isaacs Interview. Nothing spoilery.

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.

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