That’s the question Will Moss asks, looking at the success of Dark Horse’s ongoing Buffy series and looking at other similar big-name ventures coming down the pipeline:
California-based comic book publisher IDW, which puts out comics based on Buffy characters Angel and Spike, is following suit in November by relaunching its Angel series in a model similar to the way Dark Horse is handling Buffy Season 8. The new 12-issue series, Angel: After the Fall, will directly follow the last season of the Angel TV show, and Whedon will oversee the story, though in a less direct manner than with Buffy. He won’t, for instance, be writing any of the comics; rather, he will be working with writer Brian Lynch, who will handle the actual scripting duties.
Also in this week’s newsletter: A profile of Iron Wok Jan publisher DrMaster; an interview with Danny Fingeroth about his new book; an interview with New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg about his new book; and an explanation of what exactly “TekkonKinkreet” means.