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January 03 2017

Dark Horse to release Buffy Season 8 Omnibuses. Volume 1 (which presumably collects the first half of the run) has a release date of September 26th on Amazon.

October 28 2015

Imperfect Harmony in Buffy Season 8 #21. Comics Alliance continues their look at the "strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium" by examining the 'Harmonic Divergence' issue from Season 8.

January 26 2015

Preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel To Panel: Seasons 8 & 9. The Dark Horse art book will be out on February 25th.

December 12 2012

Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Hardcover Volume 3 is out this week. It collect issues 21 to 30 and the MySpace Dark Horse Presents stories "Harmony Bites", "Harmony Comes to the Nation" and "Vampy Cat Play Friend".

October 10 2012

(SPOILER) CBR talks to Jane Espenson about the new arc starting in Buffy # 14. "The core of the "Buffy" style of storytelling is to always have a reason to tell a story -- to have something you are setting out to say. That is an agenda."

September 23 2012

Buffy Season 8 sale at Darkhorse Digital. Megabundle for $55.

September 12 2012

Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Hardcover Volume 2 is out this week. It collects issues 11 - 20 and "includes never-before-seen sketch materials!".

July 01 2012

50 comics and characters that resonate with LGBT readers. Relevant titles: Buffy Season 8 (#24), Runaways (#10), X-Men (#13). More...

June 20 2012

Cover art for Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Volume 3. "This deluxe hardcover edition collects Predators and Prey and Retreat, the fifth and sixth arcs of Season 8, along with three short stories originally published in MySpace Dark Horse Presents".

May 23 2012

Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Hardcover Volume 1 out this week. It collects issues 1 to 10 and looks huge (click here for a look). More...

May 15 2012

Buffy Movie/Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic DVD out today. Sadly there's no cover art for this double feature. ETA: Oh yes there is! Click here to see. More...

March 06 2012

Brian K Vaughan AMA (Ask Me Anything). Runaways co-creator and writer of Buffy season 8's "No Future For You" fields all questions on Reddit for today only.

February 17 2012

Buffy Digital Sale this Weekend. Buffy Season 8 Issues 16-30 are on sale for $.99 through Dark Horse Digital.

January 24 2012

TFAW Back Issue Sale. It includes Buffy Season Eight and Serenity Better Days (#s 2 & 3) at 70% off. Great time to "tighten up" your collection. Includes some Variant Covers.

November 29 2011

Jo Chen's cover art for the first Buffy Season 8 hardcover. USA Today's Pop Candy has the scoop.

November 19 2011

Buffy Season 8 Volume 1 hardcover gets listed on Amazon. Coming out in July of next year, it's 304 pages and will set you back $29.99. More...

November 02 2011

The best licensed comic books. Find out how Buffy fares against the likes of the Mass Effect, Gears of War and Star Wars comic books.

October 31 2011

(SPOILER) Advance review of Buffy Season 9 #3. Some slight spoilers for the issue.

September 30 2011

A couple of clips from the Buffy Season 8 motion comics. The DVD (which collects issues 1-19) will released in the UK on Monday. Unlike in the US, there will be no Blu-ray version. More...

June 24 2011

A Bounty of Buffy: an interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie. With the 'Last Gleaming' tpb currently at no.1 on The New York Times' Paperback Graphic Books list, the paper's Arts Beat section speaks to Scott about Buffy Seasons 8 and 9 and the Angel & Faith title.

June 22 2011

Buffy Season 8 sketch pages. As seen in the recently released 'Last Gleaming' trade paperback.

June 12 2011

Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty wrap up Buffy Season 8! A great fan report from the Golden Apple Comics event.

June 01 2011

Buffy Season 8 Volume 8 'Last Gleaming' tpb out this week. The final volume collects issues 36-40 and the Riley one-shot.

May 31 2011

Join the Buffy Season 8 wrap party tomorrow evening in Los Angeles! To celebrate the release of the eighth and final volume of Buffy Season 8, Golden Apple Comics are holding a wrap party. Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty will be be signing in store. More...

April 06 2011

Curve Magazine chats to Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy Seasons 8 & 9. There's some nice insights into Buffy/Satsu, writing with Joss on 'The Last Gleaming arc' and comic book pacing. As ever, spoilers for youknowwhat in Buffy #39.

April 03 2011

Buffy Season 8 inker nominated for Inkwell Award. Andy Owens is nominated in the The S.P.A.M.I. category. That's short for "Favorite Small Press And Mainstream-Independent 2010 cover-dated interior comic book ink work over another pencil artist (Non-Marvel or DC work)". More info about the awards can be found here.

March 30 2011

High-Def Digest reviews Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic Blu-ray. Joshua Zyber of High-Def Digest takes a critical eye to the Blu-ray release of the first nineteen issues of season 8 of "Buffy" in motion comic form.

March 14 2011

Buffy Season 8 nominated for an Eagle Award. It got nominated in the "Favourite American Comicbook: Colour" category. And you vote it and other nominees by clicking here. More...
Buffy's Girls - commentary on the final issue of Season 8. A Sequential Tart writer talks about why the ending left her torn.

March 09 2011

Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic DVD gets UK release date. According to, it will be out on October 3rd.

March 01 2011

Buffy as Motion Comic: Paper Doll or New Art Form? A very interesting examination of how the story of Buffy Season 8 is told in this new medium.

February 05 2011

Buffy Season 8 wins SFX Award. It beat 'Batman and Robin', 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Marvels Project' in the 'Best Comic or Graphic Novel' category. ETA: Watch Scott Allie's acceptance video here.

February 03 2011

10 Good Things About Buffy Season 8. Sex, Slayers, Dark Witches and More! Oh My!

February 01 2011

Buffy comic sales review at The Beat! Buffy remains #1 in sales for "indie" comics (indie books are not published by Marvel or DC) but the sales figures show a consistent and significant drop from year to year. (i.e. December, 2010 sales are down 55% from December 2007). More...

January 28 2011

Make your own Buffy Season 8 motion comic. It's the demo edtion of the software that's on the Season 8 Blu-ray/DVD combo. It's strangely addictive.

January 24 2011

NPR's Pop Culture blog discusses Buffy Season 8. NPR's comics guy looks over Buffy Season 8, especially in light of the challenge of pacing a comic book series that was formerly a television show. Redacted spoilers but avoid if you are very sensitive. More...

January 22 2011

Win a copy of the first volume of Buffy Season 8. You can either achieve this through punning or knowledge. More...

January 19 2011

Buffy Season Eight nominated for a GLAAD award! Buffy Season Eight was nominated in the "Comic Book" category, which I didn't even know they had... More...
(SPOILER) IGN interview Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy. He talks about the end of season 8 and season 9. There's also an interview with him over at Buffyfest.
Joss Whedon's letter in Buffy #40. Curious to know what he wrote?
(SPOILER) Joss Whedon talks about the end of Buffy Season 8. And drops hints for the future as well.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #40. Season 8 comes to an end.

January 17 2011

Soundtrack for Buffy Season 8. A short but sweet list of songs from the people who brought us Season 8. Includes a track chosen by Joss.

January 04 2011

Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic now out on Blu-ray/DVD combo. The two disc collection has the first 19 issues of the Season and includes various extras as well. More...

January 02 2011

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #40. This will be released on January 19th.

December 26 2010

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #39. Has some spoilerish stuff for Buffy #40 and season 9. ETA Scott Allie posted this pic from Buffy #40. So since it's from next issue, spoiler warning.

December 10 2010

(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 8 #39. Scott Allie and Georges Jeanty talk about the issue,tease Buffy #40 and season 9.

December 02 2010

(SPOILER) Interview with Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy #39. Major spoilers for today's issue. Covers a lot of stuff including the theme of season 8.

December 01 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #39. The fourth part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc and the penultimate issue of Season 8.

November 30 2010

(SPOILER) Jo Chen's cover for the last Buffy Season 8 trade revealed. has a exclusive sneak peak at the cover to the last trade paperback of the Buffy season 8 series.

November 24 2010

(SPOILER) Description for Buffy Season 8 Volume 8 'Last Gleaming'. Want to know how Dark Horse describe the final arc in tpb form? Well now you can.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 Q&A with Georges Jeanty. The latest round of fan questions courtesy of SlayAlive.

November 15 2010

Spot the difference, Buffy Season 8! Can you spot all 15 differences? And get this, one of The Puzzle Hub's Mutant Enemy crosswords will be appearing in the finale issue of Season 8.

November 10 2010

Buffy Season 8 lunchboxes and pint glasses announced for next May. They'll go well with the coffee mugs.

November 06 2010

Buffy Season 8 Vol 6 'Retreat' - one of Amazon's best selling comics of 2010. The trade paperback came seventh in Amazon's top ten best selling comic books of the year.

November 05 2010

(SPOILER) Revealed in full - Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #39. A censored version was released at the end of September, the full version was seen on the back page of this week's release of Buffy #38. Scott Allie explains to Buffyfest why the cover was censored.

November 04 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy #40 pushed back two weeks? The 'Upcoming' page on Dark Horse's Website shows it as a January 19th release, not coinciding with the usual release dates (first Wednesday a month) and the date given on the Season 8 Wikipedia page. Spoilers for the cover art.

November 03 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #38. It's the third part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc.
(SPOILER) The latest Buffy Season 8 Q&A with Georges Jeanty. Fans ask, Georges answers. Last month's issue gets discussed in detail and there's big hints dropped for the last three issues of Season 8.

October 28 2010

Cover for the Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo). As seen on Amazon.

October 07 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for the final issue of Buffy Season 8. The fortieth issue will be out in January.

October 06 2010

Buffy Season 8 Volume 7: 'Twilight' tpb out this week. It collects issue 31, Brad Meltzer's controversial arc (issues 32-35) and the Willow one-shot.
(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #37. It's the second part of the 'Last Gleaming' arc (and it's written by Joss and Scott).

October 05 2010

Which ten comics would you save? This ComicsAlliance writer includes Buffy #5 amongst their picks, saying "it's probably one of the best issues of comics of all time".

October 04 2010

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy #36. Lots of info.

September 30 2010

(SPOILER) The Jo Chen Buffy #39 cover. Part of it is blacked out as Top Secret. I saw the cover yesterday in the Previews Catalog but a crisper hi-res version is now online courtesy of Buffyfest.

September 26 2010

Nominations for SFX Magazine Awards 2011. Nominations include the cancellation of Dollhouse and Buffy season 8.

September 20 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #37. This issue will be out on October 6th.

September 15 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy #39 variant cover and info. As seen on
Jane Espenson on Buffy Season 8 and more. A must-read interview.

September 09 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Buffy teaser pokes (more) fun at "Twilight". "Don't get Emo, Get Even".

September 03 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Scott Allie on Buffy #36. It's the return of Comic Book Resources "Behind Buffy Season 8" series.

September 02 2010

(SPOILER) The uncensored Buffy #37 cover art. Jo Chen's artwork gets revealed in full. Big spoilers if you haven't yet read Buffy #36.

September 01 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #36. The Season 8 finale kicks off with the first part of the Joss Whedon penned 'Last Gleaming' arc.

August 31 2010

Buffy Season 8: The Story So Far. On the eve of the beginning of the season 8 finale "Last Gleaming", here is a pretty good recap of the season 8 storyline up to now.

August 26 2010

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy #36. It's the beginning of the final arc of Season 8.

August 18 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley'. The tagline for this Jane Espenson penned Season 8 one shot is "Commitment through Distance, Virtue through Sin".

August 16 2010

Win Buffy Season 8 soda. are giving away ten six-packs at 10am ET. More...

August 10 2010

Tour of Dark Horse Comics with Tom Lenk. Wherein Tom looks for pictures of himself in Season 8 comics and many exclamation points are used.

August 06 2010

(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley. This Jane Espenson penned Season 8 one shot will be out on the 18th. More...

August 03 2010

(SPOILER) Cover art and synopsis for Buffy #38. Well now.

July 24 2010

More Buffy Season 8 DVD details. The news out of Comic-Con is that the motion comic will be released on DVD on January 4th, 2011. It will "include limited edition Jo Chen packaging and a collectible reprint of Dark Horse Comic's first book in the series". There's still no word if the writers and artists are getting royalties.

July 23 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 8 details from Comic-Con. At today's Dark Horse panel, there was some tidbits about the Riley one-shot and the Season 8 finale.
How Buffy Season 8 got turned into motion comics. It's an interview with Jeff Shuter who adapted and produced all 19 episodes of the series. More...

July 22 2010

20th Century Fox not paying artists or writers for using their work in Buffy Motion Comic? Well that's what Bleeding Cool claims.

July 21 2010

Buffy Season 8 soda to be given away at Comic-Con. has a preview of two of the flavours, "Dawn's a Centaur! Root Beer" and "Giles' Grape Potion". And FEARnet has the "Willow's Green Apple Witch's Brew" flavour. We've got the Xander's Strawberry Lime Elixir flavour. And ShockTillYouDrop has the Twilight's Old Moon Orange & Cream pic. And the bottles will be available for ordering at this myJones webpage. More...

July 17 2010

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty talks Buffy Season 8 (and 9). It's an extended interview taken from the recent SFX Vampire Special Magazine. There's some insights into what it was like drawing the Twilight character and symbol and Georges drops some hints about the finale.

July 15 2010

This week's Entertainment Weekly has a sneek peek at "The New Buffy". By all indications, it's a first look at the Buffy Season 8 motion comic which will debut on iTunes on July 19th.

July 14 2010

(SPOILER) Buffy S8 #37 solicitation. The Dark Horse site has been updated with the official solicitation for this issue. Spoilers abound!

June 29 2010

(SPOILER) First look at Jo Chen's cover art for Buffy #37. Plus another chance to see Georges Jeanty's much talked about cover for that issue.

June 25 2010

Brad Meltzer talks about Joss Whedon and Buffy Season 8. If you haven't yet read his Twilight arc (issues 32 - 35) and are waiting for the trade paperback, you best stay away.

June 06 2010

(SPOILER) Title for the final Buffy Season 8 arc. Buffyfest reveals what Joss' arc will be called.

June 04 2010

(SPOILER) Jane Espenson talks about the Buffy Season 8 Riley one-shot. Includes some preview pages of art.

May 28 2010

Watcher Junior Issue 5 is now online. There's academic essays that look at Restless and drugs and addiction as seen on Buffy. And if you've been following the debate about Buffy comic book artwork, you might want to check out "The Many Faces of Buffy" feature. It's very impressive.

May 27 2010

"A view from the fence" - Buffy Season 8 so far. With #36 not out until September, it's time to take a breath and ponder on what has gone before. This essay examines the reasons as to why the comics could end up being great and the issues that need to be addressed to get the comics to work. All the major talking points get a look in - from continuity to the aftermath of Twilight's reveal.

May 14 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffy comics for August. We get the previously released details for the Riley one-shot and the finalised cover for the Buffy Season 8 Volume 7 'Twilight' tpb (first glimpsed back in January).

May 08 2010

(SPOILER) The revamped cover art for Buffy #36. Courtesy of Jo Chen.

May 06 2010

(SPOILER) Jo Chen cover and solicitation for Buffy Season 8 #36. This'll be out in September. And MTV's Splash Page has the Georges Jeanty cover.

May 05 2010

(SPOILER) For the discussion of Buffy #35. It's the final part of Brad Meltzer's much-talked about Twilight arc. And if you're interested, he'll be taking questions about his Buffy run on Twitter today. Brad also talks about the issue in the second part of his Buffyfest interview.

May 04 2010

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #35. Cutting it close since it's out tomorrow but better late than never.

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