When BOOM! Studios’ Firefly #1 appears in comics shops in November, it will feature a number of variant covers – the latest to be unveiled is a portrait of Malcolm Reynolds by legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz (below)
BOOM! Studios has unveiled a second variant cover (below) – by renowned artist J.G. Jones (Final Crisis) – for the premiere issue of its upcoming Firefly series by Greg Pak and Dan McDaid.
The series tells the tale of the crew of the spaceship Serenity – and how Mal’s actions during the War of Unification have put him and Zoe on a list of war criminals being hunted by the Unificators – mercenaries hired to track down war criminals.
At the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Joss Whedon announced that there will be a one-shot Dr. Horrible comic called Buddies! for Dark Horse.
Buddies! will feature art by José Maria Beroy (Versus) and Sara Soler (Red & Blue) with colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), cover art by Fábio Moon (Two Brothers) and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle).
Dr. Horrible: Buddies! will be on sale on November 14th. Pre-orders can be made at your local comics shop.
Every year, BOOM! Studios sets out on the road to San Diego with a ten-day series of announcements – anything from hot new releases to one of their titles being optioned for TV or movies.
This year, BOOM! Studios begins its ten day journey by introducing Joss Whedon’s Firefly Comics – new monthly series, limited series, original graphic novels and more; created in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
First up, in November, a series that takes us back to the Unification War – and the story of Mal and Zoe met.
Comic Con International 2018 will take place July 19th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.
Buffy Summers is neither the first nor the last in a long line of vampire slayers – many of whom we’ve seen in tales written by series creator Joss Whedon, his writing room partners (Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie), and veteran comics writers and artists (Tim Sale, Alex Sanchez and more).
Dark Horse’s new anthology, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus: Tales, collects these stories in 294-page anthology that will be in stores on October 17th.
Warner Brothers has done something no one would have predicted a year ago – released to good-to-great superheroes inside a calendar year. (No, they’re nowhere near Marvel consistently, but they’re moving in the right direction.)
Justice League maintains the portentous/brutalist look that director Zack Snyder set for the DCEU, but following the few faint glimmerings of wit in Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman – and the wit, charm and adventure of Wonder Woman – the film maintains the levels of danger and conflict from earlier DCEU films while making a point of balancing its darkness with genuine fun.
Earlier today, Warner Bros. dropped the final trailer for Justice League.
It still has the kind of ponderous feel of a Zack Snyder film, but is leavened with some very potent humor (personally, I’m going to see Justice League for Aquaman’s somewhat flip attitude and zest for battle, alongside The Flash’s geeky awe and enthusiasm).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Watcher, Giles, is about to rediscover the hell that is high school – but this time as a grown man living in a teenage body – Giles will be a student instead of a teacher.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles is a four-issue miniseries written by Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander and art by John Lam. Steve Morris and Arielle Jovellanos will create gorgeous covers and variant covers for the four-issue miniseries.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles #1 will be in comics shops on February 28, 2018.
Dark Horse has announced Buffy: The High School Years – Glutton for Punishment. Set during season one of the television series, Glutton for Punishment finds Buffy and Xander looking for a gimme – a class they can take for an automatic good grade. Home Economics has never been scarier.
Author Kel McDonald and artist Yishan Li’s Buffy: The High School Years – Glutton for Punishment will be in stores in October. Follow the jump for further details.
Three years ago, Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers blew everyone away by taking a group off characters who should never have been in the same room together and making us believe that they could save the world together. It was fresh and new and shiny.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is not fresh and new and shiny – but it is a fresh look at why these characters should, in fact, be in the same room even as cracks appear in the team that foreshadow less happy things to come.