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Buffy's Back (Sort Of)

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 17, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | November 17, 2009 |

After “Buffy” called it quits after seven seasons in 2003, Joss did the only sensible thing: he made a comic book series and simply called it “Buffy: Season Eight.” It’s run for 30 issues now, with a planned limit to the current story at issue 40 or so. At that point, the series will continue but with a new story arc under the apt name “Buffy: Season Nine.” The title itself is a perfect schizophrenic storm of non-creativity and descriptive brilliance. While Joss certainly could have given the series a more original title, it’s impossible to discount just how perfectly descriptive it is to call the sequences “Season Eight,” “Season Nine,” etc. The series has been successful enough to spawn a similar series following the events of the series finale of “Angel,” entitled “Angel: After the Fall.”

The actual news here is that “Buffy: Season Eight” is now being turned into a motion comic, a la Watchmen and the Joss Whedon X-Men comic on which we reported last week. There’s no actual news on when it will be released, but they’ve put out a casting call for voice actors. SciFi Wire has the entire casting call here, but here’s some highlights: they need voices for Faith, Kennedy and Principal Wood.

Send in your demo tapes, Pajibans! This could be our chance to get someone in prime position to pitch Joss the concept of Pajiba: The Movie.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.