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July 09 2008

Scott Allie dispels rumour about Season 8 July announcement. Remember that hint that we'd get a big Buffy news in July? Well, Dark Horse's editor kills the buzz. And, relatedly, Scott has agreed to do a Q&A at SlayAlive - and has already responded to some questions about BtVS S8 et al *Caution - answers contain "negative spoilers". (B!x for the heads-up win).

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2008-07-09 01:21 ]

It's worth checking out his other posts there, BTW.
Faith and Giles a 'side story'. A side story that I'd rather read, though. Sob.
More interesting is Allie's follow-up comment, that Faith and Giles were not even the most likely spin off, and that there was at least one that was more likely. Thought he does not say what it was.
I think this is due to Dollhouse.
He says they'll come back into the story sooner rather than later, so it's not like Faith and Giles are being abandoned.

They're playing it smart, what he says about wanting Season 8 to have a tight arc, reigning in the side stories to a manageable level without having this thing go for 100 issues.

If they're gonna do Joss-sanctioned side-stories, it'd be cool to see full graphic novels. And only a few I guess, they don't have to be relevant to the events of Season 8 but I don't wanna see a Faith spin-off just for the sake of having a Faith spin-off. Only if they have a clear idea of where to take her character, or whichever other character might require a spin-off, and only if it's a story that needs to be told. One complete story in a larger comic that will cost us more as a one-time purchase but where we'll be able to see the conclusion all in one go. Having too many monthlies at once, I dunno...just not up for it, personally.

[ edited by Kris on 2008-07-09 00:31 ]
More interesting is Allie's follow-up comment, that Faith and Giles were not even the most likely spin off, and that there was at least one that was more likely. Thought he does not say what it was.


Well, it can't be Spike, 'cause he totally hates Spike*.

*I'm kidding. Really. And so are you if you think that; whether you know it or not ;). Plus Spike is over @ IDW.
I do wonder who else is considered potential spin-off material. Faith and Giles stand out in my mind as characters that seemed of strong interest to fans. That Spike guy is never even mentioned here so obviously it's not him.
A spin-off should be organic to the main story so I wouldn't want a spin-off to happen unless Joss felt there was a good reason to do it.

Spike:After The Fall sounds like it is organic to the main Angel:After The Fall series for example.The other idea Brian said was floated for a ATF spin-off was a Kate story.That I would love see eventually happen.They went with Spike though because it grew out of the main ATF series more then the Kate idea did.

More interesting is Allie's follow-up comment, that Faith and Giles were not even the most likely spin off, and that there was at least one that was more likely. Thought he does not say what it was.


How about Satsu?I'm sure she'll be back later in season 8 but the end of Wolves At The Gate is a good setup for a spin-off story.

Here's a weird idea,how about the other Buffy decoy?We saw the one underground get her story told in The Chain.What about the one dating The Immortal?

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2008-07-09 02:01 ]
Dawn and Kenny? Not only romance, but a new mythological creature every few issues.
Satsu did come to mind. She is a strong character. But also I think she's awesome so I always dismiss my Satsu spin-off thoughts to the same place as Andrew spin-offs.

Hadn't thought of the decoy. I kind of like that idea. Undercover partier by night, hunter of Italian vampires... also by night.
My feeling is that they would spin off the slayers themselves into their own book. I cannot see a Willow spin-off, since she is essential to Buffy's tale, and same for Xander and Dawn. I might also guess Andrew, which so long as he is gone would be fine with me.
I was going to post this as a new item, but it'd be immediately above this one, so instead I'm going to post as a comment and trust the mods to merge this stuff into the main post here.

As a result of this answer from Scott on that site, they've opened a Q&A where he is busily answering (or, of course, not answering) questions about Season 8.

ETA that the first link there includes this semi-ominous statement:

Around this time, the schedule is gonna get a little funky, but it's my hope that #20 will be out on time. If anything, delays will be minor, and righted quickly.


[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-07-09 05:33 ]
A Xander and Fray SpinOff, because he needs the vacation^^
Well, that was interesting. There were actual answers to questions which were clear, for a change. I appreciate his comment on Andrew's sexuality, which states that part of him wishes he would come out (or barring that, that people stopping using sexual stereotypes). I find it intriguing that he won't even go anywhere near discussing Tara- in the one case back earliermany issues ago, when asked he gave a very ambiguous answer that appeared to say they would not bring her back but a closer reading shows that that was not really what he said. This is the single issue I think that probably gives him the most worries, since he knows some of the fanbase is holding out for this eventuality. He shied away from self-criticism. S9 will start with #1 again. And he feels bad to have lost Angel. Interesting.

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