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Buffy Season 9 Gets Collected!

Official Press Release

BUFFY SEASON 9 GETS COLLECTED!

VOLUME 1 TO BE RELEASED IN AUGUST 2012!

December 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—Series creator Joss Whedon has teamed up with Andrew Chambliss (Dollhouse, ABC’s Once Upon a Time) and Season 8 artist Georges Jeanty for the life-affirming, world-changing Season 9 of the smash hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the first collection of the season with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 1: Freefall!

Season 8 ended with a bang that cut the world off from magic—culminating in another set of world-ending problems. Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and brought an end to a millennia-long tradition of superpowered girls. By day, Buffy is a twenty-something waitress with no real direction, and even though magic is gone, she’s still a vampire Slayer by night. Bigger problem? Vampires are becoming an epidemic . . . of zompires!

Written by series creator Joss Whedon and Andrew Chambliss of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Freefall collects Buffy Season 9 #1–#5! On sale August 1, 2012.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

Buffy Season 8 Gets Deluxe Hardcover Release!

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BUFFY SEASON 8 GETS HARDCOVER RELEASE!

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH FOUR VOLUMES!

December 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—Series creator Joss Whedon brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer back to life with this comics-only follow-up to Season 7 of the television show. Now the wait is finally over for Buffy fanatics everywhere as Dark Horse announces the deluxe, oversized, dust-jacketed hardcover collection of Buffy Season 8!

This hardcover edition contains the first two arcs of the series (Buffy Season 8 #1–#10), written by Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways), with art by the acclaimed Georges Jeanty. It includes two one-shots, a cover gallery, and exclusive, never-before-seen sketch material!

After the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers—newly legion—have gotten organized, but it’s not long before new and old enemies begin popping up. Buffy, Xander, Willow, and a very different Dawn are introduced to the season’s big bad, Twilight, and are only beginning to understand the incredible reach of this mysterious threat. Meanwhile, rebel Slayer Faith teams up with Giles to handle a menace on the other side of the Atlantic. It’s a dirty job, and Faith is just the girl to do it!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1 is on sale May 30, 2012!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

Calgary is getting Spiked as one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s most notorious vampires makes his way to the Calgary Expo!

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Calgary is getting Spiked as one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s most notorious vampires makes his way to the Calgary Expo!

(Calgary,AB) One of Joss Whedon’s best loved characters will be attending the 2012 Calgary Expo, Western Canada’s largest pop culture event. James Marsters,who is best known for his role as the platinum-haired heart throb in Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be available for photo ops, autographs and panel discussions over the weekend. An accomplished musician, he will also be performing at a special event hosted by the Calgary Expo, An Evening with James Marsters on April 27th, 2012. Details about the evening event will be announced on the Calgary Expo website in mid-January.

Marsters has also had roles in smash hit television shows such as Smallville, Torchwood and Marvel’s Superhero Squad. His famous role as Spike was reprised in Angel, the successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off.

“James Marsters has been a cult-hero amongst pop culture fans for over 15 years,” said Kandrix Foong, Calgary Expo Event Director. “We’re not only thrilled to have him at the Calgary Expo, we’re also excited to be hosting this special event where fans can experience his music here in Calgary for the first time.”

The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists,actors,voiceactors,musicians,writersandpopcultureiconsfromallovertheworld. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly having hosted guests from every genre including William Shatner, Twilight’s Peter Facinelli, The Guild’s Felicia Day, creator and writer of 30 Days of Night Steve Niles, and Jo Chen, cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the 2nd largest convention of its kind in all of Canada.

Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24).

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advance tickets are now on sale at http://calgaryexpo.eventbrite.com/

For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com

Dark Horse Announces the Biggest Free Comic Book Day Ever!

Official Press Release

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE BIGGEST

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVER! 

FOUR GREAT STORIES, TWO AMAZING BOOKS,

ONE HECK OF A SATURDAY!

NOVEMBER 23, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse rolls out the announcement of all four titles that will be featured in two different comics to be given away to thousands of fans on May 5, 2012.

First comes a special flip book featuring both Felicia Day’s gaming web series turned comic, The Guild, and Dark Horse’s best-selling comics continuation of Joss Whedon’s iconic television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Buffy has never needed a vacation as badly as she does now, with the world overrun with zompires and other fallout from Season 8. After an old friend suggests a relaxing getaway from all things that go bump in the night, it turns out to be harder than she could ever expect for a Slayer to get a day off!

Felicia Day, creator of The Guild, continues to bring on the funny with high jinks from her diverse group of gamers when the Guildies struggle to find a meeting place they can all agree on. A little in-game battle becomes the deciding factor, and the circle follows the decree of the winner: the beach?!

Next up is one of the biggest flip books we’ve ever published, when Zack Whedon brings you tales of the coolest guy in the galaxy and the most charming rebel in the ’verse! That’s right; we’ve paired Star Wars with Joss Whedon’s Serenity! 

Han Solo and Chewbacca have a falling-out after a deal with their slickest—and shadiest—customer goes bad. But when the client gets designs on the Millennium Falcon, Han and Chewie present a united front that can’t be beat!

Meanwhile, Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds is no stranger to jobs gone wrong himself. But when the chips are down, he’s able to rely on the amazing, odd, and diversely talented crew of Serenity.

Dark Horse Free Comic Book Day 2012: Four great stories for the price of, well, none!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

About LucasFilm

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse Released on Dark Horse Digital!

Official Press Release

BUFFY, ANGEL, AND DOLLHOUSE COME TO THE DARK HORSE DIGITAL STORE!

JOSS WHEDON’S BEST-LOVED CHARACTERS ARRIVE ON YOUR iPAD, iPHONE, AND LAPTOP! 

November 16th, MILWAUKIE, OR—The wait is finally over, as Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce the arrival of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Angel in the Dark Horse digital store! As rave reviews and support for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 and the all-new series Angel and Faith continue, casual and hardcore fans will now be able to experience previous Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse comics on all-new platforms! Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse are licensed through an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

Now, fans are encouraged to head over to Digital.DarkHorse.com to download issues of all three of these titles today, with multiple issues available for purchase! Fans can now download the first twenty issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1-20, as well as Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1,2 &3.

“This marks another important turning point in Dark Horse’s digital initiative,” said Dark Horse president and founder, Mike Richardson. “Joss Whedon’s incredible characters have become some of our most popular, and now fans from all over the world can see them like they never have been seen before!”

“Our history with Dark Horse has been incredibly successful, giving fans of these characters all new ways to enjoy their stories,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “This transition opens a whole new chapter in our relationship and will give readers an exciting opportunity to experience the comics on some of the hottest digital platforms.”

Going forward, Dark Horse will release a mix of new and backlist titles weekly. Stay in the know on all of your favorite titles, and sign up for the Dark Horse Digital newsletter at https://Digital.DarkHorse.com today!

11/9/11

Buffy Season 8 #1-20

Buffy Season 9 #1 & 2

11/16/11

Buffy Season 8 #21-25

Buffy Season 9 #3

Angel #1-9

Angel & Faith #1 – 3

11/23/11

Dollhouse one shot and #1-5

Buffy Season 8 #26 – 30

11/30/11

Buffy Season 8 #31- 35

12/7/11

Buffy Season 8 #36-40

About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. Now, in 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presents its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Having launched with hundreds of titles, Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get the three or four issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

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I missed yesterday’s edition of the series, so here’s a few extra stories to keep your weekend full of news you can use (for what I have no idea).

Around the Blogs:

Comics Alliance – Spider-Man Musical Breaks Accident-Free Streak with New Actor InjuryOooo, I get to start making fun again!

Comics Alliance – How to Donate Comic Books to Troops Serving Overseas with Operation GratitudeThe troops appreciate it a lot.


Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Avenging Spider-Man #1

Comic Revolution – Batman: Noel

CBR – Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #3

Bleeding Cool – Incredible Hulk #2

Comics Nexus – Marvel Point One

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 11/9/11

NYCC 11 – Dark Horse Unveils Programming Schedule for New York Comic Con 2011!

Official Press Release

DARK HORSE UNVEILS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011! 

SEPTEMBER 28, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation grows for what has become the fastest-growing comic show in the country, Dark Horse gives fans the first taste of what to expect at this year’s New York Comic Con!

The full schedule of Dark Horse programming can be found below:

Friday, October 14

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Room 1A15

DARK HORSE PRESENTS: 25 YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BEYOND

Join Dark Horse’s senior managing editor, Scott Allie, and director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. In addition to news about all of the hot new fall titles, like Orchid, The Strain, and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak peek at what fans can expect in not only the company’s flagship anthology Dark Horse Presents, but also Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more! Guests include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Orchid), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, The Punisher), Jerome Opeña (Fear Agent, The Punisher), Tony Moore (Fear Agent, The Walking Dead), and more!


Saturday, October 15

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Room 1A15

BUFFY AND ANGEL PRESENT: DARK HORSE DOES VAMPIRES RIGHT!

Dark Horse Comics invites you to attend a special panel highlighting the growing number of comics featuring vampires! In addition to the highly successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, we introduce you to other titles, like Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s Baltimore, P. C. and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! Join Dark Horse’s managing editor, Scott Allie, director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, and Angel & Faith’s writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs, as well as a few surprise guests, for a panel you can really sink your teeth into. If that’s not enough, every attendee will receive a free copy of Angel & Faith #1!

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Room 1A24

DARK HORSE AND BIOWARE PRESENT:  MAPPING THE MASS EFFECT UNIVERSE

With comics, novels, movies, and a third game on the horizon, Mass Effect has become one of the largest science-fiction franchises in the world. Join Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, along with Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, and director of custom programs, Nick McWhorter, for an exploration of what makes Mass Effect so special! Fans will get a firsthand look at the upcoming comics series Invasion and the art book The Art of the Mass Effect Universe, as well as a taste of Mass Effect 3! With announcements to be made, surprise guests, prizes, and giveaways, we couldn’t give you more reasons to attend!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Room 1A03

DARK HORSE SPOTLIGHT: MIKE MIGNOLA

With Hellboy dead, and the B.P.R.D. and the world at large in shambles, what’s next for this elite team of paranormal investigators? Enter the mind of creator Mike Mignola for a spirited discussion of the future of Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Edward Grey, and a world that has spawned television, novels, video games, and more. Attendees will be rewarded with exclusive insight, announcements, and even a special giveaway!

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Room 1A24

CREEPY AND EERIE: ALL HALLOW’S EVE EDITION

Discuss the new Dark Horse Creepy series, the classic age of the Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines, and all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe with a bone-chilling panel including Louise Simonson, Joe Harris (“The Curse” from Creepy #1–#3), and a number of other special guests. Moderated by New Comic Company’s twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence). Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with swag and prizes!

Watch the Dark Horse blog for further announcements on signings, in-booth events, green-screen photo ops, and so much more!

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The weekend is here!  Yay!  There’s no convention for me to go to, so what should I do with my time?  Thoughts?  While you come up with some ideas, here’s some news to keep you buys.

Con Coverage:

CBR – 2011: A Banner Year for SPX

The Mary Sue – NYCC Entertainment Guests Announced… Including Chad Michael Murray?

CBLDF – Publishers Weekly Reports on SPX

Spandexless – SPX Pulls: Jason Pittman Roundup

Comics Alliance – Justin Timberlake Secretly Cosplayed as Ernie at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Batwoman #1

CBR – Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1

Blogomatic 3000 – The Crow

Patheos – Habibi

Murphy’s Library – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Comics Alliance – Suicide Squad #1

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 9/14/11

SDCC 2011: Dark Horse Comics Giveaways!

Official Press Release

SDCC 2011: DARK HORSE COMICS SWAG!

STOP BY BOOTH #2615 FOR A WHOLE TON OF AWESOME!

July 14, MILWAUKIE, OR—Oh yes, it’s Comic-Con season, and that means it’s time for . . .

Stuff We Always Get!

AKA: SWAG

When you make your way to the Dark Horse Comics booth at San Diego Comic-Con, expect nothing but the best in treatment and appreciation from the comic publisher with the most!

You’ll find . . .

—Buffy, The Goon, and Mass Effect trifolds complete with paper dolls

Conan, Domo, Buffy, Angel & Faith, The Guild, Clamp, The Goon, Star Wars, B.P.R.D., and Criminal Macabre buttons

—A Drifters/Gate 7 flip poster

—The ever-popular Hellboy mask

—A picture of yourself in your favorite comic(s) at our Deluxe Green Screen wall

Falling Skies pins at the Falling Skies Green Screen event (see schedule)

—And tons of free comics and more!

We can’t even begin to tell you about the free stuff we’ll have at all our panels!

—Exclusive Knight Errant print at the Star Wars panel

—Miniprint of Steranko’s Dark Horse Presents #3 ultravariant cover at the DHP panel

—Limited print of our reveal wall at the Reveal panel

—Limited Conan poster at the Rose McGowan signing

—Limited print of an exclusive new project at the Menton3/Reynolds panel

There’s even an exclusive Goon temporary tattoo with any purchase from the Dark Horse store on site at San Diego Comic-Con.

Oh, and Friday, July 22, at 4 p.m., we’ll have an exclusive ticket giveaway to the screening of Gantz 2 in collaboration with New People. Make sure you stop by!

See you at the booth. Try and collect all the SWAG!

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It’s new comic book day, what are you getting?  I had my picks yesterday, so hopefully I’m right on a few of them.  If you missed it, yesterday was #comicmarket and as always the discussion was lively.  We’ll have some fun stuff later on about that….  But, in the mean time, here’s the news you might miss.

Around the Blogs:

The Rock Station 99x – Man Dies, Leaves $1 Million Worth of Comic Books Behind – A great find and makes me wonder what my collection might be worth some day.

Comic Book Resources – “Buck Rogers” Flies Again at Hermes Press – There’s a lot of people who look at this series with nostalgia.

MTV Week – Interview: Mark Sable And Paul Azaceta Bring Us Taliban Zombies in ‘Graveyard of Empires’ – I can’t wait for this series.

Bleeding Cool – The First Walking Dead Novel To Feature The Governor – Am I going to have to read books now?!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Chief Justice Roberts and the First Amendment – A good look at Justice Roberts and why he’s good on the First Amendment.

The Mary Sue – Real-Life Superheroes Vow to Protect Women From the Long Island Serial Killer – Nice to see people coming together for this.

Graphic Journos – Introducing Matt Bors – The new website adds a new contributor.

Mashable – New Nook Color Is Perfect for Comic Books — & Graphicly Delivers Them [PICS] – There’s a new toy to read your digital comics on.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Blogomatic 3000 – The Boys, Vols. 7 & 8

Seattle PI – Buffy Season Eight Volume Five: Predators And Prey

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