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Dark Horse Hires Familiar Actor To Write For Next Season Of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic

Exciting news for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. Dark Horse Comics have decided to bring in one of the show’s actors to write an arc of the upcoming comic season. And they’ll be bringing back a fan-favorite pairing. 

Thanks to Dark Horse’s panel at Wizard World Portland, as reported by, we now know Nicholas Brendon (aka Xander) will be writing their Buffy comic. So far, Season 8 and 9 have wrapped up at the publisher, with Season 10 set to start in March. Brendon said he’d be writing issues 3-5 of that run. And what will his arc be about?

The Dark Master (bater), Dracula.

Viewers will remember the iconic episode of Season 5 where Dracula showed up and Xander became his “butt monkey.” It’s one of my favorites so I’m really excited to see where Brendon takes it. This isn’t the first time a Buffy actor has taken up the pen for Buffy comics. Both Amber Benson and James Marsters have worked on series. Marsters was also at the Portland event and discussed his work on a new Spike graphic novel set during Season 7 called “Into the Light.”

Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs will be the main creative team for Season 10.

(via Blastr, image via wallpaperswa)

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  • Aeryl

    OOOOH NEAT!!!!

    I still have yet to catch up on S9, so I guess it’s time to start ordering the TPBs

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always not-so-secretly wished for there to have been a bit of homoerotic experimentation slipped into the whole summer brofest Xander spent with Vlad. <3

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping the fan-favorite pairing was Buffy & Faith.

  • Anonymous

    Just watched the Dracula episode with the kids last weekend and they howled with laughter!!
    Seriously, Xander was the heart of the series. So happy Branden’s involved in this.

  • Ben English

    I was kind of hoping this article would tell me that Tara was resurrecting. :(

  • Brittany K

    Oh man, season 10 is premiering in March? That’s awesome! I had no idea it’d be that soon!

  • Amanda Brand

    I’m really excited to see another story about the Unholy Prince…bator.

  • Hugo M

    Me too! But on the other hand, I appreciate that by letting her stay dead, they’re respecting her character in a way.

  • Anonymous

    Truthfully, I was kinda hoping to see Tara & Willow (as the pairing) when I clicked on the link. Hah.

  • karina

    I need to catch up but I’m super excited that he’s helping write.