Today’s your lucky day, Buffyverse comics fans. We’ve already got ongoing series for both Buffy and Angel & Faith, and now Dark Horse Comics is launching two new miniseries for fan favorite characters Willow and Spike. Hit the jump for the details!
Dark Horse announced the two books today during the C2E2 convention in Chicago, and they’re easily among the cooler things we’ve seen out of that con. The spinoff fun starts this summer with the Spike series in August, followed by the Willow series in November.
Dark Horse’s announcement of the Willow series:
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), Willowtells 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.
And here’s the lowdown on the Spike series:
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!
So there you have it. Two more must-buy comics on the way later this year, courtesy of the Dark Horse Buffyverse. We’ll leave you with this awesome piece of Spike art: