In an exclusive from CBR, it was reported that Fox has pulled the license for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly from Dark Horse Comics. This severs a 20-year long partnership between Fox and Dark Horse.
The Buffy The Vampire Slayer comics are in the show’s canon, picking up immediately after the show aired its final episode.
“For the immediate future, comics will remain available through Dark Horse, including September’s recently announced Buffy Season 10 Library Edition Volume 3 hardcover collection. But after Season 12 wraps, there will be no more new stories starring the characters.
“We made sure that the journey wasn’t continuing. We wanted to give the Dark Horse era some closure,” Whedon told CBR. “I heard about all of this after the fact. It’s like Disney taking Star Wars over to Marvel. All of a sudden, we realize this is happening. So I’m writing this from a position that will leave everybody in a position where you feel some closure.”” – Via CBR
It is probably safe to assume that Angel has been pulled as well.
This is not the first time Dark Horse Comics has lost the license to a major property. You might remember that in 2014 Dark Horse lost the license to Star Wars comics to Marvel Comics.
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