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October 21 2008

Possible new schedule for Buffy Season 8. Comicbookresources' Lying in the Gutters column has different tentative release dates from Dark Horse's site set for the next three issues. Might issue 22 slip to February ?

That's disappointing. Hadn't we heard 20 and 21 would both be December releases?

Oh well. I can be patient.
so that's more than 2 months in between 18 and 19 ... i was patient thinking it would be out first wednesday of november .. now i'm growing impatient ... i need my buffy fix! is this a sign of storylines changing due to the release of the harmony cover? we all guessed the upcoming plotline and now joss wants to throw us for a loop?
I would assume there is absolutely no way to change the plot at this point; not only has it impacted future issues which are being worked on right now, but it's kind of a big thing that has been planned for a long time. Also, we didn't really figure out the plot...because Scott Allie and Joss himself both told us about it some time ago.

Anyway, yes, this is rather disappointing if true.
Thanks for that spoiler MikeyB :(. Put it in invisible text before more people get spoiled.

Having already re-read Fray, I was planning to go through Season 8 again before the next issue. If this is right, it sadly looks like I've got plenty of time.
It is strange, since Scott Allie sounded like post-TOYL issues were in very advanced stages of completion.
And what, we are surprised? I seem to recall the last series of posts on this when the next issue was delayed, noting that it was unlikely for Dh to actually meet the new schedule it was publicizing. No matter how you cut it, delays are generally not a good thing.

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2008-10-21 16:42 ]
This might explain the following solicitation I saw in DC's listings:

Written by David Hine
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover by Ladrönn
Deathstroke nearly died fighting Geo-Force in DCU: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, and now he needs to rebuild himself. He's not about to let a near death experience make him lose his place as one of the most dangerous villains in the DCU. Where will he start? What's next for the Terminator? And how high will the body count be when he's finished?
On sale January 21 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US
On the plus side, I don't feel as bad about missing my own deadlines :D
Daylight, Jeanty probably did that while Moline was on as the artist for #16-19. Also, I think Allie said that the first issue or two of the one-shots has been done for a long time, which is why they were planning on releasing them both in December (#20 and #21, with #22 not a month later).
Patxshand, Jeanty was meant to be using that as lead time to get ahead on Buffy - presumably there are some scripts that just aren't ready...
They're going to start missing me up at the comic book store! (Although I guess the latest Angel is out... but I hate to drive all that way just for one comic...)

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