Writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs will continue the adventures of the cult classic character Buffy Summers in Dark Horse Comics' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11," with show creator Joss Whedon acting as the series' executive producer. According to USA Today, Buffy and the Scoobies will be living in San Francisco when the series picks up.
When "Season 11" opens, Buffy and Spike will be attempting to live out a normal relationship. Giles will still be stuck as a 13-year-old, while Buffy remains a young adult in her mid-20s and the world continues to be aware of the presence of the supernatural following Sunnydale's epic clash with a Hellmouth.
"Spike has been maturing quite a bit as he comes to terms with being in a normal, healthy relationship, and being one of the good guys. And now, just as he's getting comfortable with it, that role is going to be sorely tested," Gage revealed. "Willow has become a leader of a Wiccan community, and it's brought her a lot of fulfillment, but it will also bring new challenges as events of the story unfold. We really wanted to explore this facet of Willow that, while it's been a key part of her character for years, hasn't really been a major focus."
"We'll be introducing some new characters, including a Slayer named Morgan -- is she ally, or enemy, or both? But old favorites like Harmony will still be popping up here and there," he continued. "Andrew isn't around much this time, but will show himself to be probably the smartest of the bunch. As Joss described one of his goals for this season: 'Raise the ... wait for it ... stakes.' We're ramping up the intensity, and we want to really see how it affects these people we care about so much."
As to "Season 11's" big threat, he added, "Previous apocalypses have been of the world-ending variety, and they've tended to threaten toward the end of a season. This one kicks off 'Season 11,' and it's not quite world-ending -- more world-changing. It's the way the world changes that will provide new challenges for Buffy and the Scoobies, of a kind they've never faced before."
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11" goes on sale November 23.