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September 24 2014

Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television. New scholarly book which reference both Buffy and Dollhouse.

September 10 2014

Out today for a dollar - The Whedon Three Way. This comic book collects Buffy Season 10 #1, Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1.

September 03 2014

Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson talk about the web series. It's yet another excerpt from "Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show".

September 02 2014

Joss Whedon and others talk about the writers' room. It's another excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show" book, which is now available to buy.

September 01 2014

'Joss Whedon FAQ' book out in July of next year. Subtitled "All That's Left to Know About the Mind Behind Buffy, Firefly, and The Avengers", this book promises to answer our questions.

August 27 2014

What's a Showrunner? Let Joss Whedon explain. MTV News excerpts part of the new book "Showrunners" which includes in-depth interviews with Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore and others. The book is "an oral history, letting showrunners explain what they do in their own words." It's a companion to a documentary of the same name.

August 24 2014

Joss and Roseanne: the early career of Joss Whedon. It's another excerpt from Amy Pascale's biography of Joss.

August 06 2014

Comic-Con interview with Buffy and Serenity artist Georges Jeanty. The artist talks about his work on the recent Serenity miniseries and what he has up next.

August 01 2014

Another excerpt from Joss Whedon: The Biography. Chapter title is "Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Cancellation" and includes a discussion of Whedonesque and how Joss uses it (according to Kai.) More...
US/Canada competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. To mark the official release of Amy Pascales's bio of Joss, we have three copies to give. So if you live in the USA or Canada, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy.

July 31 2014

Call for papers: Joss Whedon The Complete Collection, updated. Remember that collection of essays that PopMatters and Titan Books brought out a couple of years ago? The good news is that an updated version is planned and they're looking for fresh essays and an editor.
Buffy Season 10 artist Rebekah Isaacs draws Rocket Raccoon piece to be auctioned to help Bill Mantlo. The post features Isaacs' black and white drawing of Rocket Raccoon as well as a listing of her contributions to the Buffyverse.

July 27 2014

Video of Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Kindly provided by Buffyfest. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty were on the panel.

July 22 2014

UK competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. If you live in the UK, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy of Amy Pascale's biography of Joss. More...

July 20 2014

Five "deleted scenes" from "Joss Whedon: The Biography" by Amy Pascale. Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon. Her book is out in the UK on the 24th (Amazon UK link) and will be out in the US on August 1st (Amazon.com link). An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher's site.

July 19 2014

Geek King of The Universe - SFX review the Whedon biography. "Packed with trivia, filled with wit and endlessly readable, this is the biography Jossís career deserves. We can't recommend it enough."

July 12 2014

Dark Horse's Whedonverse panel at Comic-Con. Scott Allie, Christos Gage, Georges Jeanty, Nick Brendon and Jane Espenson will be talking about the Buffy Season 10 and Serenity comic books on the Saturday at 1.30pm in Room 24ABC.

July 06 2014

Call for papers: Joss Whedon's comic books. This is going to be for an upcoming anthology. Abstracts must be in by August 31st.

June 26 2014

Out now - 'Rise of the Undead'. The Kindle book is "a look at the transition of the vampire from villain to hero in popular culture" and contains a chapter about Angel and Spike. It's also available for the Nook.

June 25 2014

Read an excerpt from Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography. "This is an excerpt from a self-serving celebrity autobiography that is different from other self-serving celebrity autobiographies."

June 17 2014

'Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist' - out later on this year. According to the publisher's blurb, "this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time". The book can pre-ordered at Amazon.com.

June 16 2014

(SPOILER) September solicitations for Buffy, Angel & Faith, and Serenity comic books. CBR previews what's to come in comics from the Whedonverse this fall.

June 08 2014

Read the latest issue of Watcher Junior. Volume VII: Issue #1 has three Buffy essays for you to look at.

June 06 2014

Selected essays from the Joss in June conference. Slayage have a special double issue out and just about every aspect of the Whedonverse is covered (even Sugarshock!).

May 19 2014

The Whedon Threeway - a new Dark Horse #1 for $1. Dark Horse announced that the first issue of Buffy: Season 10, Angel & Faith, and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will be collected together for a $1. There's new Georges Jeanty cover art for it as well. Joss, by all accounts, suggested the title.

May 17 2014

10 most bizarre things In Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 and 9. A "collection of weird and bizarre moments from Buffy Seasons 8 & 9" allegedly proving that "just because you can do anything...doesn't necessarily mean you should."

May 15 2014

"Joss Whedon's Names: The Deeper Meanings" - out now. This book is written by the author of "Buffy and the Heroine's Journey".

May 01 2014

'Empower: Fight Like A Girl' - a special collection of short stories by many Whedonverse writers. All proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Maurissa Tanchroen appears on the cover. Here's an Amazon UK link.

April 29 2014

Read Joss Whedon's Avengers emails in this month's Empire Magazine. The tongue-in-cheek emails form part of Empire's 300th "Director's Cut" issue.

April 25 2014

Georges Jeanty panel report from WonderCon. At Wonder Con,Georges Jeanty discussed his time on Buffy Seasons 8-9, Serenity: Leaves on The Wind and his career

April 20 2014

WC14: Inside Dark Horse's "Whedonversity" with "Buffy" and "Serenity". Zack Whedon, Christos Gage and Georges Jeanty discuss Serenity and Buffy Comics for Dark Horse Comics.

April 13 2014

Joss Whedon's 'Fray: Future Slayer' is one of Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals. You can buy the eBook for $1.99. The same offer is available at Amazon.ca as well. More...

March 28 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 3: The How'. It's the final chat in this lovely video series. A must for bibliophiles.

March 26 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 2: The Who & The Where'. If you want to win a signed copy of the book, then have a look at the publisher's tweet.

March 24 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 1: The What'. There's going to be three videos in all about Natalie's novel and it's a lovely chat to listen to.

March 17 2014

Cover art for Buffy Season 10 Volume 1 'New Rules'. This trade paperback is listed on Amazon.com as coming out on November 25th. The Serenity: Leaves on the Wind hardcover will come out a week before (no artwork for that yet).

March 14 2014

(SPOILER) Dark Horse June 2014 solicitations. Buffy #4, Angel & Faith #3 and the conclusion of the six issue Serenity: Leaves On The Wind miniseries.

March 13 2014

Dark Horse reveals Emerald City Comic Con variant comic covers. One for Buffy Season 10 #1 by Phil Noto, and one for Leaves on the Wind #1 by Jenny Frison.

February 24 2014

'Reading Joss Whedon' Goodreads giveaway. Syracuse University Press are giving away 10 copies of 'Reading Joss Whedon'. It's a collection of essays that covers "a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon's importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television." More...

February 18 2014

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May. There's solicitations for Buffy #3, Angel & Faith #2, Spike: Into The Light and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 of 6.

January 12 2014

Superheroes and Feminism. A Sequential Tart article about women in comic books. It includes a quote from Georges Jeanty about Buffy and Joss.

December 15 2013

Reading Joss Whedon. First notice of a new academic book studying Joss.

November 15 2013

"More Than Entertainment" - a Whedonverse essay. This originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

November 11 2013

"Joss Whedon: The Biography" out next June. It's by Amy Pascale and features a foreword by Nathan Fillion. More...

November 10 2013

Out next month - "Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's The Avengers". This is by David Lavery and is highly anticapated by Whedon scholars. Also in the pipeline is Reading Joss Whedon by Rhonda Wilcox.

October 30 2013

The Signal Podcast interviews Scott Allie. They discuss "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" and Buffy Season 10 titles. Also, a Serenity easter-egg hidden by Georges Jeanty inside the final pages of Season 9 is mentioned.

October 17 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for January 2014. Includes the final TPB volume for Buffy,the Vampire Slayer Season 9 and first issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind slated for Jan 29th. More...
Scott Allie on editing, Whedon, Mignola, and more. Newsarama discuss with Allie the role of an editor in the production of the comics, with emphasis on how is like to edit Joss Whedon and Mike Mignola.

October 03 2013

Dark Horse Comics New York Comic Con Schedule. Expect Buffy Season 10 and Serenity news on Friday, October 11 at 6:30. More...

June 25 2013

Den of Geek Looks Back at Fray. "Joss Whedon seems to be concentrating on movies now, but if James had his way, he'd spend a bit more time writing comics..."

June 03 2013

'Dealing with the F-Word' - a Whedonverse essay. This examination of feminism in Joss' work first appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

May 21 2013

Slayage calls for papers on The Cabin in the Woods. A special issue of Slayage will focus on "Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods". Proposals are due by June 7.

May 13 2013

Jim Butcher's next book inspired by Firefly. The Author describes the book as "kind of "Hornblower" meets "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", it's very focused on the characters, with very strong influence from Firefly I think." More...

April 24 2013

Free Darkhorse 2 Year Anniversary comic book bundle now available. The bundle features 50 #1 issues including, BTVS Season 8 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Dollhouse #1 and Serenity: Those Left Behind #1.

April 23 2013

Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's Explorations of the Sacred. Out in October, this book addresses "such topics as ethics, racism, feminism, politics, spiritual transformation, witchcraft, identity, community, heroism, apocalypse, and other religiously and theologically significant themes of Whedon's creative enterprises". More...

March 14 2013

Read the latest collection of Whedonverse essays at Slayage. Volume 10.1 has essays about identity in Dollhouse, intertextuality, the death of the feminized body, Spike, justice systems and leadership.

March 04 2013

Latest teaser for Marvel's First event includes Joss' name. All will be revealed at SXSW on March 10th. More...

February 27 2013

Read Joss Whedon's blurb for Bob Harris' new book "The International Bank of Bob". The book, which is about Kiva loans, is out next Tuesday.

January 01 2013

Joss In June - an academic conference. The deadline for proposals for this conference in North Carolina has been extended to February 15th.

December 24 2012

Read the latest volume of Slayage. Volume 9.2 has discussion of 'Restless', vampires and evil, Harmony, Faith, and the Buffy Season 3 finale.

December 18 2012

"Free Will in a Deterministic Whedonverse" - an essay. This originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly" anthology.

December 15 2012

Bryan Hitch's one regret at Marvel Comics. "I didn't get to do a good run on Spidey. It was discussed a few times, with Joey Q turning down a Spidey book from me and Joss Whedon. I know, right?"

December 07 2012

99 cent sale on DarkHorse Digital , including Buffy comics, The Guild, Fray, Husbands and more.

December 02 2012

'Dreams in American Television Narratives: From Dallas to Buffy' - out next year. Buffy gets included as a case study in this book that is "the first comprehensive analysis of one of American television's most frequently utilized tropes, the dream." More...

November 30 2012

Dark Horse Digital's "Angels & Demons" Sale. Select issues of "Angel" and "Angel and Faith" are on sale for $.99.

November 26 2012

'BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy' gets released this week. Two Whedonverse chapters appear in the book - "'Sounds Like Kinky Business to Me': BDSM on Buffy and Angel" and "It's About Trust': Slavery and Ethics in the Dollhouse". More...
Dark Horse digital sale on all comics - today only. It's 50% off all comics (minimum purchase $15). Use "dhdcyber" at checkout.

November 12 2012

"Georgiana" by Jane Espenson. This story originally appeared in the "Flirting with Pride & Prejudice" anthology.

November 08 2012

Buffy to be featured in new book from TV critic Alan Sepinwall. The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever will examine the current spate of high-quality TV dramas, including a chapter on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...

October 18 2012

The Great Showdowns - out now. Funny book with a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.

October 09 2012

Dark Horse promotes Scott Allie to Editor-in-Chief. Comic Book Resources talks to the newly minted E-i-C about his promotion and his career at Dark Horse.

September 02 2012

Jane Espenson's Husbands getting its own Dark Horse Comic. The Team Husbands tumblr has the first cover art from the new digital series. More...

July 24 2012

Dark Horse's Scott Allie talks Buffy books, possible Firefly comics. There is also a video interview included in there. More...

July 18 2012

"Spike: the Complete Series" is out today. The story takes place after "Angel: After the Fall" and before "Buffy Season 8."

July 15 2012

Read the latest issue of Watcher Junior. There's three essays to peruse while you sip your coffee: Kaylee as a complicated depiction of female gender, Dawn the Child Hero and the Buffy fandom.

July 13 2012

Dark Horse is having a SDCC sale on digital comics. Includes Angel & Faith, Buffy season 9, and The Guild.

July 04 2012

Slayage conference brings Joss Whedon academics to Vancouver. "The fifth biannual Slayage conference occupies UBC's Allard Hall from July 12th to 15th. Academics from around the world and across disciplines will be in town to discuss the multiplicity of Whedonverse creations."

June 24 2012

Awesome books to replace your favourite cancelled shows. io9 gives some recommended reading to substitute our Big Damn Heroes and that lovable Vampire with a soul, among others.

June 14 2012

SDCC Panel: Once More, With Comics. Subtitled "How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form", the July 12 panel will discuss just that with Katrina Hill, Jennifer K. Stuller, Traci Cohen, Amber Benson, Jane Espenson, Scott Allie, Mariah Huehner, Clare Kramer, and Tom Lenk.

June 12 2012

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for September. Solicitation info and covers for Buffy #13, Angel and Faith #14, Spike #2 and the second Angel and Faith TPB.

June 10 2012

Classic novels and the filmmakers who were born to direct them. Flavorwire reckons Joss would be the perfect choice to direct a 'Lord of the Flies' movie.

June 03 2012

Interview with Buffy Season 9 and Dollhouse Epitaphs writer Andrew Chambliss. Some interesting upcoming tidbits for season 9.

May 07 2012

Once More, With Feeling: How Joss Whedon Re-wrote Popular Culture - A Biography. It's written by Amy Pascale (popgurls.com) and should be out in September. Amongst other things, the book features "extensive original interviews with Whedon's collaborators and stars, as well as the man himself". More...
Free digital versions of the FCBD Buffy and Serenity comics now available. Couldn't get a hold of the Buffy/Guild and Serenity/Star Wars issues at your local comic book shop on Saturday? Dark Horse Digital now has them on their site and it won't cost you anything to read them. More...

May 05 2012

Get your free Buffy and Serenity comic books today. The first Saturday in May means Free Comic Book Day. There's a Buffy/The Guild flip book (penned by Andrew Chambliss and Felicia Day respectively) and a Serenity/Star Wars flip book (both stories penned by Zack Whedon) up for grabs. Hopefully there's a comic book store in your area that's participating. More...

May 01 2012

"Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion" is out today. Think we'll learn anything new in this book?

April 14 2012

"The Philosophy of Joss Whedon" explores higher aspects of the pop culture icon. An interview with the editors of the book.

April 09 2012

Cliff Chiang's "Joss Whedon: The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth" art for GQ Magazine. The Whedon themed issue is for this May.

March 31 2012

Buffyfest's World Horror Convention interview with Scott Allie - part 1. Part 2 of this interview will cover Buffy and Scott's upcoming co-writing duty on the next arc starting in Buffy # 8 More...

March 23 2012

"More Than Entertainment" - a Whedonverse essay. Find out why Joss' creations mattered so much to this writer. This essay originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" which came out in 2007.

March 19 2012

Twenty-five great superheroine scenes. Two Whedonverse comic books feature in this list. There's the much talked about page from Buffy Season 9 #6 (big spoilers if you haven't read it yet) and the incredible Kitty Pryde scene from Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

March 14 2012

Saga #1 debuts today. Buffy comic writer, creator of Runaways and all-around Joss Whedon fan, Brian K. Vaughan debuts his new series "Saga" today. More...

March 07 2012

IDW's complete Angel and Spike series coming to digital platforms. Head over to the IDW Store and iTunes to see what's been released so far. In related news, Dark Horse's comics (including Buffy and Serenity) are now available for the Nook and Kobo.

February 10 2012

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Whedonverse comics for May 2012. Brought to you by Comics Continuum. Included in the line-up are Buffy Season 9 #9, Angel & Faith #10, and a new Guild one-shot.

January 25 2012

TFAW Back Issue Sale. It includes Buffy Season Eight and Serenity Better Days (#s 2 & 3) at 70% off. Great time to "tighten up" your collection. Includes some Variant Covers.

January 10 2012

The Philosophy of Joss Whedon - now shipping from Amazon. According to the blurb "The Philosophy of Joss Whedon" examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to reveal their philosophical takes on the limits of personal freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism.

January 02 2012

Joss Whedon's Fray: Motion Comic Book Part 1 - a fan effort. Found this with my first iPhone-search on YouTube. More...

December 22 2011

Joss Whedon's art features in 'A' magazine. As to what exactly it is, that's anyone's guess (you'll have to buy the magazine to find out).

December 14 2011

Call for papers on Joss Whedon and theology. I don't know anything about the trio behind it, but they are soliciting submissions examining the theological significance and implications of Joss' "explorations of religion, family, friendship, sexuality, forgiveness, redemption, hope, love, and other dimensions of the human condition".

December 11 2011

Out soon - The Big Damn Firefly and Serenity Trivia Book. Released on the 21st, this book has over "1,000 questions that delve into the detailed elements that have made Firefly and Serenity beloved by millions". There's also an introduction from 'Jaynestown' director Marita Grabiak. More...

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