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) on thick glossy paper, with a bookmark ribbon (see also the end of this article).
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Vol 3 was published in December 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-59582-978-8, cover price 29,99$, 300 pages). After a red and pink theme, here we have the blue theme (bookmark included).
This edition comes with an illustrated dust jacket (Jo Chen). The inner front and back covers as well as the second and third of cover (same drawing, in blue this time) are illustrated by George Jeanty.
There is no introduction or foreword to this book (just a two pages creators bio at the end). The exact content and associated credits are detailed below (note that this edition reprints several short stories 'Harmony Bites', 'Vampy Cat Play Friends' and 'Harmony Comes to the Nation' from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #18, 19 and 25). Each Season 8 stories (#21 to 30) are introduced by the original virgin Jo Chen covers and concluded by a George Jeanty illustration.
This volume finishes with 37 pages of extra material including an exhaustive cover gallery and a fully illustrated art section (sketches, layouts) commented by Georges Jeanty. There is also an excerpt of Jane Espenson script.