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June 23 2011

Call for papers for "Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the Works of Joss Whedon". The deadline for the proposals is July 1st.

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.

May 09 2011

J is for Joss Whedon wearing a Jetpack. Someone's made an adorable ABC book for their baby daughter. See all the pics (including the one for the letter 'j') here.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse solicitations for August 2011. Including the debut of Season 9 book Angel and Faith series and the second issue of Dollhouse: Epitaphs miniseries. Also check out, audio interview with Angel and Faith writer Christos Gage from the Boston Comic-Con. More...

May 06 2011

Joss Whedon took my tropes. An urban fantasy writer talks about the tropes that Joss does best.

May 03 2011

"The Guild" nominated for American Library Association's "Great Graphic Novel for Teens". Chris Samnee, artist on "A Shepherd's Tale", is also nominated for "The Mighty Thor".

April 29 2011

'The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide' - coming out later this year. The full title of the book is "The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992-2010".

April 18 2011

'The Philosophy of Joss Whedon' - coming out this year. According to, the book will be out in November. The publisher's blurb says it "examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to reveal their philosophical takes on the limits of personal freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism".

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 10 2011

Introduction to Whedonistas. "A host of award-winning female writers and fans come together to celebrate the works of Joss Whedon."

March 30 2011

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.

March 24 2011

Read the latest volume of Slayage. The Buffyverse essays include a feminist comparison between Buffy and Bella, drugs and posthumanism on Buffy, how 'Normal Again' and 'The Harvest' can be used as commentary on Buffy and Spike's relationship and why Buffy seasons 5 & 6 become a post-structuralist primer.

March 15 2011

'Whedonistas' gets released today. Heroine Content says "if you're a fan of the 'verse, this book is a great read", gave the anthology a glowing review saying "this book is essential reading" and SFX Magazine (online review coming soon) gave it three stars out of five in its latest issue. More...

March 10 2011

Pre-order companion book for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. The book to go along with the film of the same name, of which Joss is a producer. Book hits July 4, includes introduction by Joss. No word yet on movie release.

February 22 2011

Amber's Benson's "Serpent's Storm" in stores today. It's the third book in her Death's Daughter pentalogy. It's also available as an audio book read by Amber herself.

February 14 2011

Amber Benson's book signing tour. "Serpent's Storm," the third installment of Amber's Calliope Reaper-Jones series, comes out next Tuesday. More...

February 13 2011

A reading from 'Whedonistas' this Tuesday in Los Angeles. Teresa Jusino will be reading her essay from the "Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them!" anthology at The Talking Stick on the 15th. And the book will be officially launched at a panel at next weekend's Gallifrey One convention. More...

February 12 2011

Buffy & Serenity make up 8 of the top 10 Dark Horse graphic novels in 2010 via Bookscan data. More...

January 28 2011

Win a Buffy book from Nancy Holder. The author will award five copies of the third Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus, plus signed bookplates, in a new contest.
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.

January 15 2011

Joss Whedon's review of Patton Oswalt's new book. "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland" was released at the start of the month. More...

January 10 2011

(SPOILER) Preview for Spike #4. Brought to you by Comic Book Resources.

January 01 2011

Buffy Season 9 included in Newsarama's 11 to watch in '11. These eleven series/graphics novels are the ones to look forward to in the new year, according to the site.

December 13 2010

Binding Buffy and Firefly in books. These are really cool, kudos. More...

December 08 2010

A call for papers - spotlight on Joss Whedon. "[It] will have two major components: feature articles that zero in on an important aspect of Whedon's work and a series of "Joss Whedon 101" articles that will introduce newcomers to each of his individual projects". If you're interested in writing an essay then head over to PopMatters to find out more.

December 03 2010

Vote in Dark Horse's favorite vampire contest. You can win a prize package!

November 29 2010

Whedonistas Table of Contents revealed. Mad Norwegian Press has released a preliminary version of the Table of Contents for "Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them" with essay titles and contributors' names. More...

November 20 2010

'Joss Whedon: Conversations' now available for pre-order on Amazon. The first volume in the University Press of Mississippi's "Television Conversations" series collects a number of Joss' past interviews for reading pleasure. More...

November 06 2010

Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer. Now available! This collection combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught in international classrooms.

November 02 2010

(SPOILER) Buffyfest's early Buffy #38 & Serenity: A Shepherd's Tale preview. Both issues are out tomorrow and Buffyfest gives some little teasers of both which they have read.

October 18 2010

Writing about Whedon as a director. How would you evaluate a paper about Joss' directing? More...

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 08 2010

Lots of Whedonverse comic books on the horizon. Buffy Season 9 will bring us two to four monthly books and a Dollhouse mini-series is in the works too.

September 30 2010

SFX "Worlds of Whedon" magazine special now on sale online. The magazine comes out today in the UK. For those outside the UK, you can buy it online at the publisher's website.

September 24 2010

SFX Magazine special "Worlds of Whedon" comes out next week. And packed with goodies it is too, including a brand new interview with Joss. More...

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.

August 31 2010

Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. Published by Mad Norwegian Press, this book will be out in March of next year.

August 10 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 2 released by Simon & Schuster today. This collects the previously published Halloween Rain by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder, Bad Bargain by Diana G. Gallagher and Afterimage by Pierce Askegren.

August 04 2010

Robin Sachs narrates "How to Become a Mars Overlord". You can listen to the sci-fi short story in streaming format or download it as a MP3 file.

July 31 2010

The Adaptive, the Maladaptive, and the Mal-Adaptive. An essay from 'The Psychology of Joss Whedon' exploring the personality traits of Mal and Jayne.

July 20 2010

Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour is Out Today. It includes the following quote from Joss on the back cover: "Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of our time. With Kung Fu, so yeah: perfect." I couldn't agree more. More...

July 16 2010

Amber Benson added to San Diego Comic-Con. She's participating in a panel discussion on Thursday the 22nd, about the Power of Myth. Also taking part is Buffy/Angel novelist Tom Sniegoski, and the panel is moderated by Watcher's Guide co-author Maryelizabeth Hart.

July 15 2010

(SPOILER) CBR reports that "The Guild" comics will be back in 2011. The official announcement by Dark Horse will be at Comic Con, but eh... cat's out of the bag. Some minor spoilers about the previous comics and S4 of the wildly successful web-series.
Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comic Studio to feature Joss Whedon introduction. Joss also did one for the first Ultimates hardcover.

June 24 2010

New Dark Horse comic apps. You can now get Serenity: Those Left Behind and The Guild for your iPhone. More...

June 20 2010

Power of Becoming. An essay looking at the ways in which BtVS constitutes great literature from 'Seven Seasons of Buffy'.

June 15 2010

Literary Angel: Essays on Influences and Traditions Reflected in the Joss Whedon Series. A new book of essays "provides opportunities for readers to examine a wide variety of characters, tropes, and literary nuances and influences throughout all five televised seasons of the series and in the currently running continuation of the series in comic book form". More...
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy and Serenity comic books for September. There's info and cover art for Buffy #36 and Serenity: Shepherd's Tale. Plus a Buffy and a Serenity comic for a dollar each as well?

June 10 2010

Win a Buffy Book Collection. Slayerlit has a contest in which you can win a copy of the new rereleases- all you need to do is tell them which novel should be brought back.

June 08 2010

Buffy's back to the books today. Simon & Schuster will today release the first of three new omnibus books, each gathering a trio of previously published (and currently out of print) BtVS novels. More...

June 06 2010

(SPOILER) SlayAlive interview with Scott Allie. A few tidbits about the latest Serenity comic, Riley one-shot, as well as Season 8 & 9. Spoilers for "Serenity: Float Out."

June 04 2010

'Dealing with the F-Word' - Joss Whedon as a radical feminist. This Smart Pop Books essay is taken from "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" which was published in December 2007.
'Buffy in the Classroom' - out in November. It's a collection of essays about teaching with the Slayer. More...

May 28 2010

Watcher Junior Issue 5 is now online. There's academic essays that look at Restless and drugs and addiction as seen on Buffy. And if you've been following the debate about Buffy comic book artwork, you might want to check out "The Many Faces of Buffy" feature. It's very impressive.

May 27 2010

(SPOILER) Zack Whedon "will be back"! Zack Whedon talks to CBR about the follow-up to his stint writing Dark Horse's "Terminator: 2029".

April 30 2010

Slayage 8.1 now available. The new issue of Slayage is now up and running, with 5 great new papers including one looking at Buffy and Twilight- and not that Twilight, but the Cullen one.

April 09 2010

John Cassaday and Laura Martin nominated for Eisner awards. Sadly, no Buffy nominations this time. More...

April 04 2010

Buffyfest has some updates from Scott Allie on WonderCon reports. Some clarifications about the Buffy Season 9 and Dollhouse stuff.

April 02 2010

(SPOILER) Newsarama is LIVE at the Dark Horse panel at WonderCon 2010. Still on-going right now. Mentions of the Wash one-shot, the Book graphic novel, Zack Whedon's Terminator series, and of course the requisite Buffy Season 8 news. Some spoilers about S8, regarding some fan favorites. I think that covers all the expected Whedon-ish stuff, but there may be more in a bit. As I said, it's live.

March 30 2010

"I Will Wear a Tuxedo on That Day". Zack Whedon contemplates metamorphosing into a comics writer, fleshing out a beloved but not particularly beknownst Terminator character, and starving to death on a deserted island with his choice of music.

March 22 2010

(SPOILER) An epic interview with Scott Allie. The transcript of Mike Russell's wide-ranging interview with Scott Allie about the Whedonverse, comics, and sundries. Plus: hear how the Twilight reveal fiasco went down. Marked spoilers mainly for artwork from the upcoming Serenity comics. More...

March 18 2010

CBR's ECCC 2010: Dark Horse Panel Report. Covers Buffy, Serenity, Dr.Horrible and Dollhouse. More...

March 12 2010

Buffy and other Superwomen of Modern Myth. are examined in this book from Jennifer K. Stuller. Buffy gets a lot of coverage. The author is a member of the Whedon Studies Association.

March 08 2010

Preview for Angel: A Hole in the World #4. Penultimate issue of "A Hole in the World" and "Shells" adaptation arrives this week.

March 04 2010

(SPOILER) CBR interviews David Tischman. Writer of Angel: Barbary Coast sets up next month's premiere issue; includes preview pages by artist Franco Urru.

February 27 2010

(SPOILER) Tales of the Vampires: Carpe Noctem Part 2. Early look from UGO before it hits MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

February 24 2010

Third omnibus volume of Buffy novels announced. It is scheduled for release in November, and will collect the novels Carnival of Souls, Blooded and One Thing or Your Mother.

February 21 2010

The close-to-final table of contents for "Joss Whedon: Conversations". In a nutshell, it's Joss' greatest interviews collected in a book. More info about it and the "Television Conversations" series be found at David Lavery's website. More...

February 11 2010

Oz makes the list of Best and Worst Werewolves in Comics. Includes a quote of one of Oz's all-time greatest lines.
Brian Lynch new non-Angel related webcomic. And here's the preview (originally published before the strip). More...

February 09 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse comics for May 2010. Including Buffy: Season 8 #35, Felicia Day's The Guild #3, and Zack Whedon's The Terminator #3.

January 23 2010

Cover art for the first two Buffy omnibi posted by Simon & Schuster. Interestingly, they don't use the familiar BtVS logo, nor do Buffy or any other characters appear.

January 18 2010

Upcoming big Buffyverse bibliography. A "massive bibliography" on everything ever published about Buffy or Angel, to arrive in 2010. More...

January 12 2010

'Mutant Enemy U' - an essay from 'Serenity Found'. It's written by Loni Peristere. He was the visual effects supervisor on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity. It's a great read and educational too.

January 11 2010

(SPOILER) A comic book writer's reaction to Twilight reveal. A frank and forthright interview at Comic Book Resources.

January 10 2010

Dollhouse essay contest deadline extended. BenBella Books will now accept submissions until February 15 for their Jane Espenson-edited DH essay collection.

January 09 2010

(SPOILER) Chris Ryall contributes to the "Who REALLY is Twilight?" debate. The main guy at IDW posts on his blog a teaser cover for a future series.. and makes us wonder whether they are in in the joke.. or not.. ETA: Brian Lynch tweeted earlier "Yes, came up with the idea last night, Franco drew it today. Dude is great. Kudos to Chris and IDW for putting it together".

January 06 2010

'Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon'. This collection of essays will be out later on this year. Topics include "the role of virginity, lesbianism and homoeroticism in the shows and the comics, the nature of masculinity and femininity and gender stereotypes, an exploration of sexual binaries, and a ranking of the Buffy characters on the Kinsey scale of sexuality". More...

January 04 2010

Buffy Season 8 nominated for Diamond Gem Awards 2009. Includes nominations in the following categories: "2009 Comic Book of the Year Under $3.00", "2009 Licensed Comic of the Year" and "2009 Licensed TP or HC of the Year".

January 03 2010

Buffy books to be re-issued in new collections. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 will collect "Night of the Living Rerun", "Coyote Moon" and "Portal Through Time". Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 features "Halloween Rain", "Bad Bargain" and "Afterimage".

December 31 2009

The top 300 best selling comic books of the 2000s. Just about every issue of Joss' Astonishing X-Men run makes the chart as do the first three issues of Buffy Season 8.

December 30 2009

Two Whedon Comics Among io9's 100 Favorite Comic Covers of the 2000s. The covers for Astonishing X-Men #2 (John Cassaday) and Buffy #3 (Jo Chen) made the top 20. More...

December 23 2009

(SPOILER) Preview Pages Of Angel Projects To Come. Chris Ryall teases art from Franco Urru for two different upcoming Angel projects.

December 22 2009

(SPOILER) Buffyfest Scott Allie Interview. Plus an unseen page from this week's Willow One-Shot.
(SPOILER) IDW Angel Solicitations For March. Angel #31,Angel Special: Lorne and Angel:A Hole In The World #4 are all out in March 2010.

December 16 2009

Jo Chen's BtVS #25 makes the 50 Best Comic Book Covers of 2009. And at Number 4, no less. Issue 28 made IGN's 100 Covers of 2009 as well.

December 11 2009

(SPOILER) Big Buffyfest Interview With New Angel Editor Mariah Huehner. Talks about what's coming up for the ongoing Angel monthly and Spike monthly plus new preview pages for Angel #28. The second part of the interview can be found here. More...

December 10 2009

IDW to release an Andy Hallett/Lorne tribute comic by John Byrne. A final send-off for Lorne who will no longer be used in main Angel continuity after this and a fitting tribute to Andy Hallett. More...

December 09 2009

Comic book sales figures for November 2009. ICv2's sales estimates for November 2009 have been released. More...

December 03 2009

Scott Allie talks Buffy #33 Obama spoof cover. "I think we're the only comics publisher not to try to sell comics based on the President's popularity, so I thought it'd be funny".

December 02 2009

Jane Espenson Talks Buffy Season 8 And #30 Ending. Compares the ending of "I Was Made To Love You" to the ending of "Retreat."

November 30 2009

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Full Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #30. Another informative Q/A with the Buffy aritst.

November 25 2009

Stephen Mooney's Angel sketchbook is now up for order. "The book itself is 84 pages and costs 10.00 euro. The postage and packaging(anywhere in the world) would be another 5 euro, so you're looking at 15 quid altogether". More...

November 21 2009

Powers #1 preview... now with dialogue! Remember that mysteriously Joss-like supersomething in the artwork-only preview of this Brian Michael Bendis comic? Now see what he has to say for himself. Possibly NSFW if your boss can read text on your monitor and doesn't like hard cursing.

November 13 2009

(SPOILER) Buffy Zone Update. Scott Allie talks Buffy #30 reveal and teases Willow one-shot, Joss's issue 31, and Brad Meltzer's arc.

November 05 2009

Psychology Bad or How Joss Makes Neuroscience Seem Like Magic. A timely essay taken from "The Psychology of Joss Whedon".
HijiNKS Ensue comic about DVRing sci-fi shows. We all wrestle with this. Which shows do we keep and which do we delete to make room for more shows with Whedon actors?
Nancy Holder gets posssessed by 'Possessions'. "The best-selling author of BUFFY books and co-author of the WICKED series talks about her newest novel."

November 03 2009

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch's Slayalive Q/A for Angel #26-27, Annual and Spike Monthly. Last month Brian Lynch did a Q/A at Slayalive for the release of Angel #26. Here are the questions he answered. Lots of new info on the upcoming Spike monthly series. More...

October 29 2009

If Sunnydale were Riverdale. Blogger Chris Sims discusses how Archie(!) totally ripped off Buffy. Would you believe Veronica Lodge as the Chosen One? More...

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