Scott Allie, who is the editor (together with Sierra Hahn) of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the other Joss Whedon books, talked about the two new Buffy spinoffs announced last week, one featuring Willow and the other featuring Spike. Allie said the Willow comic will be written by “Agents of Atlas” and “Hulk” writer Jeff Parker with art by Brian Ching. The first issue has a cover by David Mack, and Megan Lara, who has done some “Whedon-related online artwork,” as Allie described it, will also do covers for the series.
In the question-and-answer session, Allie had an update on the Gerard Way comic “Killjoys,” edited by Sierra Hahn, which was announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2009 and was originally scheduled for 2010. “My Chemical Romance, the band that Gerard is in, started working on their next album and their next album turned into a Killjoys album,” he said. “So the band got focused on doing a Killjoys record and the comic would have a certain relationship to that. The comic is not in any way an adaptation of the record; there is actually an interesting gulf between what the record is and what the comic is. Becky Cloonan, who did some art for the CD, is the artist for the comic and work is under way on it finally, but the story that it originally was has changed so much that frankly I don’t know where the story is any more.”
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