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November 16 2016

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics February 2017 Solicitations. Includes descriptions and cover artwork for 'Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 #4', 'Angel: Season 11 #2' and 'Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #5'.

November 11 2016

Call for papers for "Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon's 'Big Damn Movie'". Proposals have to be in by January 9th of next year.

November 03 2016

Read the latest Whedonverse undergraduate essays in Watcher Junior. Volume 9.2 features essays about roleplaying in the Firefly universe, Joss' heroic characters, vlogging aesthetics in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Xander and Shakespeare.

October 25 2016

Read Whedonverse academic essays in the latest issue of Slayage. Vol 14.2 contains a report about the recent EuroSlayage conference and essays about Buffy, Dollhouse, Firefly, and the Joss Whedon ensemble. There's also an obituary for David Lavery by Rhonda V. Wilcox.

October 12 2016

(SPOILER) Details and cover art for Dark Horse's Buffy, Angel, and Serenity comics out in January. Buffy Season 11 #3, Angel Season 11 #1, and Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #4 are all out that month.

September 30 2016

"Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture" - out in October. This "is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues". Buffy and Firefly get examined in this context of marginalised individuals and communities uniting to save the planet. More...
"Cult Media, Fandom, and Textiles: Handicrafting as Fan Art" - out in November. This book is the "first to explore handicrafting practiced by media fans, their online fan communities and the multiple meanings they create". Firefly is cited as one of the shows that inspires such fan work. More...

September 14 2016

(SPOILER) Dark Horse December 2016 Solicitations. Includes description, covers and artwork preview for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #2 and Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #3.

August 30 2016

R.I.P. David Lavery, Whedon scholar . One of the founding board members of the Whedon Studies Association, David wrote and co-authored a number of books and articles about Joss Whedon and his shows and movies. He recently appeared alongside Joss on a radio show about Joss. Whedonesque would like to extend our sympathies to David's family and friends.

July 25 2016

Read Whedonverse academic essays in the latest issue of Slayage. Volume 14.1 covers Buffy, Dollhouse, Joss, Angel, and Much Ado About Nothing.
'Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays' out in September. "This collection of new essays explores his [Joss'] representations of racial power dynamics between individuals and institutions and how the Whedonverse constructs race, ethnicity and nationality relationships". The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

July 22 2016

Highlights from yesterday's Whedonverse comic book panel at Comic-Con. There's news about Buffy Season 11, whether Angel will be returning, Buffy: The High School Years, and what to expect from the new Serenity mini-series.

July 08 2016

'Welcome to the Whedonverse' - a Dark Horse Comic-Con panel. This will be held on the Thursday at 12pm in Room 23ABC. "Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Buffy the High School Years Kel McDonald, and surprise guests" will be in attendance.

July 07 2016

Call for papers: "War in the Whedonverses". It's subtitled "Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon" and abstracts have to be in by September 30th. McFarland, who are publishing that book, have announced a new book series on the Whedonverses and are looking for proposals. Details of that can be found here.

June 09 2016

A Joss Whedon interview will be in Lily Cole's 'Impossible to Print' magazine. By the sounds of it, it could be his talk that featured on the Impossible website a couple of years back.

March 31 2016

Joss Whedon talks Captain America. It's a really good podcast interview at Marvel.com. Read the transcript here.

March 30 2016

Whedon and Cassaday return to Marvel comics today with a Captain America story. This is to mark Cap's 75th anniversary. You'll find their tale in Captain America: Sam Wilson #7.

March 11 2016

Joss Whedon takes on Captain America. An interview with Joss Whedon about returning to comics, writing Captain America, and working with John Cassaday again.

March 07 2016

One page preview of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Captain America story. This will appear in Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 (out March 30th).

March 03 2016

Joss Whedon reunites with John Cassaday for "Captain America" Anniversary Issue. Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 also includes contributions from Greg Rucka and Tim Sale, and goes on sale March 30th.

February 19 2016

Speculating on Joss Whedon's next adaptations of Shakespeare. After Much Ado About Nothing, where does Joss go next in the world of Shakespeare? This excerpt from " After the Avengers: From Joss Whedon's Hottest, Newest Franchises to the Future of the Whedonverse" attempts to find out.

February 18 2016

Buffy story to be included in free comic coming out for Dark Horse Day on June 4th. This is to mark the comic book company's 30th anniversary.

November 13 2015

'Angel: The Official Collection' Volume 1 is out on December 15th. Just as Titan Books are reprinting interviews and features from the official Buffy magazine, they're doing the same for the official Angel magazine. The second volume is out on May 31st of next year. More...

September 18 2015

The new issue of Empire Magazine has Sam Mendes interviewing Joss Whedon. Hopefully this feature will be put online at the magazine's website.

September 16 2015

Fray's Karl Moline helped by Hero Inititative. The co-creator of Fray was helped by charity intended to help comics creators with medical insurance coverage gaps.

August 27 2015

Read the Firefly/Serenity special issue of Slayage. In all, there's five essays to be read.

June 22 2015

Dark Horse's Whedonverse trades are now on comiXology. So that's Buffy, Angel & Faith, Dr. Horrible, Serenity, and Dollhouse. There's bundle deals as well.

June 05 2015

Released today - The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon’s comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and new interpretations. More...

April 22 2015

New book announced: The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon's comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and innovations.

March 08 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon. Nice Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon # 9. Mild spoilers, though this comic isn't really the most plot heavy anyway.

March 05 2015

The Joss Whedon Companion (revised and updated). New edition of this huge compendium is coming down the pipeline in a month, probably packed full of tasty goodies.
The latest volume of Slayage's Whedonverse essays is now available to read. There's a report about the Slayage conference and essays about Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Astonishing X-Men.

March 04 2015

De la estaca al martillo : un viaje por los universos de Joss Whedon, de Buffy a Los Vengadores. New Spanish-language book out now, and apparently available soon on Amazon: translates as "From the Stake to the Hammer: A Journey through the Worlds of Joss Whedon, from Buffy to The Avengers."

January 21 2015

Call for papers: What can we expect from Joss Whedon? PopMatters is bringing out an eBook about Joss' stuff and is looking for essays "speculating what the future holds for the prolific Joss Whedon, and topics in the Whedon canon that deserve a closer look".

January 06 2015

Patton Oswalt's 'Silver Screen Fiend' out today! Patton has been posting about the release of his new book on Facebook and Twitter which details his several year's obsession with film going that shaped him as a person and entertainer. More...

December 23 2014

Whedonverse comics nominated for the 2014 Diamond Gem Awards. Diamond Comic Distributors nominated the Whedon Three Way One-shot for "Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.00", Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 for "Licensed Comic of the Year" and Serenity: Leaves On the Wind for "Best New Comic Book Series".

December 13 2014

Read the current issue of Watcher Junior. There's essays to be had about Dollhouse, The Avengers, Firefly and Buffy.

December 10 2014

Felicia Day announces she's writing a book. It will be a memoir of Felicia's rise from shy home-schooled child to new-media mistress. More...

November 28 2014

Dark Horse unveils its Black Friday Whedonverse megabundle. A rather big digital back catalogue is yours for $99.99.

November 12 2014

The Humble Horror Bundle includes Buffy and Angel omnibus volumes. You can pick up digital versions of the Buffy Omnibus Volume 1 and the Angel Omnibus for less than $10. These volumes collect the original run of Buffyverse comics from Dark Horse (pre Season 8). The offer expires in about 14 hours and includes many other horror books.

October 29 2014

Joss appears in Elle UK's online feminist gallery. The December issue has a focus on feminism. You can see his photo wearing their "This is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt here. Not sure if he appears in the print version or not.

October 25 2014

Marvel's editor in chief responds to Mockingbird debut on AoS, and Age of Ultron Trailer. Axel Alonso says that Mockingbird will most likely see an increased level of action in comics because of her successful debut on Agents of SHIELD.

September 24 2014

Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television. New scholarly book which reference both Buffy and Dollhouse.

September 10 2014

Out today for a dollar - The Whedon Three Way. This comic book collects Buffy Season 10 #1, Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1.

September 03 2014

Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson talk about the web series. It's yet another excerpt from "Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show".

September 02 2014

Joss Whedon and others talk about the writers' room. It's another excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show" book, which is now available to buy.

September 01 2014

'Joss Whedon FAQ' book out in July of next year. Subtitled "All That's Left to Know About the Mind Behind Buffy, Firefly, and The Avengers", this book promises to answer our questions.

August 27 2014

What's a Showrunner? Let Joss Whedon explain. MTV News excerpts part of the new book "Showrunners" which includes in-depth interviews with Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore and others. The book is "an oral history, letting showrunners explain what they do in their own words." It's a companion to a documentary of the same name.

August 24 2014

Joss and Roseanne: the early career of Joss Whedon. It's another excerpt from Amy Pascale's biography of Joss.

August 06 2014

Comic-Con interview with Buffy and Serenity artist Georges Jeanty. The artist talks about his work on the recent Serenity miniseries and what he has up next.

August 01 2014

Another excerpt from Joss Whedon: The Biography. Chapter title is "Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Cancellation" and includes a discussion of Whedonesque and how Joss uses it (according to Kai.) More...
US/Canada competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. To mark the official release of Amy Pascales's bio of Joss, we have three copies to give. So if you live in the USA or Canada, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy.

July 31 2014

Call for papers: Joss Whedon The Complete Collection, updated. Remember that collection of essays that PopMatters and Titan Books brought out a couple of years ago? The good news is that an updated version is planned and they're looking for fresh essays and an editor.
Buffy Season 10 artist Rebekah Isaacs draws Rocket Raccoon piece to be auctioned to help Bill Mantlo. The post features Isaacs' black and white drawing of Rocket Raccoon as well as a listing of her contributions to the Buffyverse.

July 27 2014

Video of Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Kindly provided by Buffyfest. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty were on the panel.

July 22 2014

UK competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. If you live in the UK, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy of Amy Pascale's biography of Joss. More...

July 20 2014

Five "deleted scenes" from "Joss Whedon: The Biography" by Amy Pascale. Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon. Her book is out in the UK on the 24th (Amazon UK link) and will be out in the US on August 1st (Amazon.com link). An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher's site.

July 19 2014

Geek King of The Universe - SFX review the Whedon biography. "Packed with trivia, filled with wit and endlessly readable, this is the biography Joss’s career deserves. We can't recommend it enough."

July 12 2014

Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Georges Jeanty, Nick Brendon and Jane Espenson will be talking about the Buffy Season 10 and Serenity comic books on the Saturday at 1.30pm in Room 24ABC.

July 06 2014

Call for papers: Joss Whedon's comic books. This is going to be for an upcoming anthology. Abstracts must be in by August 31st.

June 26 2014

Out now - 'Rise of the Undead'. The Kindle book is "a look at the transition of the vampire from villain to hero in popular culture" and contains a chapter about Angel and Spike. It's also available for the Nook.

June 25 2014

Read an excerpt from Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography. "This is an excerpt from a self-serving celebrity autobiography that is different from other self-serving celebrity autobiographies."

June 17 2014

'Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist' - out later on this year. According to the publisher's blurb, "this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time". The book can pre-ordered at Amazon.com.

June 16 2014

(SPOILER) September solicitations for Buffy, Angel & Faith, and Serenity comic books. CBR previews what's to come in comics from the Whedonverse this fall.

June 08 2014

Read the latest issue of Watcher Junior. Volume VII: Issue #1 has three Buffy essays for you to look at.

June 06 2014

Selected essays from the Joss in June conference. Slayage have a special double issue out and just about every aspect of the Whedonverse is covered (even Sugarshock!).

May 19 2014

The Whedon Threeway - a new Dark Horse #1 for $1. Dark Horse announced that the first issue of Buffy: Season 10, Angel & Faith, and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will be collected together for a $1. There's new Georges Jeanty cover art for it as well. Joss, by all accounts, suggested the title.

May 17 2014

10 most bizarre things In Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 and 9. A "collection of weird and bizarre moments from Buffy Seasons 8 & 9" allegedly proving that "just because you can do anything...doesn't necessarily mean you should."

May 15 2014

"Joss Whedon's Names: The Deeper Meanings" - out now. This book is written by the author of "Buffy and the Heroine's Journey".

May 01 2014

'Empower: Fight Like A Girl' - a special collection of short stories by many Whedonverse writers. All proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Maurissa Tanchroen appears on the cover. Here's an Amazon UK link.

April 29 2014

Read Joss Whedon's Avengers emails in this month's Empire Magazine. The tongue-in-cheek emails form part of Empire's 300th "Director's Cut" issue.

April 25 2014

Georges Jeanty panel report from WonderCon. At Wonder Con,Georges Jeanty discussed his time on Buffy Seasons 8-9, Serenity: Leaves on The Wind and his career

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.

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