Season Eight – Part 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season Eight – Issues 1 to 20

1. The Long Way Home #1 | 2. The Long Way Home #2 | 3. The Long Way Home #3 |
4. The Long Way Home #4 | 5. The Chain | 6. No Future For You #1 |
7. No Future For You #2 | 8. No Future For You #3 | 9. No Future For You #4 |
10. Anywhere But Here | 11. A Beautiful Sunset |12. Wolves at the Gate #1 |
13. Wolves at the Gate #2 |14. Wolves at the Gate #3 | 15. Wolves at the Gate #4 |
16. Time of Your Life #1 | 17. Time of Your Life #2 | 18. Time of Your Life #3 |
19. Time of Your Life #4 | 20. After These Messages…We’ll Be Right Back

NEXT 20 ISSUES

1 The Long Way Home #1

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Letters By:Richard Starkings
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 28 March 2007
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Summary: Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers — newly legion — have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything’s fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains…


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2 The Long Way Home #2

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Letters By:Richard Starkings
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 04 April 2007
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Summary: The destruction of Buffy’s hometown, plus covert and powerful slayer “cells” around the world, add up to a new label for the Scoobies: Terrorist threat. Speaking of Sunnydale, the crater formerly known as, has opened to reveal the witch Amy, and boy is she pissed. Now: Giles, smoochies, a knife to the heart, and a big sleep.


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3 The Long Way Home #3

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Letters By:Richard Starkings
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 6 June 2007
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Summary: With Buffy incapacitated, Amy the witch has taken the opportunity to – get this – lay siege with an army of the undead. Willow takes her on a witches’ battle royal as hundreds of Slayers defend their Scottish citadel, but without the kiss of true love, Buffy will be out of commission indefinitely – with an unwelcome familiar face, and an image you won’t soon forget.


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4 The Long Way Home #4

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Letters By:Richard Starkings
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 02 May 2007
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Summary: Buffy’s back in action, thanks to a kiss of true love, but Willow’s another story entirely – their capture of Amy the witch opened up a magical trap door, and now the Wiccan is in the belly of the beast. To make matters worse, she’s at the mercy of someone truly bent on revenge, and he’s been waiting for this a long time. The conclusion to Season Eight’s first arc.


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5 The Chain

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Paul Lee
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Letters By:Richard Starkings
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty | Paul Lee
Release date: 25 July 2007
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Summary: Buffy’s new position as leader and figurehead of the world’s five hundred most powerful women has made her a bigger target than ever before. “The Chain” tells the story of one of the decoy “Buffy” Slayers, a tale personally important to series creator Joss Whedon.


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6 No Future for You #1

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Brian K Vaughan
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 5 September 2007
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Summary: The second arc of Season Eight starts here. Brian K Vaughan takes over writing duties and dives headlong into what Faith is up to – infiltration, assassination, and nonstop Cleveland. The fugitive Slayer is given the assignment that could change her life… if Giles specialized training doesn’t make her want to end it first.


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7 No Future for You #2

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Brian K Vaughan
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 3 October 2007
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Summary: Faith’s out to kill a Slayer. Lady Genevieve Savidge is one of the most dangerous women on the planet. If she’s left unstopped, the British heiress will usher in the apocalypse.. Faith has accepted Giles’s offer of an early retirement package for this gig – but the wetworks will have to wait til she’s infiltrated Savidge’s mystically protected estate


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8 No Future for You #3

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Brian K Vaughan
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 7 November 2007
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Summary: Faith hits the ground running after she infiltrates the estate of a rogue Slayer, that is until Buffy pops in and is confronted by her longtime nemesis. Certainly, chaos ensues.


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9 No Future for You #4

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Brian K Vaughan
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 5 December 2007
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Summary: Slayers battle to the death in the thrilling conclusion to Brian K Vaughan’s four-issue run.


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10 Anywhere But Here

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Cliff Richards
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Dave Stewart
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 2 January 2008
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Summary: Buffy and Willow meet a demon who reveals a dim future, forcing the two to reflect on their past. Meanwhile, back in Scotland, Dawn confides in Xander the deed that led to her mysterious growth spurt.


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11 A Beautiful Sunset

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: Joss Whedon
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jon Foster | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 6 February 2008
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Summary: An ill-prepared Buffy comes face to face with the new Big Bad in the form of an old-fashioned death match in this standalone issue.


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12 Wolves at the Gate #1

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Drew Goddard
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jon Foster | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 5 March 2008
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Summary: Acclaimed television series writer, Drew Goddard takes the reins on Season Eight with his four-issue arc titled, Wolves at the Gate.” The gang (yep, Dawn too) travels to Tokyo where they duel vampires with unusual, yet strangely familiar powers.


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13 Wolves at the Gate #2

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Drew Goddard
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jon Foster | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 2 April 2008
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Summary: Drew Goddard continues his story arc “Wolves at the Gate,” which has Buffy and the gang fighting a team of uber vamps in Tokyo. In order to better understand their mysterious new foes, Xander must recruit an old ally to join in their cause to defeat this new danger.


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14 Wolves at the Gate #3

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Drew Goddard
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jon Foster | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 7 May 2008
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Summary: The Scoobies’ mysterious new foes have obtained a powerful instrument that may destroy everything that Buffy has worked so hard to build. Acclaimed screenwriter Drew Goddard continues his fun-filled romp through Tokyo with “Wolves at the Gate” part 3.


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15 Wolves at the Gate #4

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Drew Goddard
Art By: Georges Jeanty
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jon Foster | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 4 June 2008
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Summary: Having traveled from her base in Scotland, Buffy ventures to the heart of Japan in order to reclaim her stolen scythe, in Drew GOddard’s conclusion to “Wolves at the Gate”. Along the way, Buffy and the legion of Slayers join forces with the irresistible Dracula to defeat a tight-nit group of nefarious vampires, in which the Slayers suffer a massive hit.


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16 Time of Your Life #1

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Joss Whedon
Art By: Karl Malone
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 2 July 2008
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Summary: On a hot tip, Buffy and Willow head to Manhatten hoping to unlock the secrets of Buffy’s mysterious sycthe, but something goes terribly awry when Buffy suddenly finds herself transported to an unknown world, and into the path of future Slayer Fray.


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17 Time of Your Life #2

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Joss Whedon
Art By: Karl Malone
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 6 August 2008
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Summary: After a shaky introduction, Buffy and Fray must join forces in order to discover the purpose of their meeting, and its impact on the world at large.


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18 Time of Your Life #3

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Joss Whedon
Art By: Karl Malone
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 3 September 2008
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Summary: A powerful enemy from Buffy’s past confronts the Slayer and Fray in the future, having allied with Fray’s greatest foe. Meanwhile, Dawn’s gone through another bizarre change.


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19 Time of Your Life #4

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Joss Whedon
Art By: Karl Malone
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 26 November 2008
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Summary: Buffy and Fray take on a powerful foe, who’s lasted hundreds of years just so she can bring down the last two Slayers.


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20 After These Messages…. We’ll Be Right Back

SYNOPSIS | GALLERY |
Written By: | Jeph Loeb
Art By: Georges Jeanty | Eric Wright
Inks by: Andy Owens
Colours By: Michelle Madson
Covers By: Jo Chen | Georges Jeanty
Release date: 17 December 2008
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Summary: Jeph Loeb and Eric Wright take the reins on Buffy Season Eight with this very special one-shot joining series artist Georges Jeanty, in a twisted tale picking up from the time-traveling Buffy/Fray crossover.


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