SDCC: Joss Whedon to Write New Comics Series at Dark Horse

By July 12, 2015
Joss Whedon

Although Joss Whedon has spent the last few years tearing up the box office by directing two Avengers films, he still has an itch to do a lot of his own creating. To that end, at the Dark Horse Comics panel yesterday at Comic-Con, he announced (via IGN) a new creator-owned series that will allow him to do just that. See the cover for the first issue of Joss Whedon’s Twist below.


Although not a lot is known about the premise of the series, Whedon did give a brief taste of what the concept for it will be. He said, or rather asked, “Why isn’t there a female Victorian Batman?” That single question holds a lot of possibilites, and it should be interesting to see how Whedon explores a new, creator-owned comic book series: a first for him.

Whedon’s highest profile work in comics, like in movies, is with Marvel. In 2004, he began a seminal run with artist John Cassaday on Astonishing X-Men, a self-contained series that acted as something of a follow-up to Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men, which at that point had recently concluded. He also took over for writer Brian K. Vaughan as the writer of the Runaways ongoing series for a time, and has overseen all of the comic book exploitations of his Firefly/Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchises that have also all been published by Dark Horse.

Comics fans will likely all agree that a new series with Whedon’s name attached should be a very interesting prospect, as he’s certainly one of the most respected genre storytellers working today. For more on this series as more details are revealed, keep it locked on GeekNation!

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.