Buffy is back … sort of.
Sunnydale’s favorite vampire hunter will be returning once again for another comic book series, featuring input from Joss Whedon — the mastermind behind the beloved 1997-2003 WB/UPN series. The comic will present “Season 11,” following the seven TV seasons, with numbers 8-10 having been told in previous comics.
“’Buffy’ fans have been wonderful to Rebekah and me throughout season 10, so I couldn’t be more excited to keep our creative team together for season 11,” reads a statement from Christos Gage, who oversees the comics with partner Rebekah Isaacs.
“True to form, Joss is not content to just rest on his well-earned laurels, so Season 11 will shake things up with a story that’s shorter, bigger, more epic, and presents what may be the greatest challenge Buffy and the Scoobies have ever faced.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new “season” has Buffy and her friends dealing with a supernatural disaster in San Francisco. Forced to save the world from doom once again, Buffy and her pals will only have twelve issues in which to do it.
If you’re headed to Comic-Con, you can try your best to get Whedon himself to spill some spoilers. The genre hero will be signing on Saturday, July 23 from 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. at the Dark Horse booth. Gage will sign at the same location on July 21 from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
The first issue of “Buffy the Vampire Season 11” is scheduled to hit shelves on November 23.