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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.

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 Amazon.com, 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", Tor.com 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.

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