Script and art: see table of content below. All illustrations are ©Joss Whedon/20th Century Fox
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 1 was published in May 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-59582-888-0, cover price 29,99$, 302 pages). Also below a size comparison with the original comic.
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) are illustrated by George Jeanty.
There is no introduction or forewords to this book (just a one page creators bio at the end). The exact content and associated credits are detailed below (note that this edition reprints a 3 page story "Always Darkest" originally published in digital form in MySpace Dark Horse Presents #24). Each Season 8 stories (#1 to 10) are introduced by the original virgin Jo Chen covers and concluded by a George Jeanty illustration.
There is more than 40 pages of extra material including an exhaustive cover gallery and a fully illustrated art section (sketches, layouts) commented by Georges Jeanty.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition as of April 2016:
Got to Tales, Season 8 vol 2, Season 8 vol 3, Season 8 vol 4, Season 9 vol 1, Season 9 vol 2, Season 9 vol 3