Introduction

Welcome to the Net's premiere (as in first -- I won't presume to say it's the best) of The Comic Book Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Angel). You are currently viewing version 4.6!

Welcome!When the Buffy comics cooled down in 2004, there wasn't much left to report... until recently: IDW Publishing bought the licensing rights to the Angel property and has released a series of one-shots and mini-series focusing on Angel Season Five and beyond. Meanwhile, Dark Horse is finally raising Buffy from the dead, with an upcoming 2007 mini-series penned by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, who has been writing Marvel Comic's Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. The upcoming Buffy mini-series will finally give fans the answer to what 'Season Eight' of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might have been.

The site features an archive of all of Dark Horse and IDW's solicitations for the various Buffy and Angel books, as well as extensive biographies in our 'Who's Who?' section of major and minor characters from the Buffy books, plus an extensive timeline of all Slayers who have appeared in the comics, plus reviews and quizzes and interviews with former Buffy writer Fabian Nicieza and new Buffy artist Georges Jeanty (coming soon!). Check out our sub-sites, which spotlights Joss Whedon's Fray, Tales of the Slayers and the Buffy Comic Monster Guide.

You may notice that the various biographies stray far from the television history of the characters. I've chosen to focus on the comic related histories of the characters, since the Buffy comics are not usually considered canonical. Many fans consider these stories to take place in an alternative fictional reality instead. This was most notable in the first twenty or so issues of the Buffy monthly, which deviated far from the TV Season Three storyline, however, later issues began to tie closer to the events occurring on the television show, most notably during Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe's run. If any of the biographies do touch upon the TV history that hasn't been discussed in the comics, it will be brief (i.e Tara and Anya's deaths, Faith's storyline during Season Three, etc.)

The biggest news to mention is our move: After years of putting up with GeoCities, who offer web space free of charge, but only 15 MB (which is not enough), we have joined the HellmouthCentral family, who have been so kind as to offer a sub-site space for us to hang our hat. This move will prevent any future "blackouts": when too many people were browsing through the site and all the data transfer usage was used up, causing our site to become temporarily unavailable.

Please free to e-mail me with any suggestions, comments, etc. at buffycomic@aol.com. Don't be shy!

--The Webmaster, December 17th, 2006


    Credits go to the following people, who helped with the overhaul I gave to this site back in 2002:

  • Chad, who helped with all the original banners and buttons that were on this site, but I have since changed and updated them further.
  • James, who provided that awesome "Coming Soon" graphic of the Master draining Buffy, as well as the "We're Moving" and "Enter " graphics.
  • Lizzie, who runs the site Fangirl, provided the cool typeface for the buttons you'll see on the right, which link to my various Buffy sites.
  • Zinna, who provided awesome reviews for the "Year One" storyarc.


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


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