Hi, I wanted to post this at the DH buffy boards, but 1, the place is almost deserted and 2, for no reason the validation email does not get send by their system.
SO maybe someone here who is reading Buffy, but more importantly Angel & Faith can help me.
I have read, and asked before, whatever IDW Angel and Spike comics are still in continuity. Because when IDW was doing them, Joss Whedon said that the last Angel series from IDW was the official season of Angel after the show ended. Just like Buffy season 8 was by DH comics.
There is an interview in which current DH BUffy/Angel writers says: "yeah, those stories (IDW) are still cannon".
IDW made a good effort with their last spike series (which just got a TPB from IDW this month) in putting their story as part of the continuity since only in IDW's comic you can get the story about why spike has a space ship with bugs. Said space ship, appeared before in buffy but didnt get an explanation. So IDW got to make the explantion.
But the major problem I have are with Angel & Faith latest issues. WIllow shows up and ask for help from Connor. BUT now, when they go to him with Angel, suddenly all of the AFTER THE FALL season got erased/reboot/reckoned Connor is not running angel investigations, Gunn has 2 eyes again. Lorn is alive, no beta george, or the watcher girl. nothing. Its as if all that after the fall story never happened.
Nobody even explained how angel was twilight while running angel investagation in LA. I always tought that MAYBE the Twilight thing was AFTER IDW's series. But no. with the latest 2 angel & faith comics, everything got erased.
So, anyone reading this and the IDW's can make any sense, is simply IDW out of continuity?
if yes, does that means that sooner or later, DH will make me buy a new "in continuity" after the fall series, in which even spike's ship's origin is retold?
In last month's buffy letter colum in the comic, there is a question to whatever changed to the original plan for season 9. The answer was that the original idea was having buffy in a cosmic adventure. but got scrapped in the last minute for what is currently being published as season 9. So maybe there was in fact another explanation for spike's space ship, that would have made IDW's explanation out of continuity.
I liked what IDW did, Joss said he liked, and that's why he made sure to named it as the official next season for angel. He even is credited in those comics as Executive Supervisor, just like in Buffy's.
I am reading the current Angel & Faith series, but with each issues I feel like DH wants to make me in the future spend money in a story that was already told and I bought (after the fall). In fact that would be the 3rd time, IDW's firt angel series was said to be out of continuity.
and I hear there is an upcoming Spike and Willow ongoing for 2013.
Altought it seems that the current series are not selling as well as the previous Buffy season.
Can someone made any sense of the Buffyverse continuity? any help?