Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming back for the twelfth season in its comic book form and fans will be happy to hear that creator Joss Whedon will be returning as well.
Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning will be the latest installment of the Buffyverse comic series and Whedon will co-write it with longtime Buffy writer Christos Gage. As much as I would have loved to see the TV series keep going, I have enjoyed the comic books that followed and I couldn't be happier that Whedon will be back to move the story forward. This will be the first time Whedon has worked on Buffy since Season 9 in 2011. Artist Georges Jeanty is also set to return to illustrate the upcoming adventures.
Thanks to CBR we have the art above and the following story details which reveal the return of Angel and Faith:
Picking up after the world-altering finale from Buffy Season 11, the series’ synopsis indicates that the Scooby Gang have had an uncharacteristically laid back year away from fighting the forces of evil. However, when Xander and Dawn’s housewarming is gatecrashed by some familiar faces, Buffy and her crew will reach for their stakes once again. Forced to battle with a legion of demons, Wolfram Hart and a vampire from the future called Harth, Buffy will apparently find herself trapped in a time warp that could end the Slayers forever.
With alternate futures clearly playing a big part, The Reckoning will once again bring back future Slayer Fray, who first appeared in 2001’s self-titled spin-off. The Reckoning will see the return of Faith and Angel, as well as fan-favorite Illyria, though whether they help or hinder the cause remains to be seen.
I like what I'm hearing and I can't wait to read it and see where the story takes these fantastic characters. I just have to say that I would love to see these comic series adapted into an animated series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 will go on sale June 20th and will be available with three variant covers from artists Stephanie Hans, Georges Jeanty with Karl Story and Dan Jackson, and Karl Moline.