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Dark Horse loses Buffy The Vampire Slayer but gets Dr Horrible, says Joss Whedon

August 27th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We learned last month that Firefly was making a jump from Dark Horse Comics to Boom! (here) and now it seems that everyone’s favourite slayer is in the same boat…

Speaking to CBR, creator of both series, Joss Whedon, said that FOX are taking the rights of Buffy back and, ergo, taking it off Dark Horse. However, he teases that one of his other properties, Dr Horrible, may be coming back.

“In the meantime, we want to do something more with Dark Horse right now – especially because Fox is taking the Buffy license and the Firefly license back. And Dark Horse has shepherded these licenses for decades now. But it’s like, “Well, they don’t own Dr. Horrible!” That’s mine. So I suggested that we could do a one-shot and then realized that no one else was going to write that. I sat down and got started and felt, “Oh, right. I love this.” I hadn’t revisited it in years, and to write a story that’s just severely dumb as those guys can be, it was pure joy. I just fell right back into the rhythm so easily. I’ve been seeing pages now, and I’m so excited.”

Of course, we’ve been hearing that a Dr Horrible sequel was in the works for years now (here) so, while we’ll be happy enough with a comic, we’d really like to see Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris back at it instead: “I know I’ll get back to it because we talk about it all the time. I saw Neil [Patrick Harris] when he was doing Hedwig [And The Angry Inch], and after the performance I went backstage and said “You were amazing!” and he said, “When are you going to do a sequel?!”” said Whedon.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….