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7/07/2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Vol 2

Script and art: see table of content below. All illustrations are ©Joss Whedon/20th Century Fox

Steve Morris cover

yes, saddly there is a bump on one corner

Georges Jeanty back cover

This article deals with Dark Horse Buffy material published in oversized hardcover books (12.4 x 8.3 inches or 31.5 x 21 cm), printed on thick glossy paper, with a bookmark ribbon (see also the end of this article) and edited by Scott Allie. This is the second volume of season 9.


Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 2 was published in June 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-61655-716-4, cover price $29,99, 285 pages). This edition is designed by Justin Couch and here we have a lilac theme design (bookmark included). Second and third of cover feature the same illustration (by Georges Jeanty).



Below, there is a picture for size comparison with a regular floppy comics (Season 9 issue #19), and a zoom of the high quality binding.




Under the fully illustrated dust jacket, the cover of the inner book is by the hand of by Phil Noto. The inner back cover is illustrated by David Mack.

spine is still not numbered

Phil Noto

back cover by David Mack

There is no introduction to this book nor afterword but a two pages creators bio at the end. This volume reprints Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 issues #11 to #15, Willow: Wonderland issues #1 to #5. Detailed story credits and contents are displayed below.




Chapter breaks art using all regular virgin cover illustrations are from Phil Noto and David Mack. End chapters are excerpts from Georges Jeanty's art.


end chapter break by Georges Jeanty










This volume finishes with 40 pages of extra material including an exhaustive cover gallery (see the list below) and a fully illustrated referenced art section (sketches, layouts, thumbnails).
  • all 5 Georges Jeanty variant covers for issues #11 to #15,
  • all 5 Megan Lara variant covers for Willow: Wonderland issues #1 to #5,
  • variant cover for Willow: Wonderland issue #1, created by Jenny Frison for NYCC
  • Joe Chen cover for Guarded TPB
  • note that Window: Wonderland TPB cover is the same as issue #5
Phil Noto tryouts

Georges Jeanty sketches

issue #14 design treatments

pencils by Karl moline, inks by Andy Owens

left Guarded TPB Joe Chen cover, right Willow: Wonderland issue #1 Megan Lara variant cover

Willow costume designs by Brian Ching

Willow: Wonderland issue #4 & 5 Megan Lara variant covers





Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition as of April 2016:




Got to TalesSeason 8 vol 1Season 8 vol 2Season 8 vol 3Season 8 vol 4, Season 9 vol 1, Season 9 vol 3

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