Acclaimed Buffy television writer Jane Espenson is back with answers to one of the surprising twists she and executive producer Joss Whedon introduced in the hit story arc “Retreat”!

In the midst of the battle, Buffy’s former flame, the demon fighting soldier Riley Finn, seemingly in league with Twilight, was revealed as a double agent working for the Slayer army. Now Espenson and artist Karl Moline (Fray, Willow) uncover the secrets of Riley’s recruitment by Buffy, his infiltration of Twilight’s inner circle, and what’s become of him and his superspy wife, Sam.

This essential one shot delivers thrilling spy adventure and is filled with major revelations for the story of Buffy Season Eight!

* Buffy TV writer Jane Espenson returns!

* Features key revelations for Buffy Season Eight!

Writer: Jane Espenson
Penciller: Karl Moline
Inker: Andy Owens
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Jo Chen

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  1. Hark! A Buffy Book. Guess the rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated. (Yes, I know it’s coming back in September!)

  2. I never thought I’d by a Riley one-shot, any port in a storm, something Buffy-related until the series returns.

    A Riley one-shot, what a world.

  3. Will this be collected in the Buffy trades? Or not? So if Buffy is on a break now, does that mean season 9 starts in the fall?

  4. the last (I think) arc is coming up – starting in September. I;m guessing season 9 won’t start for quite a while.

  5. @IroncladMerc I can’t say for sure, but I would assume so – the Willow one-shot a few months ago was included in the trade, and they tend to include any Dark Horse Presents Buffy related things and the like as well.

  6. I think season 8 finishes with issue 40.

  7. This was not good. I was being too generous giving it a 3.

  8. I didnt think it was bad, but I don’t really understand why they are making these one shots and what not, – they already should have condensed the entire "season" down rather than spread it out over 40 issues and a few one offs. Hopefully they learn for the next "season" – which of course I’ll gobble up every issue of.  Buffy is crack to me. 

  9. I really enjoyed this issue. Certainly better than the last season 8 arc. Jane Espenson was a good choice for this because she writes Riley really well and her dialogue is great. I thought it should have been part of the regular series and not a one shot though because the conversations between Angel and Whistler seemed kind of important. Great to see Whistler again. 

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