Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Buffy #8 Cover

The Jo Chen cover and description for the eighth issue of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Season Eight" has been released. This issue is written by Brian K. Vaughan and is the third part of the "No Future For You" arc.

From DARK HORSE: "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."

Am I right in reading that this lists Faith as Buffy's nemesis? I thought they'd gotten past that. Or is this blurb just misleading us into thinking that, while there will be a different enemy revealed as the Big Bad of this arc? And is that Buffy that Faith is trying to drown here? It looks like her, but how unlikely is that?

So far, of all the Season Eight covers, this one has proven to be the one which causes the most brain turmoil. Which is good, in a way. There will surely be debate over the contents of this issue until the day it comes out, November 7th. What will happen? Will Buffy and Faith face off in a "Graduation part I"-esque battle to the finish? If so... why?
EDIT: I just checked Jo Chen's myspace page and I've gotten CONFIRMATION via the caption to the cover that that IS BUFFY in the picture, BATTLING FAITH. The picture caption actually says "Buffy the Vampire Slayer 8 cover - Faith Battles Buffy." So there goes that speculation, now all we have to wonder about is what lead up to this battle.

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