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According to  Comics Continuum the “Angel: After the Fall” comic series has been assigned a November release date, that should help get us through the long cold winter nights! 😉

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IDW PUBLISHING FOR NOVEMBER

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #1

Plot by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, written by Lynch, art by Franco Urra, covers by Tony Harris and Urru.

The official continuation of the Angel series! When last we saw Angel and company, they were charging into battle against Wolfram and Hart’s Senior Partners and facing down endless demons in a dark and rainy alleyway.

Now, IDW Publishing presents the story of Angel: After the Fall, as presented by Angel co-creator Joss Whedon, with a creative team hand-picked by Whedon himself, the Spike: Shadow Puppets team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru.

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If you head on over to the A.V. Club (part of the Onion News group), they have an excellent three page interview with Joss Whedon covering a lot of information about his current projects, there’s even a decent amount of coverage on the “Goners” film, though no new revelations.

Head on over to check out the full coverage.

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A.V. Club

Recently, Whedon took the spotlight at the San Diego ComicCon, where he announced that he’s in negotiations to bring the Buffy spin-off Ripper to the BBC, showcased his online Dark Horse comic Sugarshock, and took five charity auction-winners to dinner, raising more than $60,000 for the worldwide women’s-rights organization Equality Now. Just before heading to San Diego, Whedon spoke with The A.V. Club about his current and upcoming comics projects, his film project Goners, the status of Serenity, why spoilers are ruining our culture, and his much-publicized work on—and break from—the Wonder Woman film project

Joss Whedon

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If you head on over to Amazon they have a ten minute ‘phone interview with Joss as part of the promotion for the release of the new Collectors Edition of Serenity due out later this month, it’s well worth a listen.

Joss reveals some more information as to what we can look forward to in this version, it seems that the additional commentary is actually going to be screen-in-screen rather than just audio, so we will get to see some of our Big Damn Heroes again!

It is provided as a download .wma file so make sure you have a suitable player installed.

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Now playing: Bedlam Bards – Big Damn Trilogy
via FoxyTunes

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According to TV Squad and their report from San Diego’s ComicCon, Joss has reported that negotiations are almost complete with the BBC to make a 90 minute special of the long-awaited “Ripper”, starring my favourite watcher, Anthony Stewart Head.

There is plenty of other Joss news reported, but this was the one that got my attention. Also check out the Whedon ballet starring Summer Glau. 😉

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Joss “The Boss” Whedon has taken some time out to answer fan questions over at the MySpace comic book site. It’s only a few minutes long but as usual with Joss Whedon it is well worth a look, though he is still dodging the “Goners” questions Gorram it!

According to their site:

We took YOUR questions from MySpace Comic Books and brought them to Joss Whedon. Check out his thoughts on love, Astonishing X-Men, and his next project. Joss is auctioning off dinner with him during San Diego Comic Con to benefit Equality Now. For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/equality_now

Click through to see the video on their site and read up on some of the fan’s replies, or just check it out in the VodPod in my sidebar.

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Jo Chen’s cover art for Issue 6 of Joss Whedon’s ‘Buffy Season 8’ is now online at Comic Art Community, and Faith has never looked better!

This is a Brian Vaughn issue, the first one of this series not to be written by Joss himself, so it will be interesting to see what Vaughn does with this.

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Buffy #6

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It seems impossible to think that just 10 years ago a TV series had no purpose other than to tell you a story each week. Character arcs were just about unheard of, other than in soaps, as the ‘story’ was all.

Some tried to mix things up a little, Star Trek: DS9 being one of my favourites of its time, but it was not until Joss Whedon came along that the way TV was made really began to change, until we reach the point today where it is almost impossible to find a show that doesn’t to some degree try to give their characters an arc of some kind.

Gone are the days of Columbo and The Rockford Files which, though they had great characters, never allowed their characters to learn, now we have the CSI franchise and Bones where the characters arc is as important as the story.

We see this also in the new Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who, revamped series that have gained much from the changes in storytelling brought about by Joss.

The TV Show Blog has an excellent article exploring the Joss Effect, looking at how much we have gained because of this, even though the storyline’s can at times put us through the emotional wringer.

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What do you think? Did Joss really change the way TV is made? Or were others there before him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

clipped from www.thetvshowblog.com

Doctor Who – The TV Serial & The Joss Effect

TV is no longer just a viewing experience, it’s an emotional one as well.What is it about our favorite characters in pain that makes us love them so?It wasn’t always like that. TV characters used to be static, no matter how bad things got through the course of the episode, you knew deep down that by the end everything would be tied up nicely and back to normal, your friends on the screen would be fine and ready for more by next week.

Not so anymore.

For me, as the title indicates, this really started with Joss Whedon and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, one could make an argument for Star Trek: The Next Generation but it was just too sterile to have an impact (and don’t get me wrong I like my Next Gen.).

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