Writer: David Tischman and Mariah Huehner Penciler: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Elena Casagrande Distributor: IDW Well Angel and most of his crew survived AFTER THE FALL, and starting with issue #18 the series was simply re-named ANGEL. That was pretty much the point I lost interest in this series. Once Joss Whedon was no longer directly involved this series because the typical bad-genre spin-off comic book that has happened a hundred times over. The stories were weak and spread out, new useless characters were brought in, then killed off, or worse off they stuck around – and then the whole […]Read On »
At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »
While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie reveals that DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS one shot comic book is just the beginning of the story for the company. Get ready for a five-issue mini-series with hinted plans at more if things go well. Allie also admits that while Dark Horse was on board about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic, Allie says, they were unsure about whether creator Joss Whedon would be down for supporting it. “Joss was unsure about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic and he came up with the EPITAPHS episodes, he said this […]Read On »
While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed what role creator Joss Whedon will have in the upcoming BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 9 comic books. “He’s pretty busy, but we were really gearing up for how to do this with as little of his time as possible,” says Allie. “And we had figured out how to do it,” Allie says. “But [Joss] said he really wanted to be involved. So he has been making the time. He is writing the first issue of BUFFY, he’ll be co-writing […]Read On »
While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed some major plans in store for the ANGEL comics which are moving from IDW to the Dark Horse family. The first of which is the name of the book, which will change to ANGEL AND FAITH focusing on the vampire and the vampire slayer. “After the traumatic events of Season 8 , Faith sticks with Angel in order to get his act together after everything happens,” Allie says. “The two of them share the spotlight and both have their names […]Read On »
While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed some plans for the publisher’s forthcoming BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 9 comics. After Season 8’s long and scattered production schedule amounting to 40 issues for the season, Dark Horse is planning a much scaled back comic for Season 9, but that could be they are also launching concurrently ANGEL AND FAITH – the new ANGEL series from the publishing house. “Everyone felt that it took too long at 40 issues,” Allie says. “So this season is going to […]Read On »
Steven S. DeKnight is a man best known to fans for shows like SMALLVILLE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and most recently SPARTACUS (in it’s many forms). DeKnight also contributed to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, with a story about Vampy Cat toys and vampires in the mainstream. ASSIGNMENT X talked to DeKnight recently about his involvement with SEASON EIGHT, and whether he would be back for SEASON NINE. “They just had a big summit with all of the writers and Dark Horse that I couldn’t attend, I was actually doing commentary […]Read On »
It’s easy to criticize other people’s work. Hell, it’s a lot more simple than praising it sometimes, but in the case of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT I really had to struggle to come up with a legitimate list of ten things that could have either been handled better, or been left out of the forty issue story arc all together (CLICK HERE to read our Top 10 Good Things about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 8). SEASON EIGHT was an enjoyable return of much loved characters both heroes and villains, and it was nice to see the […]Read On »
When approaching a list with the title: “The top ten good things about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 8 comics,” a person has to stop and really consider the subject matter. A normal season of a television show is just that: one season, or a year, or 23 or so episodes. Well, BUFFY – SEASON EIGHT started in 2007 and just finished in 2011. That’s a long storyline to keep track of with lots of BUFFY alum scribes, and other comic writers coming and going to keep the stories fresh and interesting. For the most part “Season Eight” has […]Read On »
Ever since BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER went off the air, there’s been a hole in fans hearts hoping for a resurrection (and the movie reboot without creator Joss Whedon is not it).
However, the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic book that has been “executive produced” and periodically written by Whedon himself over the last four years as SEASON 8 and it’s been an absolute joy. It’s brought back the universe we all loved with the correct voice and tone. There’s been death and surprises along the way and it truly is the next best thing to having a Season 8 back on television.