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Buffy Comic Site News & Updates

NEWS POSTED December 22, 2009

Buffy Season Eight: Willow One-ShotBuffy Season Eight: Willow One-Shot Available This Week
Joss Whedon and his Fray co-creator Karl Moline reunite for this special one-shot! Buffyfest discusses with editor Scott Allie about Season Eight and reveals a new page from the Willow One-Shot.

Newsarama has posted preview pages for Buffy Season Eight #31.

Tom Lenk who played Andrew on Buffy signed Buffy Season Eight #23 for charity. Benefits go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Angel: Only Human #5Angel: Only Human #5 Available This Week
Broken and bleeding, Illyria makes one last attempt to defeat her old 'pet' Baticus in a battle for the ages, while Gunn takes a last stand against the remaining Scourge demons. But it's the gruesome scene he finds in the barn that may change everything he thought he knew.

Comics Continuum has posted a six page preview of the issue.

Angel: Last Angel in Hell Annual #1Angel: Last Angel in Hell Annual #1 Available This Week
When L.A. went to Hell in After the Fall, so did thousands of screenwriters, one of whom wrote a movie based on Angel's experiences there. The first-ever Angel Annual presents an adaptation of Angel's travails, Hollywood-style, in Angel: Last Angel in Hell: The Official Movie Adaptation.

Comics Continuum has posted a six page preview of the issue.

Angel #31Angel #31 Solicitation
Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Brian Denham, David Messina, covers by Jenny Frison and David Messina. While Connor tries to get his devoted army of demon soldiers under control, a new player steps up, and Illyria decides not to take Angel's continued absence lying down. Meanwhile, Eddie Hope finds out that being a force for justice has some major consequences. Available March 2010.

Click Here to view Jenny Frisson's cover.

Angel: A Hole in the World #4 Angel: A Hole in the World #4 Solicitation
By Scott Tipton and Elena Casagrande. After recovering her full powers, Illyria sets out to reclaim her position as ruler of the world, seeking her vast army that exists between our plain of existence and has been awaiting her return. Meanwhile, Wesley discovers Gunn's horrifying role in Fred's death and enacts his own kind of justice. Available March 2010.

Click Here to view Elena Casagrande's cover.

Angel Special: LorneAngel Special: Lorne Solicitation
Written, art and cover by John Byrne.The world is in peril (again!), and only the most unlikely member of Angel's entourage is able to save the day. A special book-length tribute to the late Andy Hallett and his character, Lorne, presented by writer-artist John Byrne. Available in March.

Click Here to view John Byrne's cover.

NEWS POSTED December 16, 2009

Angel #28Angel #28 Available Today
Click Here to view a preview. Click Here to view a variant cover by Brian Denham. Click Here to read a review/recap of the issue. Bill Willingham is interviewed about his Angelverse debut at Buffyfest.

Bill Williams (who writes the backup Angel strip is interviewed at League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen.

New Angel Editor Mariah Huehner is interviewed at Buffyfest regarding what's coming up for the Angel monthly and Spike monthly.

Buffy Season Eight #33 "Twilight" Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight #33Acclaimed novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer continues his pivotal story arc! The Slayer army has suffered heavy losses throughout Season Eight and faced all kinds of threats new and old, but the one mystery connecting it all has been the identity of the Big Bad: Twilight. In this issue, Buffy finally confronts Twilight one on one, setting the stage for Twilight’s unmasking in Buffy #34!

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover. Available March 03 2010.

Buffy Season Eight News
Buffy Season Eight made MTV's List of 2009's Best Comics for "Best Licensed Series.".

Jo Chen's cover for Buffy Season Eight #25 ranked number 4 on Complex Magazine's 50 Best Comic Book Covers of 2009.

Brad Meltzer discusses Buffy Season Eight at MTV Splash Page, which reveals two preview pages for Buffy Season Eight #32.

Georges Jeanty is interviewed by Buffy Boards Q/A style, where he reveals a tidbit about Twilight.

Lorne's Swan SongAngel Comic Tribute to Andy Hallett/Lorne's Swan Song
Chris Ryall announced on his blog that IDW will be releasing an Andy Hallett/Lorne tribute comic by John Byrne. This comic will act as a final send-off for Lorne who will no longer be used in main Angel continuity after this.

Andy Hallett was best known for playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel. He died from congestive heart failure on March 29, 2009.

Georges Jeanty's The GuildFelicia Day's The Guild #1 (of 3)
Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics, courtesy of series creator, writer, and star Felicia Day (Buffy's Vi, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)! Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this three-issue miniseries. Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover. Available March 24 2010.

NEWS POSTED December 09, 2009

Angel: A Hole in the World #1 Angel: A Hole in the World #1 Available Today
By Scott Tipton, 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.

IDW reported that the West Coast's delivery of the book is delayed until December 16 2009.

Buffy Season Eight News
Scott Allie discussed the Buffy Obama spoof cover with Comic Book Resources. He reported that the Obama variant will not be for sale.

NEWS POSTED December 02, 2009

Wizard Magazine #219 Joss Whedon Wizard News
Looking back at comics, creators and events that impacted the last 10 years, the Wizard Magazine #219 "Decade Issue" celebrated Joss Whedon as one of the voices that shaped the decade, Buffy Season Eight as one of the 10 most important comics of the 2000s, and Joss Whedon and John Cassaday as one of the 10 blockbuster creative pairings.

Cassaday also provided a brand new Astonishing X-Men art pin-up for the magazine's cover.

Buffy Season Eight #3 Barack ObamaBuffy Season Eight News
The cover for Buffy Season Eight #33 revealing series villain Twilight is actually that of President Barack Obama was posted by CBR News.

A five page preview of the Willow one shot comic has been released by Newsarama. Available December 23.

Georges Jeanty has participated in another Q/A interview with our affiliate SlayAlive for Buffy Season Eight#30.

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Ep 2 Available Now
Astonishing X-Men Gifted Motion ComicsBased on the acclaimed story by superstars Joss Whedon (Buffy) and John Cassaday (Captain America), the X-Men are faced with a mysterious new villain and a possible cure for the mutant gene! The acclaimed "Gifted" storyline continues on Hulu.

John Cassaday and Neal Adams gives Comic Book Resources a behind the scenes look at how the comic was animated.

NEWS POSTED November 26, 2009 - Happy Thanksgiving

Angel #30 by David Messina Angel #30 Solicitation
By Bill Willingham and Brian Denham. Things are not going so well for either our famously intrepid hero or his "merry" band of assistant heroes. Spike and Gunn finds themselves committing rooftop shenanigans, Connor is in over his head back at the office, and Angel is starting to wonder if anyone is going to find him before he dies of boredom. And just what is Connor "chosen" for, anyway? Available February 2010.

Click Here to view David Messina's cover. Artist Brian Denham discusses his work in this video.

Angel: A Hole in the World #3Angel: A Hole in the World #3 Solicitation
By Scott Tipton and Elena Casagrande. Continuing the harrowing story of one of the Angelverse's most controversial characters, Fred continues to be gutted from the inside out as Angel and Spike discover that the cost of saving her might be more than they can sacrifice. Available February.

Click Here to view Elena Casagrande's cover.

Angel: Only Human TPBAngel: Only Human TP Solicitation
By Scott Lobdell and David Messina. Now that the Fall is over, Illyria and Gunn are trying to get back on the straight and narrow. But having tasted their truly darker sides, is there any way to really come back from trying to end existence? Maybe a road trip will help. But visiting Fred's folks brings up more than just memories as the Scourge makes an appearance, along with an old enemy of Illyria's who's looking for a little payback... Available February 2010.

Buffy Season Eight News
Brad Meltzer jumps into the Buffyverse, discussing with Comic Book Resources how he came to write the Season Eight arc 'Twilight' and what to expect.

NEWS POSTED November 17, 2009

Dr. Horrible One-Shot Dr. Horrible One-Shot Available This Week
From the Joss Whedon-helmed webmovie Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog comes the origin story of the next greatest supervillain of all time . . . DR. HORRIBLE! Fans of Joss Whedon and the smash-hit musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will not want to miss this! Click Here for more information.

Zach Whedon discusses the one-shot in an interview with Newsarama and MTV Splash.

Buffy Season Eight #32: "Twilight" Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight #32Faster than a speeding -- you know. More powerful than a -- yeah, one of those. Able to leap tall . . . castles in a single bound. Still working on that x-ray-vision thing. In the aftermath of 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. Available February 03, 2010.

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

Angel: Only Human #4 Available This Week
Angel: Only Human #4By Scott Lobdell and David Messina. Unlike Illyria, this Old One is in its original form… and the resulting battle between the two former lovers stretches from one end of Texas to the other! Ever wonder just how powerful Illyria is when she doesn't have to worry about Angel or Spike or Wesley whispering sweet restraint in her ear? Gunn turns to the only help he can find to help Illyria defeat the Old One: a very familiar... scarecrow?

Newsarama has posted a four page preview.

Angel by Franco UrruFranco Urru Angel Project Revealed
Chris Ryall revaled the following on his blog: "Franco Urru's making his return to Angel... but not in the main series. Where, then? That'll be revealed soon enough. But after a look at this image, a better question might be "when"...?"

Click Here to view Franco Urru's artwork.

NEWS POSTED November 09, 2009

Buffy Season Eight #32 Buffy Season Eight #32 Georges Jeanty Cover Revealed
Brian Meltzer revealed Georges Jeanty's cover to #32 on his blog. The cover features cameos by Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty and Scott Allie.

Season Eight editor Scott Allie has particpated in another interview with Slayalive. teases Season Nine and hints at Dr. Horrible.

A Comic Book Daily columnist blogged about why Buffy Season Eight is the best comic Here.

NEWS POSTED November 02, 2009

Buffy Season Eight #30 Buffy Season Eight #30: Retreat Available This Week
Series artist Georges Jeanty, acclaimed television writer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), and Executive Producer Joss Whedon conclude Season Eight's biggest story yet! Newsarama has released a two page preview of the issue.

Season Eight artist Georges Jeanty dishes with Slayalive and Orlando Pop Culture Examiner on Season Eight, teases Season Nine and hints at Dr. Horrible.

Angel #27Angel #27 Available This Week
Angel and Spike-who is now convinced he is Angel-are thrown into a new kind of Hell as their battle at the comic convention gets hairy. Well, Furry, at least. Brian Lynch concludes his run on Angel, paving the way for next month's all-new creative team (while Lynch hops over to the upcoming Angel Annual and a new Spike series.) Click Here to view a preview.

Brian Lynch discusses with Comic Book Resources about 'Last Angel in Hell' aka Angel Annual #1, as well as with Buffy Fest Blog.

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Ep 1 Available Now
Astonishing X-Men Gifted Motion ComicsIt's the series that redefined the X-Men for the 21st century! Now, relive Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Eisner award-winning Astonishing X-Men in an entirely new way! The acclaimed "Gifted" storyline starts right here on iTunes!

Artist John Cassaday explains to Marvel Spotlight the process of creating a motion comic.

NEWS POSTED October 26, 2009

Angel #29Angel #29 Solicitation
Where has the "hero of L.A." gone? While Team Angel Investigations try to figure out how to handle the everyday demons, danger, and evil-doing on their own, Angel's whereabouts turn out to be part of a seriously sinister conspiracy. Plus: chapter of the Eddie Hope back-up by Williams and Messina. Available January 2010.

Click Here to view David Messina's cover. Jenny Frison's cover is in the Angel@IDW section.

Angel: A Hole in the World #2Angel: A Hole in the World #2 Solicitation
IDW's series of adaptations of landmark Angel episodes continues with A Hole in the World, one of the series' most heartbreaking episodes! As Fred begins to succumb to a horrible curse, Angel and his crew frantically race to find a cure, and discover only treachery in their midst, in the form of a betrayal from one of their own. January 2010.

Click Here to view Elena Casagrande's cover.

IDW XIDW X Covers TPB Solicitation
Now available in a softcover edition, this collection includes every cover done for an IDW book up through December 2008 (That's more than 2,100!). Artists include: Clive Barker, Tim Bradstreet, John Byrne, J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Richard Corben, Alex Garner, Mike Grell, Tony Harris, Dave Johnson, David Messina, Alex Milne,Gabriel Rodriguez, Richard Sala, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ken Steacy, Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood, JK Woodward, Bernie Wrightson and many more. Available January.

NEWS POSTED October 19, 2009

Sugarshock Sugarshock Available This Week
This is Joss Whedon at his funniest and most hyperactive, with writing that bursts off the page in a way seldom seen in comics. Multiple Eisner Award winner Fábio Moon delivers the outrageous story with equal energy, as well as providing a fourteen-page look at his process, with never-before-seen character designs, page layouts, and promotional images. Click Here for more information.

Fabio Moon discusses Sugarshock in an interview with Broken Frontier.

Angel vs. FrankensteinAngel Vs. Frankenstein One-Shot Available This Week
Writer/artist John Byrne returns to Angel for this special one-shot featuring a new spin on a classic horror confrontation. Out of darkness and nightmare he comes for what he claims is rightfully his-but Angelus is there before him. Two legendary monsters. One goal. Who will claim the prize?

Click Here for more information.

Spike: Omnibus Available This Week
Spike: OmnibusLearn more about the bad boy of the Buffy-verse in Spike's earliest stories like Lost & Found, Old Wounds and Old Times, then read along as Spike battles that lord of the undead in Spike vs. Dracula, and finally catch up with Spike as he heads to the Asylum on a work-for-hire mission before heading to Japan to stop maniacal puppets in Shadow Puppets. It's more Spike than you can shake a sharp, wooden stake at!

Click Here for more information.

The GuildThe Guild Myspace Comic
"Buffy" & "Dr. Horrible" alum Felicia Day adapts her online series "The Guild" with artist Jim Rugg for MySpace Dark Horse Presents Issue 27 .

NEWS POSTED October 12, 2009

Angel Only Human #3Angel: Only Human #3 Available This Week
Another Old One roams the Earth! And don’t think he’s going to go easy on Illyria, his ex. (Considering she’s the one that enslaved him several hundred thousand years ago, it doesn’t look like a reconciliation is in the cards.) All this and a glimpse into Gunn’s past, revealing the very first time he ever met a vampire … in his beloved Grandmother’s kitchen.

Chris Ryall posted a 5 page preview on his blog.

Angel #28 by Jenny FrissonAngel Turns 10 Years Old
Chris Ryall celebrates 10 years of Angel by posting on his blog five preview pages of Angel #28 "The Crown Prince Syndrome," the first issue in Bill Willingham and Brian Denham's new arc entitled Immortality for Dummies. Click Here to view this preview as well as two new covers by Jenny Frison and David Messina.

In other news, Pendragon's Post has posted a review of Angel #26.

Buffy Season Eight News
Comic Book Resources posted a recap of the Dark Horse Buffy Season Eight Panel at this year's Baltimore Comic Con. The panel featured Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen and Scott Allie answering questions from fans, including an update on the Shepherd Book mini-series from the pages of Serenity.Comics Continuum interviewed Georges Jeanty about Season Eight Here. He says the answers we are waiting for are coming as we enter the home stretch of season 8.

Scott Allie has participated in another SlayAlive Q&A interview for Buffy Season Eight #29.

NEWS POSTED October 07, 2009

Buffy Season Eight #31 Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight #31After Willow unearths giant Tibetan goddesses to help in the fight against Twilight and his disposable soldiers, the Slayers are forced to retreat when the goddesses go AWOL and attack indiscriminately. Without powers the Slayers are unable to keep up the fight against missile fire, grenade launchers, and tanks. It would seem that all is lost, and Buffy—all alone—must make her last stand on a battlefield covered in the bodies of friends and foes.

Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover. Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover. Available Jan 6.

Angel #28 in PreviewsAngel #28 gets spotlight in Diamond Comics' PREVIEWS
Bill Willingham's first issue of Angel gets the front cover spot of the publication, which is mainly used by retailers from the US and importers from all over the world.

Things From Another World has posted an interview with Bill about his plans for Angel.

Buffy Season Eight News
For the solicitation and cover art for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat which was solicited this week, scroll down below to the news posting from September 02, 2009.Jo Chen discusses her work with ComicsGirl on Buffy Season Eight and whether she's going to do any more of her own work.

Bleeding Cool has posted a review of Buffy Season Eight #29.

NEWS POSTED October 05, 2009

Buffy Season Eight #29 Available This Week
Buffy Season Eight #29Oz’s temple in the Tibetan mountains is no longer a safe retreat for Buffy and her troops. Discovered by Twilight’s magical agent, Amy, and bereft of their own magic, the army is preparing for a human war with guns, grenades, missiles... and MANPADS -- it’s not a laughing matter. People are about to die. But even without her own magic, Buffy is still a Slayer -- the Slayer -- and she has to lead the way to victory. Or at least... live to fight another day.

Newsarama posted a five page preview.

Angel #26Angel #26 Available This Week
Somebody has made a movie based on Angel’s adventures in hell! Angel and Spike go to a comic con to see how badly Hollywood has mangled true events, only to find themselves surrounded by supernatural evil at every turn. Can Angel tell the difference between an evil demon and a 14-year-old fanboy dressed as an evil demon? Is there a difference?

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

Fallen Angel: Reborn #4Fallen Angel: Reborn #4 Available This Week
Did you ever get everything you've ever wanted? Well, so has Illyria. On the devastated remains of New York City, Illyria stands triumphant. But what of the Fallen Angel? Did she try to stop Illyria... or did she wind up aiding her? And who will wind up having the final victory?

Newsarama, which features two unrevealed covers by J.K. Woodward.

Angel Not Fade Away TPB Available This Week
Angel Not Fade Away TPBBefore Angel: After the Fall...there was Not Fade Away. The final episode of Joss Whedon's beloved Angel television series has been adapted into a three-part miniseries that leads to a climactic battle in an alleyway that fans now know was only the end of the beginning! This collection includes the three-part Not Fade Away story, plus the script for the 'Not Fade Away' television episode, accompanied by spot illustrations.

Click Here for more information.

NEWS POSTED September 30, 2009

Wizard #217 Buffy CoverWizard Magazine #217 feat. Buffy Cover Available Today
New York Times best-selling writer Brad Meltzer takes us behind the scenes of Buffy Season 8! Wizard kicks off its Halloween-themed issue with the annual homemade costume contest! Get ready for the Spandex! Joss Whedon Q&A! Doctor Who! Exclusive Cover and Buffy themed numbers designed by J. Scott Campbell!

Click Here to view J Scott Campbell's cover.

Buffy: Predators & Prey TPB Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol 5: Predators and Prey TPB Available Today
Collects issues #21-#25 and the short stories "Harmony Bites" and "Vampy Cat Play Friend" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents from Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenbert, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie!

Click Here for more information.

Angel #28 Angel #28 "The Crown Prince Syndrome" Solicitation
An all-new adventure begins as Eisner-winning writer Bill Willingham (Fables) takes Angel down some pretty twisted roads as the group's (and its leader's) fame starts causing tension and testing loyalties. Starting in December, Willingham and new artist Brian Denham present part one of "The Crown Prince Syndrome!" Available in December.

Click Here here to view Jenny Frison's cover.

Angel Annual #1 Solicitation
Angel Annual #1When L.A. went to Hell in After the Fall, so did thousands of screenwriters, one of whom wrote a movie based on Angel's experiences there. The first-ever Angel Annual presents an adaptation of Angel's travails, Hollywood-style, in Angel: Last Angel in Hell: The Official Movie Adaptation. Mooney presents two movie poster covers, one featuring the real Angel and company, the other with their Hollywood counterparts. Available in December.

Click Here here to view Stephen Mooney's cover.

Angel: A Hole in the World #1 Solicitation
Angel: A Hole in the World #1IDW'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 mini-series tells the tragic tale of how Illyria came to fight alongside Angel, and at what terrible cost. This month, a mysterious shipment to Wolfram & Hart puts Fred in mortal danger... Available in December..

Click Here to view Elena Casagrande's cover..

Angel #28 Artwork Angel #28 News
Bill Williams on his new writing gig for the Angel comic book with FearNet about his backup story for the series and how he and Bill Willingham came to write Angel.

In other news, Chris Ryall has posted two pages from Angel #28 on his blog featuring art by Brian Denham.

Astonishing X-Men Omnibus Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men Omnibus Available Now
Collecting Astonishing X-Men #1-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1, this omnibus contains all of Joss' X-Men run in one handy hardcover volume.

Click Here for more information.

NEWS POSTED September 14, 2009

Angel #25 Angel #25 Available This Week
Juliet Landau continues her two-part Angel adventure that returns Drusilla to the fold in a bloody big way! Concluding Dru's adventure inside a special asylum, where she either just presided over an insane rampage, or imagined the entire thing...<