I’m sure we’ve got a fair number of Whedon fans out there and I’m certain most of you already know about the Serenity comics, and the Buffy comics, etc., but am I the only one that didn’t know there were Dollhouse comics floating around out there?
Needless to say, I was rather pleasantly surprised to accidentally stumble across this book while looking at other readables on Amazon.com. Like nearly every other amazing creation in the Whedonverse, Dollhouse was put on the chopping block long before it had really been given the chance to reach its true potential. I still had so many unanswered questions.
The stories collected in this volume take place between the show’s main series and the two season finales Epitaph One and Epitaph Two: Return. The book, appropriately titled Dollhouse: Epitaphs, helped fill in some big gaps for me. We start with Zone, Mag, and Griff, get a pretty healthy dose of Alpha, a triple shot of Ivy (there’s even a little Ivy on Ivy action), a bit of Ballard, and a little dash of Echo.
I wasn’t terribly impressed with the art in general, and occasionally had issues differentiating between characters in some sections, but I adored Phil Noto‘s covers, and enjoyed the work overall. While it didn’t answer all of the burning questions I had left about the show after it had been tourniqueted, it did help to fill a bit of the void that was left in the show’s absence. It’s definitely worth the read if you’re in need of a little more of the Dollhouse universe.