Joss Whedon has signed on to write a Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic which will act as a Season 8 for the TV show that is so missed by fans.
This isn't Buffy's first foray into comics. And it remains to be seen if it ranks anywhere near Joss Whedon's best foray into comics: the all-too-brief "future slayer" saga Fray, which follows the dystopic advetures of Buffster's 24th-century successor. (Some will persuasively argue that this is Joss' best comics effort. I will counter with a spin move and the old axe-to-the-head. So watch it.)
So what's going on in the extended Buffyverse? Well, you may recall the show ended with the creation of an army of Slayers. Now they're organized, and the tide has turned in favor of the good guys. Ah, but you know how much Whedon hates winners: Soon an "old enemy" surfaces (Dark Horse is cagey on Big Bad's identity), and Dawn starts "experiencing serious growing pains." I hope that means the Scoobies will be fighting a mutant, undead Alan Thicke.
The cover art is done by Jo Chen; the interior illustrations are by Georges Jeanty. We're all for a new Buffy comic. But we still think Joss needs to do a made for TV movie or two. Hey, it doesn't hurt to hope....