31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS – Day 14: One of the strangest aspects of the DWTS project was the near-immediate acceptance by both interested fans, and the folks within genre media circles. Some gas got poured onto that fire when we’d started working with actor/musician Christian Kane, who had a connection to the supernatural stuff in his past… a little series called ANGEL, which was a spin-off of Joss Whedon’s massive hit, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Funny thing is (and I’m not sure I’ve ever even mentioned this online), but while that fandom really, really embraced us – neither Ben nor myself were really into that world. In fact, I’ve still only seen maybe two episodes in their entirety. That said, being featured in not one – but two issues of Titan Magazines’ “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER featuring ANGEL” magazine was pretty damn cool, and through that association, we met some GREAT people, and made some great friends, many of which we still speak with today.
Oddly enough, it was some apparent and unknowing similarities to Whedon that had people taking notice, some complimentary statements quite flattering now since I’ve become a fan through what Joss has done in the MARVEL world…
It’s got a lot of great stuff. James has a lot of Joss-type stuff in there – it’s not that he’s trying to copy, because he didn’t work with Joss – but the reminds me more of ANGEL than anything else I’ve seen so far.
– Christian Kane, BUFFY/ANGEL Magazine #30, Apr/May 2007 –
About “31 Days of Death Walks the Streets”:
DEATH WALKS THE STREETS (DWTS) is a genre-bending transmedia entertainment property created by James Zahn in 2004… long before becoming “The Rock Father.” In celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary and the Halloween Season, 31 DAYS OF DEATH WALKS THE STREETS is a spin-off of the annual “31 Days of Halloween” feature, presenting an inside look at some materials from the comic book series and the intended DWTS film series.