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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...

October 22 2009

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A For Buffy #29. He gives lots of little teases about upcoming issues.

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...

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