28 Comments
Posted by ghost_runner

And now i have to start watching buffy

Posted by MatKrenz

Oh man Angel as a protector of Magic Town. That's gonna be good, hope they bring in Angel's supporitng cast from the show like Gunn Illirya. It's been a while since they interacted fully.

Posted by BlackShadowCat

I love how they kept the actors likeness in the character drawing. "Buffy" will never die!

Posted by Shika1Dude

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Edited by tim_mik

Nice - teen Giles is still around!

Edited by Shika1Dude

looks like Rebekah Isaacs is staying on, hope Jeanty remains also

Posted by feargalr

I quite enjoyed season 8, but around the time billy got introduced in season 9 I dropped off. Just isn't for me.. :/

Posted by frozenedge

Wait when did magic return the Buffyverse? I thought it was all gone? I'm so far behind on this

Edited by tim_mik

@feargalr: billy was barely used for those few issues and then disappeared from the main storyline for a while so I don't see him factoring in, but you never know. overall, i just kept reading buffy for the sake of my love for the show, while i actually enjoyed picking up Angel & Faith every month.

Edited by The Stegman

They need to ditch Billy, he's useless, just a token gay guy. Can't wait for her to see young Giles though.

Edited by Krissyjump

Although Season 9 had it's ups and downs I thoroughly enjoyed it and Angel & Faith was one of my favorite books. I'm so unbelievably excited for this. I love Rebekah Isaacs art, and I hope she's talking over for Buffy Season 10 since Jeanty is drawing Serenity.

Posted by nick_clark

I can't wait for this!!!!

Posted by BumpyBoo

Really need to get around to reading these :/

Posted by claudiawenlock

I love seeing Giles and Spike close. Hopes that mean something for this new season!!

Posted by blowsaloadlikeashotgunrightthroughherback

@matkrenz: I think the chances of Illyria showing up are really slim, given that her death was pretty final.

Posted by charlieboy

Looks like Buffy got a haircut? I liked Billy. I hope they use him more. I don't think he will ever replace an originial Scooby but I wouldn't mind seeing him developed more.

Edited by spacemanspiff85

I've always liked Angel and his series way more than Buffy. I'm still annoyed about that whole Twilight thing, and then how they sort of pushed his supporting cast to the side in Angel & Faith, and then what happened to Illyria.

Posted by Trodorne

YAY!

Edited by The Stegman

I've always liked Angel and his series way more than Buffy. I'm still annoyed about that whole Twilight thing, and then how they sort of pushed his supporting cast to the side in Angel & Faith, and then what happened to Illyria.

The Angel series has always been superior to the Buffy series, both in television and comics. I too am upset about how his cast seems to be dwindling.

Lorne and Illyria die and will probably stay dead


Yet when Giles dies, he comes back the next season. >_<

Posted by spacemanspiff85

@the_stegman:

That's one thing that bugged me with Buffy. Through seven seasons of the show, none of the main Scooby characters ever got killed, unless you want to count Anya at the very end. Compare that to Angel, where by the end of the series, he was the only character still alive who'd been on the beginning of the show. As dangerous as their world was, it didn't seem realistic how nobody died on Buffy.

What really, really bugs me though is how after five seasons of his own show, which is far superior to Buffy, and years of comics, which were all pretty much completely independent of Buffy, he's gone back to playing second fiddle, and really gotten screwed over. I can't buy that the Angel who basically sold his soul to provide a happy life for his son would turn evil and damn the whole world just to be with Buffy, essentially. His series ended with him and his whole team embracing certain death just on the possibility that they could hurt the Senior Partners. The whole Twilight storyline is basically the exact opposite of that.

As you can tell, I feel kind of strongly about this. ;)

Edited by ImTheBat

Agreed, Angel is like the superior product that writers push aside for Buffy to force her series down your throat. Sad really.

Posted by The Stegman

@the_stegman:

That's one thing that bugged me with Buffy. Through seven seasons of the show, none of the main Scooby characters ever got killed, unless you want to count Anya at the very end. Compare that to Angel, where by the end of the series, he was the only character still alive who'd been on the beginning of the show. As dangerous as their world was, it didn't seem realistic how nobody died on Buffy.

What really, really bugs me though is how after five seasons of his own show, which is far superior to Buffy, and years of comics, which were all pretty much completely independent of Buffy, he's gone back to playing second fiddle, and really gotten screwed over. I can't buy that the Angel who basically sold his soul to provide a happy life for his son would turn evil and damn the whole world just to be with Buffy, essentially. His series ended with him and his whole team embracing certain death just on the possibility that they could hurt the Senior Partners. The whole Twilight storyline is basically the exact opposite of that.

As you can tell, I feel kind of strongly about this. ;)

Nah, I agree. I mean how the fudge has Xander stayed alive this long??

And I agree that the Twilight debacle was a step back creative wise, which is why many don't like season 8. Shame too, since Angel: After the Fall was very well done, yet they pretty much glossed over it happening.

Posted by MatKrenz
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

More more more, I say!

Edited by Fallschirmjager

Spike is still pretty much the coolest vampire ever invented.

Even if the franchise treats him like DBZ does Vegeta.

Edited by blowsaloadlikeashotgunrightthroughherback

@matkrenz: Disintegrated. But Illyria is an Old One, and they die weird. Especially considering where the disintegration happened, it might not have been a final exit for the character. Probably a safe bet that Fred's gone for good, though.