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Comic Issue
No Future for You, Part Three
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Publication date November 07, 2007
Pages 23
Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #8
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No Future for You, Part Two
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Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Brian K. Vaughan
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jo Chen
Variant cover:
Georges Jeanty,
Dexter Vines &
Dave Stewart
Inker(s) Andy Owens
Colorist(s) Dave Stewart
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings &
ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt
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No Future for You, Part Three is the eight issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight comic book series. It was written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Georges Jeanty. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.

Synopsis

Faith hits the ground running after she infiltrates the estate of a rogue Slayer, that is until Buffy pops in and is confronted by her longtime nemesis. Certainly, chaos ensues.[1]

Summary

After discovering Genevieve is planning to kill Buffy, Faith realizes that Giles had not sent her to save the world from a rogue Slayer, but to actually save Buffy. Nevertheless, she continues her assignment, and convinced Genevieve that she has sided with her. They immediately start bonding, even taking a bath together.

Outside the Savidge manor, Giles along with a gnome, Trafalgar, is trying to break into the manor to rescue Faith. Although, the freelancer, failing to open it, questions if Faith has gone “native” and is not working for Giles anymore.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Buffy and Willow are in the Slayer Organization command center fixing up some of the force fields around the arena and discussing how they should respond to the danger posed by the army. Suddenly, Roden teleports Buffy from into the Savidge manor. Genevieve attacks Buffy and they fight, while Faith watches from a balcony. While the rogue Slayer proves to be an accomplished fighter, she is defeated by the more experienced Buffy. As Buffy is about to deliver the killing blow, Roden prepares to magically attack her.

Faith quickly leaps into the fight, jumping with Buffy through a window and falling into a swimming pool. Buffy accuses her of switching sides again, despite Faith's attempts to convince her otherwise, and attacks her. During the ensuing battle, Faith almost drowns Buffy in the pool, but comes to her senses in time, telling her to shut up. At that moment, Willow teleports Buffy back to Scotland, leaving Faith alone and shaken.

While Buffy orders Willow to contact Giles immediately, back at the Savidge residence, Faith sits crestfallen as Genevieve approaches, prepared to swing an axe at her head, realizing that her friend has betrayed her.

Continuity

  • Faith thinks about never forgetting how deep Buffy cut her, a reference to Buffy stabbing her during her fight in "Graduation Day, Part One".
  • Buffy mentions generous anonymous donations to the Slayer Organization; in Anywhere But Here, it's revealed she and other Slayers had robbed insured gold bars and diamonds in a Swiss bank.
  • Faith's near-drowning of Buffy in a fit of frustration was similar to Buffy's nightmare of her drowning her in "Consequences", possibly foreshadowing this event.
  • Though things seemed to get better between the two Slayers, Buffy reveals she is still distrustful of Faith. Faith herself is shown to have not totally overcome her dark side and differences towards Buffy. Faith's lingering resentment towards Buffy was brought up by the First Evil in "Touched."

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and Titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and Objects

Other

Death Count

  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers (only in television).

Behind the Scenes

Production

Collections

Pop Culture References

Other

  • No Future for You, Part Three was the tenth best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 91,595 sales in November 2007 at comic specialty stores.[2] It was also among the 300 best selling of December 2007.[3]
  • This issue was adapted into a Season Eight Motion Comic episode.

Gallery

Cover Artwork

Preview

Quotes

Faith Lehane - “Whenever she's around, you're the villain. But as soon she's gone, you're the hero. That's right. Never forget how deep she cut you. Never forget how deep.”

References

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: #8 No Future for You". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2007" ICv2, December 16, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  3. "Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2007" ICv2, January 20, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2018.