Missed this the other day: TV Guide has a lengthy interview with Joss Whedon where he talks about the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic coming out from Dark Horse, and much more.
TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to do an entire eighth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a comic-book series?
Joss Whedon: Well, I’m not that bright. I keep thinking that I have all this free time that I don’t have. It started going in my brain — “Wouldn’t it be fun if… ” and, “You could… ” while the other voice was saying, “It’s death. I’m out of control. I’m already writing.” So I basically said, “We could do something and for once we could make it canon. We could make it officially what happened after the end of the show.” Let Buffy not only address certain themes that slipped between the cracks of the show, but also really be a comic book. Take the template of the show, but not so religiously that they’re all standing in the Magic Box, talking, for 10 pages.