PREVIEW: Jane Espenson Returns To 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight' For Riley One-Shot!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - RileyEarlier this month, we brought you news of a very sexy issue of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight," but that doesn't mean the story's over when it comes to Buffy and the Slayers' climactic battle against Twilight and his armies.

Celebrated "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Battlestar Galactica" television writer Jane Espenson returns to the Dark Horse Comics series later this year for a new one-shot comic exploring what happened to Riley Finn, Buffy's former love interest who spied on Twilight for the Slayers.

The issue, which arrives on shelves August 18, will be written by Espenson with interior art and a cover by Karl Moline. Dark Horse has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive first look at the cover to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight — Riley One-Shot," as well as the official synopsis for the issue.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight

Official synopsis:

Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: Riley One-Shot

Writer Jane Espenson

Penciller: Karl Moline

Inker: Andy Owens

Colorist: Michelle Madsen

Price: $3.50

Acclaimed Buffy television writer Jane Espenson (Buffy: Tales of the Vampires, Battlestar Galactica) 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 he 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 8!

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight — Riley One-Shot" hits shelves August 18.

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