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Behind Buffy Season 9: Two Buffys Come "Apart"

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  • Posted on 16th Sep, 2022 01:18 AM

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" editor and co-writer Scott Allie returns to take readers inside the latest arc of Joss Whedon's "Season 9" as Buffy confronts two possible lives amid kidnapping plots and zompire outbreaks.

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for recent issues of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9" including last week's issue #9.

It's been a rough few months to be Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Aside from seeing members of her formerly tight knit Scooby gang go their separate ways in the wake of the end of all magic on earth, the heroine at the heart of Joss Whedon's Dark Horse "Season 9" comic series was recently dealt a string of shocking events. First, Buffy learned she was pregnant. Then, she decided to abort the pregnancy in the face of her lifestyle and role in it. Then most recently, Buffy learned the entire pregnancy was a sham -a confusing false positive caused by the fact that her mind had been transfered into a robot body. Yes, a rough few months indeed.


And since the current "Apart (Of Me)" arc sees Buffy, her vampire ex Spike and young scientist/robot swap mastermind Andrew tracking down the location of Buffy's actual physical body (which has since been kidnapped), CBR News is back to unpack the craziness with another installment of BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9, our ongoing exploration of how the hit series comes together.

Below, editor and co-writer (with Andrew Chambliss alongside artist Cliff Richards) of the "Apart (Of Me)" arc Scott Allie describes how the series of twists developed, how the team from Whedon down committed to the controversial story, what the robot swap will mean for Buffy and Spike's relationship and much more about issues #8 and 9 ahead of 10's arc finale.

We wrap #9 on another, really traditional cliffhanger where Buffy has someone get the drop on her. What can you say about this twist and where it takes us in issue #10?

Buffy gets to confront this other side of herself, and her frustration with her own inability to be that girl with the nice house and the Prius, the girl she thought she was going to be back before the Watcher came for her. And Buffy is lucky to have strong resourceful friends.

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9" #8 and 9 are in stores now.

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