Buffy Comic Site News & Updates

NEWS POSTED April 28, 2007

Faith ReturnsJo Chen's Buffy Season Eight #6 "Faith" Cover Revealed
Scott Allie posted the cover in his Buffy Zone update. Stay tuned for a full size version.

In other news, the winner of the MySpace contest, Robin Balzer, will be drawn into Buffy Season Eight #10.

Also, Stacey Beach was the grand prize winner of the online DH Buffy contest, and will receive Buffy Season 8: #1 regular and variant covers, Buffy TPB's, and a box of Buffy: Memories premium trading cards courtesy of Inkworks.

Spike: Shadow Puppets #4 Spike: Shadow Puppets #4 Cover
Click Here to view David Messina' cover full size.

Newsarama has released two interviews with the co-architects of Angel’s post-season five canon comic return: Brian Lynch, who also discusses his second Spike series, "Shadow Puppets," and Joss Whedon.

Spike: Asylum TPB comes out May 16, complete with a cover gallery and page commentary.

NEWS POSTED April 25, 2007

Astonishing X-Men #21Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men #21 Available Next Week
The long delayed Astonishing X-Men #21 is finally available May 02 2007.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue: "Ord and his people of Breakworld lead the charge to take down the X-Men and S.W.O.R.D. And when this fight's over… Not everyone is coming back!" Click Here to preview the issue.

Buffy #3Solicitation for Spike: Shadow Puppets #2
The evil puppets of Smile Time are back and taking over Japan and Spike is going to bring them down. All that stands in his way are thousands of puppet ninjas. Fists will fly, cotton will spill. But Smile Time isn't going down that easy... and by the end of the issue, Spike's going to have more in common with the evil puppets than he thought possible. That's right, Spike goes through the big change, courtesy of the Spike: Asylum team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru! July 2007. Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover.
Buffy Dark Horse/MySpace Contest News
ICv2 provides the estimated North American direct market sales figures for March 2007. Click Here to read them. Buffy Season Eight #1 shipped around 110,000 copies in March.
NEWS POSTED April 14, 2007

Buffy #3Georges Jeanty Buffy #3 Variant Cover Revealed
TFAW has posted the alternative cover for issue 3. The issue is available May 02, 2007.

In other news, Diamond released their monthly Direct Market Sales Charts and Market Share report for titles that went on sale in March 2007, which saw the first issue of Buffy Season Eight came in at number 9. Buffy’s Top Ten finish may be the first non-Marvel or DC title to finish in the Top Ten in several years, and it headlined a relatively strong 10 titles from “other” publishers in the Top 100.

Buffy Dark Horse/MySpace Contest News
Dark Horse has posted the essays from four of the runners up in the "Buffy Is My Life" contest on their MySpace blog. Very touching stories all. Click Here to read them.
NEWS POSTED April 9, 2007

Georges JeantyEXCLUSIVE Interview with Georges Jeanty!
Yes, we've been promising for months now, October 2006 to be exact that we would be publishing an exclusive interview with Buffy artist Georges Jeanty. That day has finally arrived!

Click Here to reroute to our in-depth interview with the man! Learn more about him at his personal website, KabaLounge.com

NEWS POSTED April 7, 2007

The Making of Buffy Season 8 #3
Check out the making of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3. From pencils to inks, and colors to lettering . . . it's all Here!

Willow vs. Amy
Buffy Omnibus Volume 2 Solicitation
Buffy Omnibus Volume 2The second volume of the Buffy omnibus series collects many of the best Buffy comics to see print. As we follow the newly chosen Slayer from Los Angeles to Sunnydale and through her parents’ divorce—with Dawn in tow—the souled vampire Angel makes his first appearance and the not-so-souled Spike and Drusilla cleave a bloody path toward the West Coast. This collection includes the critically acclaimed graphic novel Ring of Fire and the miniseries A Stake to the Heart, and reflects the Season 1 to Season 3 timeline of the cult-hit TV series. Sept 12. Click Here to view Brian Horton's cover. 
NEWS POSTED April 5, 2007
Amy MadisonSite Updates: Who's Who?
Major updates to the 'BtVS: Who's Who?' biography section, with revised graphics and Season Eight biographies for Buffy, Xander, Dawn and Amy. Click Here to redirect to the biographies.
Shadow Puppets #2Spike: Shadow Puppets News
Angel fans think of one thing when they hear "Smile Time," and it's not about how much they like children's TV programming. No, they think about the lil' Angel puppet, and that feeling is about to carry over to Spike when Spike: Shadow Puppets #2 hits shops in July. Click Here to view David Messina's cover for Spike: Shadow Puppets #3 available in August.
Winners Of Buffy Contest Announced
Dark Horse and MySpace.com partnered to present a contest calling for short essays about how Buffy the Vampire Slayer has affected fans' lives. Joss Whedon has just picked the best of these essays! Find out who they are here!
NEWS POSTED April 4, 2007
Buffy #2Buffy Season Eight #2 Available Today
Dark Horse released an exclusive semi-serious interview with Joss himself. Click Here to read it.

PopCultureShock has released a 11-page preview of Buffy Season Eight #2.

Buffy Season Eight made Wired Magazine's Playlist, debuting at number 5 on their 'What's Wired This Month.'

Silver Bullet Comics posted a positive review of Buffy Season Eight #2.

Joss Whedon' Runaways #25 Available Today
Buffy #2Joss Whedon's stint on Runaways which begins today with #25. Click Here to view a preview of the issue.

IGN gives a very positive review of the issue. There's also a thumbs up over at Newsarama. Fractal Matters also gives another positive review.

Runaways was nominated for a Peach award, which could make it required reading in the Georgia school system.

Buffy #2Angel Scriptbook Vol 2 TPB Out Today
This collection offers five scripts of some of the very best Angel episodes pulled from its five-season run, including "Smile Time," "Not Fade Away," as well as "I Will Remember you," "You're Welcome," "Conviction," and "In The Dark," which were never published as comic book scriptbooks. Each complete shooting script includes original illustrations inspired by the episodes by artist Jeff Johnson.
NEWS POSTED March 28, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: Scrapped Buffy Comic Storyline
HellmouthDuring Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza's run on the original Buffy comic series, one of their storylines was axed by Joss Whedon because it was too similar to Season Seven of the show. We caught up with Scott Lobdell to find out about the axed story..

"Essentially, I pitched the one thing you could do in a comic that you couldn't do in the show -- have the Hellmouth swallow Sunnydale! Since that was the whole crux of the lead up of Season 7 -- my original story had to be nipped. No harm, no foul! As it is, it all worked out in the end! The Buffy Inside the Asylum story -- the one that filled in the gaps of that classic episode -- was one of the funnest books I've written in the last five years!"

If given another round at the Buffy comic, Lobdell said that he has "always wanted to do an Initiative series. I love, love, love the idea behind Riley and the Initiative! If Buffy was Bogart the reluctant freedom fighter in Casablanca, than Riley had the potential to be James Bond on a world stage!"

HellmouthBuffy Season Eight #1 Second Printing Available Today
The second printing features a full bleed version of the Jo Chen cover, with some of the design elements removed for a cleaner, and more stripped down look. Click Here to view the cover.

Jeph Loeb talks about his upcoming involvement with Buffy Season Eight on WordBalloon. Click Here to listen to the interview.

Joss Whedon speaks with Publisher's Weekly about Buffy going back to print.

Buffy Season Eight Will Go For 50+ Issues!
Scott Allie has revealed more about Buffy Season 8 to Newsarama. New tidbits include:

*Buffy #1 has been the biggest selling single issue in Dark Horse history.
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The issue count for Buffy Season Eight has risen to 50, but could go even higher.
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The comic series will initially be called “Season Eight” but there is a subtitle that will be added after issue #6.
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Joss has written the first five issues of the series and will write issue #10, then issues #16 to #20. Issues #6 through #9 will be written by Vaughan. Drew Goddard, a writer for the show, will write issues #11 through #14. Issue #15 will be a stand-alone story written by an author to be announced.

NEWS POSTED March 24, 2007

True Buffy #4 VariantExclusive: Re-Colored Buffy Season Eight #4 Cover
Georges Jeanty has given us an exclusive first look at the re-colored Buffy #4 variant cover. Click Here to view it.

Scott Allie has revealed to us that Dark Horse will post the 'Making Of A Comic' for Buffy Season Eight#2; a step by step process of how this comic is put together -- from script to pencils, coloring, etc.

Buffy cover artists from #43-63, Brian Horton and Paul Lee are returning to do cover work for the Omnibus reissues.

Site News
After getting tons of requests from viewers of this site, we've finally put up a 'Buffy: Trade Paperbacks' section on our site, which lists all the tpb's and omnibuses that collected the Buffy monthly, specials, and one-shots, along with credits and details of which issues each contains.
NEWS POSTED March 20, 2007

Spike: Shadow Puppets #3 Cover Revealed
Spike: Shaodw Puppets #3Franco Urro's cover Spike: Shadow Puppets #3 was revealed at Wizard World: Los Angeles. Click Here to view the image in full size.

CBR News has the scoop. The following was revealed about the the series which begins in June.

*Spike has a whole secret life that will be revealed.
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Several 'Angel' characters will make cameo appearances in the story.
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Spike won't be the only one who gets turned into a puppet.

Runaways #26Solicitation for Joss Whedon's Runaways #27
“DEAD END KIDS” Has there always been a “Runaways?” No. Then what does the cover mean? You’re going to have to read it to find out, True Believers. Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan bring you more twists and turns as the Runaways go somewhere they’ve never been before. Part 3 (of 6)! Out June 2007. Click Here to view the cover.

Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men #21 has been pushed back to May 02 2007.

NEWS POSTED March 18, 2007

Buffy Alt Cover 02 ColorBuffy Season Eight #2 Alternate Cover in Color
Previously we gave an exclusive look at Georges Jeanty's pencils for the alternative second cover of Buffy Season 8. Now Dark Horse has released the cover in full color on its website. Click Here to view the image in full size.

In other news, Herc at Ain't It Cool News gives a page by page review of Buffy #1.

In site news, we've added an Affiliates section to our site. E-mail Us to join the list.

Interview w/ Jim PascoeExclusive Interview with Former Buffy Comic Writer
We caught up with Jim Pascoe, who co-wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume One #28, 31-46, and in his own words now explains why he departed the series and what he’s been up to since. Read More.
NEWS POSTED March 16, 2007

Buffy 2nd Printing #1Dark Horse Announces Second Printing of Buffy Season Eight #1!
Following the book's release yesterday, Dark Horse will be going back to print on the first issue of Buffy Season Eight. Dark Horse announced that orders exceeded the initial printing of over 100,000 copies!

The upcoming second printing will feature a full bleed version of the breathtaking Jo Chen cover, with some of the design elements removed for a cleaner, and more stripped down look. This new version will be available March 28, just a week before the release of issue #2. Click Here to view the cover.

Angel Season Six News
IDW Publishing appears to be moving their Angel property in a new direction, as Joss Whedon announced that has been in talks with Spike: Asylum writer Brian Lynch about doing a season 6 of Angel that would be a canon, post-"Not Fade Away" story.

Spike Shadow Puppets #1 Solicitation
Angel once put a stop to an evil children's show, but not before being turned into a puppet during his fight. Now, fresh out of the Asylum, it's Spike's turn! Writer Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru (Spike: Asylum) reunite for a miniseries that sees Spike and Lorne heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids' show... Smile Time! Will they become "puppetized" themselves? And along the way, find themselves in a fight with hundreds of ninja-puppets, reuniting with fellow Asylum inmates, and be at extreme odds with one other? We're not telling (but, um, yes)! Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover. Available June 2007.

Spike: Premiere EditionSpike Premiere Edition HC Info
Wisecracking, skull-smashing Spike is out on his own in this oversize Premiere hardcover collection from IDW. Whether he's chasing Dracula through the ages (Spike vs. Dracula), investigating an unusual "treatment" center (Spike: Asylum) or just mixing it up with his old enemies (Spike: Old Times, Spike: Old Wounds, Spike: Lost & Found), Spike keeps his cool -- and it shows. Presented in a special oversized format for the first time, this collector's edition is sure to make the Spike fans in your life "vamp out" all over again. June 27 2007. Click Here to view the cover.

Angel: Auld Lang Syne TPBAngel: Auld Lang Syne TPB Info
While tracking a mysterious cult in Los Angeles in hopes of solving a kidnapping, Angel Finds himself face to face with some familiar faces -- faces he shouldn't be seeing! As if that isn't confusing enough to our embattled vampire with a soul, what is Spike doing lurking around in the shadows? Find out for yourself in this collection featuring the greatest head-to-head Angel/Spike battle ever! Available June 2007. Click Here to view the cover.

NEWS POSTED March 14, 2007
Happy 8th Birthday Comic Book Guide!
Happy 8th Birthday Comic Book Guide8 Years. Wow. I can't believe I've been running this site for that long. We've evolved from a basic one page site that had a bunch of scans from the first 20 issues of Buffy, into a comprehensive encylopedia for loyal and new Buffy fans who love the comic just as much as they did the television show. We're not the only ones celebrating our birthday this week: March 10 was the tenth anniversary of the show! I can't think of a better present on our site's birthday than the premiere of Buffy Season 8, which comes out stores today! Thanks to anyone who's ever stopped by this site or added us a buddy on MySpace.

Angel: Auld Lang Syne #5Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 "Long Way Home" Solicitation
Buffy's back in action, thanks to a kiss of true love, but Willow's another story entirely -- their capture of Amy the witch opened up a magical trap door, and now the Wiccan is in the belly of the beast. To make matters worse, she's at the mercy of someone truly bent on revenge, and he's been waiting for this for a long time. Available June 06 2007.

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

Angel: Auld Lang Syne #5 by David MessinaAngel: Auld Lang Syne #5 Retail Incentive CoverAngel: Auld Lang Syne #5 Available
Stephen Mooney's cover is located in the Angel @ IDW section. Click Here to view David Messina's cover.

Click Here to view the Retailer Incentive Sketch cover by David Messina.

NEWS POSTED March 04, 2007

Alternative Cover #2Buffy Season Eight #2 Alternate Cover Revealed
Click Here to view a full size version of Georges Jeanty's pencilled cover.

In other news, final advanced reviews of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #1 have come in from IGN, Windy Harbor and Ain't It Cool News, along with commentary of 10 years of Buffy.

Joss Whedon spoke with IGN about Buffy Season Eight, Runaways, Serenity, Marvel's Civil War and more.

Buffy Omnibus Collection News
The Buffy Omnibus will run approximately seven volumes. The Buffy Omnibuses will collect all of the non-Whedon Buffy comics in chronological order, beginning this summer. The second volume will be released next winter.

In October, Dark Horse will release Buffy: Panel to Panel. This deluxe trade paperback will collect the best of the paintings and line art from the Dark Horse comics, which have run over 100 issues to date.

In other news, an interview with Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson has been published by the L.A. Times, where Joss has revealed that the upcoming Serenity mini-series will begin this September.

NEWS POSTED March 02, 2007

Buffy March Madness!
To celebrate the release of Buffy Season Eight #1 (March 14), Dark Horse is holding a new contest for fans to enter to win cool prize packages! Click Here to register for the contest.

Below is Jo Chen's submission that nabbed her Sarah Michelle Gellar's approval to use her likeness for the Buffy Season Eight covers.

Jo Chen's SMG Sketches

Slay Ride - Season Eight News
Wizard #188
Joss told IGN in an interview, that writer Jim Krueger (Justice, Earth X) may possibly be joining the Season 8 writing staff. Joss is already receiving help from Brian K. Vaughan and Jeph Loeb.

NEWS POSTED February 28, 2007

NY Comic-Con: Dark Horse Panel '07
Buffy #4Dark Horse Comics’ resident horror guru, editor Scott Allie, revealed more news about the upoming Buffy: Season 8 comic-book run that begins next week:

*Dark Horse ended the original Buffy monthly when the TV series ended because, they "didn’t have a direction without Joss telling us where to go."
*Drew Goddard, from the television series, is writing the third arc.
*Brian K. Vaughan's arc will focus on Faith, in England avoiding her responsibilities, when Giles finds her and needs her to deal with a rogue slayer.
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An artist has not yet been chosen for Goddard’s storyline,which will be set partly in Japan.
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Paul Lee is returning, set to be the artist for Joss' stand-alone issue #5.
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Originally planned to be 20 issues long, the vision for this project has expanded to include over 30 chapters. Whedon plans to do at least one third of the final issue count.

Click Here to view Geroges Jeanty's cover to Buffy Season Eight #4.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol 2 #1 Delayed
B #1Dark Horse announced that the release date for the first issue has been pushed back till the 14th of March due to a printing error.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1 is poised to be a huge seller. Initial orders for the first issue are 80,000, and sales should easily go above the 100,000 mark. Dark Horse is also planning another Serenity series by Whedon.

Georges Jeanty revealed to us exclusively that the second issue will feature Giant Dawn taking a bath. iFMagazine has posted an advanced review of Buffy #1. Dread Central has posted new unseen artwork from #1!

NEWS POSTED February 24, 2007

New Spike: Shadow Puppets Covers Revealed
The Lying In The Gutters column at CBR released a preview of 3 of the upcoming covers for the Spike: Shadow Puppets mini-series.

Below are David Messina's cover for #1, Sean Galloway's cover #4, and David Messina's #3 cover respectively. Click on the thumbnails below to view the full images.

Spike Spike Spike

Buffy Season Eight News
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1: The Long Way Home has received an 'A-' review from Entertainment Weekly.

Wizard Magainze #186, which comes out Feb 28 2007, will be be running a story on Buffy Season Eight, which promises to reveal more secrets.

TV Squad has released an advanced review of Buffy #1, along with a sneak peak of events that bring back Amy the Witch into the fold. Forever Geek has also posted an advanced review of the issue, giving it much praise.

NEWS POSTED February 19, 2007

Dark Horse's Buffy Is My Life Essay Contest
Buffy is My Life Essay ContestSince Buffy entered your life, things have never been quite the same. Now the tides have turned and it's your chance to finally enter her world!

Let Dark Horse know how Buffy has affected your life in 250 words or less and, if selected, you could end up appearing in an upcoming issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. Winner to be selected by Joss Whedon himself!!! Click Here to enter.

Buffy ThumbnailSlaying Alive: Whedon Talks Buffy
For Whedon, the new Buffy series isn't about making cash; it's a chance for him to have some fun with some of his signature creations. "I expect it to sell dozens and dozens of copies. I don't make sales expectations," Whedon told CBR News. Click Here to read the article.

In other news, another advanced review of Buffy #1 has been released at Forever Geek. Click Here to read it (beware if you want to remain spoiler-free).

SlayAlive ForumsNew Affiliate: SlayAlive Forums
The Comic Book Guide to Buffy presents one our newest affiliate, the "Slay: Alive Fanbase Forum" which is growing in numbers, and is partially devoted to Buffy Season 8. Click Here to redirect to the site.

NEWS POSTED February 14, 2007

Sneak Peak at Buffy Season Eight Panel
Xander at command central headquarters located in Scotland.

Xander leads the Slayers at H.Q.

Astonishing X-Men #20Joss Whedon's Astonishing
X-Men #20 Available Today

Pop Culture Shock has a four page preview of the issue.

Silver Bullet Comics reviewed the issue, liking the issue but saying that it's "more a series of moments than a strong story ". One reviewer at IGN.com went with "mutant brilliance". ComixFan gave a less than favorable review. Comic Book Bin called the issue "Whedon is at his best in space".

Runaways #26Solicitation for Runaways #26
“DEAD END KIDS” The kids continue their New York adventure and encounter someone dangerous that they’ve never met before. Hint—LOOK BEHIND MOLLY ON THE COVER. Will he punish the Runaways? Superstar Joss Whedon (Buffy, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star Michael Ryan (NEW X-MEN, NEW EXCALIBUR) continue a tale that will take the Runaways somewhere they’ve never been before! PART 2 (of 6)! Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.
NEWS POSTED February 7, 2007

Dawn Summers GigantaWhedon's Geekly InterviewIn an exclusive several part interview with GeekMonthly.com, Joss discusses his heavy involvement in the comics world and reveals more about Buffy Season 8. Click Here to read.

In a different interview with VH1, Joss Whedon explained his reason for bring Buffy back from the dead:

"I was trying to put together TV movies and different venues to use characters I loved writing and then the comic thing happened almost accidentally. Dark Horse was interested in reviving the comic, and I started thinking about it. I had sort of lost my other avenues of storytelling. I thought, "There's no reason why I can't continue the story here." And then my brain exploded. I started having all these ideas and grand plans and no free time whatsoever. The show was very mundane, deliberately mundane. There were many things we couldn't afford to do, but there were also certain things we wouldn't do, whereas a comic has got to work on a grander scale. We really can take the characters wherever we want -- and of course that means I can kill them."

Angel: Auld Lang Syne #4 by David MessinaAngel: Auld Lang Syne #4 Available
By Scott Tipton & David Messina. Angel and Spike put their heads together to discover who's been manipulating them from afar! And what better way to get to the bottom of things than some good old-fashioned breaking and entering! It's an all-vampire museum heist! Click Here to view David Messina's cover. Stephen Mooney's cover is located in the Angel@IDW section.

Matt Busch Asylum #5 (Retailer Incetive Cover)Franco Urro's Asylum #5Spike: Asylum #5 Out Now
Click Here to read an advanced review.

Brian Lynch's MySpace page revealed the black and white version of Franco Urro's cover to Spike: Asylum #5. Franco's cover is now available in color. Matt Busch's cover is located Spike@IDW.

Buffy: Omnibus Vol. 1Buffy Omnibus Vol. 1 Information
Dark Horse collects the entire Buffy Vol. 1 series in six or seven Omnibus volume. It will collect the Buffy mini-series, The Origin, issues #51-63 of the Buffy monthly, as well as the Spike & Dru one-shot, "All's Fair," and the Dust Waltz TPB. Available July 18.

Click Here to read the full solicitation at Dark Horse. Click Here to view Brian Horton's cover full size.

Art of Angel: The Premiere Collection  
Never found all those variant Angel or Spike covers you wanted? No problem! IDW brings all the covers, variant art, and photo incentives together and presents it to you in this handsome oversize hardcover collector's edition. Includes all the art from The Curse, Old Friends, the five Angel Spotlights, Masks, Auld Lang Syne, and Spike stories like Spike vs. Dracula, Asylum, Old Wounds, Old Times and Lost & Found. Artists include comics luminaries like John Byrne, Igor Kordey, Sean Phillips, longtime Angel artist David Messina, Franco Urru, and many more. This 160-page collection will be released in May 2007 for a retail price of $75.
NEWS POSTED February 5, 2007

Solicitation for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3With Buffy incapacitated, Amy the witch has taken the opportunity to-get this-lay siege with an army of the undead. Willow takes her on in a witches' battle royal as hundreds of Slayers defend their Scottish citadel, but without the kiss of true love, Buffy will be out of commission indefinitely-with an unwelcome familiar face, and an image you won't soon forget. Available May 02 2007. Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

In other Season Eight news, Newsarama's "Best Shots" crew released an early review of Buffy Season 8 #1. Click Here to read it.

Spike: Shadow Puppets News  
Spike: Shadow Puppets #1IDW Publishing revealed the real cover for Spike: Shadow Puppets #1, which sees sees Spike and Lorne heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids' show—Smile Time! Will they become "puppetized" themselves? And along the way, find themselves in a fight with hundreds of ninja-puppets, reuniting with fellow Asylum inmates, and be at extreme odds with one other? We're not telling (but, um, yes)! Click Here to view Franco Urru's cover for Shadow Puppets #1.
Spike: Asylum TPB Solicitation
Spike: Shadow Puppets #1By Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution -- Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem -- the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will. Click Here to view the cover.
Art of Angel: The Premiere Collection  
Never found all those variant Angel or Spike covers you wanted? No problem! IDW brings all the covers, variant art, and photo incentives together and presents it to you in this handsome oversize hardcover collector's edition. Includes all the art from The Curse, Old Friends, the five Angel Spotlights, Masks, Auld Lang Syne, and Spike stories like Spike vs. Dracula, Asylum, Old Wounds, Old Times and Lost & Found. Artists include comics luminaries like John Byrne, Igor Kordey, Sean Phillips, longtime Angel artist David Messina, Franco Urru, and many more. This 160-page collection will be released in May 2007 for a retail price of $75.
Runaways #25 Preview
Click Here to
view the first four pages off Joss Whedon's upcoming run on Marvel Comics' Runaways, which comes out on April 4th.
NEWS POSTED February 1 , 2007

Buffy's Close-UpRe-Buffed: Joss Whedon talks to MTV about Buffy Season 8
In their interview with Joss Whedon, MTV revealed more spoilers aboiut the upcoming comic, which hits stands March 07th, 2007. Click Here to read it.

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn Available Now
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 Torn by John CassadayThey’re back! The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return for more Astonshing X-Men! If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs – because you haven’t seen anything yet, as things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it, and what will be their fate? Collecting Astonishing X-Men #13-18.
Click Here to view the cover.

NEWS POSTED January 23, 2007

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Shaodw Puppets TeaserSpike: Shadow Puppets
The team who brought you Spike: Asylum are returning for another Spike series, this time Spike: Shadow Puppets, where Spike goes up against ninja puppets ala Angel Season 5 episode, "Smile Time."

Click Here to view Franco Urru's teaser image full size.

NEWS POSTED January 16, 2007

Jo Chen's WillowSneak Peak At Upcoming Buffy Cover
The Buffy Zone has a Willow-themed desktop wallpaper available for download, art Jo Chen, and most likely the cover to issue #3.

Click Here to redirect to the site.

Astonishing X-Men #22 Solicitation
Joss Whedon's "Unstoppable" arc on Astonishing X-Men rages on in July with part 4 of 6 in issue #22. The X-Men are on the run on Breakworld. Can they keep the warlords of Breakworld from killing Colossus? If his life means the destruction of an entire planet, SHOULD they save him? Available July 2007. No cover revealed yet.

NEWS POSTED January 13, 2007

Joss Whedon & Jo ChenThe 411 on Jo Chen
Buffy Season Eight Cover artist Jo Chen has revamped her website. Click Here to view the site.

She is currently also the cover artist on Joss Whedon's other comic title, Marvel Comics' Runaways.

To view her MySpace page, Click Here.

Runaways #25Solicitation for Runaways #25
Marvel Comics has released information for Joss Whedon's Runaways #25, in stores in April 2007.

The kids start running in a different direction. Superstar JOSS WHEDON and rising star MICHAEL RYAN (NEW EXCALIBUR, NEW X-MEN) take the Runaways to the Big Apple. While there, they make surprising allies and even more surprising enemies. This is the cannot-miss book of 2007!

Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

NEWS POSTED January 12, 2007

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2Buffy Season Eight #2 Solicitation
The destruction of Buffy's hometown, plus covert and powerful slayer "cells" around the world, add up to a new label for the Scoobies: Terrorist threat. Speaking of Sunnydale, the crater formerly known as, has opened to reveal the witch Amy, and boy is she pissed. Now: Giles, smoochies, a knife to the heart, and a big sleep. Season Eight continues.

Available April 04 2007. Click Here to view Jo Chen's cover.

Angel: Auld Lang Syne #3 Angel: Auld Lang Syne #3 Available This Week
Years of animosity boil over as Angel and Spike go head to head in the brawl to end all brawls through the streets of L.A. What set off this knockdown, drag-out battle, and who's really profiting from it? Click Here to view David Messina' cover. Stephen Mooney's cover is located in the Angel@IDW section.

Buff an Entertainment Weekly Big Event for 07
Buffy Season 8 comic checks in at number 8 on the Top 20 Big Events EW anxiously awaits in 2007. Click Here for details.

NEWS POSTED January 03, 2007
Templesmith's AngelUnpublished Angel Cover
IDW Publishing released an unpublished variant Angel cover by Ben Templesmith, most notable for his work on 30 Days of Night. Click Here to view the image full size.
Buffy Zone Returns!The Buffy Zone Returns
The return of the Buffy section on Dark Horse's website is topped off with an insight from Scott Allie on how the Buffy season 8 comic book came to be. Click Here to view it.
Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable Trailer
The X-Men are heading into space for one of their biggest challenges yet thanks to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. Marvel Comics has posted an Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable trailer at Newsarama to get readers on board with the mighty mutants.

NEWS & UPDATES ARCHIVES

EW's Buffy!All Other Article Entries
This isn't all for the Comic Book Guide to BtVs' News Updates - you can read the rest by clicking on one of the below links!

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Links
Comic Book Guide to Buffy
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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