Buffy Comic Site News & Updates

NEWS POSTED August 24, 2010

Angel Vol. 1 #12Angel Returning to Dark Horse
Dark Horse reacquired the license to Joss Whedon's "Angel" and would begin publishing new comics starring the heroic vampire in late 2011. Dark Horse and IDW each released press releases regarding the move.

Scott Allie & Chris Ryall spoke to Comic Book Resources about Angel's return to Dark Horse.

Chris Ryall answered questions about Angel's departure at the IDW forum and at Buffyfest.Scott Allie spoke with Buffyfest.

NEWS POSTED August 18, 2010

Angel #39Angel Aftermath #39 Solicitation
“The Wolf, the Ram, and the Heart, part 1!” Now that all the weirdness has been explained, Angel and company are looking to get back to what they do best. Except an old enemy with the letters W and H comes back, Angel gets transported, and a whole new can of demony worms is opened. Literally. Available November 2010.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Spike #2 Spike #2 (of 8) Solicitation
Spike takes in all Las Vegas has to offer—the gambling, the women, and a hit new show called Cirque de No Slay. Yes, somebody's made a show about Spike's life, but they're rewriting history. Who's responsible? The answer to that isn't half as shocking as how Spike handles it. Get ready for the ultimate battle of Spike vs. Evil! Available November 2010.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

Illyria #1Angel: Illyria #1 Solicitation
Re-born out of tragedy, older than time, Illyria has been one of the most mysterious and alien members of Team Angel since her resurrection. Infected with the memories of those who loved Fred, Illyria now struggles with the burden of her guilt. Seeking out help from Angel and Spike, Illyria begins a quest that will take her back into her past, and face the consequences of being made whole again in a world she does not belong in. Available November 2010.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

NEWS POSTED August 18, 2010

Buffy: Riley One-ShotBuffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley One-Shot Available This Week
Acclaimed Buffy television writer Jane Espenson is back with answers to one of the surprising twists she and executive producer Joss Whedon introduced in the hit story arc "Retreat"!

Comic Book Resources has a four page preview.

Jane Espenson blogged on Dark Horse why she thinks that Riley deserved his own one-shot story.

Angel #36Angel Aftermath #36 Available This Week
When L.A. went to hell, everyone thought things couldn’t get any worse. Well, they were dead wrong. Especially now that the new Big Bad is officially out for blood. Meanwhile the magical fall out from The Fall continues to get weirder, and Angel find himself with more enemies than you can wave a sharp wooden type thingy at.

Comic Book Resources has a five page preview.

Spike #1Spike Ongoing Series News
Spike’s first solo series will be his biggest adventure yet, jam packed with battles, action and romance, and explain how he ended up covered in bugs in Buffy. Spike will feature appearances by Angel, Illyria, plus a special guest appearance by Willow! And what vampire adventure would be complete without a villain? This time, a familiar face from the past will arrive, looking to destroy Spike’s future.

Click Here to read the full press release.

Illyria #1 Variant Illyria #1 Cover Revealed
IDW editor Chris Ryall posted the variant cover by Elena Casagrande to issue #1 of the Illyria mini coming this winter. Click Here to view.

In other news, Tom Lenk, who portrayed 'Andrew' on Buffy the Vampire Slayer visited to Dark Horse Comics on behalf of Nerdist.

NEWS POSTED August 04, 2010

Buffy #38Angel: A Hole In The World TPB Available Now
IDW's series of adaptations of landmark Angel episodes continues with 'A Hole in the World,' one of the series' most heartbreaking episodes! Adapting both 'A Hole in the World' and 'Shells,' this five-issue miniseries tells the tragic tale of how Illyria came to fight alongside Angel, and at what terrible cost. This volume also collects the story "Unacceptable Losses" from Angel: Masks.

Click Here to view more information.

Buffy Season Eight #38 Solicitation
Buffy #38"Last Gleaming" Part 3. While Super Buffy is fighting side by side with Spike in Sunnydale, Angel is on the other side of the world fighting demons of his own. As Twilight he was given a clear mission in regard to Buffy--help her reach the next plane, together create a new world, and end all suffering. But Buffy doesn't play by the rules, and this "higher plane" and a lifetime of happiness with Angel wasn't gonna cut it--not if she had to sacrifice her family to keep it. And now Angel has to answer for his failings as Twilight--willingly or not. Back in Sunnydale everyone is fighting for their lives against a horde of demons, and someone close to Buffy joins forces with a villain from the past to strive for a common goal--protect the seed. Click Here to view the covers. Available November 03.

Buffy: Tales TPB Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales TPB Solicitation
Before Season Eight, Joss Whedon brought generations of Slayers and vampires to comics with the help of his acclaimed TV writing team and some of the best artists to ever grace the comics page. Now all those stories, plus selected stories from Season Eight, are collected in one deluxe hardcover with a new cover by Jo Chen.

Click Here to view the cover and more information. Available January 19, 2011.

Buffy Season Eight News
Dark Horse editor Scott Allie spoke with SlayAlive about the end of Season Eight and the beginning of Season Nine.

Buffyfest caught up with Brian at San Diego Comic Con and spoke to him about the upcoming Spike series.

Mariah Huehner talked with Buffyfest about the Spike reveal in Angel Aftermath #35.

NEWS POSTED July 28, 2010

Angel #35Angel Aftermath #35 Available
Sometimes being a 'chosen' one really sucks. Which is something Connor is about to find out when his little band of merry demon warrior women decide L.A. really needs to clean up its act. No human or supernatural thingie is safe from their swords. And not even Angel knows how to get them out of this mess.

Click Here to view a five page preview.

Buffy Season Eight News
Buffy Jones SodaDark Horse editor Scott Allie spoke with Buffyfest at San Diego Comic Con.

FlickDirect and JSOnline each sat down with the Buffy Action Comics Director, Jeff Shuter about the Buffy Season Eight motion comic.

To coincide with the launch of the motion comic, there is also a release of a 6 or 12 pack of Jones Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spellcasting soda. The soda can also be ordered online Here.

NEWS POSTED July 21, 2010

Spike The Devil You Know #2Spike The Devil You Know #2 Available Now
Spike and Eddie continue to butt heads, sometimes literally, as they try to figure out what to do about some baby Hellmouths, blood manufacturing, and oh yeah ... world destruction.

Newsarama posted a light spoiler review of the issue.

MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5 TPBMySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5 TPB Available Now
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5 continues to exhibit the greatest comics creators in the biz alongside the newest newbies trying to break in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight makes another appearance with newly popular vampire Harmony in a tale from one of the series writers, Jane Espenson...

Click Here for more information.

Angel #38Angel Aftermath #38 Solicitation
Death. Destruction. Destiny. None of these can compare with the betrayal Team Angel is about to face, the old enemy that's about to re-surface, and the epic showdown Angel and Connor are going to have to tackle together. And someone other than the readers finally wonders, just what the hell is really up with Spike? Available October 2010.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Angel Vs Frankenstein IIAngel Versus Frankenstein II Solicitation
More than a century before, Angelus faced a monster born out of one man's nightmares. He thought it was destroyed, but now, on the streets of New York in the 1920s, Angel finds it alive and hungering for revenge. Available October 2010.

Click Here to view John Byrne's cover.

Spike #1Spike #1 (of 8) Solicitation
No Bad too big in this all-new monthly series! The fan-favorite Angel team of Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru are back! And this time, it's all about Spike. He's out on his own, away from Angel's watchful eye, and in charge of his own destiny. Lover, fighter, vampire with a soul, he's kick-starting his biggest adventure yet. Damsels, prepare to be saved and wooed! Forces of evil, get ready to be destroyed and mocked! October.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

NEWS POSTED July 19, 2010

Buffy Season Eight Motion ComicBuffy Season Eight News
The Buffy Season Eight Motion Comics trailer has been posted on iTunes.

Georges Jeanty talks Buffy Season Eight and Nine with SFX regarding drawing the Twilight character and symbol and drops some hints about the finale.

NEWS POSTED July 14, 2010

Buffy Season Eight #37 Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight #37"Last Gleaming" Part 2. Spike and Buffy are finally reunited (*sigh*) and lucky him-he's discovered the source of all her problems, and it's not Angel. Now Buffy must revisit the place where love was indiscriminate, the Scoobies were formed, and Hell's mouth was closed for good.

Available October 06.

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37Angel: Immortality for Dummies HC Available Now
Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's (Fables) first storyline on Angel: Immortality For Dummies takes us down the dark path of fame, testing old allegiances, and new friendships. When Angel goes missing, Connor steps in, and learns pretty quickly that being a hero is a lot harder than his dad makes it look.

Click Here to view more information.

NEWS POSTED June 29, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37Buffy Season Eight News
Comics Alliance got an exclusive first look at Jo Chen's cover to Buffy Season Eight #37.

Georges Jeanty discussed cryptic hints about the final arc of Season Eight with with SlayAlive.

Jane Espenson discusses Riley one-shot with Comic Book Resources.

SlayAlive interviewed Scott Allie about the the Riley one-shot and Buffy Seasons Eight and Nine.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14Spike IDW News
IDW editor Chris Ryall revealed the black and white cover art to the ongoing Spike series from Brian Lynch and Franco Urru, which launches in October.

Spike will be relocating to Las Vegas, where he will meet up with Illyria, Angel, Beck, Betta George, Tok, and even Willow!

Click Here to view the cover.

NEWS POSTED June 23, 2008

Angel #34Angel #34 Available Today
In the Angel family “like father, like son” takes on a whole new meaning. With prophecies practically falling from the sky, Connor and Angel must figure out how to work together without getting back into bad habits. Meanwhile, Illyria’s newfound interest in the prodigal son starts to get a little weird and the rest of the team wonders just what to do about ex-watcher Laura Kay Weathermill.

Comic Book Resources has a five page preview.

NEWS POSTED June 16, 2010

Angel: Barbary Coast #3Angel: Barbary Coast #3 Available Today
Earthquakes. Dragons. Angel. Everything comes to a shattering conclusion as Angel's attempt to 'cure' his newfound soul comes crashing down along with the rest of San Francisco. Plus, an old enemy shows just how long they've been watching him. Did we mention a dragon?

Comics Continuum has a five page preview.

Spike: The Devil You Know #1Spike: The Devil You Know #1 Available Today
While out and about (drinking, naturally) Spike gets in trouble over a girl (of course) and finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that involves Hellmouths, blood factories, and demons. Just another day in Los Angeles, really. But when devil Eddie Hope gets involved, they might just kill each other before getting to the bad guys.

Comics Continuum has a five page preview.

Angel #37 Angel #37 Solicitation
Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison. Soul-Eaters. Demon armies. Dusting limbs. Prophecies run amok. The Angel-verse is always a little bit strange. But with Connor's life in danger, Angel has to step up and take back his city. The only problem is that it may be too late.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover. Available September.

Spike: The Devil You Know #4 Solicitation
Spike: The Devil You Know #4Written by Bill Williams, art by Chris Cross. Trading quips along with punches, Spike and Eddie Hope make a last desperate effort to save L.A. and stop some hostile demons from setting up shop with their baby Hellmouths. Which is all in a day's work until something goes horribly wrong. Available September.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

Angel: Barbary CoastAngel: Barbary Coast Solicitation
Written by David Tischman, art and cover by Franco Urru. A recently souled Angel is on a quest for a "cure" in San Francisco when, of course, something goes horribly wrong. Seeking out a Chinese healer, Angel encounters a mysterious girl with a strange tattoo, and quickly learns that life in early 1900s America is full of surprises... Available September.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

NEWS POSTED June 04, 2010

Buffy Season Eight #36 Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight #36"Last Gleaming". The Big Bad -- Twilight finally stands revealed, and it's tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship. Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back. Joss Whedon writes the final five issues of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can take them! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss counts down to the biggest Buffy final ever -- and it starts right here! Sept 1.

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover.

Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale Solicitation
Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters--Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee. A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right! View Chris Samnee's cover. Nov 24.

1 for $1: Serenity: Those Left Behind1 for $1: Serenity: Those Left Behind
Firefly-the story of a ship full of mercenaries, outlaws, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute running across the fringes of space. The crew of Serenity once again find themselves broke and on the wrong side of a number of very large firearms. Available Sept 15.

Click Here to view John Cassaday's cover.

1 for $1: Buffy the Vampire Slayer1 for $1: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy Summers is not like other girls. She's been chosen to save the world from the vampire plague, and balancing saving the world with high school is no easy task. Available Sept 08.

Click Here to view Art Adam's cover.

NEWS POSTED June 02, 2010

Serenity: Float OutSerenity: Float Out One-Shot Available Today
Acclaimed writer/actor/comedian Patton Oswalt (The Goon, Batman, JLA, Dollhouse, Ratatouille) brings back one of Firefly's most beloved characters in this special spotlight issue!

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Click Here to view Frank Stockton's Cover.

NEWS POSTED May 26, 2010

Angel #33Angel #33 Available Today
Now that Angel is back in the fold, Connor must readjust to life as the Chosen One’s son. Luckily, he has an army of demon women at his beck and call. But nothing could really prepare anyone for what Illyria has in mind.

Comic Book Resources has a five page preview of the issue.

The issue will be delayed a week in United Kingdom and Ireland.

Buffy Season Eight News
Georges Jeanty discusses with SlayAlive about Buffy Season Eight #35 "Twilight".

NEWS POSTED May 20, 2010

Angel #37 Angel #36 Solicitation
Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison. When L.A. went to hell, everyone thought things couldn’t get any worse. Well, they were dead wrong. Especially now that the new Big Bad is officially out for blood. Meanwhile the magical fall out from The Fall continues to get weirder, and Angel find himself with more enemies than you can wave a sharp wooden type thingy at. Available August 25.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Spike: The Devil You Know #3Spike: The Devil You Know #3 Solicitation
By Bill Williams and Chris Cross. Reluctant teammates Spike and Eddie Hope are having a hell of time getting information out of the demon world about their newest nemesis and her agenda. They’re also having a hard time not strangling each other. But a high stakes card game, some new Hellmouth problems, and a really big killer demon, could force them to have to get along in a hurry. Available August 25. Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

Angel: A Hole in the World TPBAngel: A Hole in the World TPB Solicitation
By Scott Tipton and Elena Casagrande. IDW's series of adaptations of landmark Angel episodes continues with “A Hole in the World,” one of the series' most heartbreaking episodes! Adapting both "A Hole in the World" and "Shells," this five-issue miniseries tells the tragic tale of how Illyria came to fight alongside Angel, and at what terrible cost. Available August 25.

Click Here to view Elena Casagrande's cover.

NEWS POSTED May 14, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley Solicitation
Buffy: Riley One-ShotAcclaimed Buffy television writer Jane Espenson is back with answers to one of the surprising twists she and executive producer Joss Whedon introduced in the hit story arc "Retreat"!

This essential one shot delivers thrilling spy adventure and is filled with major revelations for the story of Buffy Season Eight! Available August 18.

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Click Here to view Karl Moline's cover.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 7: Twilight TPB Solicitation
Buffy: Twilight TPBIn this penultimate volume of Season Eight, New York Times best-selling novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer (The Book of Lies, Identity Crisis) joins series artist Georges Jeanty in beginning the buildup to the season finale in the story line that finally reveals the identity of Twilight! In the aftermath of the battle with Twilight's army, Buffy has developed a host of new powers, but when will the other shoe drop, and will it be a cute shoe, or an ugly one? Still reeling from the losses of war, Willow goes looking for missing allies, and discovers a horrifying truth about several of the Slayer army's recent ordeals. Adding to the mayhem is the unexpected return of Angel, in his Season Eight debut! Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Available October 06.

NEWS POSTED May 07, 2010

Buffy Season Eight #36 Twilight Buffy Season Eight #36 Twilight Spoof Cover Revealed
Georges Jeanty's cover for Buffy #36 was revealed to MTV Spash Page by Dark Horse Comics. Click Here to view the cover.

Brad Meltzer spoke in-depth about the events that transpired in Buffy #35 with Comic Book Resources.

NEWS POSTED May 05, 2010

Buffy Season Eight #35 Available Today
Buffy Seaon Eight #35Brad Meltzer concludes his blockbuster run on Buffy Season Eight! After last issue's climactic encounter between Buffy and the unmasked Twilight, the Slayer army's entire mission has been altered and the true nature of the threat they face has been revealed.

Click Here to view a five page preview of the issue.

Brad Meltzer spoke with the Buffyfest Blog and io9 about Buffy Season Eight and Twilight's reveal.

Angel: Barbary Coast #2Angel: Barbary Coast #2 Available Today
The New World is turning out to be more than Angel bargained for as he’s confronted with a monstrous, mythical beast, and continues to try and find a “cure” for his painful new soul. But when the earth begins to shake, Angel finds himself facing the cause of one histories great “natural” disasters.

Comics Continuum has a five page preview.

NEWS POSTED April 28, 2010

Buffy Seaon Eight #35Angel #32 Available Today
As more vampires start running around Hollywood, Connor and crew must figure out a way to stop the carnage and deal with his little merry band of demon girls. Meanwhile, Angel has it out with his captors, before learning that things really can get weirder than he thought.

Click Here to view a five page preview of the issue.

Spike: The Devil You Know News
Bill Williams is the writer of an ongoing backup feature in IDW Publishing's Angel. His next move is to take Joss Whedon's other charismatic vampire out for a chaotic adventure in "Spike: Devil You Know," a four-issue miniseries shipping in June. He speaks with Comic Book Resources about his upcoming miniseries.

IDW's Mariah Huehner, current editor of the Angel line, meanwhile blogs about Spike's role in the current Angel arc Here.

NEWS POSTED April 21, 2010

Angel #35Angel Aftermath #35 Solicitation
Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison. ometimes being a “chosen” one really sucks. Which is something Connor is about to find out when his little band of merry demon warrior women decide L.A. really needs to clean up its act. No human or supernatural thingie is safe from their swords. And not even Angel knows how to get them out of this mess. Available July 28.

Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Spike: The Devil You Know #2 Solicitation
Spike: The Devil You Know #4By Bill Williams and Chris Cross. Reluctant teammates Spike and Eddie Hope are having a hell of time getting information out of the demon world about their newest nemesis and her agenda. They’re also having a hard time not strangling each other. But a high stakes card game, some new Hellmouth problems, and a really big killer demon, could force them to have to get along in a hurry. Available July 28.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

Angel: Immortality for DummiesAngel: Immortality for Dummies HC Solicitation
By Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, Brian Denham and David Messina. Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's (Fables) first storyline on Angel: Immortality For Dummies takes us down the dark path of fame, testing old allegiances, and new friendships. When Angel goes missing, Connor steps in, and learns pretty quickly that being a hero is a lot harder than his dad makes it look. Available July 28. Click Here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Angel Aftermath/Spike News
Bill Willingham discussed Angel at C2E2 2010, announcing plot points that will deal with issues regarding villain and hero roles.

Bill Williams was interviewed by BuffyFest Blog about Spike: The Devil You May Know. IDW editor Chris Ryall posted a color page preview on his blog. Click Here to view.

NEWS POSTED April 14, 2010

Angel: Immortality for DummiesAngel: Barbary Coast #1 Available Today
Written by David Tischman, with art by Franco Urru and covers by Urru and Dan Panosian. A recently souled Angel is on a quest for a 'cure' in San Francisco when, of course, something goes horribly wrong. Seeking out a Chinese healer, Angel encounters a mysterious girl with a strange tattoo, and quickly learns that life in early 1900s America is full of surprises...

Click Here to view a six page preview.

Buffy Season Eight News
Georges Jeanty discusses with SlayAlive about Buffy Season Eight #34 "Twilight".

Comic Book Resources took a look behind-the-scenes of Buffy Season Eight at "The Sex Issue".

NEWS POSTED April 07, 2010

Buffy Season Eight #34Buffy Season Eight #34 "Twilight" Available Today
Twilight has been unmasked. Buildings fall, oceans churn, and the earth moves as titans come together in a bizarre twist!

Buffyfest Blog posted an advanced review of the issue.

Brad Meltzer spoke with the MTV Splash Page about the issue and reveals a NSFW image.

Buffy Season Eight #34Buffy Season Eight #37 Georges Jeanty Cover Revealed
Georges Jeanty's cover for Buffy Season Eight #37 was posted on the Buffyfest Blog.

Newsarama reported live from the Wondercon '10: Dark Horse Comics Panel, with talks surrounding the Wash one-shot, the Book graphic novel, and Buffy Season Eight.

Georges Jeanty discusses with SlayAlive about Buffy Season Eight #33 "Twilight".

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