Buffy News at WonderCon 2011!

At WonderCon 2011, Darkhorse gave the official word that Georges will be back for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9.  With the first issue due out this September,  Season 9 will be shorter than last season, a 25-issue run this time.  Editor Scott Allie confirmed that Willow and Spike will be making appearances in this new season.

Below are a few links to articles and videos taken at WonderCon 2011 as the official news broke:

FROM  tfaw.com
“Hi folks! We’ve returned from WonderCon 2011 with an exclusive interview with Buffy Season 9 artist Georges Jeanty and the newly announced writer of Angel & Faith, Christos Gage! Watch the video below to hear about their plans for the Whedon universe:”

ALSO FROM  tfaw.com

FROM   fearnet.com
This weekend at WonderCon it was confirmed, to the relief of fans, that acclaimed comic artist Georges Jeanty would return to pencil Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9. Jeanty’s pencils combine the best traditions of American comics draftsmanship with a European flair that made Season 8 a smash hit with fans and proved the Buffy saga could continue beyond the television show. I spoke briefly with Jeanty about his return to the Chosen One.   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!

FROM   geek-news.mtv.com
Dark Horse’s Jeremy Atkins, Scott Allie, and Sierra Hahn were on board at WonderCon to give fans the skinny on what they can expect from their several titles based on Joss Whedon creations:   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!

FROM   geeksofdoom.com
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 will premiere in September with Whedon himself co-writing the first issue with Andrew Chambliss. Fans of Season 8 comic book series will feel right at home with the art, as Georges Jeanty will be returning for the new season.   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE!

FROM   afterellen.com
In an interview with Assignment X, Allie said Willow will still be dealing with her unresolved feelings toward Tara in the new season. He said:   FULL ARTICLE HERE!

The Totally Awesome-ly Buffy Season 8 DVD/Blu-Ray Info


Looks like the Blu-ray/DVD release of the Buffy: Season 8 Motion Comic will hit stores January 4, 2011.  And according to Amazon it will include the following.

Disc 1 Blue-Ray:

  • Under Buffy’s Spell
  • The Buffy Trivia Experience
  • Comic Book Covers and Art Gallery

Disc 2 DVD Side A:

  • The Buffy Trivia Experience

Disc 2 DVD Side B:

  • Under Buffy’s Spell
  • The Buffy Trivia Experience
  • Comic Book Covers and Art Gallery
  • Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Also, it will have will have a limited edition Jo Chen packaging and a collectible reprint of issue #1.

Dragon Con 2010: Buffy Season 8 Panel (WARNING: SPOILERS)

From tfaw.com:

Finally! Here is Dragon Con’s massive Buffy Season 8: Looking Back panel, starring Buffy artist Georges Jeanty and editor Scott Allie! They answered as many questions as they possibly could (WARNING: SPOILERS if you’re not caught up with issue #36). Here are a couple of highlights:

•Scott Allie definitively announced that he does NOT hate Spike
•Georges Jeanty reveals his original wish, which was to bring Kristy Swanson’s likeness into Season 8 as Buffy’s–older sister?
•Dark Horse has pretty much settled on an artist for Angel


















Dragon Con 2010: Georges tfaw.com Interview

From tfaw.com

“One of the highlights of Dragon Con this year was our excellent interview with Georges Jeanty, artist of Buffy Season 8! Here, we try to pry answers out of him about the final issues of Buffy Season 8, ask him about his personal highlights, and ask what’s up with Buffy Season 9!”