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October 16 2009

The one comic book that Joss Whedon reads. Why it's 'The Walking Dead' by Robert Kirkman.

October 14 2009

Down for the Count: Dracula's Greatest Comics Appearances. The Count's recent BtVS appearance makes the list.

October 12 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's full Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #29. Another month,another issue and another great Q/A.

October 11 2009

Buffy season 8 interview with Georges Jeanty. He says the answers we are waiting for are coming as we enter the home stretch of season 8.

October 08 2009

(SPOILER) Roger Ebert gives Trucker four stars. "The supporting performances by Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt and Joey Lauren Adams are precisely what is needed: direct, open, no 'acting,' good tone control." More...

October 05 2009

(SPOILER) Preview pages for this week's Angel #26. "Boys And Their Toys," Part 1 of 2 by Brian Lynch and Stephen Mooney. More...

October 04 2009

Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon. It's a collection of essays that looks at the music in Joss' works. The book has a release date of February 2010 and is available for pre-ordering at Amazon.com.

September 22 2009

Angel artist Stephen Mooney sketchbook 'Soul Survivor' debuting this weekend. "Contains plenty of Angel-centric sketches, commissions, pencils and inks and the like. On top of that is a brand new intro by your-and-my favourite Angel scribe, Brian Lynch."

September 06 2009

(SPOILER) Full Scott Allie Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #28. He gives a lot of interesting insight into the latest issue.

September 04 2009

(SPOILER) Preview Pages For Angel:Only Human #2. It's out next week.

August 30 2009

The latest volume of Slayage is now online. Volume 28 has five Buffyverse essays for your perusal. They include an analysis of Jonathan, a discussion of Buffy/Faith adult femslash and a look at patriarchal villains.

August 29 2009

(SPOILER) Cover and interior art for Angel #29. It's the second part of "The Crown Prince Syndrome." More...

August 23 2009

(SPOILER) The Full Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #27. Lots of interesting bits in this one.

August 19 2009

(SPOILER) Stephen Mooney interview (Angel comics artist). The interview is about: his Pre-Angel work, his experience on "After the Fall", Boys and Their Toys, Last Angel in Hell and One Bad Mother.
The finished,colored covers for the Angel annual. Stephen Mooney's finished covers for,"Last Angel in Hell" are up at Nick Runge's blog.

August 11 2009

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #26. Jeanty's answers for last months Q/A are finally all up. Some interesting stuff. More...
(SPOILER) Covers and solicitation for Buffy Season 8 #30 & the Dr. Horrible one-shot. The issues are out in November.
The 100 best comic book covers. The 1979 Semi-Finalist blog places Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #5 and Buffy #18 at nos 97 and 73. John Cassaday comes in at no 34 and 23 for his Astonishing X-Men #12 and #2 covers.

August 09 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #27. Another issue of Buffy Season 8 means another monthly question and answer session with the Buffy editor. More...

August 08 2009

Contropussy - Emma Caulfield's new webcomic. It was debuted this weekend at Chicago Comic-Con. Emma tweets "Yes CP will be motion animation in a few months. The web comic is only phase one people".

July 30 2009

(SPOILER) New Preview Pages For Buffy Season 8 #27. Part II of Retreat. The first two pages were released a couple of weeks ago but now we have new pages added.

July 28 2009

(SPOILER) David Messina interview and Angel comic previews. There's a David Messina interview, an "Angel: Only Human" cover, a whole bunch of full color "Only Human" pages, B&W covers and pages from previously published stuff and our first look at Ediie Hope (A character design page and a full color pin-up).

July 27 2009

(SPOILER) Advance peek at some of Brian Lynch's covers. For us mortals who didn't get to see them at Comic Con.

July 25 2009

Joss talks about Cabin In The Woods and Buffy comics. He also talks about working in different media.
Dark Horse's Scott Allie reveals the next wave of Whedon comic books. There's info about the Dr Horrible comic book, the three part Shepherd Book tale, the Patton Oswalt penned Serenity one-shot, the Willow comic book and The Cabin In The Woods tie-in. More details can be found over at Buffyfest. Coverage of today's Dark Horse panel which includes details about the much talked about Buffy season 9 can be found at Comic Book Resources and Newsarama.

July 24 2009

Dark Horse's Scott Allie confirms 'The Guild' comic book. And Felicia be writing it (the press release can be found here). And speaking of The Guild, the Whedons were out in force at today's Comic Con panel.

July 23 2009

MySpace Dark Horse Presents, Volume 3 trade paperback released today. Contains Buffy Season 8 stories Harmony Bites! and Vampy Cat Play Friend, as well as Serenity: The Other Half and Moist: Humidity Rising.

July 14 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #29. The fourth part of Jane Espenson's arc will be out in October. And fans of Sugarshock will be pleased to hear that they'll be able to buy it in single issue format that month as well.

July 13 2009

Chart positions for Tales of the Vampires and Angel #22. ICV2 has the rundown of June's comic book titles and the vampiric one-shot has done particularly good, to be a one-shot, in an extremely number one-filled month.

July 06 2009

Eliza Dushku narrates 'The Prophecy of the Sisters'. The audio book version of this teen gothic novel should be out in August (according to the publisher's website).
(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Q&A for Buffy #26. You know the drill. The cool people at SlayAlive shoot Q's, the suave Scott shoots A's back.

July 02 2009

Vampires - In Space! Or the Future! Or Both! "Fray" gets a mention in a list of alternative vampire tales.

June 25 2009

Runge covers for issues 2 + 3 of the Angel/Fallen Angel crossover. Illyria joins the world of Bette Noire for this miniseries.

June 24 2009

(SPOILER) Another Juliet Landau Interview Promoting Angel #24 & #25. Chris Ryall has it up at his blog.Mild spoilers for the story although not really anything we didn't already know.

June 23 2009

So many vampires, so little time. Salon's Laura Miller provides us with a guide to a literary genre in which Buffy's spirit lives on, with young heroines battling demons -- and adulthood.

June 15 2009

Comics chart for May. Buffy #25 "Living Doll" gets the 14th position while Angel 21 leads the indie comics' chart. A good showing, all in all. More...

June 10 2009

(SPOILER) Page from the Drusilla two-parter comic book. Chris Ryall presents an excerpt from Brian and Juliet's Dru story and informs us where and when IDW will announce the Angel comic franchise's future.
SFX Vampire Special now on sale. The magazine has exclusive interviews with Juliet Landau and James Marsters. And free Buffy coasters as well! Will they be as awesome as the Buffy Morphers that came free with packets of Sugar Puffs? Only time will tell.

June 08 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie's Q&A for Tales of the Vampires. Dark Horse' editor in chief answers fan questions over at Slayalive and reveals a new small project for the Buffyverse.
(SPOILER) Chris Ryall discusses Angel: Only Human. First write-up about the 5-part miniseries beginning in August.

June 05 2009

Fabio Moon and Gabreil Bá talks about the process of creating the cover for "Tales of the Vampires". And today is the 33rd birthday of the Eisner awarded twin brothers. They're also follow their updates on twitter: Fábio and Gabriel.

June 04 2009

Dream comic book projects. IGN reckon Joss would the perfect writer for the Fantastic Four comic book. More...

June 03 2009

Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. I've been reading 'Street Gang' of late, and it is chock full of Whedoney goodness - Tom Whedon, that is. More...

May 25 2009

Amber Benson book tour. She's hitting Boston, Chicago and NYC for signings and readings in June. More...

May 21 2009

Buffy Omnibus 7 in stores now. More...

May 20 2009

(SPOILER) New Fallen Angel: Reborn #1 preview. Chris Ryall posts a 6-page, lettered preview on his blog. Includes artwork not seen in earlier preview.

May 17 2009

Dr. Horrible and The Guild cited in Washington Post article on the emergence of web series. This is an interesting article describing the emergence of web series as an alternative media to TV, citing several of our favorites as leading indicators. More...

May 12 2009

(SPOILER) Covers and info for Angel: Only Human #1. Spinning out of Angel #23. More...

May 08 2009

(SPOILER) New Angel Miniseries Announced Spinning Out Of Angel #23's Gunn Story. Plus two pages from Angel#23 previewed. More...

April 21 2009

James Marsters on IDW's Angel series - "I like what I see". He also shares his experiences on working on a Spike story for Dark Horse. Interestingly enough, Dark Horse have decided to respond to James' comments.
(SPOILER) Franco Urru covers for the Dru two parter in Angel #24 & 25. We have already seen Nick Runge's covers for these two but now here are Franco's. Plus a special cover by U.K. illustrator Sam Shearon for #24.

April 18 2009

Cover art for the Fallen Angel/Angel crossover starring Illyria. Found it on Nick Runge's blog, where he also talks about his work.

April 17 2009

(SPOILER) Preview page for Angel #23 at Brian Lynch's Blog. A first look at a page from the Gunn one-shot.

April 16 2009

Christopher Golden Confirmed for Dragon*Con 2009. Christopher Golden, author of many Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel media tie-in novels, will be attending Dragon*Con 2009, according to Dragon*Con's website. More...

April 15 2009

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for March. Buffy #23 took 10th place, Angel #19 came in at no. 56 and Angel: Blood and Trenches #1 at no. 100. More...

April 07 2009

Jo Chen nominated for Eisner Award. She got nominated in the category of Best Cover Artist because of her gorgeous Buffy, Serenity and Runaways cover art.

April 06 2009

Angel:After the Fall on New York Times Best Seller List. Angel: After The Fall volumes 1 and 3 have joined Spike: After The Fall as New York Times Best Sellers. They ranked number 2 and 3 on the list. Congrats again!
(SPOILER) Scott Allie's SlayAlive Q/A for Buffy #24. More spoilerish for the current issue than upcoming issues.

March 28 2009

Spike: After the Fall is featured on the New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List. Congratulations to Brian Lynch and Franco Urru!

March 26 2009

Another preview page for Angel: Not Fade Away (the comic). It's the Spike one. More...

March 24 2009

Nick Runge covers for Angel #24 and #25. Variant covers for the Dru in Hell-A story.

March 23 2009

The Nick Runge cover for Angel#23. We've already seen the Urru cover for this issue.Here is the other cover for the Gunn story.

March 18 2009

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A #2 Is Up. Georges Jeanty answers the questions submited a few weeks back. There's at least one piece of new info about an upcoming issue that we didn't know before. More...

March 16 2009

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for February. Are there any great surprises? Not really. Buffy #22 came in at no. 12 and Angel #17 and #18 took 51st and 53rd place respectively. More...
The latest issue of Slayage is now online. The 27th volume has four essays about the Buffyverse and an announcement about The Whedon Studies Association.

March 10 2009

DarkHorse.com launches Jo Chen Gallery. Catch a sneak peek of Jo's cover to the BtVS Season 8 Vol. 5 TPB.

March 08 2009

(SPOILER) Scott Allie Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #23. The Buffy editor did another fan Q/A for the latest issue.Has some new spoilers revealed for upcoming issues.
Want to see Amber Benson do the macarena? In that case, write a review on Death's daughter on Amazon.com. More...

March 03 2009

(SPOILER) Franco Urru Cover For Angel #23 - The Gunn Story. Brian Lynch posts the Franco cover for the Gunn One-Shot in Angel#23.The cover has a massive spoiler for the issue.And the text has some light spoilers.

March 01 2009

(SPOILER) Wonder Con 09:Dark Horse Panel. First story info on Jane Espenson's arc starting in issue 26.

February 22 2009

(SPOILER) Interview with Angel artist Franco Urru. The artist on Angel: After The Fall, Spike: After The Fall, Spike: Asylum and Shadow Puppets offers some teases about the upcoming Gunn story and the Dru two parter.

February 17 2009

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for January. Buffy #21 comes in at no 10 and Angel: After The Fall #16 takes 47th place. So pretty much the same as usual.

February 08 2009

Highlights from the Dark Horse panel at NYCC. The Buffyfest blog recaps the relevant Jossverse news (not much in terms of hard news but there's videos of the panel and who knew Twilight was really that person?). In related NYCC coverage, Marvel has announced that the first ten issues of Astonishing X-Men will be turned into Motion Comics. John Cassaday will be "directing" the animation.

February 07 2009

'Buffy Meets The Academy' - coming soon to a bookshop near you. Subtitled 'Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts', this scholarly book promises to be different from other works "because it uses Buffy as a primary text and not as a secondary instrument to explore other concepts". More...

February 06 2009

(SPOILER) Another Kelley Armstrong Interview About Angel:Aftermath. This time with Comic Book Resources. More...

February 04 2009

Buffy and Serenity comic books win 2008 Diamond Gem Awards. Buffy #12 won "Licensed Comic Book of the Year" and the Serenity: Better Days TP won "Licensed Trade Paperback of the Year".

January 30 2009

Amber Benson's debut solo novel "Death's Daughter" available for pre-order at Amazon.com. The page gives the official release date as Feb. 24. Amber Benson has written novels before -- but with Christopher Golden -- and written on her own before -- but not novels -- so this is a first. A review of it can be found here.

January 20 2009

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for December. Buffy #20 came in at no. 17 shifting an estimated 71,896 copies while Angel: After The Fall #15 took 64th place shifting an estimated 37,649 copies. More...

January 15 2009

Dark Horse Buffy Zone Update. We'll be getting another MDHP tie-in for the next issue.

January 05 2009

(SPOILER) More preview pages for this week's Buffy #21. Also a preview page for the MySpace Dark Horse Presents tie-in to the issue by Jane Espenson and Karl Moline.
Voting opens for the 17th Wizard Awards. Buffy, Angel and Astonishing X-Men all get nominated for various categories.

December 29 2008

Brian Lynch has finished Angel:After The Fall. "It was a long, fun, stressful, insanely rewarding road."

December 21 2008

Angel:Smile Time #1 preview pages. It's out this week.

December 16 2008

Buffyverse overload: Buffy #20 and Angel ATF # 15 ship this week. Confirmed by Previews.

December 15 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for November. Buffy season 8 re-enters the top ten with #19 taking eighth place. 'Angel: After The Fall' #14 comes in at no. 47 and is also the top selling book on the Independent Comic Books chart.

December 13 2008

(SPOILER) Cover and solicitations for IDW's March Angel books. In March,we've got Angel #19 which is the second Angel:Aftermath issue, Angel:Blood And Trenches #1 and the Angel:ATF Vol.3 Hardcover. More...

December 07 2008

Nothing But Red named as finalist for 2008 Eppie award. The anthology, which came about as a result of Joss' impassioned post about the killing of Du'a Khalil, got nominated in the "nonfiction anthology" category. More...

November 28 2008

(SPOILER) The wraparound cover for Angel:After The Fall #17. I don't think the cover is spoilery but I put a warning just to be safe.

November 26 2008

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch Answers five 'After The Fall' questions at Slayalive. Some of the questions and answers are spoilerish.

November 18 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for October. Buffy didn't come out last month but Angel: After The Fall and Spike: After The Fall entered the top 100 at nos. 66 and 88 respectively. ETA: Estimated sales figures available over at ICv2.com.

November 11 2008

Whedon Speak: How Cyclops Got His Groove Back. iFanboy continues its highly enjoyable examination of Joss' comic book writing. This time round, a look at what worked with Astonishing X-Men and what didn't work with Runaways.

November 09 2008

(SPOILER) Scott Allie updates Buffy Zone. He gives info on the new schedule of issues and announces upcoming unique Buffy promotion starting at first of the year.Plus he talks a little about Jane Espenson's upcoming season 8 work. More...

November 08 2008

Angel and Buffy Graphic Novels in Amazon's Top Ten Customer's Choice 2008! Congrats to both series. More...

November 07 2008

Cover to 'Death's Daughter' revealed. This is Amber Benson's first solo novel, and will be released in February.

October 29 2008

Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom. This scholarly look at the wackiness that is our fandom will be coming out some time next year. Buying the book will set you back $35 and it's available for pre-ordering over at Amazon.com.

October 27 2008

The final chapter of Spike After the Fall (#4 of 4) ships this Wednesday. According to Previews.

October 25 2008

Is There Intelligent Life on Television? An interesting discussion from the Claremont Review of Books on the maturation of television as a medium, one that has now "developed the aesthetic virtues traditionally associated with books -- complex and large-scale narratives, depth of characterization, seriousness of themes, and richness of language." Mentions of Joss, Buffy, BSG, and the like naturally follow.

October 21 2008

Possible new schedule for Buffy Season 8. Comicbookresources' Lying in the Gutters column has different tentative release dates from Dark Horse's site set for the next three issues. Might issue 22 slip to February ?

October 20 2008

Buffy S8, Angel ATF and Spike ATF's positions in September's comics chart. The Whedonverse books reach the usual excellent rankings for last month's retailer orders. Plus, The Long Way Home TPB is back in the Top 100 and First Night gets in at #20. ICV2 has the estimates.

October 18 2008

Buffy books going wireless. Simon & Schuster has signed a deal to make hundreds of its books, including some of the BtVS ones, available via cellphone.

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