Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon is writing a new six-issue Buffy mini-series for Dark Horse Comics.  The first volume is due out in October.   A Dark Horse spokesperson has confirmed to ICv2 that the new series chronicles events that happened to Buffy and her friends after the conclusion of their televised adventures and will function as a 'Season 8' to the highly popular cult hit TV series that ran for seven seasons (see 'Buffy Returns').


Even though the WB aired the final episode of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series three years ago (May 20th, 2003), reruns have extended the life of the popular property, which still supports a wide array of tie-in products including action figures from Diamond Select Toys, trading cards from Inkworks(a new series is due in August), and Cine-Manga from Tokyopop (see 'Tokyopop's 'Buffy' Cine-Manga').