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March 18 2014

(SPOILER) James Marsters on his new Spike Graphic Novel. James Marsters speaks about the stories he would like to tell in his new role as graphic novel author. More...

February 26 2014

Spike and rape culture. Philip Sandifer writes in his blog about Spike's character progression and the events of 6x19 that impact his journey the most.

February 16 2014

First Look at Buffy and Firefly Funko POP! Figures. Buffy and Firefly get the cute vinyl treatment in these first images from ToyFair 2014. More...

February 15 2014

First Look at Buffy and Firefly ReAction Figures. The 80s inspired ReAction Figures are now available for pre-order. More...

November 25 2013

"Playing Vampire Towns": An analysis of "Sleeper." Chris Stangl of the blog The Exploding Kinetoscope continues his in-depth writing on season seven (begun with "Conversations with Dead People" here).

November 21 2013

Dark Horse responds to James Marsters graphic novel reveal. Scott Allie chimes in. More...

November 20 2013

James Marsters' idea for the Spike TV movie is becoming a graphic novel! James Marsters reveals the secrets of his dark new Spike comic.

June 10 2013

Out now - the Buffy Season 9 tpb "Spike: A Dark Place". It collects Victor Gischler's five issue mini-series.

January 23 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #5. It's the final part of the "A Dark Place" mini-series.

January 17 2013

CBS Chicago Horrible Horoscope: Spike is an evil Leo and loving it! Come on, be honest, how many of you knew Spike was a Leo?

November 21 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4. Find out what happens in the latest installment of the "A Dark Place" miniseries.

November 14 2012

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4. Courtesy of Dark Horse's website.

October 24 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #3. It's the third part of the "A Dark Place" mini-series.

October 14 2012

IDW unveils "Mars Attacks Spike" variant cover. If you missed Franco Urru's Angelverse art, well you're in for a treat. More...

October 11 2012

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #3. Courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

September 19 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #2. The Season 9 adventures of Spike continue in the second part of the "A Dark Place" mini-series.

September 05 2012

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #2. Courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

August 27 2012

(SPOILER) The writers of Angel & Faith and Spike compare notes. The Dark Horse blog hosts a conversation between Christos Gage and Victor Gischler about their respective writing projects for Buffy's Season Nine.

August 22 2012

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #1. Spike gets his own Season 9 mini-series and boldly goes where no vampire has gone before.

August 06 2012

IDW Angel and Spike 50% off sale at Comixology. Every issue of Angel and Spike published by IDW, plus most of the associated mini-series and one-shots, available to download at 99 cents each. More...

August 01 2012

Battle of the vampires - Spike vs. Damon. It's the semifinal of TVLine's Ultimate Bad Boy tournament.

July 18 2012

(SPOILER) Spike leaves Buffy for solo adventure. Interview with the writer of Spike's Buffy Season 9 miniseries.
"Spike: the Complete Series" is out today. The story takes place after "Angel: After the Fall" and before "Buffy Season 8."

July 10 2012

(SPOILER) First look at Buffy Season 9: Spike #1. Entertainment Weekly has a four page preview of the spinoff mini-series.

July 09 2012

(SPOILER) Cover art for Jane Espenson & Drew Z. Greenberg's Buffy Season 9 story. That would be issue 14 which is out in October (Georges Jeanty's variant cover can be found here). The cover art and info for Spike #3 , which is also out that month, can be found here and here. More...

June 29 2012

TV Love Confessions Video Mix. And it's not even Valentine's Day! A Flavorwire mix of the best TV love confessions includes a couple of familiar faces. More...

June 27 2012

Angel and Spike are up in TVLine's Ultimate Bad Boy Tournament. Against Pretty Little Liars' Noel Kahn and The Vampire Diaries' Klaus respectively.

June 26 2012

Captain Mal vs Captain Jack in TVLine's Best Bad Boy Tourney. Angel and Spike will be featured in future rounds as well. More...

June 19 2012

(SPOILER) Victor Gischler talks to Comic Book Resources about the Spike miniseries. There are also preview pages in the article.

June 13 2012

Gemeni's album released today, featuring Buffy-inspired song "A Stake In My Heart". Dark Horse's #MyBuffyLife contest runner-ups and Buffy Season 9 Comics Chosen Podcast's Lisa and Gina Gomez's album was released on iTunes today, featuring Buffy inspired song "A Stake In My Heart" and an instrumental song called "Something Effulgent" based off of Buffy episode "Fool for Love". More...

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 01 2012

(SPOILER) Victor Gischler talks about his Spike mini-series. And tells a James Marsters anecdote as well. Btw the Spike mini-series is on the cover of this month's Previews.

May 22 2012

24 Sexiest TV Scenes: Your Picks! Buffy and Spike are #16.

May 08 2012

(SPOILER) Covers and info for Buffy Season 9: Spike # 1. The covers and solicitaion for the first season 9 miniseries are out.

April 13 2012

Spike & Willow mini-series Q&A at Buffyfest. Buffyest spoke to Dark Horse editor Scott Allie just before C2E2 and got the scoop about some new projects that have now been announced at the expo. Not only is a Spike 5-issue Mini-Series launching August 22nd, but Willow's Mini has also been given a release date of November 21.
(SPOILER) Details on Spike and Willow miniseries for Buffy Season 9. Description of the two comic mini-series, one starring Spike (Aug. 22nd) and the other starring Willow (Nov. 21st). Article also includes previews of the lovely covers. More details at Comic Book Resources. More...

March 23 2012

(SPOILER) Opinion piece on the current Buffy Season 9 controversy. Article sorta takes Joss to task a little for the perceived bailout on the issue at hand but Allie defends the man and makes it clear that this was the plan all along.

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 11 2012

Whedonverse veterans confirmed for Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Adam Baldwin and James Marsters announced as media guests at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in April. More...

September 01 2011

ECW Fan Expo Showdown. ECW returned to Fan Expo in Toronto, hardcore fans had a theoretical cage match and see who came out on sci-fi top... results so far and your chance to vote for your favorites. More...

August 24 2011

A Buffy portrait by Phil Noto. He's drawn Willow, Spike and Dawn as well.

August 23 2011

'Supernatural': Jared Padalecki and Charisma Carpenter on Set. Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters will be both in an upcoming episode of Supernatural. This is a picture from Charisma's first day on set. More...

August 14 2011

10 comic book bad guys gone good. One of our vampires with a soul makes the list at #5.

August 01 2011

Read Jane Espenson's 'Spike' digital comic for free. Today, August 1, the first little tidbit of Season 9 is now available through the Dark Horse Digital store, free of charge care of a special code that you can only get through comic shops. More...

July 24 2011

(SPOILER) Marti Noxon talks 'Fright Night' and Spike. It's from the movie's press conference at Comic-Con. There's also a brief interview with her at The Hollywood Reporter.

July 20 2011

Unlucky 13 - Marsters out, Glover in. After being the voice of the first 12 Harry Dresden novels - and therefor the voice of Harry Dresden, whose point of view the novels are primarily told from - the chain is broken and James Marsters will not be reading GHOST STORY, the 13th Dresden novel. When the audiobook drops on August 4th it'll be read by John Glover, most recently from Smallville but who once played a demon even more well-known than Spike. More...

June 23 2011

See Angel do stuff! A fan of Buffy and Angel places life size cardboard cutouts of David Boreanaz and James Marsters in various places. These are their exploits.

June 18 2011

Buffy 1.6th scale Library set. A WIP 1.6th scale Sunnydale library set made by a fan to go with their Sideshow 12" figures. More...

June 17 2011

Marti Noxon joins Glee. She joins Fox's weekly high school musical as a consulting producer. You may recall she sang a few lines in "Once More With Feeling" and in Dr. Horrible with David Fury.

May 24 2011

SFX's Top 10 TV Resurrections featuring Buffy, Spike, and also Doctor Who, Supernatural, Star Trek, Stargate and a recent spoiler at number 8.

May 11 2011

'Tying up Loose Ends' - a review/recap of the last three issues of 'Spike'. If you haven't been reading them, you've been missing out. LiveJournal's shadowkat67 looks at the major happenings.

April 06 2011

James Marsters joins Morena Baccarin at Big Apple Comic Con. This convention takes place May 21-22 in New York City.

March 15 2011

(SPOILER) Spike #6 preview pages are up. The issue comes out tomorrow.

February 22 2011

(SPOILER) Preview for Spike #5 is up. The issue will hit the stores on February 23. More...

February 16 2011

Whedonverse couples in IMDB daily poll. Today's poll features couples from BtVS and AtS. The poll runs only 24 hours. More...

January 15 2011

James Marsters' January Q&A. In which he talks teachers, working in theater and Star Trek.

January 04 2011

Angel vs. Spike, who would win? Which vampire would win in a fight? It says nothing about assuming weapons or timeframe.

December 28 2010

Buffy-palooza at Wizard World New Orleans ComicCon!! New Orleans Comic Con is next month, the 29-30. SIX "Buffy" cast members will be in attendance. Will you? More...

December 16 2010

James Marsters December Q and A. This month's questions range from saying "no", preference of theatre technique, and anything of sentimental value.

December 09 2010

(SPOILER) Spike #3 is out today. Brian Lynch continues the story of Spike and co. in Las Vegas. Discuss.

December 01 2010

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch reveals a page from Spike #5. Featuring a major spoiler for those who haven't been following spoilers for this series.

November 24 2010

(SPOILER) Variant cover art for Spike #6. As painted by Nick Runge.

November 06 2010

(SPOILER) Five page preview of Spike #2. Brought to you by Buffyfest.

October 13 2010

(SPOILER) Spike #1 gets released today. As does Angel vs Frankenstein II. Come discuss them both.

October 10 2010

James Marsters receives special gift at New York Comic-Con. For those of you who don't Facebook, here is the YouTube link to the video which explains everything.

October 08 2010

(SPOILER) Buffyfest's very spoilerish review of Spike #1. They've read the first issue of Brian Lynch's 8 issue series and spoil all. More...

October 02 2010

Spike #1 to get exclusive New York Comic Con cover. It's a wrap-around cover and will be available at the IDW booth from the 8th to 10th of October.

September 30 2010

Poll: Who are TV's best love triangles? Can Buffy/Angel/Spike or Gunn/Fred/Wesley beat out Kate/Sawyer/Jack? Place your vote!

September 20 2010

Premiere of Hawaii 5.0 on CBS tonight. James Marsters appears in it.

September 17 2010

A song for Drusilla. Karuna Tanahashi sings "Wherefore Art Thou Juliet?". And it's rather fab. More...

September 14 2010

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch talks about his upcoming Spike mini-series. "I'm looking at this as what would happen if Spike headlined his own TV show."

September 02 2010

(SPOILER) RyallTime Posts Five Page Spike #1 Preview. Chris Ryall (IDW Publisher/EIC) has just posted the pages on his blog. Enjoy!

August 30 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Spike: The Devil You Know #3. The comic book comes out this week.

July 31 2010

(SPOILER) Brian Lynch talks about his upcoming Spike series. Buffyfest caught up with Brian at SDCC. The Spike series gets discussed, as well as how it ties into S8. Fun interview.

July 06 2010

10 Vampires more dateable than Edward Cullen. These people speak the truth.

July 04 2010

'Ultimate' Spike Available for pre-order. Latest release from the Tooned Up series. More...

July 02 2010

(SPOILER) Spike #1 Q&A at Slayalive. Brian Lynch is doing a Q&A for the upcoming Spike ongoing (which will be solicited next month). More...

June 26 2010

The Bad Boy Myth. Women love bad boys. Women love Spike. Women love Spike because he's a bad boy. Right? More...

June 24 2010

TV Squad's TOP 20 TV's Sexiest Scenes. TV Squad gets a TOP 20 listing of sexiest scenes in television history and there's some Buffy in it.

June 16 2010

(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse comic books for September. Angel #37, Spike: The Devil You Know #4 and the Angel: Barbary Coast tpb all come out in that month.

June 15 2010

Vampire Paper Dolls. Dover released a set of Vampire Paper Dolls which includes Buffy, Angel and Spike (as well as True Blood and Twilight figures). I got mine in the grocery store children's books section. More...

June 12 2010

Buffyfest blogs from Philly Comic Con. Covering the panels of James Marsters and Clare Kramer.

June 07 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art for the upcoming Spike series. And there's some teasers about what to expect from Brian Lynch and Franco Urru's new IDW series.

April 29 2010

(SPOILER) "The Spike Conundrum" - an IDW editor speaks. IDW's Mariah Huehner (current Editor of the Angel line) blogs about the current Angel arc.

April 18 2010

James Marsters April 2010 Q and A. Questions range this month from favorite fast food to if he is good with tools.

April 15 2010

James Marsters Interview with Herald Sun. He talks conventions, music and playing the villain.

April 12 2010

(SPOILER) Buffyfest interview Bill Williams about Spike:The Devil You Know. Plus two pages of art.

April 02 2010

James Marsters interviewed by Australia's Courier-Mail. He's attending the Supanova expo in Brisbane and Melbourne. And he has a message for attendees: "Come on down to the convention and check us out. It's a wonderful place where you can be cool by being creepy! And there aren't many places in the world where that's still allowable."

March 24 2010

(SPOILER) IDW's Angelverse solicitations for June. Includes Angel #34, Angel:Barbary Coast #3 and Spike:The Devil You Know #1.

March 16 2010

James Marsters March 2010 Q and A. Questions range from favorite amusement park ride, food, society vs individual, and dying.

March 14 2010

James Marsters joins Hawaii Five-O pilot. His Facebook page has announced he'll be the bad guy in the remake of the classic '70s show. He's still expected to be be at Wondercon in San Francisco in three weeks. More...

March 04 2010

James Marsters to attend Wizard World Cons in Chicago, Philadelphia and Austin. Apparently Eliza Dushku was going to attend their Toronto event...but now that is cancelled. Sigh. More...
I still want to play Spike says James Marsters. Though he does point out that there's an expiration date on the return. io9.com has a recap from yesterday's conference call to promote James' appearance on Caprica. 411mania.com has details from a separate one-on-one call as well.

February 15 2010

Greatest TV kisses. AOL Television lists the greatest kisses on TV. Buffy makes the list with one of the hottest vampires out there.

February 02 2010

(SPOILER) Interior art for so-far-unannounced Angel-related comic project. "This one obviously stars Spike and is being drawn by Chris Cross, with inks by Marc Deering".

January 13 2010

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon on Buffy's future, Twilight's reveal and Spike's fate. It's the second part of his Comic Book Resources interview.

November 18 2009

DVD Verdict reviews Moonshot, available now. "And Marsters, though I never watched Buffy, is very much tied to that role; but I never once had a moment to let my thoughts wander out of his performance."

November 15 2009

James Marsters November Q and A. This time out he answers questions from crying on cue to whether he's neat or messy.

November 04 2009

(SPOILER) New Caprica promo featuring James Marsters. The Jane Espenson series starts on SyFy in January 2010. It includes previously unseen footage and a first look at James Marsters' character, terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley.

October 31 2009

More TV Vampires than you can shake a stick at. Both Spike and Angel get top mentions in this Toronto Star article about the popular movie and TV shows "that continue to vamp it up."

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