After sixteen years as shepherd, editor and sometimes writer, Scott Allie is stepping down as the lead editor in charge of Dark Horse’s various Buffy The Vampire Slayer titles. This news, reported first by the blog BuffyFest, reports that Allie isn’t leaving Dark Horse however, and will remain it’s Editor-In-Chief, but is passing over the editorial duties for Buffy, Angel & Faith and related titles to his former assistant and now full editor, Sierra Hahn.
"It's really surprisingly hard to think about not being involved in creating these stories anymore. It's weird how much a part of my life these characters have been," Allie said anvideo interview posted on BuffyFest. “I love working with all of them... but it's weird to walk away from a world that's defined your career."
Allie said the decision comes as he takes on new job responsibilities at Dark Horse, as well as the recent addition of a baby daughter to his family. Allie first worked onBuffy The Vampire Slayer comics when Dark Horse first got the license back in 1998. In the ensuing years he has edited virtually every issue of Buffy-related comics out there, as well as writing and co-writing many issues, working closely with creator Joss Whedon.