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March 01 2017

LURK: A Fray Fan Film arrives online just in time for Buffy's 20th anniversary. The short film is based on Joss's comic series about a futuristic vampire slayer named Melaka Fray.

June 29 2015

Brad Meltzer talks about Buffy with Kevin Smith. During the live video streaming of the Fatman on Batman podcast, Brad tells of his experiences working with Joss on the Twilight arc of the Season 8 comics. More...

April 13 2015

The five most ridiculous sex scenes in comic book history. We can file this Buffy Season 8 moment under "oh right, that happened."

December 03 2011

Dark Horse reveals details for Buffy Season 8 Hardcover collections. The first volume of the "deluxe, oversized, dust-jacketed" season eight collections will be out on May 30, 2012. It'll contain the first 10 issues, and includes two one-shots, a cover gallery, and exclusive, never-before-seen sketch material!

March 22 2011

Brad Meltzer on the Nerdist podcast. The author of the controversial "Twilight" arc from the Season 8 Buffy comics joins Chris Hardwick and company to discuss writing, the hardships of comedy and his show, "Decoded". More...

January 18 2011

So, how old is Buffy in season eight? In a Portland Mercury blog item about Dark Horse's Buffy birthday event in Portland, there's a little exchange tacked on to the end that addresses something often discussed here. More...

January 12 2011

Word Balloon podcast speaks with Brad Meltzer about his work on Buffy Season 8. The relevant section starts around 50" of the interview, he talks about planning and writing his arc and it includes a quote that might strengthen season 8 detractors.

January 11 2011

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty throws a Buffy birthday bash! To get in on the festivities, Jeanty is throwing a birthday contest to commemorate Buffy's birthday, where one lucky person will win a page of original art from Buffy Season 8. More...

January 04 2011

(SPOILER) Scott Allie shares Buffy S8 finale panels. Dark Horse offers up a sort of trailer in the form of individual panels from the forthcoming final issue of Buffy's eighth season.

December 25 2010

Buffy Season 8 round-up crossword. A "Kross" Kringle puzzle gift has been posted in time for Xmas, based solely on Season 8. More...

December 12 2010

"BtVS Season 8: Please Mind the Gaps". In an article originally intended for the Whedonistas book, Elisi gives a summary of the Season 8 comics series with a fair analysis and even-handed recount of fan reactions up through issue #35. More...

December 03 2010

(SPOILER) interview with Scott Allie about Buffy Season 8 #39. Contains some hints about #40 and Season 9. The first 2 parts are Buffy-centric, the third is more focused on Scott's other projects.

October 14 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #38 6-page preview. Courtesy of CBR.

October 10 2010

(SPOILER) BuffyFest interview Scott Allie at NYCC 2010. Some spoilers about things to come... with yet another one word encapsulation of the notorious #39. Some announcements about other Whedonverse stuff too, including Dollhouse comics. Some more details on the Dollhouse book can be found HERE. Also some stuff about the Guild.

October 07 2010

(SPOILER) Season 8 Behind The Scenes: An Interview With Dark Horse Editor Sierra Hahn. Buffyfest interviews one of the editors working on the the Whedonverse titles. Very mild spoilers on her feelings after reading the infamous #39. More...

September 22 2010

Master of the Whedonverse quiz nights. Are you the Master of the Whedonverse? Quiz nights starting this Saturday. More...

September 08 2010

Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic now on iTunes UK store. Available to download is the trailer and issue 1.

September 07 2010

(SPOILER) interview with Georges Jeanty at Dragon*Con 2010. Some spoilers about what to expect from #39 (the issue that's been mentioned by both Scott Allie and Jeanty as where some major stuff happens). The "Buffy Season 8: Looking Back" panel can also be viewed in its entirety HERE.

August 30 2010

"In Defense of Riley" by Jane Espenson. Jane Espenson tells us why she thinks that Riley Finn deserved his own one-shot story.

July 21 2010

Buffy: Season 8 Motion Comic Blu Ray / DVD combo pack up for Pre-Order at Amazon. Artwork included, no release date yet.

July 19 2010

Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic trailer. Available free on iTunes (or will be once the sound problems are fixed). Episode one should be out sometime today.

April 01 2010

Petition to stop Season 8 writer Brad Meltzer from ever writing again. Contributors include Patton Oswalt, Brian K. Vaughan and John Cassaday.

March 17 2010

(SPOILER) TFAW presents part 1 of Scott Allie at ECCC 2010. Allie talks about some basic scheduling stuff: the 3-month break between #35 and #36, the Patton Oswalt penned "Serenity: Float Out", the Riley one-shot, some hype-building for Joss' finale. Also, the cliffhanger... it pertains to Buffy "Season 9", and cuts off at the worst possible moment. Wait for Part 2.

March 11 2010

(SPOILER) Over-Seasoning Buffy. Does the television concept of a season really work for the comic?

March 09 2010

(SPOILER) Giles: A Season 8 Retrospective. A thoughtful and engrossing analysis of Giles' character arc for Season 8. Spoilers through Issue #33 as it relates to an important revelation for Giles' character (along with the Twilight reveal).

March 07 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy #33 is iFanboy's Pick of the Week. The comic book discussion podcast talks Brad Meltzer's second part of his Twilight arc. More...

March 02 2010

(SPOILER) Buffyfest interviews Scott Allie about Twilight. Twilight's identity is mentioned, so beware spoilers. Includes an additional preview page at the end, where apparently "Giles explains the secret history of vampires and slayers." Interesting...

February 01 2010

(SPOILER) IGN UK reviews Buffy Season 8 #32. Some mild spoilers about what to expect, but no big reveals. Very intriguing, though. Though Comic Book Resources' review was more mixed.

January 26 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy cover for issue #35. Buffy artist Georges Jeanty reveals cover to issue #35! More...

August 13 2009

(SPOILER) New Harmony comic on MySpace Dark Horse Presents. It's titled "Harmony Comes to the Nation." Written by Jane Espenson, art by Karl Moline.

July 25 2009

Joss talks about Cabin In The Woods and Buffy comics. He also talks about working in different media.

June 03 2009

Brad Meltzer talks a bit about his Buffy Season 8 arc. "(...)the plotting is moving along. The ending is gonna be just... goodies."

May 23 2009

Translated Buffy Season 8 arrives in Brazil. Panini will publish the Joss and BKV's arcs The Long Way Home and No Future For You as a 5 part mini-series. Release date is yet to be confirmed. More...

May 17 2009

(SPOILER) Q&A with Georges Jeanty over at Slayalive. There's also a new Scott Allie Q&A as well.

February 09 2009

(SPOILER) "Vampy Cat. That's funny s#%!". Roughly 27 minutes and 35 seconds into their weekly podcast, iFanboy talks about Buffy #22: Swell. More...

January 30 2009

Georges Jeanty talks about BtVS S8 with Dollar Bin at Charlotte Mini-Con 09. Jeanty mentions Dark Horse's expectations and professes delight that the book seems to be bringing more women into comic book-reading. More...

January 02 2009

Buffy Season 8 places 9th in best comics of 2008. Astonishing X-men also places in Comic Book Resources Top 100 Comics of 2008 at 82.

December 20 2008

(SPOILER) Scott Allie : "There is talk of doing some animations of the comics". In a Q&A at, Scott Allie reveals that interesting project, but says he won't talk more about it until another time. More...

December 19 2008

(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 8 #21. Newsarama gives us a sneak peek at January's issue of Buffy.

December 05 2008

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Presents: Harmony Kendall's MySpace. Newly created MySpace page the character Harmony. Courtesy of Dark Horse, check back often for updates... More...

November 07 2008

(SPOILER) Solicitation info and covers for Buffy #23. This issue is written by Drew Z. Greenberg, and is centered on an unusual duo. More...

September 30 2008

Fan-Made Animated Season 8. Come now and watch the animated season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These videos have been posted on YouTube by an extraordinarily gifted fan. There is a video for every issue. In the latest videos there is a voiced cast. More...

September 28 2008

New Georges Jeanty Interview at Hellmouth Central. In which he talks about the surprises of Season Eight, working with different artists, Angel's "After the Fall," and more. More...

September 08 2008

(SPOILER) Jeph Loeb talks Buffy issue 20. Vampires and Slayers interviews Jeph Loeb, who talks extensively about his season eight issue. (Free reg. required) More...

August 27 2008

Wordballoon podcast interviews Brad Meltzer. He discusses among his various projects, his upcoming arc in Buffy Season 8. More...

August 21 2008

(SPOILER) Seven-page preview of Buffy #18. Newsarama provides them, from part three of "Time of Your Life". It all starts with the word "nothing". (Technically it's six pages and a cover.)

August 06 2008

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #17. The second part of Joss Whedon's 'Time of Your Life' arc hits the stands today. Will Buffy work out what exactly is going on?

July 09 2008

(SPOILER) Solicitation info and cover art for Buffy #19. We have the little blurb about 'Time Of Your Life' Part 4, coming out on October 1st and cover art from Georges Jeanty and Jo Chen.

July 08 2008

Scott Allie dispels rumour about Season 8 July announcement. Remember that hint that we'd get a big Buffy news in July? Well, Dark Horse's editor kills the buzz. And, relatedly, Scott has agreed to do a Q&A at SlayAlive - and has already responded to some questions about BtVS S8 et al *Caution - answers contain "negative spoilers". (B!x for the heads-up win). More...

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.

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 16 2008

May 2008 comics sales charts are released. Joss' books do very well, and Season 8 tops the trade paperback charts. More...

June 10 2008

(SPOILER) Final cover art for Buffy #16. Four little words that say....

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...
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #15. It's the final part of Drew Goddard's Buffy season 8 'Wolves at the Gate' arc.

May 27 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #15 preview. Preview of the issue over at Comic Book Resources. More...

May 09 2008

Brad Meltzer talks Buffy Season 8. Newsarama talks Buffy and Joss with Brad Meltzer. It's at the end of the interview. A sampling: "I got the secretive e-mail with the blood oath attachment from him that asked if I was in or I was out. Of course, I said I was in, and then came the second e-mail with another blood oath, and a blood rite, and that one had the grand plan of what was happening in the series."

April 11 2008

(SPOILER) The Flip, the Flail and the Flounce: When Fandom Implodes. Merlin Missy takes a humorous look at fandom. "This essay contains spoilers of Torchwood S2, episode one of S4 Doctor Who, episode one of S4 Battlestar Galactica, and Issue 12 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8".

April 07 2008

Den of Geek article about licensed comics. Discussion includes Season 8 and After the Fall. No plot spoilers.

March 07 2008

(SPOILER) Scott Allie comments on Buffy #12 and Whedonesque's reactions. Scott updates his Buffy column on the DH site and talks on this very blog's take on the "event". Plus he explains why the NYT/ABC interviews came to be.

March 06 2008

(SPOILER) Solicitation for Buffy # 15. Dark Horse has released the cover art and info for the last part of Wolves at the Gate.
(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy 8.13 "Wolves At The Gate" Part II. And just after a day after issue 12 coming out, Dark Horse gives us the preview for next month's. Spoilers for issue 12's "mysterious" guest star.
(SPOILER) Joss talks to Newsarama about Season Eight and issue 12. Long, juicy and revealing new interview about Issue 12, the outline for the rest of the season, and Joss' life-long relationship with the Buffster.

March 01 2008

Buffy Season 8 Among Best SF/F Books of 2007. Ranked an impressive 3rd for the year by the editors of SF Signal.

February 07 2008

(SPOILER) Ask Dark Horse about Joss' comics. Fans over at put together a list of questions about Season 8, Serenity and more which editor Scott Allie answered. Mild spoilers.

January 23 2008

Buffy - Season 8 #1 is the 15th biggest-selling comic of 2007. Diamond's 2007 Year-End sales charts have been released, and Buffy's first six issues make Dark Horse's only appearances in the Top 100. More...

January 15 2008

(SPOILER) Buffy #11 preview @ IGN. An early look at "A Beautiful Sunset", the stand-alone issue by Joss and Georges Jeanty, due on February 6th.

December 24 2007

(SPOILER) Review of "Anywhere But Here" in the Comic Book Bin. Issue #10 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, written by Joss, features Robin Balzer, winner of the reader contest and new canonical personage. And Buffyfantic spotted another at Newsarama. More...

December 14 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy Zone updated. Mostly it's a recap of some spoilers that have already been leaked in various interviews, especially for issues 10-11 and Drew Goddard's upcoming arc. Also an update on Serenity: Better Days, Serenity lunchboxes, and the announcement about A Shepherd's Tale. 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 10 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8, Episode 8 Review at The Nexus! New review of the new issue - issue 8 of season 8 - over at the Comics Nexus. More...

November 09 2007

(SPOILER) Solicitation for Buffy #11. Dark Horse released the cover and info for Buffy Season 8 #11; A Beautiful Sunset.

November 02 2007

(SPOILER) Comic Book Resources preview of BTVS #8. CBR has several pages of part 3 of the "No Future For You" arc, written by Brian K. Vaughan.

October 05 2007

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 #7 Reviewed @ LYS@D. Leave Your Spandex @ The Door promptly grants an extended (and insightful) review of the 7th issue of the Buffy Season 8 comic. 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

MTV interviews Brian K Vaughan. This interview covers Y The Last Man and Ex Machina heading to the big screen. Also Buffy, Runaways and his work on Lost. Plus, interview snippets with Amber Benson and Joss (both interview clips are from a few months ago - the same sessions used here). More...

August 17 2007

Comics Sales Report For July 2007. Buffy #5 clocks in at the 12 spot.

July 10 2007

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics for October. Covers and info for Buffy Season 8 #7 and also a new Serenity ornament.

June 26 2007

Georges Jeanty Talks Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. The Comic Book Bin's Leroy Douresseaux interviews Buffy Season 8 comic artist Georges Jeanty, who says he's is committed to the full run of Season 8. More...
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 25 2007

(SPOILER) Paul Lee Interview. Pulse interviews Paul Lee about working with Joss on Season Eight and he reveals some details about #5. Also there are a few pages from the comic.

June 09 2007

Herc's seen episode 8.4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Aint It Cool News' Herc reviews the latest Buffy S8 Issue.

May 22 2007

Xander for Mayor of SF??? Leah Garchik of the San Francisco Chronicle muses on similarities between SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and Season 8 Xander. At least, lookswise.

May 12 2007

Studio 360 interviews Joss about Buffy Season 8. Also available as a podcast at the iTunes store.

May 04 2007

(SPOILER) TVSquad Review of Buffy Season 8.3. A very positive review, which obviously contains spoilers. They give it a score of 6 out of 7. More...

April 09 2007

New Georges Jeanty interview. A new interview with Georges Jeanty on how he got into comics and what it's like working on Buffy Season 8 with Joss. Some cool new information. More...

April 05 2007

(SPOILER) The Making of Buffy Season 8 #3. On Dark Horse's website, there is a Making Of for #3. Script, Pencils, Inks, Coloring, Lettering, and HEY! 6 pages of #3 out already! Flash Required (if it doesn't appear, right click on the image and then click play). More...

April 04 2007

(SPOILER) Herc's Seen Buffy 8.2! AICN's Hercules gives a page-by-page review of Issue 2 of Buffy Season 8 (AICN is having technical issues at the moment so link not working). Couldn't get a hold of it at your comic book shop? Comic Book Resources has an eleven page preview of issue 2.

March 14 2007

(SPOILER) IGN's Review- Buffy #1. IGN posts an advance review of the start of season 8. More...

March 12 2007

(SPOILER) Scott Allie Season 8 interview. IF Magazine interviews Scott Allie about Season 8. No big spoilers but there are a few hints. Also a review of #1. More...

March 04 2007

(SPOILER) Alternate Cover for Buffy #2. Georges Jeanty's penciled #2 cover has been revealed. More...

March 01 2007

(SPOILER) IGN's Buffy New Readers Guide. For all of us who need some catching up to do before Season 8 premieres, IGN has put together this handy-dandy guide. More...
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

Buffy Zone Updated. Scott Allie posted some new Season 8 goodness, as well as an alternate cover for #4.

February 20 2007

SlayAlive PenPal: Georges Jeanty! Season 8 artist Georges Jeanty sends SlayAlive Forum a letter dropping a tidbit of information about the first four issues, as well as text-free art!

February 15 2007

Win A Role in Buffy Season 8! Dark Horse Comics asks you how Buffy has affected your life in 250 words or less and, if selected, you could end up appearing in an upcoming issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. Winner to be selected by Joss Whedon himself!!! More...

February 08 2007

(SPOILER) Joss' Geek Monthly interview (Part three). Joss explains a bit more about the comics. Gets into what his duties are, who all is on board, and just how long this thing is gonna end up being.

January 22 2007

Buffy Season 8: "Forgotten Memories" - 40-minute post Chosen episode. First announced more than half year ago, it's really here! While you wait for Joss Whedon's Buffy Season 8, why not try Emma Paige Langley's version of a continuation of Buffy post-"Chosen" first. It may not be canon but it's fun (77MB download). More...

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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