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October 19 2014

Marvel to rerelease Joss Whedon 'Runaways' arc as part of new collection. Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 is a paperback collection to the series scheduled to be released on April 2015, including Brian K. Vaughan's final arc, Joss' contribution to it (Runaways #25~#30) and some tie-in material to Marvel Universe events Civil War and Secret Invasion. More...

November 25 2012

Jo Chen's cover art for the 'Spike: A Dark Place' trade paperback. There's also her cover art for 'Guarded', the third volume of Buffy Season 9.

January 03 2012

The 50 best covers of 2011. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 by Jo Chen and Angel & Faith #4 by Steve Morris are considered amongst Robot 6's 50 best comic book covers of 2011.

November 29 2011

Jo Chen's cover art for the first Buffy Season 8 hardcover. USA Today's Pop Candy has the scoop.

July 18 2011

Jo Chen's Comic-Con 2011 schedule. The artist says "I am posting this with the hope that at least some of you in attendance will swing by one of these events/gatherings that I'll be attending to say howdy including the 'Whedonverse Signing' at the Dark Horse booth on Saturday at noon." More...

June 14 2011

Pre-Order Buffy Season 9 at TFAW! You can now pre-order all 3 variants of Buffy Season 9, #1, at or start a Season 9 subscription. Some beautiful, amazing artwork by Jo Chen, Steve Morris & Georges Jeanty! More...

June 01 2011

Buffy Season 8 Volume 8 'Last Gleaming' tpb out this week. The final volume collects issues 36-40 and the Riley one-shot.

April 15 2011

Jo Chen's cover art for "Serenity Volume 2: Better Days And Other Stories". This special expanded second edition will be out on September 7th. More...

December 31 2010

'Covering Jo Chen' - a Buffy Season 8 interview. With the Buffy Season 8 motion comics coming out on DVD/Blu-ray next week, Fox have provided us with an interview where Jo chats about her cover art.

November 15 2010

Spot the difference, Buffy Season 8! Can you spot all 15 differences? And get this, one of The Puzzle Hub's Mutant Enemy crosswords will be appearing in the finale issue of Season 8.

November 10 2010

Jo Chen's cover art for 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales'. It's absolutely stunning.

November 05 2010

(SPOILER) Revealed in full - Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #39. A censored version was released at the end of September, the full version was seen on the back page of this week's release of Buffy #38. Scott Allie explains to Buffyfest why the cover was censored.

September 02 2010

(SPOILER) The uncensored Buffy #37 cover art. Jo Chen's artwork gets revealed in full. Big spoilers if you haven't yet read Buffy #36.

July 14 2010

Dark Horse signings schedule for SDCC. Posted earlier today, it's just been updated to include a Dollhouse signing at the Dark Horse booth on Saturday afternoon. Full list after the jump. More...

June 29 2010

(SPOILER) First look at Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #37. Plus another chance to see Georges Jeanty's much talked about cover for that issue.

May 08 2010

(SPOILER) The revamped cover art for Buffy #36. Courtesy of Jo Chen.

May 07 2010

(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 8: "The Power of Love". Brad Meltzer talks about Buffy #35 with CBR.

May 06 2010

(SPOILER) Jo Chen cover and solicitation for Buffy Season 8 #36. This'll be out in September. And MTV's Splash Page has the Georges Jeanty cover.

April 27 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for the Buffy Season 8 Riley one-shot. Penned by Jane Espenson and drawn by Fray artist Karl Moline, this issue will be out on August 18th. And Comic Book Resources has Jo Chen's cover art for the one-shot.

March 03 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #33. It's the second part of Brad Meltzer's Twilight arc (and yes it's that issue, the one everyone has been waiting for).

October 11 2009

Recap of the Buffy season 8 panel at Baltimore Comic Con. Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen and Scott Allie were there to answer questions from fans. Amongst the Buffy tidbits, there's an update on the status of the Shepherd Book mini-series.

October 07 2009

Five questions with Jo Chen. The Buffy season 8 artist talks her work at Dark Horse and whether she's going to do any more of her own work.

September 04 2009

Larger pic of the cover art for the sixth Buffy season 8 volume. As provided by Jo Chen. She also addresses the misconception that she's leaving the series.

August 26 2009

Big Apple Comic-Con welcomes some Whedonverse guests Oct 16-18th. Miracle Laurie, Mark Sheppard, Camden Toy, and *just added* Emma Caulfield will represent the verse at the New York City event. Also Georges Jeanty and Jo Chen are scheduled to appear at Baltimore Comic-Con October 10-11. More...

August 11 2009

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 05 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #27. It's the second part of Jane Espenson's 'Retreat' arc.

July 08 2009

Jo Chen interview at Slayerlit. Jo Chen gives an extended interview with Shiai of Slayerlit about her work on Buffy.

July 01 2009

'Always Darkest' - A Buffy Season 8 Tale. The highly entertaining story by Joss and Jo is now available for your perusal.
(SPOILER) Preview of Joss Whedon and Jo Chen's Buffy Season 8 story. Jaw droppingly awesome. There's also an explanation as to why it won't be appearing on MySpace.

June 08 2009

How Jo Chen works her cover art magic. A series of sketches and comments from Jo Chen show the steps that turn a conceptual sketch into a cover. The cover is from Star Wars: Invasion.

June 04 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #28. This'll be out in September.

May 20 2009

Joss'd interviews Buffy cover artist Jo Chen. She's at 52:25 of the podcast's current episode.

May 09 2009

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Zone gets updated with new info. And there's some interesting hints on what to expect from the Joss/Jo two page Buffy comic strip for MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

May 07 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and plot details for Buffy #27. The second part of Jane Espenson's arc will be out in August.

May 06 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #25. This story is penned by Doug Petrie ("Fool For Love", "Bad Girls", "Beneath You"). The Buffy Season 8 Volume 4 "Time of Your Life" tpb also comes out in comic book shops today.

April 28 2009

Buffy Season 8 Cover Artist in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2nd. Jo Chen, the cover artist for many Buffy Season 8 issues, will be a special guest at the Free Comic Day event held at Collectors Corner. 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 01 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #24. Titled 'Safe', this issue is written by Jim Krueger (Earth X, Justice) and is set around a special partnership.

March 26 2009

Details for the 4th volume of MySpace Dark Horse Presents. "Joss Whedon teams with Season Eight cover artist Jo Chen for a special Buffy the Vampire Slayer story". More...

March 13 2009

Jewel Staite & Tahmoh Penikett to appear at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Jo Chen will also be attending April 25 & 26. More...

February 05 2009

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Buffy #25. Blimey. This one is penned by Doug Petrie.

January 07 2009

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #21. Does everything change with this issue? Find out and see. ETA: Read a special blog by this issue's lead character over at MTV's Splash Page.
(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Buffy #24. Stunning art work by Jo Chen. There's also details about the seventh Buffy omnibus out on June 23rd. More...

November 26 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #19. It's the long awaited conclusion to Joss Whedon's 'Time of Your Life' arc. And a Q&A with Scott Allie about this particular issue can be found here.

August 11 2008

(SPOILER) Cover art for Buffy #20 (now with added nostalgia). Dark Horse releases Georges Jeanty's cover for the "special" twentieth issue. The solicitation info for that issue as well as Jo Chen's cover can be viewed here.

July 06 2008

Jo Chen on likenesses. Jo has updated her MySpace with a reflection on the delicate balance between faithfulness to the actors and the need for dynamicity and originality in the illustrations.

July 02 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #16. Joss returns with the highly anticipated 'Time of Your Life' arc.

June 19 2008

Jo Chen's cover art for the Serenity: Better Days tpb. Now you can see how well she captures the crew's likeness. This collection of the mini-series should be out on October 29th. More...

June 18 2008

(SPOILER) Jo Chen talks about her cover for Buffy #20. Brilliant artwork for Jeph Loeb's issue of Season 8. More...

June 17 2008

Jo Chen to appear at June 21 CSTS screening in Arlington, VA. She'll chat and sign autographs before the screening. A piece of her artwork will be auctioned after the screening. It features Faith and is autographed by Jo, Joss Whedon, and Eliza Dushku.

June 04 2008

A Day in the Life of a Buffy Editor. Scott Allie updates the Buffy Zone with some new information and Jo Chen's cover for issue 20. More...

May 07 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #14. The Buffster takes the fight to Japan in the third part of Drew Goddard's 'Wolves at the Gate' arc.

March 27 2008

(SPOILER) First look at Buffy #16. This has epic written all over it.

February 14 2008

(SPOILER) First look at Runaways #29. It's out next week and Comic Book Resources has a six page preview.

January 03 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #10. A good issue and a great way to start the year. Oh and Brian K. Vaughan says "this script contained a few of the funniest things Joss Whedon has ever written, which is obviously saying a lot". More...

December 05 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #9. The last part of Brian K. Vaughan's 'No Future For You" season 8 arc hits the comic book stores today. Pull up a chair and tell us what you thought of this Buffy story. More...

December 04 2007

(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #9. The final part of Brian K. Vaughan's Faith arc comes out tomorrow.

November 16 2007

Buffy #7 is #7 for October, and "The Long Way Home" tops Diamond's graphic novels chart. Success for Buffy season eight persists despite (or perhaps because of) substituting Whedon for Vaughan. More...

November 13 2007

Jo Chen not doing the #11 cover for BtVS Season 8. Jo Chen is "taking a break" from her work on the covers of the Buffy Season 8 comics. I'll really miss those glorious covers - hope she comes back for more.

November 09 2007

Joss' Runaways arc to be collected in Premiere Hardcover format. Early details appear on

November 07 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #8. The third part of Brian K. Vaughan's Buffy Season 8 "No Future For You" arc hit the stores today. Come tell us what you thought of it. More...

October 24 2007

Georges Jeanty signing in Winter Park, Florida this Friday. The Buffy season 8 artist will be at 'A Comic Shop' on the 26th. A lithograph of the Buffy #1 cover signed by Joss Whedon and Jo Chen and original interior Buffy art by Georges will be raffled off on the day (all proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund). More...

October 17 2007

Buffy Season 8: 'The Long Way Home' TPB is NOT out today. This volume collects the first five Joss penned issues and features a new Jo Chen cover as well. And it appears that it will be out in two weeks time and not today as originally thought.

October 03 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #7. So what did you think of the second part of Brian K. Vaughan's Faith-centric "No Future For You" arc? More...

September 18 2007

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Runaways #29. The fifth part of Joss' 'Dead End Kids' arc will be out in December.

September 13 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #9. Two very different covers. One is very striking, the other well it's just plain hilarious. More...

September 11 2007

(SPOILER) Sneak peek at Runaways #28. No Joss dialogue but pretty pictures to look at, so it's made of half the win. This issue will be out on October 10th.

September 06 2007

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #6. So was it five by five? Tell us what you thought of Brian K. Vaughan's Buffy debut. And hey how about that panel on the second last page? More...

August 30 2007

(SPOILER) Wizard Interview with Brian K. Vaughan. Wizard sits down with Brian K. Vaughan about his work on Buffy: Season 8. Includes some VERY pretty pictures from Jo Chen. Also note that Wizard #192 (the Fall TV Preview issue) also contains a small Ripper article and a Faith character spotlight (-ed).

August 23 2007

(SPOILER) Six page preview for Buffy #6. This first part of Brian K. Vaughan's "No Future For You" Buffy season 8 arc will come out on September 5th.

August 17 2007

(SPOILER) New Buffy Season 8 desktops. Some new Season 8 desktops were added to The Buffy Zone, including one that could possibly be the #9 cover.

August 15 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy #8 cover revealed. Very intense Jo Chen artwork. This third part of Brian K. Vaughan's Buffy season 8 arc "No Future For You" will be out on November 7th. More...

August 14 2007

More printings for Buffy Season 8 issues 1-4. A 4th printing for #1, a 3rd printing for #2, and a 2nd printing for #3 and #4 with all new designed covers.

July 31 2007

Buffy season 8 cover art for sale. If you've got a spare $150, you could be the proud owner of one of the stunning Jo Chen covers from issues 2, 3 or 6. What you get is a limited edition 13" by 19" giclee reproduction which would look great on your office or living room wall. More...

July 25 2007

(SPOILER) A review of Buffy #5 'The Chain'. So what you think of Joss' first stand-alone story of season 8?

July 24 2007

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #5. Six pages (plus all the covers) which will whet your appetite for the next issue of Buffy season 8.

July 03 2007

"It feels like Buffy should". An overview of the first story arc of Buffy season 8.

June 26 2007

IF Magazine gives Season 8 Buffy comic #4 an A-. Senior editor Sean Elliot says there are "more questions raised by the end of Joss Whedon’s return to the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer."More plot summary than actual review, this reviewer does like the season thus far. More...

June 11 2007

Bid for a signed 'Kaylee' print. It's one of the stunning covers from issue 2 of "Serenity: Those Left Behind" and it's signed by Joss Whedon, Jewel Staite and the artist herself Jo Chen. This auction is part of Austin's 'Can't Stop the Serenity' event and proceeds will go to Equality Now. More...

June 09 2007

Jo Chen hesitates to shamelessly self promote... but I don't feel any qualms about it. Jo Chen mentions at her MySpace that she is interviewed in the latest Buffy and Angel Magazine. More...

June 06 2007

Buffy #4 out today. This is the final part of 'The Long Way Home' arc and the next issue will be out in August. Analysis of the sales of the first two issues can be found over at The Beat: "If the book can maintain even half these numbers once Buffy creator Joss Whedon hands it over to other writers, it'll still be a massive success". More...

May 22 2007

(SPOILER) Full Marvel Solicits for August 2007. Featuring the previously posted listing for Astonishing X-Men, and the new Runaways. Including a cover image, and--obviously--solicitation spoilers.

May 08 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #5. It's worth noting that this standalone 40 page issue is "personally important to... Joss Whedon". This'll come out on August 1st with the the regular Jo Chen cover and also variant covers by Georges Jeanty and Paul Lee.

April 30 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's preview for Buffy #3. Four pages of interior artwork and dialogue to whet your appetite for this Wednesday's release.

April 26 2007

New covers for Buffy #1 (third printing) and Buffy #2 (second printing). TFAW has put up the third printing of Buffy #1 and the second printing of Buffy #2 for pre-order. Both have different versions of the regular cover.

April 25 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Zone Updated. New updates from Scott Allie. More on the contest winners, where Season 8 is at, how #2 is selling, the cover for #6(amazing!) and much more!

April 23 2007

BtVS Limited Edition Print Signed by Joss and Jo Chen. - Supplies are extremely limited. It would be beautiful framed, would it not? (I will be looking for loose change in my couch to see if I can start scraping the amount together). TFAW is also offering the same print signed by Jo Chen only at Jo Chen Signed Print.

April 13 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #3 Variant Cover. TFAW has the variant cover for the 3rd issue up. Under 'More images'. Also the final cover art for the regular cover.

April 06 2007

(SPOILER) Silver Bullet Comics reviews Buffy #2. "All of the characters are handled with the same deftness that made the show worth watching". More...

April 03 2007

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #2. If you didn't already know, this issue is out tomorrow.

April 01 2007

(SPOILER) "Buffy's translation to pen and ink is an ab-fab success". An overview of the first two issues of Buffy season 8. More...

March 10 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info and cover art for Buffy #4. This is the conclusion to Joss' first arc.

March 01 2007

SlayAlive PenPal: Jo Chen! Season 8 cover artist Jo Chen sends SlayAlive Forum a letter dropping info on how she dove into the Buffyverse, and how many covers she has completed...

February 28 2007

(SPOILER) Exclusive panels from Buffy #1. Dread Central has the scoop with two previously unseen panels from the first issue. More...

February 19 2007

(SPOILER) Forever Geek reviews Buffy #1. Much praise for the first part of "The Long Way Home" arc. Though the reviewer points out that "It's a very good start, but it is just that... a START". And there's another early review (with a previously unseen panel from the comic book) over at TV Squad.

February 12 2007

(SPOILER) Dead End Kids. It is here! The solicitation for yet another Joss-penned Runaways! With a cover that is to die for! Or that makes it look like someone's bound to die, anyway. More...

February 05 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse release info for Buffy #3. View the gorgeous cover art and read the tantalising plot details as well. This issue will be out on May 2nd.

February 01 2007

(SPOILER) Joss talks Buffy season 8 to Lots of new juicy tidbits to mull over (and there's new preview pages as well). In related news, the full cover art for Buffy #3 can be viewed in the pics section of Jo Chen's MySpace site.

January 13 2007

Sarah Michelle Gellar's stringent requirements. On her website, Jo Chen posts the pencil sketches she did to audition for the Buffy Season 8 covers... and suggests that SMG had some say in the use of her likeness.
(SPOILER) Witchy, witchy wallpapers. The Buffy Zone has a very witchy wallpaper available for download--posibly taken from the #3 cover. I have a new appreciation for Jo Chen now. Also available are wallpapers of the #1-2 covers. Spoilers if you consider covers to be such. More...

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