It’s a day off for me! I’m spending it relaxing, reading comics and watching movies! How was the weekend for everyone else.
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Daily Herald – South Elgin cartoonist using Twitter to publish his work – Nice to see.
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Liverpool Sound and Vision – Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus 6
Announced at New York Comic Con, Dark Horse is bringing the Whedonverse into it’s tenth season with the help of fan favorite authors, Christos Gage and Victor Gischler.
Editor in Chief Scott Allie gave some details as to what to expect:
In Buffy, Season 10 is going to be about bringing friendships back together, while in Angel & Faith, relationships are shattered. Magic is starting to come back into the world, but in some surprising ways, like that vampire we saw standing in the sunlight at the end of Season 9.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 is slated for 30 issues, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Issacs, with covers by long time series artist, Steve Morris.
Christos Gage commented:
The Buffyverse community has been wonderfully welcoming to Rebekah and me. It’s a tremendous honor for Joss and Dark Horse to trust us with their flagship book, and we are going to do all we can to be worthy of that trust. It’s a new season, with new rules…but hopefully the same blend of love, action, horror, humor and creativity that’s made Buffy and her Scoobies part of all our families. We hope you’ll join us for the ride.
Angel & Faith is also slated for a 30 issue run, written by Victor Gischler and illustrated by Will Conrad, with covers by Scott Fischer.
I was proud and privileged to have a small part in season nine, and I can’t express how grateful I am to have an expanded role in season ten. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains an iconic television show, and the Dark Horse comics continue that great tradition. I plan on having a lot of fun.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1 hits stands March 19th and Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 is on sale April 2nd in comic shops everywhere!
There’s less than a month left until Awesome Con DC which takes place April 20 and 21 in Washington, DC and they’re not done with the announcements. Last week the convention announced Buffy‘s Nicholas Brendon will be coming to the first year convention.
Nicholas Brendon is best known to audiences as the sardonic Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role he played for the seven-year run of the show. He’s currently recurring as FBI technical analyst Kevin Lynch on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds, was recently featured in a four-episode arc on the ABC drama Private Practice, and also starred in the Fox comedy Kitchen Confidential.
This is just one of the recent announcements which also includes The Walking Dead‘s Theodus Crane, Wolverine co-creator Herb Trimpe and 30 Days of Night co-creator Ben Templesmith.
The convention line-up is impressive including Phil LaMarr, Ernie Hudson and comic creators including Larry Hama, John Ostrander, Justin Jordan, S.L. Gallant, Jeff Shultz, Jeremy Whitley and many more.
The nominees for GLAAD‘s 24th GLAAD Media Awards have been announced and a solid list for their comic book category has been announced. The GLAAD Media Awards celebrate outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and our allies on TV, in film, and in the news.
Astonishing X-Men by Marjorie Liu
Batwoman by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg
Earth 2 by James Robinson
Kevin Keller by Dan Parent
Congrats to all of the nominees! The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 20 at the JW Marriott; and in San Francisco on May 11 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks.
I’m still recovering from New York Comic Con with a nice case of nerd flu, blaargh. Here’s some news to keep you busy.
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ICv2 – Disney Slates ‘Ant-Man’ Movie for Nov. 5, 2015 – Counting down starting now!
Bleeding Cool – Grifter, Legion Lost And Blue Beetle Join The DC Cancellations – And we know of one new series so far.
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CBR – Fantastic Four #611
Dark Horse offers fans and retailers alike the perfect jumping-on point for all of the titles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9.
In 2007, Dark Horse made comics history with a revolutionary new concept: Joss Whedon’s best-loved television series continued in comics with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. With Joss Whedon himself at the helm, the series launched with much critical acclaim, and sold out of multiple printings.
Following the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Dark Horse launched four separate series for the anticipated Buffy Season 9. Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith are direct follow-ups to Season 8, while Spike and Willow are spinoffs from those two ongoing series.
Collected here are all four #1 issues, with all-new cover art by C. L. Bradley!
Coming in at 96 pages, this issue carries the low cover price of only $4.99!
Look for this at your local comic shop on January 23, 2013!
Meta Con has announced that Nicholas Brendon, the actor for Xander Harris in all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be appearing at Meta Con 2012 in Minneapolis. Meta Con is a three-day multi-genre comic convention that will bring together over 2,000 fans for a Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012, celebration at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Nicholas Brendon is best known to audiences as Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role he played for the seven-year run of the show. His film credits include the cult favorite Psycho Beach Party, My Neighbor’s Secret for Lifetime, A Golden Christmas for Ion, Blood on the Highway, and The Portal.
He recurs on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds, has guest starred on the ABC drama Private Practice, and also starred on the Fox series Kitchen Confidential. In 2010, he launched the weekly webcomic Very Bad Koalas, with Steve Loter. Convention attendees will be able to attend Q&A sessions with Nicholas, and they will have the opportunity to get autographs and pictures with him.
Nicholas Brendon joins other guests including musicians Rumgumption, Possible Oscar, and YTCracker, television stars Nakia Burrise, Michael Copon, Jessica Rey and Jason Faunt, martial artist Samurai Dan, internet video stars LittleKuriboh and Linkara, and anime voice actor Todd Haberkorn. The full guest list can be found at metaconvention.com/guest
It was a gay ole time in comic book news… bad pun? If you missed it, we had an awesome radio show last night, that’ll be up later today, along with so much more.
Around the Blogs:
ABC 6 – NY suit over ‘Spider-Man’ musical airs in court – Will this get as much coverage as all of the accidents?
Arts Beat – Lawyers in ‘Spider-Man’ Battle Spin Their Early Arguments – The answer is yes.
Bleeding Cool – And Finally… Okay, So This Must Be The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics… – A nice chunk of history.
Bleeding Cool – So What Was The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics Anyway? – This too.
The Mary Sue – Things We Saw Today: DC’s Newly Gay Character Looks Like Someone We’ve Met Before – Hmmm…
The Beat – Robert Downey Jr wanted Bill Murray to be in Iron Man – I wonder what for?
Bleeding Cool – Gay Comics Boom In Taiwan – This is the new marketing thing… like Obama was…
Around the Tubes Reviews:
CBR – Angel & Faith #10
CBR – Animal Man Annual #1
Comicsgirl – Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 2
Geeks 0f Doom – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8: Library Edition Volume 1 HC
IGN – Spider-Men #1
The Beat – Spider-Men #1
If you’ve got a taste for bloodsuckers, then look no further! Dark Horse does vampires right and gives readers who crave creatures of the night a crypt full of creepy comics!
Step into the world of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, as everyone’s favorite Slayer adapts to her new life in San Francisco. Then check out Angel & Faith, where the vampire with a soul and the once-evil Slayer work to atone for past sins.
This preview issue also features Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s Baltimore, which follows a vampire hunter living in a world beset by a post–World War I vampire infestation; samples from P. C. and Kristin Cast’s story of a vampyre boarding school in House of Night; and Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain, in which Manhattan suffers from a vampiric plague!
• Issue features selections from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1, The Strain #1, and House of Night #1. Plus, the entirety of a short story entitled “Magical Mystery Tour Featuring the Beetles,” a previously unreleased, digital-only retailer exclusive from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9.