It's no secret that I'm a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and I've been devotedly following the comic "seasons" since they began on Dark Horse a number of years ago. They currently have Buffy in her own series and Angel paired up with the other fan-favorite slayer, Faith in a book of their own. But with everything that's going on in both Buffy's and Angel & Faith's books, their supporting cast seemed to be getting a little overlooked - until now! Dark Horse just announced that both Buffy's best pal, Willow, and ex-lover, Spike, will be getting their own limited series to explore the stories that the main books just don't have room for. Spike has had a number of limited series while IDW was publishing his adventures, but this is a first for Willow, who has until now only been featured in one-shot issues.
Read below for the official announcements from Dark Horse Comics…
APRIL 18, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse Comics announces another exciting addition to the Buffyverse:
Willow gets her own miniseries!
Written by Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas) and drawn by Brian Ching (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Witchblade), Willow tells the story of the witch’s obsessive journey to recover her magic.
Willow is on a quest to bring magic back to the world, and she’ll do anything to make it happen, including forming some unhealthy alliances after cracking the code to travel to other dimensions—something thought impossible since the destruction of the Seed.
Willow #1 is on sale November 21, 2012.
APRIL 18, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse Comics announces a brand-new Spike miniseries slated for release this summer!
Written by Victor Gischler (X-Men, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth) and drawn by Paul Lee (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Devil’s Footprints), Spike promises to be the series all Joss Whedon fans will be talking about.
Spike ventures off world in his bug ship in order to get away from some personal frustration on terra firma, and winds up sucked into a demonic plot to take advantage of the absence of magic on earth.
“What I love about working with Dark Horse on Buffy-related material is that they take great care to capture the feel of the characters and stories from the television show, of which I was a huge fan. Getting my hands on the characters I’ve loved so much over the years is a dream come true,” said Gischler.
Spike #1 will be on sale August 22, 2012!