Mentioned online comics/dotcomics in the comments a day or two back. I left out Dark Horse's eComics, because I don't think I was aware of them. Or I have a brain disease, but let's go with the former explanation.
There are several Buffy eComics, which normally I'd be interested in. The one I randomly started reading, Haunted, starts off with cameo appearances by Angel and Faith, which should make it even more interesting to the fans. The few who, y'know, heard about any of it.
Although there is a Printed Matter category over at WHEDONesque (and I was all ready to bitch about them linking to the Chicago Tribune registration-required version of a story originally from the Washington Post, until I tried finding said story on the Post's site. . .), it's fairly sparse. Which seems odd, since the comic is often written by the show's actors, writers or, y'know, creator.
Maybe the folks at WHEDONesque don't care for the art, either.
Or comics just get no respect.
Or I'm not awake yet.
Know at least one of the comics -- and I suppose I should dig around to find out which one -- dealt with the fun-filled, Dawn-fueled issue of retroactive continuity:
Retroactive continuity is a phrase coined by comic book historian and writer Roy Thomas (in All-Star Squadron #64) to describe instances in which previously published comic book history is contradicted. A simpler way of defining it may be "revisionist history." Since its introduction in the Eighties, the term retroactive continuity has become so common place that it has even been abbreviated simply to retcon (a word even used as a verb, as in "DC retconned The Black Canary...").
You can't, can you?
Not without that head 'splody thing kicking in.
See, this is why comics get no respect. Ok, one of the many reasons. . .
Apropos of nothing, the Smallville comic ships next week.