SDCC 2012: Once More With Comics: How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form

While Comic Con is known for the crowds, costumes and craziness, the core programming of the five day holiday-from-real-life live quietly in the meeting halls where the working folk of the all-media pop world share their experiences and expertise in writing, production, drawing, as well as the legal arena of comic books and intellectual property. In that mix is the “after-market” world of successful franchises, whether it is movies or television. One of those avenues is comics.

The WB Announces Comic-Con 2012 EXTRA Stage lineup!!

 KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE

 Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice’s Tony Lucca & Frenchie Davis; Outdoor Screenings of The Goonies, Friday the 13th [2009] and Beetlejuice, Presented by Flixster; Live Extra Interviews and More!

  Twitter Pitch: @ThatKevinSmith, @kevinbacon, @baconbros & @NerdMelt Comedy headline WB @extratv stage @Comic_Con: http://bit.ly/PeYFld #WBSDCC #SDCC BURBANK, Calif. (July 6, 2012) — Comic-Con legend Kevin Smith, rock band The Bacon Brothers — featuring The Following star Kevin Bacon — and a night of standup comedy from NerdMelt will headline three days and nights of fun, free and fan-tastic outdoor entertainment as Warner Bros. Presents the “Extra at Comic-Con” stage in San Diego’s Bayfront Park, from July 12–14 during the world’s leading pop culture convention. Also announced today: free nighttime screenings of The Goonies, Friday the 13th (2009) and Beetlejuice, presented by Flixster. “Warner Bros. has three priority words in our vocabulary when it comes to Comic-Con: FANS, FREE and FUN. We encourage everyone to check out the ‘Extra at Comic-Con’ stage this year,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We have some EXTRA special Con legends, must-see musical acts, free outdoor movie screenings sponsored by Flixster, your favorite casts Q&As, fan-centric comedy, live table reads … ALL topped off Saturday night with Bacon — as in The Bacon Brothers!” Read more about The WB Announces Comic-Con 2012 EXTRA Stage lineup!!

ADVANCE Angel & Faith #9 Review: Some People You Gotta Write Off

Greetings, Scoobies. While the loss of limbs, human or robotic, has been something of a common condition recently in the Buffy-verse, I’m happy to inform my army of minions that while I did have to donate an appendage to the comic book gods for this month’s advance issue of Angel & Faith #9, fortunately, it wasn’t MY appendage. I mean, come on. How would I turn the pages? Anywho, it was totally worth it (And, I’m sure my one-armed buddy would agree. Right, buddy?), as writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs deliver their final chapter of the ‘Daddy Issues’ story arc.
 
MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

ADVANCE Angel and Faith #7 Review – Sins of the Fathers

Well, Scoobies, lucky for you I was able to kidnap and sacrifice another Watchmen-virgin to the comic book gods in exchange for an advance copy of Angel & Faith #7, and that means you’ve got an advance review from the Comic Book Slayer coming your way! Christos Gage continues to wade neck deep in Angel-lore with the skill of a seasoned rogue demon hunter, and Rebekah Isaacs.

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

ADVANCE Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6 Review: Mother or Slayer?

The last issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 left us with quite the cliffhanger, and this issue does not disappoint. While readers desperate for details of how Buffy ended up in her predicament will be left wanting, writer Andrew Chambliss continues his stellar performance as the current Buffy scribe, while artist Georges Jeanty flaunts the amazing talent that got him the job! Talk about a dream team!
 

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A Look at Dark Horse’s New Dollhouse Comic

Remember the mini-comic book that was included in the Season 2 DVD set of Dollhouse? It showed the start of the end of the world, not by nuclear weapons, hurricanes or even a Mayan prophecy. It starts with a phone call.

That issue has just been expanded in a new Dollhouse one-issue story that was just released by Dark Horse.

WonderCon 2011: Dark Horse Reports On New Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse Comics

Fans who have been following season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Dark Horse got a preview of what to expect starting this fall. Scott Allie, editor Sierra Hahn met with fans Friday at WonderCon in San Francisco.

For those who haven’t read the series, this is a spoiler alert that the events of #39 will have a big impact on season nine of the Buffy and Angel series. If you want to look away, just know that Angel’s series will start in August, Buffy in September. Both will have 25 issues

SDCC 2009: Drusilla and Illyria are Back and IDW Has Them

In an institution in Los Angeles, just before a monumental event, some doctors discuss a strange patient who has been delusional, having problems telling the difference between sex and violence. She has been found with cuts on her body, talking about weird things like her son/lover choosing a cheerleader.

Oh, and she also claims to be more than 150 years old.