Buffy, Angel, and other Pop Culture Specialist Message Boards

Can anyone give me a link to a good BtVS or Ats message board? I’ve been looking over google for some but am not finding anything I’d want to be a member of.

And, while I’m at it, what about a comprehensive Marvel Universe board? Every one I’ve ever read has had a thousand emoticons and is full of middle schoolers so I never stuck around. Is there one out there worth reading?

Feel free to ask for your own suggestions as well, if you so wish. For any Trekkies out there, TrekBBS.com is an adequate site.

The best-quality Buffy and Angel talk I’ve found is at the Television Without Pity forums. The boards are tightly moderated and the threads tend to be long and intimidating for newbies, but as a new Buffy fan myself, it has been a great place to turn to for insightful fan commentaries and smart discussions. I think of TWoP as the television-focused equivalent of the Straight Dope, with lots of funny, smart, snarky, educated posters.

TWoP’s Buffy boards: http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showforum=599
TWoP’s Angel boards: http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showforum=701

As for comic book talk, I find Marvel tends to attract younger and more immature fans than DC for the most part, so good luck. But I find Millarworld (run by comic writer Mark Millar) tends to have good discussion, and moderators keep things from getting too fanboyish and sophomoric. Industry pros stop in there to post and interact with fans all the time:

Writer Geoff Johns also has good, well-moderated boards, but they are much more DC-centric: http://www.comicbloc.com/forums/index.php?

I’ve been on the Buffyworld forums, and they’re ok, but not wonderful.

I think I’ve posted all of one time since I joined them.

There’s supposed to be a new site going up at http://www.buffy.net/ in September, but I don’t know if it will include message boards or what.