Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Buffy Issue #7 Covers

Just minutes ago, the covers to the seventh issue of Buffy Season Eight were released. As usual, the main cover is drawn by Jo Chen and the variant is handled by Georges Jeanty.

Chen's cover is one of her more beautiful ones, nearly topping her masterpiece from Issue #3. This is the first time we get to see Giles on a cover, and he's depicted just as I picture him. I can see that Faith has been... erm... enhanced a bit, but otherwise it looks just like her. Chen's covers are spectacular, and are always worth the price of the comic. If inside was twenty-two (or, in this case, forty) pages of nothing, it would still be worth it. Her art is, in this case, perfect.

I usually love Jeanty's covers, but in this case I'm pretty much indifferent. This one is okay, but nothing to write home about. Who are those characters behind Faith? Do we know them? Is that Buffy, but drawn weirdly? Or are they all new characters? We'll see, but it's going to bug me for a while.
Along with the release of the covers, came this blip: "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 till she's infiltrated Savidge's mystically protected estate.
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3."

To quote an about-to-be-sired-Angel, " sounds excitin' "

Early retirement... I find it hard to believe that this will go that direction, so expect something to go horribly wrong. And about the 40 pages... Since the normal comics are listed at 32 pages, but only have 22 worth of content, I'm guessing we'll have (give or take) thirty pages for issues #5, 6, & 7. Brian K. Vaughan is amazing.


Buffysmglover said...

Finally, someone can help!

How do you insert pctures in the middle of a post instead of at the top?

PatShand said...

Hey. After you put the picture in, all you have to do is drag it to the spot where you want it to be. It'll make the spacing wonky, but that's easy to fix.