The creative team behind Dark Horse’s Buffy comic shows that they intend to continue upping the buzz-worthy controversy in season nine, which already contained the abortion chapter of Buffy’s life. Announced yesterday as an exclusive with Out Magazine, writers Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg are introducing a brand new Slayer to the Buffy-verse. His name is Billy and he happens to be gay. Billy will enter “Season 9″ this December with issue #14. READ MORE
Dark Horse Comics delivers more Buffy the Vampire Slayer goodness with a new five-part mini-series starring Spike. Who better to write it than Spike fanboy himself, Victor Gischler? Taking a fan favourite like Spike and giving him his own adventure away from the BuffyVerse is very risqué, but it proves to be a great choice for the brooding vamp.
The once terrifying vampire villain, “William the Bloody”, who relished in the murders of two slayers, falls in love with Buffy Summers; which, ultimately, leads him to fight to regain his soul… Intense stuff. The last time Buffy and Spike were together, he told her: “I don’t want to be the dark place you run to when things aren’t working.” Gischler, along with artist Paul Lee, work that concept cleverly into the miniseries. As the title, “A Dark Place”, suggests, Spike embarks on a journey to the dark side of the moon… Literally.
Following “Part I” of a new, three-issue, story arc by Andrew Chambliss, “Guarded, Part II” continues with Buffy settling into her new working environment at Deepscan—Ex-slayer Kennedy’s high-end, bodyguard service company, which hires out ex-slayers for the rich elite. It’s definitely a step-up from her dead-end job as a barista, and offers her something she’s always longed for in terms of stability and a “real” life outside of demons and vampires. Unfortunately, where Buffy’s concerned, the forces of darkness never tend to stay away for too long, as proven from last issue’s cliffhanger. Wolfram & Hart has returned! This familiar Whedonverse institution is back and their target happens to be, Theo Daniels, founder of TINCAN, and Buffy’s first client. READ MORE
Well, it’s not exactly Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Dynamite is offering the closest thing they can without getting sued for copyright infringement. So what you get instead is a hack version of Buffy, called Fluffy, and she will be taking on the busty vamp in a new “crossover” event. Rahner says he has plans to pit Vampirella up against other popular vampire icons, which you can read more about below. The one-shot issue is written by Mark Rahner and drawn by Cezar Razek, and it’s set for release this October. READ MORE
With the June 8th release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at the original Alien franchise with which it “shares strands of DNA.” Whether or not there are xenomorphs as we know them in Prometheus, it’s abundantly clear that it takes place in the same universe.
In the weeks leading up to the release of that film I’m going to revisit the four films in the Alien franchise (sorry, not going to subject myself to AVP) in order to gather my thoughts in anticipation of the new outing. Next up is Alien: Resurrection. You may recall that last week I revisited Alien 3 and discovered a lot to like.
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for Alien: Resurrection. When it was first released in 1997, the film was touted by the studio (and some critics and fans) as a return to form. I have no idea what they were talking about (other than that’s the kind of thing everyone says a few years after a disappointing franchise entry). It’s awful. Tonally, it doesn’t feel like an Alien film at all. And while the script by Joss Whedon contains an abundance of great ideas, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City Of Lost Children, Amelie) doesn’t even come close to executing them properly.
For those of you waiting for a movie that Mr. Disgusting and I really disagree on, this is the one. He holds a soft spot in his heart for this film, while I wish every existing print could be rocketed into the sun. Let’s talk more inside. READ MORE
It’s another hearty week here at Comics To Feast On. It is seriously starting to feel like every week is just getting better. With all the new series popping up just in time for spring, it’s time to revise those pull lists and try out some new books. This week marks the triumphant return of Brian K. Vaughan with his new series, SAGA (buy it, buy it, buy it), the launch of Jimmy Palmiotti’s strange OGN CRAB QUEEN, plus the beginning of Ennis’ new CROSSED storyline. Like I said, it’s a big week so get stoked. Read on for the skinny…
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about, list it in the comments.
It’s that time of week again, so get out your bibs and baby chairs and prepare for Comics to Feast On. The amount of killer titles set for release this week is out of control! This is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time, so you may have to spend some extra dough on your trip to the shop. This week, Jeff Lemire starts a new arc on ANIMAL MAN, the 68 trade is finally out, and Willingham launches his new Vertigo book, FAIREST.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about, list it in the comments. Read on for the skinny…
With all the focus on those Before Watchmen books, it’s kind of hard to think of anything else, regardless of how you feel about the prequels. But lets not forget we’ve got a few good months ahead of us before we need to even consider those titles. Let’s focus on what’s here right now: BUFFY continues one of her weirdest seasons yet, the third issue of Lapham’s del Toro adaptation THE STRAIN, Kirkman’s newest title THIEF OF THEIVES, and a bunch more. Read on for the skinny…
Recent events in the series may have caused some worries among die hard fans, but in Joss Whedon we trust! Last issue Buffy discovered (SPOILERS)that she’s going to have to start eating for two, as she’s got a seed growing inside her (little slayer?). What this means for the rest of the season? your guess is as good as ours. You can take your first look at the issue down below.
The surprisingly fun Angel & Faith continues next week with issue #5 and the teen melo-vamp-drama can only go up from here. Perhaps when the series began a few months back, readers had their doubts as to whether an Angel and Faith comic would really satisfy anyone. It’s clear now that this series is better than anyone could have imagined. It’s fun, it’s whimsical, and it includes vampires without trying to be “the next big thing”. Any fan of Angel or Buffy will dig this book. Check the preview after the jump.
In stores this Wednesday is “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Season 8 #31.
After 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.
Series artist Georges Jeanty reunites with Buffy creator Joss Whedon for this very special Season Eight one-shot.