Buffy Comic Site News & Updates

NEWS POSTED April 24, 2009

Season 8's Georges Jeanty's Manhunter Work
Georges Jeanty's Manhunter Co-FeatureArtworkBuffy's Georges Jeanty continues his other art gig in July's Batman: Streets of Gotham #2, back-up feature starring Manhunter. Here is the solicitation for the issue: Now that Kate Spencer is the new District Attorney of Gotham City, will she use her legal power or her Super Hero identity to find the killer of the previous D.A.? Available July 15. Click Here for a first look at Jeanty's artwork.

IDW's First DecadeAngel in IDW's First Decade
To commemorate its tenth anniversary, IDW Publishing is releasing a two-volume hardcover in May, 2009 called IDW: The First Decade. The book offers an oral history of the company, as told by the many talented individuals who contributed to IDW over the years. Volume 1 is currently available online. Click Here for a first look at the chapter devoted to Angel.

NEWS POSTED April 21, 2009

Final Angel #24 "Drusilla" Covers Revealed
Chris Ryall posted Franco Urru's two covers for Angel #24, as well as U.K. illustrator Sam Shearon's cover on his blog. Click on the images below to view full size. Black and white versions of Franco's covers can be viewed Here.

Angel #24 by Franco Urru Angel #24 by Franco Urru Variant Angel #24 by Sam Shearon

Angel #20: Aftermath Available This Week
Angel Aftermath #20Click Here to view a five page preview of the issue.

Brian Lynch posted a sneak peak at Angel #23: The Gunn Story on his blog. Click Here to view now.

'Spike' actor James Marsters discussed with MTV Splash Page about his experience as a co-writer for Dark Horse's Spike & Dru One-Shot, which he describes as a 'rude awakening.' Dark Horse responded to Marsters’ comments Here.

Joss Whedon News
Wizard Universe posted an interview from Wizard Magazine #211 Gold Edition with Joss Whedon, where he discusses Dollhouse and ranks Buffy as a classic comic character.

NEWS POSTED April 15, 2009

Angel Smile Time #3 Available Today
Angel Smile TimeThe three-part adaptation of the beloved "Angel puppet" episode concludes as Angel takes the fight against Smile Time directly into his four-fingered, felt-covered hands. Click Here to preview the issue.

In site news, the Angel @ IDW section has been updated with corrected or new color version covers for Angel: Smile Time #3, Angel: Blood and Trenches #2-4, as well as solictations for Angel Aftermath #22 and Angel: Not Fade Away #2.

Buffy Season Eight, Whedon Wins Fan Awards
Wizard #211 Platinum EditionWizard Magazine #211 Platinum Edition celebrated the 2009 Fan Awards:

Buffy Season Eight won "Favorite Licensed Comic," while Buffy herself beat out Emma Frost by eight votes to win the crown for "Favorite Heroine".

Joss Whedon's Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men won "Favorite Single Issue". Laura Martin won "Favorite Colorist" for Astonishing X-Men.

Site News: No Longer on Facebook :(
Unfortunately, our Facebook account has been deactivated. You can still reach us via MySpace, as well as via e-mail. We've also joined Twitter, so look for postings there if you can't check the site. We are currently looking for talented graphic artists who would like to redesign some of our section banners on the site. Let us know if you're interested!

NEWS POSTED April 07, 2009

Georges Jeanty Back DropExclusive: Georges Jeanty Art; Whedonverse News
The Comic Book Guide is proud to boast that its the first online venue to promote Georges Jeanty's comic convention back drop. Click Here to view full size.

In other news, Dark Horse editor Scott Allie has participated in this month's SlayAlive Q&A regarding Buffy Season Eight #24: Safe.

Season Eight cover artist Jo Chen has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the category Best Cover Artist. Besides her monthly Buffy cover duties, Chen will also be doing the cover for Star Wars Invasion #1 this July.

Buffy Season Eight #26 RetreatBuffy Season 8 #26 Solicitation
Team Buffy has become all about sneaky in a world where Slayers are now feared and hated, and vampires would rank at the top of a popularity poll. All hands are on deck as Scotland's brand-newest Slayer headquarters comes under attack; but, when things get more than a little fried, Buffy has to punt. There are yaks. Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover.

Buffy Vol. 5 Predators & Prey TPB Solicitation
Buffy Season Eight Vol 5: Predators & PreyBuffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer propaganda driven by the mysterious Twilight, are forced into hiding. In Germany, Faith and Giles discover a town where Slayers retreat from a world that has turned against them, only to find themselves in the arms of something far worse. A rogue-Slayer faction displaces an entire Italian village, living up to their tarnished reputation as power-hungry thieves. And finally, with the help of a would-be demon lover, Dawn addresses her unfaltering insecurities.
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to view Jo Chen's cover.

Site News: Fan Art
Featuring new fan art submissions by Rudy Garcia and Elfie Lebouleux respectively. Bonus: Garcia was one of the artists who worked on the Buffy toyline for DST and sculpted the "unreleased" Judge action figure and statue. If you'd like your fan art to be posted here, feel free to e-mail it to us. Click on the images below to view full size.

Fan Art Rudy Garcia Fan Art Rudy Garcia Fan ARt: Elfie Lebouleux

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NEWS POSTED April 01, 2009

Buffy #24 "Safe" Available Today
Buffy Season Eight #24: SafeDark Horse has released a 2-page preview of the issue Here. Story by Jim Krueger and Cliff Richards.

In other news, Buffy Season Eight won in the "Outstanding Comic Book" category in the GLAAD Media Awards.

Joss Whedon teams with Season Eight cover artist Jo Chen for a special Buffy the Vampire Slayer story" in the fourth volume of MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

Angel Blood & Trenches #2Angel Blood And Trenches #2 Available Today
Click Here to view a 5-page preview of the issue.

In other news, Angel: After The Fall Volumes 1 & 3, Spike: After the Fall are featured on the New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List.

 

BuffyBuffy News
Buffy Summers came in at number eight on Entertainment Weekly's 20 All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture. Click Here to read EW's 'Heroes and Villains' article.

NEWS POSTED March 30, 2009

Angel Blood & Trenches #2Angel #22: Aftermath Solicitation
The fallout from the Fall has left Angel beset by problems both mortal and from Above, and it all comes to a head here. Angel and the Potentates face one menace while Connor and Dez have their own problems to deal with. And what about the guy with the actual wings...? Available in June. Click Here to view Gabriel Rodriguez's cover. Nick Runge's cover is located in the Angel @ IDW section.

Angel Blood & Trenches #2Angel Not Fade Away #2 Solicitation
As their world crumbles around them, Angel and company prepare for their final battle with Wolfram & Hart and the Circle of the Black Thorn: one in which no prisoners are taken and no punches are pulled. Available in June. Click Here to view the cover.

Stephen Mooney posted inks for a page from the first issue of Not Fade Away. Click Here to view.

Angel Blood & Trenches #2Angel Blood And Trenches #4 Solicitation
The concluding issue of John Byrne's Angel WWI epic! Half a mile above the blood soaked battlefields of France, Angel must face an ancient and terrible evil, while the fate of an Empire hangs in the balance. Available in June 2009. Click Here to view the cover.

Site News: Fan Art
Featuring new fan art submissions by Hugo Dias, Elfie Lebouleux and Gillian Grant respectively. If you'd like your fan art to be posted here, feel free to e-mail it to us. Click on the images below to view full size.

Fan Art: Hugo Dias Fan Art: Elfie Lebouleux Fan Art: Gilian Grant

NEWS POSTED March 25, 2009

Nick Runge 'Gunn' & 'Dru' Covers Revealed
IDW editor Chris Ryall posted Nick Runge's covers for Angel #23-25. Click on the thumbnails below for larger views. Click on the thumbnails below for to view full size.

Angel #23 Gunn Angel #24: Drusilla Angel #25: Drusilla

Joss Whedon News
Whedon's Astonishing X-Mem #1-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 get collected in on gigantic tome: Astonishing X-Men Omnibus HC. Available June 2009. Whedon's run in Runaways #25-30 also gets collected this month in Runaways Vol. 8: Dead End Digest.

Serenity: Better Days has been nominated for Best Graphic Story in the 2009 Hugo Awards.

NEWS POSTED March 23, 2009

Ryan Sook's DrusillaEXCLUSIVE Chat with Juliet Landau
We got to sit down with Juliet Landau for an exclusive interview and discuss her upcoming gig as co-writer of Angel: Aftermath with Brian Lynch on a two-part arc that sees the return of Drusilla, who hasn't been seen since Buffy Season Five's "Fool for Love" episode!

Click Here to reroute to our in-depth interview with Landau.

Angel #19: AftermathAngel #19: AftermathAngel #19: Aftermath/ Angel: After the Fall Vol. 1 HC (Second Printing) Available Now
Chris Ryall has posted a five page preview of the issue Here.

 

NEWS POSTED March 14, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's DayAngel Wishes A Happy St. Patrick's Day
Stephen Mooney posted Liam drinking a Guiness to mark this St. Patty's Day. Click Here to view.

Xander & ReneeBuffy Season Eight News
Scott Allie revealed on the Dark Horse Buffy Zone blog that Sarin accepted Dillon's proposal, which was originally published in Buffy #22's letter column.

Buffy: Wolves at the Gate TPB was announced this week as a New York Times Best Seller, coming in at no. 9.

Diamond released the February 2009 Sales Charts, with Buffy Season Eight #22 coming in at no. 12, while Angel #17 and #18 took 51st and 53rd place respectively.

Fallen Angel: Reborn News
Peter David posted artwork for the upcoming Fallen Angel: Reborn, which will be featuring Illyria, in her first appearance outside the Whedonverse. Click Here to view.

NEWS POSTED March 14, 2009

Buffy: Tales of the Vampires by Gabriel Bá and Fábio MoonBuffy Season Eight: Predators & Prey Cover TPB Revealed
Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol. 4: Predators and Prey TPB.

Georges Jeanty and Scott Allie both do their monthly Q&A style interviews at SlayAlive.

Angel #23: Become What You AreAngel Aftermath News
IDW editor-in-chief Chris Ryall posted a colorized version of Franco Urru's cover to Angel #23: Become What You Are on his blog. Click Here to view.

Angel #19: Aftermath is available next week. Comics Continuum has posted a five page sneak preview of the issue.

Angel: Blood and Trenches Artwork
John Byrne posted the inked cover for Angel: Blood and Trenches #4 as well as upcoming artwork from the second issue on his website. Click on the thumbnails below for to view full size.

Angel: Blood and Trenches #4 Angel: Blood and Trenches Sneak Peak Angel: Blood and Trenches Sneak Peak

Happy 10th Birthday Comic Guide to Buffy!
Wow! Ten years! That is a looong time and we're still going strong. Be on the lookout for a new interview with the infamous Juliet Landau soon, who played Drusilla on the television show and is co-writing a two-parter starring Dru in IDW's Angel.

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NEWS POSTED March 12, 2009

Buffy: Tales of the Vampires Solicitation
Buffy: Tales of the Vampires by Gabriel Bá and Fábio MoonIn a small town in Massachusetts, a young man named Jacob goes about his day as usual, wakes early, eats breakfast with his mom, and heads to school. He's a hard worker and a reliable friend to Alexia, an athletic and headstrong young woman. But at night Jacob likes to cut loose at the local arcade, where he's befriended a reckless gang of vampires who enjoy drinking his blood. Jacob craves the high and the easy escape from the monotony of his life that this "bloodletting" provides. Enter the mysterious and sultry May, who can help Jacob leave those high-school days behind that is, if Alexia doesn't stop her first. June 03.

Click Here to read Dark Horse Comics' press release for the issue.
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to view Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon's cover.
Jo Chen's cover is located in the Tales of the Vampires section.

MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 3MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 3 Solicitation
The third volume of the online comics anthology digs deeply into Dark Horse's broad range of genres and iconic characters, including Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible. Mike Mignola plucks a character from the backdrop of his Hellboy mythos with the debut of Witchfinder, and Dark Horse presents the first new Creepy stories since that legendary anthology ended in 1983. Click Here to view the cover full size. Available August 12.

NEWS POSTED March 09, 2009

Angel Blood & Trenches #1John Byrne's Angel: Blood and Trenches #1 Available This Week
Comics Continuum and Chris Ryall have both posted five page previews of the issue.

The book is unique in that it is printed on thick, uncoated stock with only snow-white and blood-red colors utilized and played up against John Byrne's tight pencils.

Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 3 HCAngel: After the Fall, Vol. 3 HC Also Available This Week
The hardcover collection collects Angel: After the Fall #9-14. Click Here to view Alex Garner'scover.

Brian Lynch announced on his blog that Angel #23's title is "Become What You Are." The story will serve as the epilogue to Angel: After the Fall.

Site News: Fan Art
Featuring new fan art submissions by Ryan Rydalch. If you'd like your fan art to be posted here, feel free to e-mail it to us. Click on the images below to view full size.

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NEWS POSTED March 03, 2009

Buffy Season Eight #23: Predators & PreyBuffy Season Eight #23: Predators & Prey Available This Week
Scott Allie spoke from the Comic Con in New York about Buffy Season Eight with Newsarama.

Georges Jeanty also did a video interview at Comic Con with BuffyFest Blog.

Wizard Magazine #210 features Buffy meeting Fray among their 25 favorite comic book team-ups.

Angel #23 by Franco UrruAngel #23 "Gunn" Cover Revealed
Brian Lynch posted Franco Urru's black and white cover art for Angel #23 on his blog. Click Here to view the cover full size. The issue will explain how Gunn woke up from his coma and was moving about in last week's Angel Aftermath #18.

Lynch also announced that Spike: Shadow Puppets TPB has sold out and will get a second printing.

Buffy Season 8 News: Daniel Osbourne Alert
More information about Jane Espenson's "Oz" story arc beginning in Buffy Season Eight #26 was revealed at the Wonder Con 09: Dark Horse Panel: "The next story arc revolves around "slayers being outlaws and trying to regroup since vampires took charge during the reality show that took place in the last arc", said Atkins. Along with that tidbit of information regarding the main Buffy series, a Tales of the Vampire one shot was announced coming this July, which will essentially be a vampire love story set in season eight of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

NEWS POSTED March 01, 2009

Angel Aftermath #18Nick Runge's Fallen Angel #1 Cover
As previously reported, IDW's Fallen Angel is coming back in July, and with her will be Illyria for the initial four-part story. The book will still be written by Peter David and art by JK Woodward (who will also provide a cover for the first issue, alongside the already-shown Franco Urru cover). The debut issue, in July, will also feature a special 1:10 incentive cover from Angel cover artist Nick Runge. Click Here to view Runge's cover full size.

Angel Smile Time #3Angel: Smile Time #3 Cover Posted
Chris Ryall revealed David Messina's cover for Angel Smile Time #3 on his blog. Click Here to view the cover full size.

In other Angel news, Kelley Armstrong answers Buffyfest's questions about Angel Aftermath Here.

Site News: Fan Art
Featuring our first fan art submission, an Angel After the Fall montage by John Leitner. If you'd like your fan art to be posted here, feel free to e-mail it to us. Click on the image to view full size.

Fan Art by John Leitner

NEWS POSTED February 22, 2009

Franco Urru InterviewEXCLUSIVE Interview with Angel After the Fall artist Franco Urru!
We got to sit down with Italian artist extraordinaire Franco Urru for an exclusive interview!!!

Click Here to reroute to our in-depth interview with the man!

Angel Aftermath #18Angel #18 Available This Week
The issue marks the change in subtitle from "After the Fall" to "Aftermath". Story by Kelley Armstrong and art by Dave Ross.

In other news, Newsarama posted Diamond's January '09 Sales Charts & Market Share, with Buffy #21 coming in at no. 10 and Angel: After The Fall #16 taking 47th place.

NEWS POSTED February 20, 2009

Buffy #23Buffy Season Eight #23 Preview
Newsarama has an exclusive preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23: Predators & Prey, by Drew Greenberg and Georges Jeanty. Available March 04 2009.

In other news, Jim Krueger discusses with Comic Book Resources about his standalone Faith/Giles issue -- Buffy Season Eight #24: "Safe".

Not Fade Away #3, Page 3Angel Not Fade Away News
Stephen Mooney posted his inks for a page from the third issue of the comic book adaptation of the Angel television finale "Not Fade Away," featuring Wesley battling against Cyvus Vail.

Click Here to view the image full size.

NEWS POSTED February 18, 2009

Angel Smile Time #2Angel: Smile Time #2 Available Today
The issue is by Scott Tipton and David Messina.

Chris Ryall posted a five page preview of the issue at Issuu.com. Click Here to view the pages now.

Angel Aftermath #22Angel #21: Aftermath Solicitation
The aftermath of the city's return from hell continues to plague Angel, leading to a confrontation with the Powers-That-Be and some winged visitors from beyond the pale, even as Connor and Gwen face off with Dez. Available May 2009.

In others news, Click Here to view Nick Runge's cover for Angel #22: Aftermath (image to the right).

 

Angel: Blood and Trenches #3 Solicitation
Angel: Blood & Trenches #3: In this issue of John Byrne's Angel opus, the focus shifts to Colonel Geoffrey Wyndham-Price, a man with a sworn mission to destroy all vampires, who has Angel squarely in his sights. Available May 2009.

Angel: Not Fade Away #1 Solicitation
Before Angel: After the Fall, there was Not Fade Away. The final episode of Joss Whedon's Angel television series is being adapted in a three-part miniseries that leads to a climactic battle in an alleyway that fans now know was only the end of the beginning. Available May 2009.

NEWS POSTED February 11, 2009

Angel After the Fall #17 Available Today
Angel After the Fall #17 by Alex GanerAlex Garner posted his until-now-unrevealed cover on deviantArt; the magazine layout was designed by IDW Publishing's graphic designer Robbie Robbins. Click Here to view the cover full size.

In others news, Peter David revealed at the NY Comic Con that Illyria's upcoming guest appearance in IDW's Fallen Angel will take place during "Angel" season five, with Illyria looking to regain her powers that she lost after the television episode "Time Bomb."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #12Franco Urru Angel #25: Drusilla Cover Revealed
Franco Urru revealed at the New York Comic Con black and white artwork for what is most likely one of the covers to Angel #25, which features the return of Drusilla.

Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.

Serenity: Better DaysSpike After the Fall HC Available Now
The hardcover collection collects the four-issue miniseries Spike: After the Fall. Click Here to view Tony Harris' cover.

Brian Lynch talked with about the future IDW Whedonverse comics BuffyFest Blog.

NEWS POSTED February 08, 2009

Buffy Season Eight Report at Comic Con 2009
Buffy: Tales of the VampiresDark Horse announced that a very special one-shot titled Buffy: Tales of the Vampires, written by Becky Cloonan, illustrated by Vasilis Lolos, with covers by brothers Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon will be relased in place of Buffy Season Eight in June. The one-shot will focus on how vampires’ becoming public has upset the status quo of the series. Over the next few months, the popularity of vampires will be making life harder for Buffy and friends. The arc Predator and Prey finds the Slayers becoming the prey. Click Here for more information.

Dark Horse also announced that one more Buffy-related MySpace Dark Horse Presents comic is underway.

Georges Jeanty's DrusillaIDW Spike/Drusilla Report at Comic Con 2009
IDW will be releasing a new Spike series by Brian Lynch, which will run around a year in length. Juliet Landau, who portrayed Drusilla on the television series, will co-write two chapters with Lynch, which will reveal what Drusilla's been up to. Another upcoming issue will show what happened to Gunn. Franco Urru will be handling the art.

Joss Whedon News at Comic Con 2009
Marvel Comics announced that the first ten issues of Astonishing X-Men will be turned into Motion Comics. John Cassaday will be "directing" the animation.

NEWS POSTED February 06, 2009

Buffy Season 8 #25: "Living Doll" Solicitation
Buffy #25 "Living Doll" The spell little Dawnie got whacked with by the Thricewise demon she angered just keeps ... evolving. First, she's a giant; then, she's a centaur; now, she's a ... what?! Buffy, ever busy saving the world, will finally have to take action regarding her little sis when Dawn's mysterious disappearance makes it a priority. At least, she better be in some sort of danger, or Buffy's going to kick her butt for wasting precious time acting like an attention-seeking teen -- which is what Dawn is, after all. Available May 6 2009. Click Here to view Georges Jeaty's cover. Jo Chen's cover is available in the Season Eight section.

Vampy Cat: Play FriendVampy Cat: Play Friend
The villain of Buffy #22 "Swell" makes its comic debut in Steven DeKnight and Camilla D'Errico's online comic over at MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

Angel Aftermath #22Angel #22 Cover Revealed
The image to the right is Gabriel Rodriguez's cover for Angel Aftermath #22. Click Here to view the cover full size.

Kelley Armstrong discussed Angel: Aftermath with Pop Culture Zoo Here, where several preview pages for Aftermath #18 are also posted.

Kelley Armstrong is also interviewed about Angel Aftermath over at Comic Book Resources.

NEWS POSTED February 01, 2009

Exclusive: Angel Aftermath Nick Runge Covers
IDW editor Chris Ryall has provided us exclusively with Nick Runge's covers for Angel Aftermath #18-21. Click on the thumbnails below for larger views.

Angel Aftermath #18 Angel Aftermath #19 Angel Aftermath #20 Angel Aftermath #21

Buffy #22 "Swell"Buffy Season Eight #22 "Swell" Available This Wednesday
Newsarama gives an extended sneak peek at February's issue of Buffy Here.

Dark Horse has posted a two page preview for Buffy #23 "Predators and Prey". Click Here to view.

Georges Jeanty talks about Season Eight with Dollar Bin at the Charlotte Mini-Con 09 Here.

NEWS POSTED January 30, 2009

Angel Aftermath #21 Cover Revealed
Angel Aftermath #21When Angel: After the Fall concludes with issue #17 in February, new writer Kelley Armstrong will launch Angel: Aftermath with a cast of characters brutalized by the previous arc's dire events. Issues #16-#17 hold the big finale to everything–there are more deaths [and] some big characters that don't quite make it to the end of this whole story.

Click Here to view Gabriel Rodriguez's cover for Angel #21. Chris Ryall posted a preview of Dave Ross' artwork for Angel #18 Here.

Angel Adaptation Comic Previews
Click on the thumbnails below for full size previews of Angel episode adaptations Angel: Smile Time #2 and Angel: Not Fade Away #2. Artwork by David Messina and Stephen Mooney respectively.

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NEWS POSTED January 27, 2009

Vampy CatBuffy Season Eight News
Buffy's latest villain, The Vampy Cat, will debut on Feb. 04 in MySpace Dark Horse Presents Issue 19.

Dark Horse released a 3-page preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #22: "Swell". Click Here to view it.

Buffy Season Eight News
Buffy Season Eight has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of Outstanding Comic Book.

Buffy Season Eight: Wolves at the Gate is featured in National Public Radio's "Books We Like" reviews.

Buffy/Angel Sales Estimates
ICv2 released sales estimates for December Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data positions for December: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #20 came in at no. 17 shifting an estimated 71,896 copies while Angel After The Fall #15 took 64th place shifting an estimated 37,649 copies.

NEWS POSTED January 25, 2009

Georges Jeanty Buffy SketchSite Updates!
We've complied a Wikipedia-worthy series of facts of things you may or may not have known about the Buffy and Angel comics! Sections include "Cameos by Pop Culture Figures," "General Trivia," "Cover Homages to Pop Culture", "Cover Variants," and a "By-The Numbers" bullet list of whose contributed what to the Buffyverse comics.

Check out the Buffyverse Comic Trivia Here. Have we missed something? E-mail us or Shout Back below and we'll put it in! We've also added a Angel/Spike Trade Paperbacks section to the site!

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Buffy Comic Monster Guide"Buffy Comic Monster Guide" website update
New biography added for Ragginor from Dark Horse Presents #150: DHP2K "Killing Time," plus more! Click Here to redirect to the site.

NEWS POSTED January 21, 2009

Angel After the Fall #16Angel After the Fall #16 Out Today
Comics Continuum revealed Franco Urru's cover for Angel After the Fall #16. Click Here to view the cover full size.

The Continuum also posted a five page preview of the penultimate chapter, which were subsequently pulled. The preview can still be viewed Here.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 6Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 6 Out Today
The Buffy Omnibus series continues with Volume Six --delving further into Season Four of the acclaimed television series, and launching readers into the heart of Season Five. Click Here for a preview.

In other news, Steven DeKnight, writer of Buffy #22 will also be writing a tie-in issue for MySpace Dark Horse Presents with art by Camilla d'Errico.

MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 TP Out Today
In this volume you'll find: The premiere of Zack and Joss Whedon's superhero creation Captain Hammer. Click Here for more information on the issue.

For a preview of the short story "Captain Hammer: Be Like Me" Click Here .

Faces of Evil: DeathstrokeGeorges Jeanty's Faces of Evil: Deathstroke Out Today
Buffy Season Eight artist Georges Jeanty provides the artwork for Faces of Evil: Deathstroke one-shot (DC Comics), which is also available this week. Click Here for more information on the issue.

NEWS POSTED January 19, 2009

Angel Aftermath #20Angel #20: Aftermath Solicitation
Angel's attempts to return to normal have been upended by the cat-changer Dez. But who is she, and where does she come from? Find out here, even as a larger question -- namely, who is Angel's angelic visitor from beyond, and who sent him here? -- comes to light. Click Here to view Gabriel Rodriguez's cover. Available April 2009.

Angel: Blood and Trenches #2Angel: Blood and Trenches #2 Solicitation
Written, art and cover by John Byrne. Alone behind enemy lines, hunted by both sides, Angel discovers his worst suspicions are true when he learns of the dark forces massing in the Kaiser's troops -- forces with an agenda all their own. Click Here to view John Byrne's cover. Available April 2009.

Angel: Blood and Trenches #2Angel: Smile Time #3 Solicitation
The three-part adaptation of the beloved "Angel puppet" episode concludes as Angel takes the fight against Smile Time directly into his four-fingered, felt-covered hands. Click Here to view David Messina's artwork. Available April 2009.

NEWS POSTED January 14, 2009

Buffy Season 8 #24 Alternate Cover Revealed
Buffy #24Click Here to view Georges Jeanty's cover full size.

Jane Espenson discussed "Harmonic Divergence" with Newsarama. Espenson raised the possibility of a tie-in comic for Dollhouse, which prompted io9 to interview Dark Horse editor Scott Allie about the possibility.

Solomon Kane #4, The Cleaners #2, and B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess #1, all available this week feature this month's Harmony editorial insert.

Angel After the Fall Cover GalleryAngel After the Fall Cover GalleryAngel After the Fall Cover Gallery/ Angel After the Fall Vol. 2 HC Second Printing Available Now
Click Here to view the Angel: After the Fall Cover Gallery Volume 1 cover full size.

NEWS POSTED January 09, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 7
Not Fade Away #1Buffy's emotions run high after the tragic loss of her mother, but she still fights. She struggles with blood-starved vamps from another dimension and swarms of green demon children with a penchant for nibbling on faces, and, as barriers between alternate realities erode, nightmare versions of friends and long-dead enemies must be dealt with. Then Buffy's own death having sacrificed herself for Dawn -- takes a toll on the Scoobies, as they deal with demons and crazed forest creatures. When Buffy is restored to life, she undertakes a secret mission with Angel, and all the loose ends are tied up with Buffy's trip to hell, bringing an end to a four-year run of Buffy comics. June 3. Click Here to view Brian Horton & Paul Lee's cover.

Buffy Season Eight #24: "Safe" Solicitation
Buffy #24In a one-shot issue, Krueger fleshes out the go-to girl for dirty deeds, Faith, and her new partner, Giles. After her last thankless escapade, where she put a stop to Buffy-hunting Slayer and kindred spirit Lady Gigi, Faith decided that though she's determined to be finished with bloodshed, she's not ready to leave misguided Slayers (like Gigi) with nowhere to turn. Fast-forward to the present... bloodshed still abounds, and the Faith-and-Giles team is still finding out what it really means to help those chosen to slay... Available April 1 2009. Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

Angel Blood and Trenches #2Angel Blood and Trenches #3Angel: Blood & Trenches News
Chris Ryall revealed the black and white cover to Angel: Blood and Trenches #2-3 on his blog, John Byrne's first full-length Angel story, looking at Angel's World War I history. Click Here to view both covers.

Angel Blood and Trenches #2"Joss Whedon Fray"/"Tales of the Slayers" websites both updated
Click Here to redirect to Joss Whedon's Fray site. Click Here to redirect to Tales of the Slayers site.

 

NEWS POSTED January 07, 2009

Buffy #21Buffy Season 8 #21 Available Today
The issue is by Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty. Kull #3, also released today, features a Harmony editorial insert.

Espenson provided MTV Splash Page with a Guest Blog, written from the point-of-view of the story’s blonde bloodsucker, explaining the premise of “Harmony Bites .

Harmony BitesHarmony Bites News
Harmony Kendall makes her Season Eight debut in Jane Espenson and Karl Moline's online comic over at MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

The 17th Annual Wizard Fan Awards
In the comic book industry's longest-running fan awards extravaganza, Wizard has nominated Buffy Season Eight in the categories "Favorite Ongoing Series," "Favorite Editor" (Scott Allie), "Favorite Female" (Buffy Summers) and "Favorite Licensed Comic." Angel After the Fall has also been nominated in "Favorite Licensed Comic." Click Here to vote now. All votes must be cast by Monday, Feb 16.

NEWS POSTED January 06, 2009 -- Happy New Year!

Upcoming Georges Jeanty Cover B/WBuffy Season Eight News
The image to the right is Georges Jeanty's cover for Buffy Season Eight #25: "Living Doll".

Georges Jeanty was interviewed by the Independent Comics Site about his work on Buffy Season Eight.

MTV Splash Page has posted a new 5-page preview of Buffy #21 and MDHP tie-in to the issue, which features the return of Harmony Kendall.

Comic Book Resources ranked Buffy Season Eight 9th in the best comics of 2008. Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men made the list at no. 82.

Not Fade Away #1Angel: Not Fade Away #1 Cover
Click Here to view Stephen Mooney's cover for the first issue of the comic adaptation of the series finale of Angel.

Angel: Not Fade Away #1 (of 3) is currently slated for release some time in April 2009.

Georges Jeanty Willow SketchSite Updates
Huge site updates! The BtVS: Who's Who? section has been updated for the first time in over a year with completely revised biographies for the cast of characters, plus new character pages have been added for members of Team Angel. All character biographies are up to date as of Buffy Season Eight #20 and Angel After the Fall #15.

NEWS & UPDATES ARCHIVES

EW's Buffy!All Previous Article Entries
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Links

Comic Book Guide to Buffy
Comic Book Guide to Buffy

 

Tales of the Slayers
Tales of the Slayers

 

Joss Whedon's Fray
Joss Whedon's Fray

 

Comic Monster Guide
The Monster Guide

 

Hellmouth Central
Hellmouth Central

 

Buffy Returns!

 


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