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Comic Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine
first last
"Freefall, Part One" "The Core, Part Five"
September 14, 2011 September 11, 2013
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Andrew Chambliss et al.
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty et al.
Editor(s) Scott Allie

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine is a comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, which continues from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight. The series is published under the banner of meta-series Season Nine.

Premise

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine follows the character of Buffy and other Scoobies like Xander Harris and Dawn Summers trying to find a sense of normalcy in San Francisco. There they have to deal with the fallout of the Twilight crisis, the End of Magic, the emergence of zompires, and the vengeful renegade Slayer Simone Doffler.

Continuity

The events take place after "Last Gleaming", but before New Rules, Part One.

Appearances

Publications

The series includes 25 issues, which are later collected in several collections.

Issues

Cover Issues Release Date
Buffy1A "Freefall, Part One" 1 September 14, 2011
Written by: Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty
Season 8 ended with a bang when Buffy cut the world off from the hell dimensions and all supernatural influence. Great, right? Except Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and ended the long line of vampire slayers, leaving her hated by the hundreds of girls who recently stood behind her. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Buffy can count on a fresh start, and focus on what she’s good at—slaying.
Buffy2A "Freefall, Part Two" 2 October 12, 2011
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Buffy continues her nightly patrols while trying to cobble together a sensible life . . . Willow’s adopted a new look, while Dawn and Xander celebrate the comforts of a magicless world. The fun and games come to a halt when mysteriously marked bodies start appearing. As Buffy starts to investigate, she captures the attention of San Francisco police detectives who have taken notice of the unnaturally gifted Slayer.
Buffy3A "Freefall, Part Three" 3 November 9, 2011
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Spike has heard rumblings. Someone, or something, is coming for Buffy—and now, after she recklessly slipped out of police custody, the SFPD is certainly looking. When Buffy’s family and friends deny her refuge from the cops, she turns to the streets and slaying, where she discovers there’s a new kind of vampire slayer in town...
Buffy4A "Freefall, Part Four" 4 December 14, 2011
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
As Xander, Dawn, and Willow retreat into their own complicated lives, Buffy finds herself drawn more closely to her new friend Severin, a mysterious crime fighter in his own right, and a snappy dresser to boot. Together they take on a new kind of vampire threat while Buffy's not-in-the-know roomies start snooping through her unslept-in bedroom. Now what could they possibly find?
BuffySeason95A "Slayer, Interrupted" 5 January 11, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Karl Moline
Buffy’s dreams have become all too real lately as she deals with a magicless world. She's still fighting creatures of the night, as Willow and Xander grow distant and nightmares plague the Slayer. But something is telling Buffy that there is more to her dreams than meets the eye . . . and that her greatest fears may yet become reality!
BuffyS96A "On Your Own, Part One" 6 February 8, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
The uptick in the zompire population has the SFPD on Buffy’s trail again—but this time, they need her assistance. However, Detective Dowling must settle for a little help from the bleached-blond vampire Spike, as Buffy has become distracted by a rather personal problem that will lead her to Robin Wood.
BS97A "On Your Own, Part Two" 7 March 14, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Still seeking normalcy in the midst of zompire-stricken San Francisco, Buffy contemplates a life-changing decision the likes of which few Slayers have ever faced. Meanwhile Spike rushes to the aid of Detective Dowling, who's in over his head with his recent investigation into the undead bloodsuckers plaguing the city.
Buffy issue 8 "Apart (of Me), Part One" 8 April 11, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss & Scott Allie Artist: Cliff Richards
There is something seriously wrong with Buffy! She and Spike discover that the one person who can help her is actually . . . Andrew? Buffy's situation becomes even more dire as she discovers that Simone, the Slayer with an enormous grudge, has been targeting her.
Buffy issue 9 A "Apart (of Me), Part Two" 9 May 9, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss & Scott Allie Artist: Cliff Richards
Andrew doesn’t always make the best choices. And now Buffy finds herself and the very course of her life profoundly affected by one of Andrew’s over-the-top, idiotic . . . hair-brained . . . schemes. Together with Andrew and Spike, the worried Slayer will have to confront herself and her comrades, as well as a long-standing annoyance, the number-one Buffy hater of all Buffy haters: Simone, the gun-toting Slayer.
BS910A "Apart (of Me), Part Three" 10 June 13, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss & Scott Allie Artist: Cliff Richards
While Buffy is undertaking an away mission with Spike and Andrew, the SFPD is starting to really feel the effect of the rapid zompire population growth . . . With Buffy out of town, as the only Scoobies in the vicinity, Xander and Dawn have been approached for guidance. Buffy needs to get herself back together and home to SF quick, but facing Slayer Simone and her unexpected ally is going to make it a rough job!
BS911A "Guarded, Part One" 11 July 11, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Buffy is trying something new—not Slaying. WHAT?! Enter Kennedy. Slayer. Ex-girlfriend of magicless Willow. Bossy. She’s joined a company that hires Slayers to act as bodyguards for high-profile clients, and Buffy is her most recent recruit. But Buffy is having a little trouble letting go of Slaying. Things that go bump in the night are kinda her forte. Luckily . . . her first client is having some woeful demon trouble that Buffy can’t wait to sink her stake into.
BS912A "Guarded, Part Two" 12 August 8, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
By working for Deepscan-the company that recruits Slayers as bodyguards-Buffy thought she would disengage herself from the world of demons and garner a more significant income, to boot. While the income may get her closer to paying off pesky student loans, the demony population is closer to her than ever, thanks to her first client. Buffy, under the tutelage of a disgruntled and heartbroken Kennedy, has her work cut out for her and is forced to call on the honorable Eldre Koh for help, culminating in a little demon-on-demon violence.
BS913A "Guarded, Part Three" 13 September 12, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Acting as bodyguard for her first-ever client, Buffy has found herself entangled in some nasty demon business with ties to Angel and his time in LA. Through the social network Tincan, some demons have been able to connect to our world, and any attempts to sever that connection will lead Buffy and her client into increasingly dangerous territory.
BS914A "Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part One" 14 October 10, 2012
Written by: Jane Espenson Artist: Karl Moline
Buffy television scribes Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg take readers on a special two-part adventure where a new kind of Slayer emerges in a world without magic! As the zompire epidemic threatens a small California town, Slayer and Watcher join forces to eradicate an overwhelming new evil.
Bs915a "Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part Two" 15 November 14, 2012
Written by: Drew Z. Greenberg Artist: Karl Moline
Training has begun, bringing the newest Slayer and Watcher closer together. Will they be ready when they're needed most? The rapidly growing zompire population has overcome a local institution, and our heroes in training must take on the fight of their lives!
BS916A "Welcome to the Team, Part One" 16 December 12, 2012

Written by: Andrew Chambliss

Artist: Georges Jeanty

Buffy takes on the zompire epidemic in San Francisco with new allies--- the SFPD and Billy the Vampire Slayer! Just as Buffy finds contentment in her life, she's torn from routine battle and forced to confront an ancient demon from her former lover's past.

BuffySeason9 17 "Welcome to the Team, Part Two" 17 January 9, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Ripped from the middle of a zompire battle, Buffy finds herself face to face with Illyria and a mystical council in LA. She's been unwillingly recruited to take down a former enemy while her friends in San Francisco are left in a Buffy-less lurch with dire consequences...
BS918A "Welcome to the Team, Part Three" 18 February 13, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
The remnants of magic left on earth are in danger . . . The Siphon is back, and he's more charged than ever before as he takes out one magical being after another, absorbing their power. Pulled into this battle to save the world—again—Buffy is partnered with Koh and Illyria to put a stop Severin.
BS919A "Welcome to the Team, Part Four" 19 March 13, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
The Siphon is loose and gathering power after a brutal brawl with Buffy, Illyria, and Koh. But there are bigger things. More important things. Real terror greets Buffy as soon as she returns to San Francisco, where friends and family await her with troubling news.
BS920A "The Watcher" 20 April 10, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Karl Moline
The loss of the world’s magic has finally hit Buffy. Hard. As friends and family continue to fall, Buffy is helpless. . . and Xander is beyond fed up with helplessness—and Buffy! He is so finally ready to do something about it!
BS921A "The Core, Part One" 21 May 8, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
The Scoobies are together again—and just in time! Buffy, Willow, and Xander begin a new mission as a team in order to protect something very dear to them all. But evildoers Simone and Severin have their own plans and are ready to undermine the happy reunion!
BS922A "The Core, Part Two" 22 June 12, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Buffy, Xander, and Willow must fight against all odds to get past the mystical council and gain entry to a magical hotspot—the Deeper Well! New allies are born while old enemies bring the heat. Grave dangers await our heroes at the center of the earth!
Buffy23a zps0ec70fa4 "The Core, Part Three" 23 July 10, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Dawn's life hangs in the balance, and Buffy will stop at nothing to save her little sis. Willow, Xander, and Buffy reunite to save the girl they love and begin a journey that reveals betrayal amongst the ranks as they descend into the mysterious Deeper Well, former home of Illyria and many powerful Old Ones.
BS924A "The Core, Part Four" 24 August 14, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
In a last-ditch effort to save Dawn, the heroic trio of Buffy, Willow, and Xander must split up and tackle their own demons, real and imagined. As the Season's Big Bads---Severin and Simone---threaten to turn back time, the mystical council partner with Koh and Illyria to prevent a tragic tear in the reality of time!
BS925A "The Core, Part Five" 25 September 11, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
Buffy can't ever just be a vampire slayer, can she? Always the world seems to want more, and as the lives of her loved ones are threatened, Buffy shows why she is the Chosen One. Whatever is thrust upon her, she can handle it! Er .... sometimes with a little help from her friends.

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release Date
FreefallTPB Freefall #1-5 July 4, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss and Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline
Season 8 ended with a bang that cut the world off from magic—culminating in another set of world-ending problems. Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and brought an end to a millennia-long tradition of superpowered girls. By day, Buffy is a twenty-something waitress with no real direction, and even though magic is gone, she’s still a vampire Slayer by night. Bigger problem? Vampires are becoming an epidemic... of zompires!
On your on On Your Own #6-10 December 5, 2012
Written by: Andrew Chambliss and Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty and Cliff Richards
With the Scooby gang on the skids, Buffy finds herself increasingly alone. When faced with some tough decisions grounded in “real world” problems (i.e., not the slaying of pesky demons), Buffy is determined to make her own choices, but that doesn’t mean she won't need a little handholding along the way. Cue Spike, compelled to stand by his best friend in her moment of need. Together they'll tackle the increasing zompire population and a rogue Slayer out for blood.
Guardedtpb Guarded #11-15 May 1, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss, Jane Espenson, and Drew Z. Greenberg Artist: Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline
The Chosen One has a new lease on life, courtesy of... Kennedy?! In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy's dismay). So it's only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Then, guest writers Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time) and Drew Greenberg (Warehouse 13) show a new kind of Slayer emerging in a small town about to be contaminated by the growing zompire epidemic!
BS9TPB41 Welcome to the Team #16-20 October 2, 2013
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline
Buffy is unwillingly recruited by the demon Illyria and a mystical council to take down the Siphon---for good. He is on the loose again, and a danger to all remnants of magic! Meanwhile, the loss of magic has begun to affect those closest to Buffy ....
TheCorevolume The Core #21-25 March 5, 2014
Written by: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty
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