Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Season Eight

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Season Eight
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season Premiere March 7, 2007
Season Finale January 6, 2011
Episode Count 40 + 3 specials
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Season Eight of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a canon continuation of the series in the form of monthly comic books. The series is published by Dark Horse Comics under the supervision of Joss Whedon, who will also write many of the issues. Penciller Georges Jeanty, inker Andy Owens and colorist Dave Stewart provide art for the series, along with cover artist Jo Chen.

The series runs chronologically at the same time as the fifth season of Angel, with four-issue story arcs being roughly equivalent to one television episode. Whedon commented that there will be no reference to the series finale of Angel, partially due to the fact that the publishing rights to Angel comics is owned by IDW. Incidentally, the popularity of this series gave way to a canon comic continuation of Angel, entitled After The Fall.

Since the collapse of the Hellmouth and total destruction of Sunnydale, Buffy has established an international group of "slayer squads" which deal with supernatural creatures which threaten humanity. However, the United States military sees Buffy's group as a potential terrorist threat which is infringing upon American interests. While the two build up to an inevitable clash, a big bad known as "Twilight" is lurking.

Much of what Andrew told Angel about the status of the scoobies following the Hellmouth's collapse is correct. Many characters from the series are also being considered for appearance, including Amy, Angel, Spike and possibly resurrected characters like Anya.

Along with Whedon, several former series writers are expected to make a return to write story arcs and single issues. Also appearing will be several professional comic writers, including some who have become television writers like Brian K. Vaughan. The series was initially expected to run for around 22 issues, but it continued to expand and will now run 40 issues, plus 3 specials. Release dates are speculative based on announced solicitation dates and are subject to change.

Comics

# Title Written By Penciller Airdate
1 The Long Way Home (1) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty March 14, 2007
2 The Long Way Home (2) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty April 4, 2007
3 The Long Way Home (3) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty May 2, 2007
4 The Long Way Home (4) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty June 6, 2007
5 The Chain Joss Whedon Paul Lee July 25, 2007
6 No Future for You (1) Brian K. Vaughan Georges Jeanty September 5, 2007
7 No Future for You (2) Brian K. Vaughan Georges Jeanty October 3, 2007
8 No Future for You (3) Brian K. Vaughan Georges Jeanty November 7, 2007
9 No Future for You (4) Brian K. Vaughan Georges Jeanty December 5, 2007
10 Anywhere but Here Joss Whedon Cliff Richards January 2, 2008
11 A Beautiful Sunset Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty February 6, 2008
12 Wolves at the Gate (1) Drew Goddard Georges Jeanty March 5, 2008
13 Wolves at the Gate (2) Drew Goddard Georges Jeanty April 2, 2008
14 Wolves at the Gate (3) Drew Goddard Georges Jeanty May 7, 2008
15 Wolves at the Gate (4) Drew Goddard Georges Jeanty June 4, 2008
16 Time of Your Life (1) Joss Whedon Karl Moline July 2, 2008
17 Time of Your Life (2) Joss Whedon Karl Moline August 6, 2008
18 Time of Your Life (3) Joss Whedon Karl Moline September 3, 2008
19 Time of Your Life (4) Joss Whedon Karl Moline November 26, 2008
20 After These Messages... We'll Be Right Back! Jeph Loeb Georges Jeanty,
Eric Wight
December 17, 2008
21 Harmonic Divergence Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty January 7, 2009
22 Swell Steven S. DeKnight Georges Jeanty February 4, 2009
23 Predators and Prey Drew Z. Greenberg Georges Jeanty March 4, 2009
24 Safe Jim Krueger Cliff Richards April 1, 2009
25 Living Doll Doug Petrie Georges Jeanty May 6, 2009
S1 Tales of the Vampires: The Thrill Becky Cloonan Vasilis Lolos June 3, 2009
26 Retreat (1) Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty July 1, 2009
27 Retreat (2) Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty August 5, 2009
28 Retreat (3) Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty September 2, 2009
29 Retreat (4) Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty October 7, 2009
30 Retreat (5) Jane Espenson Georges Jeanty November 4, 2009
S2 Willow: Goddesses and Monsters Joss Whedon Karl Moline December 23, 2009
31 Turbulence Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty January 13, 2010
32 Twilight, Chapter One: Buffy Has F#©$ing Superpowers Brad Meltzer Georges Jeanty February 3, 2010
33 Twilight, Chapter Two: The Master Plan Brad Meltzer Georges Jeanty March 3, 2010
34 Twilight, Chapter Three: Them F#©%ing (Plus the True History of the Universe) Brad Meltzer Georges Jeanty April 7, 2010
35 Twilight, The Final Chapter: The Power of Love Brad Meltzer Georges Jeanty May 5, 2010
S3 Riley: Commitment through Distance, Virtue through Sin Jane Espenson Karl Moline August 18, 2010
36 Last Gleaming (1) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty September 1, 2010
37 Last Gleaming (2) Joss Whedon and
Scott Allie
Georges Jeanty October 6, 2010
38 Last Gleaming (3) Joss Whedon and
Scott Allie
Georges Jeanty November 3, 2010
39 Last Gleaming (4) Joss Whedon and
Scott Allie
Georges Jeanty December 1, 2010
40 Last Gleaming (5) Joss Whedon Georges Jeanty January 19, 2011

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