Buffy season nine discussion thread

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  1. DevilEyes

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    SlayAlive.com WonderCon 2011 Q&A with Scott Allie - part 1

    Some of the more interesting answers/info:

    • Season 10 is not planned to be the last season
    • He doesn't give a definite answer to the question "Can vampires still sire", but says it's a great question and will be dealt with
    • Joss has very specific plans for Illyria and is "itching to get his hands on her again", but Allie still doesn't know if she'll be in 'Angel and Faith'
    • Drusilla will show up in season 9
    • Spike won't have his own series, but he'll have an "appropriate and significant role" in Buffy S9, and dealing with more than just Buffy herself
    • Allie refuses to give any hints about what to expect between Buffy and Spike in S9: "I know this is one of the things people most want to know, but that's because it's worth waiting for"
    • The soul issue and Angel/Angelus issue will be explored in 'Angel and Faith'
    • Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg will be writing for season 9.
    • About Joss's role in S9:
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    I'm really excited for season nine.
     
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  4. Admiral_Young

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    I like the Angel and Faith #1 cover better. Faith looks absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    I like the Buffy one better.

    Here is the Jeanty cover for Angel & Faith (spoiler tagged for size):

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    Two more covers were revealed at the WonderCon panel - so far we only have the screenstills from the video on Youtube:

    Steve Morris cover for A&F:

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    Jeanty cover for S9:

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    I like the coloring and Jeanty's drawing of Buffy here, much better than I did in most of S9. His Buffy often looked too childlike, but he got better in #40.

    "25" probably refers to the 25th anniversary of Dark Horse. Or maybe the 25 issues that both S9 and A&F will have. Or 5 x 5.
     
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    I did like the Jo's cover for Buffy, I just liked the Faith and Angel one better. I guess I was correct in assuming that there were be story arcs crossing over.
     
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    I like the buffy cover where she's on golden gate very cool . and faith look hot as
    usual . can'nt wait till august .

    spike #7 at the end had the bug ship in it . and dru got the soul.
    angel #43 no hint on the twilight yet.
     
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    Nice news, I'd been hoping that Faith would be part of the new Angel series.
    Have to say that Jeanty cover for Angel & Faith isn't brillaint though, the drawing of Faith is pretty bad.

    I presume it will start off with just them, and then, I hope anyway, they might slowly reintroduce Connor, Gunn and Illyria etc. As if they don't feature I'd be a bit pissed
     
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    So now is the new Angel series starting off with Angel and Faith (I assume this is a mini-series) and then will delve into a full fledged Angel ongoing? I must admit I wasn't expecting Faith and Angel to headline a book, but kind of thought that the two of them would be working together a lot. Anyone think that this could lead to a romance ala Spike and Buffy style?
     
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    In the Allie Q&A I linked to, he answered the question about Connor and Illyria - Connor will certainly be in A&F, but it's still not sure if Illyria will be. She will, however, definitely be in something written by Joss, which means either season 9 or a mini-series (since Joss will not be writing for Angel & Faith):

    He was very ambiguous about Gunn though:
     
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    Yeah Joss apparently has big plans for Illyria and is looking forward to writing her again.
     
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    It's not a mini series, it's a full 'season' with 25 issues. This way DH are avoiding the problem of explicitly confirming or rejecting IDW comics as canonical. If they called it season 6 they would be rejecting the IDW comics and if they called it season 7 they would be explicitly confirming all IDW Angel comics as canon, which they aren't ready to do. So, the IDW stuff remains in the 'murky canon' department.

    As for the romance,
    not in this run of the comics. That's one of the few ideas Allie shot down in the Q&A:

     
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    Okay. I wasn't expecting it to be called season six either, just was curious about adding Faith to the title. I think most fans were expecting it to be called "Angel". That's cool though and yeah I figured there wouldn't be a romance between them.
     
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    Well, they said they didn't want Faith to look like just a sidekick, "Girl Friday" to Angel.
     
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    ^ That makes a lot of sense and quite understandable. I would have put Faith in her own spin-off book though myself. I still want a sequel to "Fray" as well (yes I enjoyed the crossover but I mean a true sequel) but doubt that there are any plans in the foreseeable future.
     
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    so the ange / faith book is going to season 6 . what about the idw run?
     
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    ^ You've already been told that Angel is now under Dark Horse. IDW lost the rights and as has already been stated in the season eight thread they will be respectful to the stories that were told in the IDW Angel series.
     
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