Well, we have first news on Buffy season nine courtesy of Scott Allie at ECCC by way of Whedonesque. Highlights... I expected a longer wait until season nine started, so I'm glad that it's coming at the end of this summer. I'm also glad that, by splitting the story between two monthlies, we are getting a larger story, but we will have it in our hands in half the time of season eight. The biggest problem with season eight was the painfully slow pacing.