Following up The Walking Dead would be no easy task, but from the moment I learned Telltale Games had chosen Vertigo and Bill Willingham‘s Fables as the inspiration for their next game I knew they couldn’t fail. Their choice of subject alone proves the company’s dedication to twisting and toying with typical gaming conventions even more so than their decision to make a Walking Dead game about more than killing zombies. (more…)
Telltale Games blew us all away with their engaging game of choice and consequences set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walk Dead. That game wasn’t only a huge hit, but went on to be crowned Game of the Year. Not too shabby for a game that focuses more so on storytelling and characters than hack ‘n’ slash, shoot-em-up gameplay.
Since then it was announced Telltale was looking to adapt another comic book property, Vertigo‘s and Bill Willingham‘s Fables. The series is a decidedly darker version of the “What if?” scenario where fairy tale characters are real and living as refugee’s in a NYC neighborhood, Fabletown. ABC’s Once Upon a Time it ain’t. The episodic game, The Wolf Among Us, stars Fabletown sheriff, Bigby Wolf (A.K.A. the big bad wolf) and, like The Walking Dead before it, will release in installments with the story outcome heavily affected by the player’s choices.
From the first few screenshots released it was obvious the comic would translate beautifully to the screen, keeping its moody atmosphere, and this latest trailer only goes further to prove this will be a great looking game. Check out the first trailer for The Wolf Among Us‘ first episode, “Faith“, expected to release later this year.
Dark Horse Comics announced at a WonderCon panel Friday that three new comics from the universe of Joss Whedon will launch this year, two of them continuations of past Dark Horse/Whedonverse collaborations Buffy Season Eight and Angel: After the Fall.
First up is a five-issue Dollhouse miniseries based on a future envisioned in the TV series’ episode “Epitaph.” The series will be co-written by Joss Whedon’s brother Jed Whedon and The Vampire Diaries writer Andrew Chambliss. Phil Noto was announced as the cover artist, but no penciller for the series has been named yet. The book is set to hit stores in July.
In August Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine will launch a 25-issue run. Whedon will return to co-write the series with Chambliss, and Season Eight artist Georges Jeanty will take on art duties. During the Q&A portion of the panel, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie confirmed that both Willow and Spike will return to the series, but didn’t reveal any plot details.
Finally, in September, Angel will return to comics, this time sharing headlining duties with Faith, everyone’s favorite bad girl Slayer. Angel and Faith will follow both characters as they retreat to England following the events of Buffy Season Eight and Angel: After the Fall. The series will be scripted by Avengers Academy writer Christos Gage and drawn by Magus artist Rebekah Isaacs. This series is also slated to run for 25 issues.
While it took me awhile to really appreciate After the Fall, Season Eight was just a pitch perfect continuance of the television series from the get-go. Here’s hoping the quality will continue.
For those of who loved the sassy girl with the thick as hell Boston accent you must have been devastated when Eliza Dushku’s character Faith never got a show of her own. There’s so much to the character that could have evolved and been explored and with a built in fan base it ultimately should have been successful, right? So why didn’t the spinoff ever happen? Well, Dushku recently tells us why she decided not to do it. Now folk don’t go trying to drive a stake through the poor chicks heart just yet. She has some good reasoning….I think. Here’s what she had to say,
After I finished the show, I’d withdrawn from school and followed up with a couple of films like Bring It On, but I’d had such an awesome experience working with Joss I was ready to go down that road again. So I met with Joss and Tim Minear and spoke about the potential for a Faith spin-off. But Buffy had just gone on seven years and Joss was really straightforward: he couldn’t play the kind of day-to-day role he had on Buffy—he had his family.
I love Tim Minear, I trust him wholeheartedly and it wasn’t that I felt without Joss it wasn’t right, but it was a contributing factor. On top of it, I had just played this character for almost five years, it felt like time to explore a different role. So I ended up making a decision that, though looking back I don’t regret, in hindsight maybe the talks could have continued a bit longer.
It’s a question I’ve been asked a gazillion times: ‘Why’d you do Tru Calling and not the Faith spin-off?’ Thing is, even Joss was part of helping me make that decision. He said: ‘I think you have to follow your gut, which is trying something different, and we’ll stay friends so this isn’t goodbye, this is until next time.'”
So guys, is it too late to resurrect this badass Slayer or is there still a chance for her to kick some ass??