This was posted on Whedonesque earlier, under the title "Huge Buffy Season 9 spoiler"
So just beware if you click on it. It is however not some leaked info, its an official release. And its a cover image for #8 so you'll see it before you read the issue anyway. But just for here and now I'll discuss it in spoiler code
So, Buffy has her arm cut off?... ok? Natural reaction is is this gonna be real and not some dream or fake out, or she magically grows it back/heals the next issue etc
Either way, yeah good one Allie on ruining it. "Why show it on the cover? It gets to be a drag saving all the juiciest stuff for the insides, and we think that it'll still have some surprise impact when it happens."
Moron. So Mr. Allie, can you just tell me what happens at the end of Season 9 then so I don't have to bother buying any more issues?
Also, I has suspicions before, but I seriously believe now that whole "oops leaked image of Angel-as-Twilight" two years ago was completely done on purpose. Like this it was nothing more than a marketing ploy for people to buy more issues and get some column inches.