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Covers and Solicitations: BtVS Season 12 #2

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In advance of Dark Horse Comics’ July 2018 solicitations, which will be eleased online next week, CBR has the first look at covers and solicitation text for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #2 (of 4) by Christos Gage, Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty and Karl Story; and Ether: The Copper Golems #3 by Matt Kindt and David Rubín.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #2 (of 4)
  • Christos Gage (W), Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Dan Jackson (C), Stephanie Hans (Cover), and Phil Noto (Ultra variant cover)
  • With his ownership of Slayer memories, Harth has come from the future to destroy Buffy and all the Slayers, stealing their power for his own. At his side are demons and evil-kind, a massive army that Buffy and the Scoobies weren’t expecting. To even the playing field, the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate—should they fail in this battle against Harth . . .
  • The return of Fray!
  • The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons!

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The main cover is amazing! I love Stephanie Hans work so far. She makes Buffy look like a badass. And Angel looks hot.

Thoughts? Speculation? Glad I read Fray as obviously it's a very big part of this story.
 
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Oh, that main cover is neat!
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ANGEL IS THERE REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL

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Freaking out over the main cover!! Looks amazing! DREAM TEAM AF!!! Love that Angel is part of the team there :oops::oops: God, I need to print that cover and show it to the world. I really, really love it <3 Bravo!
 
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I ... know! But I'm trying not to read too much into it... at least not to get my hopes up!

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I have no chill so I made some icons:

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The second one is just cropped not edited. I thought it looked good as is. I might mess with the colors later.
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DREAM TEAM AF!!!

I know!
 
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LOVE THEEEEEEEEM!!!! And this is totally bias but I really love that Captain Peroxide is basically non-existent in those covers, like, finally. *evil grin*

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That's so sweet, Buffy looks all grown up. And Giles looks like he's part of the MIB.
 

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Why, do you suppose, are we seeing the cover of #12-2, and not #12-1? Also, that term, "culmination of all the Buffy seasons" has an ominous ring to it. I've heard that Season 12 will only have 4 issues, so does that mean that Buffy will be hanging up her stake for good, or are they just going to abandon the "Season" format and go to a straight monthly issue?
 

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I've heard that Season 12 will only have 4 issues, so does that mean that Buffy will be hanging up her stake for good, or are they just going to abandon the "Season" format and go to a straight monthly issue?

They already announced it was the end of the season format so if i has to guess I’d think it’s the end of the bigger story arcs like we have had the last few seasons. And from here on out we’ll have one shots. But who knows what this means for Buffy, the character!

@Grace were talking about Giles clothes on the cover and how they are reminiscent of early seasons Giles. Possible that this isn’t present day now young Giles but Giles from the past maybe?
 
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I am not very happy that Illyria is here. But look at the way Angel leans towards Buffy. His hands are in his pockets and he looks to the ground, as if contemplative, shameful or indecisive. Illyria looks angry and is turned away from him.
 

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His hands are in his pockets and he looks to the ground, as if contemplative, shameful or indecisive.
Maybe he's just fed up at the prospect of having to go through another time travel adventure. I don't think Illyria looks angry, I think she's just surveying her surroundings.
 

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Possible that this isn’t present day now young Giles but Giles from the past maybe?

Also possible that being a teenager for awhile will make him want to be as stuffy and grown up as he can be when he’s back to his old self? :)

I am not very happy that Illyria is here.

Well, if you have the time-travel powers, you get to go on the time-travel adventures. :)

Maybe he's just fed up at the prospect of having to go through another time travel adventure

Maybe he’s really excited about the flying cars and is trying not to lose his cool, lol.
 

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That's supposed to be Angel? Because seriously, WTH is that thing on Angel's face? That's not a nose.

So the Frayverse does still exist huh. I thought it was gone now.
 
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You're all being very dismissive. Angel is the character closest to Buffy. He is slightly ahead of Giles. Buffy's eyes are turned towards him and her scythe is pointed at him, staking her claim. Clear as day!
So the Frayverse does still exist huh. I thought it was gone now.
Time of Your Life ends with Erin commenting that they still exist. I think Willow's true motivations for bringing Buffy to the future was for Buffy to kill her, because she wants her best friend to punish her for whatever crime she has committed.
 

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I am not very happy that Illyria is here. But look at the way Angel leans towards Buffy. His hands are in his pockets and he looks to the ground, as if contemplative, shameful or indecisive. Illyria looks angry and is turned away from him.

See I noticed the body language too. I didn’t get the “shameful or indecisive” and well Angel is always contemplative so that’s not unusual. But I do feel his body leans towards Buffy and appears closer to her than Illyria. Illyria doesn’t look upset but she does appear to be looking away and she feels farther away from Angel than Buffy. Fingers crossed this all means the Illangel thing is over. Or maybe like @Grace says, he is just amazed by the flying cars!

Even if I get no romantic B/A I’m excited at the prospect if them working together. I’m hoping to have some good tension between them.

And I agree that Illyria us there bc of the time travel. She is also a powerful God King I mean Goddess? so she is useful in apocalyptic battles!
 
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I just don't like the idea of Illyria being on the cover of the antepenultimate issue of BtVS while half of the core Scoobies are absent.
 

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I just don't like the idea of Illyria being on the cover of the antepenultimate issue of BtVS while half of the core Scoobies are absent.

Same! I wish they had put Faith instead. And I would also have preferred Dawn or Xander on that cover.

But overall, I like it. It feels very epic. And as @Mrs Gordo said, I'm looking forward to have Buffy and Angel on the same team, with some interactions hopefully.
 
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How? Unless she can see through the back of her head.
It's a visual cue. It shows which direction her attention is directed. It is very common in animation, when the people speaking to each other are both shown from the front. I think we do it in real life, too, if someone is sitting next to each other on a bench ... you sorta half turn your head or your eyes in the direction of the other person.
 

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It's a visual cue. It shows which direction her attention is directed. It is very common in animation, when the people speaking to each other are both shown from the front. I think we do it in real life, too, if someone is sitting next to each other on a bench ... you sorta half turn your head or your eyes in the direction of the other person.
Nah I think you might be reading too much into it. She seems to be glancing upwards and in front of her, as one would when entering new surroundings - they have just stepped out of a portal. I don't think it's meant to convey much more than a 'Buffy's on a badass mission into the future' kind of vibe. Besides, Angel's further back behind her rather than in side-by-side; she wouldn't be looking up if her attention was focused on him.
 
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