Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive advance look at its Buffyverse titles shipping in June, including the latest issues of "Angel & Faith" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine." Additionally, June sees writer Matt Fraction pen a time travel story in "Dark Horse Presents" #25, an issue which also has the first Buffy story to appear in the acclaimed anthology.
ANGEL & FAITH #23
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale June 26
FC, 32 pages
Preventing Pearl, Nash, and Whistler from releasing their magical virus proves difficult for Angel and Faith. The duo is outmatched! Enter Nadira-could this hate-filled Slayer lend a helpful hand or will she use this opportunity to end Angel for good?
• Showdown with this season's Big Bads!
"Joss Whedon fans, you need this comic."-Comic Book Resources
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW-WONDERLAND TP
Jeff Parker (W), Christos Gage (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and David Mack (Cover)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 136 pages
TP, 7" x 10"
Armed with Buffy's broken scythe, Willow has entered another dimension and begun a quest to somehow, someway, against all odds, bring magic back to Earth. She must keep her darkest self at bay while she battles demons-the scaly and horned type as well as her own! Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Season 9 continues with Willow's story!
"Brian Ching's attractive artwork has strong transitions and his drawing of Buffyverse characters strikes a great balance between recognizable faces and keeping his own distinctive line intact. Michelle Madsen's colors are also easy on the eye." --Comic Book Resources
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #22
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (A/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale June 12
FC, 32 pages
Buffy, Xander, and Willow must fight against all odds to get past the mystical council and gain entry to a magical hotspot-the Deeper Well! New allies are born while old enemies bring the heat. Grave dangers await our heroes at the center of the earth!
"It's just awesome in both script and art."--Bloody Disgusting
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #25
Writers: Jane Espenson, Matt Fraction, Ron Randall, Frank Barbiere, Fred Van Lente, Phil Stanford, Peter Hogan, Dan Jolley, Mike Baron, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Emma T Capps
Artists: Karl Moline, Christian Ward, Ron Randall, Micah Kaneshiro, Freddie Williams II, Patric Reynolds, Phil Winslade, Leonard Kirk, Steve Rude, UNDERGROUND ARTIST, Emma T Capps, Dom Reardon
On sale June 19
FC, 80 pages
"The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning anthology's landmark twenty-fifth issue!
After training with Buffy, Billy the vampire slayer heads back to his hometown to deal with the zompire epidemic! Delve into a time-travel story from Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Fraction! Mike Richardson adapts Andrew Vachss' vision of violence in city in Undergound! Read an installment of The Chapel Chronicles by fifteen-year-old Emma T Capps!
Plus, new installments of Trekker, Blackout, Nexus, Crime Does Not Pay, Brain Boy, King's Road, and Bloodhound!"
"Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series . . . showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer, as well as promising new and underground talents."-ComicsAllianceÂ
"Seriously, this is comics' best kept secret trove of great comics."-Comic Book Resources' Robot 6