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July 27 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).
(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 22 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).

July 05 2009

(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 01 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 22 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.

June 09 2009

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.

June 07 2009

(SPOILER) Chris Ryall discusses Angel: Only Human. First write-up about the 5-part miniseries beginning in August.

June 05 2009

And today is the 33rd birthday of the Eisner awarded twin brothers. They're also follow their updates on twitter: Fábio and Gabriel.

June 03 2009

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

June 02 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 24 2009

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

May 20 2009

Buffy Omnibus 7 in stores now. More...
(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 16 2009

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

April 15 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...
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!

April 05 2009

(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 09 2009 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 More...

March 02 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.

February 28 2009

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

February 21 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 16 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 07 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.
'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 05 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 29 2009

Amber Benson's debut solo novel "Death's Daughter" available for pre-order at 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 15 2008

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

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 08 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...
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

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.

October 16 2008

(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse solicitations for January 2009. Angel:After The Fall #16 and Angel:After The Fall Cover Gallery are released in that month. No peek at the covers though, Brian Lynch says over at SlayAlive that he believes that they are too spoilery.

October 12 2008

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch comments on finishing issue 15 of Angel:ATF at his blog. Brian drops some hints at what's coming in that issue. More...

September 16 2008

(SPOILER) 5 page preview for tomorrow's Spike:After The Fall #3. Preview for tomorrow's issue.

September 15 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for August. Buffy and Angel stay much the same as before, Spike takes a little bit of a tumble. More...

September 06 2008

ComicMix Radio talks the Whedonverse with Joss. He tells us about "A Shepherd's Tale" and why he decided to do Book's story now, saying that he wouldn't want to wait for the sequel even if there were one. More...

August 31 2008

Our own Mockingbird (aka K. Dale Koontz) made it into the latest issue of Slayage. I admit it. I'm not unbiased. I love Mockingbird... in a platonic-I'm-already-married kind of way of course. And I loved her presentation at this year's Slayage Conference. Now here it is on the Slayage Online Journal.

August 29 2008

Angel: After the Fall #12 is out next week. According to Brian Lynch's blog, the next issue of Angel is out next week. The same day as Buffy Season 8 #18.

August 19 2008

Comic books sales continue apace. Estimated sales figures have been released for July 2008, with strong results for Whedon books. Buffy Season 8 #16 sells 82,031 copies, maintaining its top ten position in 10th place; Angel: After the Fall #10 is 51st with 43,024 sold; Spike: After the Fall #1 sells 36,974 with a strong debut in 59th place. More...

August 15 2008

Comic Book Resources has an analysis of June's comic sales. Both Buffy and Angel come out very favourably.Buffy was the bestselling non Marvel/DC comic, and Angel was the 2nd best non Marvel/DC. Very impressive. More...

August 14 2008

(SPOILER) The Alex Garner Cover For Angel:After The Fall #13. I don't think it's spoilery but I put a warning to play safe.

August 12 2008

Empire Online posts list of the 50 greatest comic book characters. The list includes Wolverine at #4..."[Wolverine] has a deep appreciation of ice-cold beer (see, for example, Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, where beer brings Wolverine back from a hypnotised state)." More...

August 06 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Spike: After the Fall #2. The second issue of Spike's adventures in Hell-A arrives today! More...

August 04 2008

Buffy #17 and Spike ATF #2 ship this week. According to Previews.

July 26 2008

Joss Whedon talks about his comic books. ComicMix chats with him about Buffy season 8, Angel: After The Fall, A Shepherd's Tale and Fray.
Joss wins two Eisners. Best New Series (Buffy: Season 8 by by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty, and Andy Owens) and Best Digital Comic (Sugarshock, by Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon).

July 24 2008

(SPOILER) Brief Buffy tidbit from Scott Allie at SDCC Dark Horse Horror Panel. No major Buffy announcments are planned at this weekend's Comic Con but Allie did drop an interesting tidbit about an upcoming five issue arc. to close next month. The fan fiction site will be closing on August 4th. So if you have Buffy/Angel/Firefly fanfics on that site, you might want to store them elsewhere. More...

July 22 2008

(SPOILER) Vote for Spike: After the Fall at Pink Spike: After the Fall #1 is up for "Best Comic Book Moment of the Week" at More...

July 21 2008

Those Whedonverse comic book chart positions for June. Buffy #15 comes in at no. 12, Angel: After The Fall #8 and #9 at no. 43 and 45 respectively and Runaways #30 at no. 60. More...

July 18 2008

Joss talks Buffy/Satsu with Cornered at the FOX party during the Television Critics Association press tour, Joss also gives the lowdown on tastefully naked Willow. More...

July 12 2008

Amber Benson goes to Hell(boy). As a tie-in with the new film, Amber has written a short story for the Hellboy: Oddest Jobs anthology book, edited by former Buffy novelist Christopher Golden. More...

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