Joss teases Whedonverse comics future, hints at Avengers – now with extra transcriptyness!

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon packed the crowd into the Hilton’s Indigo Room for his Dark Horse Comics panel Saturday at Comic-Con. He held court to the cheering fans, with his typical wry wit and snappy patter. After the minute of applause following his entrance, Joss asked, “Where did the good noise go?” and smiled, “I’m shameless; some of you already know that— and my need for approbation is limitless.”

Whedon briefly touched on the the books coming up from Dark Horse,  describing the Angel & Faith comic as though it were a cliched buddy-cop film,”who’re a wacky team. They’re cops. They don’t get along, but then then they learn from each other. That’s exciting, a different kind of thing.”

The Buffy Season 9 comic book returns the character to a more familiar setting: “I started writing [the new series] at the end of Buffy Season 8, because I was so excited to get Buffy back to the Buffy from the show.. the Buffy who’s living a life that we can all relate to. I know that many of you have been generals in mystical wars, and had sex that created universes, but I think that we could maybe get to more universal stuff than that.”

Whedon credited Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn and “all the people at Dark Horse” for publishing works based on his creations, including the Serenity and Dollhouse series, and he joked, “the comics based on a laundry list I made recently.”

“These universes are not throwaways. They’re stuff that we care about so much. The fact that we get to continue them at a place that we know that we’re going to get extraordinary artists, great editors and enormous support is just terrific.”

Avoiding mentioning his big non-print project, The Avengers, he opened the floor with, “That’s pretty much all that’s going on with me, what’s up with you guys? What are you up to?”

When someone in the audience yelled out “Firefly addiction hurts!” Whedon retorted, “You know, there are groups that can help you with that. They’ll get you on Babylon 5 for a while, until you level out, and then eventually you can rejoin society.”

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