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.
With only two more sleeps before The Avengers: Age of Ultron is officially released, it might be fun to look at the reactions the cast got while touring the world to meet fans, talk about the movie and spread the Marvel love around.
To that end, follow the jump to get a wee bit of new footage (Fury speaks!) and marvel (yes I went there) at how beloved the Avengers are pretty much everywhere.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens wide (really wide) on May 1st.
Cineplex Movies has hosted three cool behind The Scenes featurettes for Avengers: Age of Ultron – featuring interviews with Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Joss Whedon (writer/director) and Barry Gibbs (Prop Master).
Pretty much all of the video is pretty cool, but the coolest thing is that we get to learn how mere mortal Hawkeye can stand amongst Thor, Hulk and Captain America (mid-warping arrows, anyone?).
Check out the behind the scenes videos following the jump. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st.