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February 23 2009

Captain Hammer Comic in Print. Zack's 1st comic story in print.

Got it at my local comic book store MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 this weekend.

"In this volume you'll find: The premiere of Zack and Joss Whedon's superhero creation Captain Hammer, from the smash hit Dr. Hammer"
LOL. That would make both Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible mad.
Scott Allie, if you're listening I think Dark Horse would do well for itself if it collected all the short Jossverse comics (ie. the 3 Sugarshock comics, the two Doctor Horrible comics and - if they're not going to be collected with the Buffy trades - the Myspace Buffy comics) into one volume. I'd absolutely buy that but I'm unlikely to buy a bunch of these Myspace Presents volume for 1 very short comic that I've already read
Don't forget the Serenity: The Other Half online comic.

Hmmm, let's see what are they planning on calling it when they get enough of them.

Maybe Myspace Dark Horse Presents the Online Worlds of Joss Whedon.

Myspace Dark Horse Presents the Online Verses of Joss Whedon.

Myspace Dark Horse Presents the Verses of Joss Whedon.

[ edited by Anonymous1 on 2009-02-23 04:41 ]
Whedon's first book of poetry, sounds great
When all's said and done, it'd be cool if they'd put some of these comics out in hardback or something along with whatever special edition of the shows/source material is about to be released at that time.

All of the Serenity comics (including the upcoming Book one if it doesn't suck) in a Firefly/Serenity anniversary Blu-Ray (or whatever format is the norm in the future) boxed set...although yeah, I know unless Fox and Universal merge or work out some sort of deal, Firefly/Serenity will never be released in the same package.

The Dr. Horrible comics with a shiny Horrible Blu-Ray package (shaped like something gimmick-worthy from the film but still designed to fit comfortably on the average movie shelf), maybe with the Dr. Horrible sequel by then.

Sugarshock I'd like to own on its own. With the most ridiculous and stream-of-conscious extras, sketches, and behind-the-scenes materials ever from Joss and the artist.

I know this probably won't happen, but...When Joss for sure and finally decides to end the Buffyverse...a mega set with the show plus Season 8 and 9 comics in hardcover (or better yet, with Angel as well in the order that the episodes should be viewed in/chronology of the show making sense...so you'd have episodes of Buffy and Angel on the same disc, or long stretches of time where you're just watching Buffy or Angel, depending on which happens successively over a few days compared to episodes of the other series skipping a week or two or a month. I'm not sure yet whether I'd want "After the Fall" included in that package, I've only read the first two hardcovers and the jury's still out for me. If Joss had control over the release though, he'd include whatever he deemed part of the whole).
I'd absolutely buy that but I'm unlikely to buy a bunch of these Myspace Presents volume for 1 very short comic that I've already read

It's swings and roundabouts though in that presumably part of the 'Presents' idea is to entice people to read comics they might not normally read by packaging them with comics they do read (kind of like those 'First Look' collections Vertigo used to do).

Packaging all of Joss' comics (loosely speaking, since the Serenifly comics can only "more or less" be called Joss' comics IMO) into one is selling not purely to obsessive Whedon fans BUT to Whedon fans that aren't quite obsessive enough to buy the separate Presents anthologies. That might be a bit of a restricted market (it's a subset of a subset and applied to comics that are surely partly originally intended to create supersets).

That said, for a prestige release (hardback or whatever) then it'd probably be worth while (cos we're maniacs ;).
Packaging all of Joss' comics (loosely speaking, since the Serenifly comics can only "more or less" be called Joss' comics IMO) into one is selling not purely to obsessive Whedon fans BUT to Whedon fans that aren't quite obsessive enough to buy the separate Presents anthologies. That might be a bit of a restricted market (it's a subset of a subset and applied to comics that are surely partly originally intended to create supersets).

Well, I wouldn't expect it to sell enormous numbers but Dark Horse (with Dollhouse and Doctor Horrible we have way too many DH's in this fandom) would make money. And if they wait long enough after the relevant Myspace Presents paperbacks come out it wouldn't detract from sales of those. (Plus, some of Joss's really die-hard fans might buy both the original volumes and the collection of Joss comics)

In a similar vein, does anyone know whether the Myspace Buffy comics will be being published with the trades?
(loosely speaking, since the Serenifly comics can only "more or less" be called Joss' comics IMO


I think they're more Brett's comics than Joss'. As far as I work out, Mr Matthews is Dark Horse's equivalent of Brian Lynch.
Yeah I agree though I thought Joss was involved in plotting and broad story points (as with 'After the Fall') ? Either way, it's not the hands on, probably-sees-every-page situation that it is for "season 8" where even the issues Joss doesn't write can be claimed to be "his" in some sense.

And if they wait long enough after the relevant Myspace Presents paperbacks come out it wouldn't detract from sales of those. (Plus, some of Joss's really die-hard fans might buy both the original volumes and the collection of Joss comics)

Yeah, true. So long as the break-even point was low enough I don't see them losing money at least and they might make a nice wee profit.
In a similar vein, does anyone know whether the Myspace Buffy comics will be being published with the trades?

Scott Allie confirmed that they are gonna publish the Myspace stories in the trades in a Q&A at slayalive. Yay!
Hmm, suddenly I feel like I might've missed a few of the online comics. Are there lists with links and/or trade releases out there?
I think they should package the comics both ways. It could spread out their market a bit.

And I HOPE we'll be seeing hardbacks of Buffys, DrHs, and Fireflies out there. IDW does a great job with the hard covers; I want something from Dark Horse like that as well.
Le Sigh. It seems I will be buying the comics, then later buying the trades.
I suppose that is the plan. I have enjoyed all of the web comics so far, some more than the issue with which they are associated.
I fully support the idea of a Joss-only MySpace publication. And while you're at it, I'd love it if the Umbrella Academy ones were included in the second trade, as well.

Thank you kindly!
GVH,

Link to Captain Hammer (Nemisis of Dr. Horrible) Online comic This is the one printed in MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2.

Link to Serenity: The Other Half comic Online!

I would think if you do a search on the same website for Whedon, you would be able to find them all.
Thanks, Anonymous1. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find them there, I guess I was just being lazy-ish for a moment ;)

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