Are Dollhouse Viral Sites Hinting at a Comic Book?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 24th, 2013 at 8:02 am,

dollhouse 00b Are Dollhouse Viral Sites Hinting at a Comic Book?

As we all know, Fox did not order any more episodes of Dollhouse, and obviously they won’t be ordering a 3rd season of the Joss Whedon show.

But I can’t help but wonder if Joss Whedon might not continue with his world of Dollhouse in his favorite alternate medium, the comics?

He’s taken all his television series to comic form under the Dark Horse label: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel & Serenity. It’s his vent avenue of choice when he still has something to say about his pet projects but no television studio will let him vent it.

How did I come about pondering the idea of Dollhouse becoming a comic?  Besides Joss’s track record?

On November 9th, a viral website or two went live in support of Dollhouse.

There’s the creepy Rossum Corporation who is behind the processes that helped create the Dollhouse. It’s a fairly in-depth and functional site with lots of info to offer you about themselves.

Dollhouse Rossum Corporation Are Dollhouse Viral Sites Hinting at a Comic Book?

Of course, the Rossum Corporation has its critics, but they aren’t as prolific with their websites and have a very short and creepy message about needing to stop Rossum.    In fact, a web surfer from Whedonesque called a phone number on the Rossum website and later got a callback directing them to the website Ditch The Tech.

Dollhouse Ditch the Tech Are Dollhouse Viral Sites Hinting at a Comic Book?

The video below is on Ditch The Tech, (Note / warning: the last few seconds get very loud!)

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Then there’s a newer page, Wipe The Future. I’ve got no clue what the correct password is, but it is related to Dollhouse. All it says is “Find her! Hurry!” According to sources, it’s said different things. Previous statements noted were, “Rossum knows that you know,” and “They will be calling.”

Too Little, Too Late?

The Dollhouse franchise is suddenly growing, albeit quietly. It’s a shame that the viral components just started now, considering the show was canceled. This could have added an extra depth to the background that might have inspired others to understand this show better.

That is of course unless my suspicion about a comic is accurate; then this is just the beginning and these viral sites for Dollhouse were released with this exact timing in mind. Timing designed to help pitch a new comic title.

Reminder: I’ve heard no news about a Dollhouse comic from Joss Whedon or Dark Horse comics. This is a pure piece of conjecture, but the websites are real.

Sources:  Whedonesque, Rossum Corporation, Ditch The Tech, Wipe the Future

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  1. It would make sense that Dollhouse would join Whedons other TV series in the comics universe.
    Who knows ?
    Maybe they will actually use the comic to EXPLAIN THE SHOW!

  2. Gary, I think these sites will start explaining things for sure. If you dig around the ROSSUM site, you’ll see what I mean… there’s things there that lend themselves to what helped create the Dollhouse.

  3. Ah viral marketing. It’s always intrigued me, but never engrossed me. I’ve had a little dig around about some of those sites, but the only people I can find who know the pass code to that site won’t say and I don’t care enough to find out.

    Still, too little to late it seems. If there’s a comic, I may or may not buy it, but if the show ends in a satisfying way like Joss has promised, I won’t be clamouring to read it.

    That said, the follow up comics for Buffy and Angel are pretty cool, incredibly different from the shows, but they really just seem like Joss has finally gotten complete creative control (not hindered by studios or TV budgets, I mean it doesn’t cost much more to draw a huge monster and then draw Buffy doing wild physics defying actions, but try and film it and suddenly people look at you with judgemental dollar-sign eyes). But if you’ve watched the shows all the way through, they’re not essential reading, just nice little additions.

  4. Bruce ,
    I think the show could have surived if the Dollhouse was destroyed from within,and the forces behind its creation would fight back and then we would learn more about the origins of the organization.
    Shake it up and peel back the onion .
    It seems simple to me.

  5. in the meta tag of Wipe the Futur their is a tag named: @AlexfromPR which is link to a twitter account which is linking with another twitter @cyberecho

    @AlexfromPR website/blog is http://alexandradawson.wordpress.com/about/

  6. Joss has already said publicly that Dollhouse will probably become a comic.

  7. AH hA! Thanks Elijah… I had never heard that up until now.

    Jeff-TVQC: Cool.

    Also, the Username is 69B & the Password is 478 over at Wipe The Future.

    Doesn’t give us much but a name that leads us to Spectrin.com…

    I think all these viral sites are short lived because the domain names are set to expire at various times throughout 2010.

    Good info team!

  8. Ah ha! Up until October, Joss Whedon and others were saying no comic, but in October Joss said “… there’s a chance.”

    Kudos to Elijah for pointing me in the right direction on this one.

    I’m leaning towards yes. Multiple websites, interesting twitter accounts all seems like an interesting game or puzzle, and I know Screen Rant readers love puzzles!

  9. That's the best show I've ever seen. Fox make a big mistake I think. This show , Joss Whedon …genius!!! I still have holp for season 3 or comic maybe on other TV I don't know I want to know more about the story .It's awesome !

  10. That's the best show I've ever seen. Fox make a big mistake I think. This show , Joss Whedon …genius!!! I still have holp for season 3 or comic maybe on other TV I don't know I want to know more about the story .It's awesome !