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Friday 25 November 2005, by Webmaster
Fans of Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will soon see more comic-book work from the writer/director.
While Whedon is still working on the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film, he recently mentioned projects with Marvel and Dark Horse Comics.
Whedon leaked word of upcoming "Buffy" comics from Dark Horse.
"And now on to the rumors and allegations section. Many of you want to know what the future holds. Anxiety, hurricanes and Male Pattern Baldness. But maybe also some art-stuff, which is really what you guys are into," Whedon wrote.
"As I understand it, (the new Dark Horse comic) will take place after the end of ’Buffy’ and ’Angel’ and be canon in the Buffy world," Whedon wrote. "And I understand it that way ’cause I’M WRITING IT. I’m kicking off the book with a four-issue arc that finds Buffy — you guessed it — living in Italy with The Immortal."
Whedon also indicated more comics based on the "Serenity" film were in the works.
"Brett (Matthews) and I are talking about another three-part comic, and it’s gonna be a hoot. Takes place during the show and has some sweet character deaths — I mean moments!"
Marvel associate editor Nick Lowe talked about Whedon’s return to "Astonishing X-Men" at the recent Wizard World: Texas show. "Astonishing X-Men" No. 13 is scheduled for a February release.
Artist John Cassaday remains the artist on the book. Lowe indicated the Hellfire Club could return in the new year of "Astonishing X-Men."
Furthermore, "Astonishing X-Men" vol. 2, collecting issues 6-12 of the title, recently shipped from Marvel.
Whedon also posted that rumors of a "Spike" movie might turn into something more.
"The infamous Spike movie. Still haven’t finalized anything, but I feel that very soon I’ll be able to go to James (Marsters, who played Spike on ’Buffy the Vampire Slayer’) and say something a lot more interesting than ’Wouldn’t it be cool if ...’
"’Course, I just hope he’s free some time this decade."