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4/28/2016

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Vol 3

Script and art: see table of content below. All illustrations are ©Joss Whedon/20th Century Fox. For a complete list of  all books reviewed in this blog, please visit the index page.

Steve Morris cover



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 and Sierra Hahn. This is the third and last volume of season 9.


Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 3 was published in November 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-61655-717-1, cover price $29,99, 300 pages). This edition is designed by Justin Couch and here we have a green 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 #25), 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 Georges Jeanty with inks by Karl Story.

again, spine is not numbered

Phil Noto inner cover

Georges Jeanty's back cover with great Karl Story inks

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 #16 to #25, Love vs. Life #1-#3 from Dark Horse Presents #25-#27. Detailed story credits and contents are displayed below.




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












This volume finishes with 21 pages of extra material including an exhaustive cover gallery (see the list below), sketches, layouts, thumbnails, and a script excerpt.
  • all 10 Georges Jeanty variant covers for issues #16 to #25,
  • Joe Chen covers for Welcome to the Team and The Core TPB

right, Georges Jeanty alternative cover for issue #16


left, georges Jeanty alternative cover for issue #20 and right, Jo Chen Welcome to the Team TPB cover


left, Jo Chen The Core TPB cover


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition as of April 2016:




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