Dark Horse Comics has been drawing high praise from Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans lately for both its ongoing Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 and Angel & Faith. Now the publisher looks to continue its streak by giving two more Buffyverse characters their very own spin-off books: Spike and Willow. Details after the jump.
According to Dark Horse's press release, both Buffy spin-off titles will be out later this year: the Spike book will be released in the summer, while Willow will see print in the fall: "Written by Victor Gischler (X-Men, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth) and drawn by Paul Lee (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Devil's Footprints), Spike promises to be the series all Joss Whedon fans will be talking about."
"Spike ventures off world in his bug ship in order to get away from some personal frustration on terra firma, and winds up sucked into a demonic plot to take advantage of the absence of magic on earth.
"'What I love about working with Dark Horse on Buffy-related material is that they take great care to capture the feel of the characters and stories from the television show, of which I was a huge fan. Getting my hands on the characters I've loved so much over the years is a dream come true,' said Gischler.
"Spike #1 will be on sale August 22, 2012!"
As for Willow... "Written by Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas) and drawn by Brian Ching (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Witchblade), Willow tells the story of the witch's obsessive journey to recover her magic."
"Willow is on a quest to bring magic back to the world, and she'll do anything to make it happen, including forming some unhealthy alliances after cracking the code to travel to other dimensions—something thought impossible since the destruction of the Seed.
"Willow #1 is on sale November 21, 2012."