Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' lives on in one-off comic, drops at Comic-Con

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Joss Whedon, lover of finding any and all ways to revive his departed series, promised that the "Dollhouse" story ended with the January finale. Well, he wasn't totally lying.

Yes, Whedon's releasing more "Dollhouse" goodness in comic book form. But, as UGO first reported, apparently it's just a one-off deal to bridge the stories between the season 1 and 2 finales -- both of which took place in the distant future of the series' regular timeline.

Since the episodes in question were titled "Epitaph One" and "Epitaph Two," the book is aptly named "Epitaphs." Publisher Dark Horse describes it as "an intricate trip through the precise moment when the Active technology went global, and how the protagonists from Epitaph One and Two narrowly avoided death, and worse."

dollhouse-epitaphs-cover.jpgIf that sounds confusing, don't worry. It's intended for fans only. The book won't even be available in comic shops. You'll have to buy season two on DVD or Blu-Ray to score a copy.

The bundle is currently scheduled for an October 12 release, but if you've got ants in your nerdy pants, copies will be available at Comic-Con in San Diego from July 21 through July 25. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen ("Epitaph" writers and Joss's brother and sister-in-law) will even signing copies at the convention center on Friday from 11 a.m. through noon.

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