Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre Fantasy
Publication date March 2014 – August 2016
Number of issues

30 (Buffy)

25 (Angel & Faith)
Main character(s) Scooby Gang
Creative team
Writer(s) Buffy:
Christos Gage
Nicholas Brendon
Angel & Faith:
Victor Gischler
Kel McDonald
Penciller(s) Buffy:
Rebekah Isaacs
Karl Moline
Cliff Richards
Richard Corben
Megan Levens
Angel & Faith:
Will Conrad
Derlis Santacruz
Cliff Richards
Creator(s) Joss Whedon

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten is the sequel to the Season Nine comic book series, a canonical continuation of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series is published by Dark Horse Comics and has been ongoing since March 2014, and is scheduled to complete its run in August 2016.[1]

The Season Ten brand continues the two ongoing component series that formed Season Nine: Buffy and Angel & Faith. The creative team of Angel & Faith in Season Nine, writer Christos Gage and penciler Rebekah Isaacs, are the creative team behind Buffy Season Ten. Victor Gischler and Will Conrad took over Angel & Faith in this season.[2] Unlike with Season Nine, there were no spin-off series in addition to the two core series. There was however a short story titled "Where Are They Now", published in Dark Horse Day Sampler 2016.

The series will be followed by Season Eleven beginning in October 2016.[3]

Production[edit]

As in the preparation for the previous season, there was a writer's summit in spring 2013, months before Season Nine ended. Along with all the creators from Season Nine, Victor Gischler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon joined the team.[1]

Plot[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Buffy and her friends must quickly get to grips with the new rules of magic created at the end of Season Nine when they encounter a new breed of vampires which can shapeshift, walk in sunlight, and which is generally harder to kill. Another consequence is that Buffy's sister Dawn, though alive again thanks to the recreation of magic, has had a traumatic time adjusting to life; she feels her mother's death as if the event was recent, and her feelings for her boyfriend Xander have reset as well. Meanwhile, Xander is secretly haunted by apparitions his dead ex-fiance Anya; he does not know if she is real or a hallucination. However, all is not bleak, as Buffy's old mentor Giles is delivered to her by Faith alive and mentally intact, but in the body of a child, following the events of Angel & Faith in the previous season. The group soon learn that the now-blank Vampyr book given to Buffy back in 1997 can be used to write new rules for magic, and quickly realizing what a danger this book is, the gang forms an alliance with the demon D'Hoffryn and other interested parties to keep the book safe and act as stewards over the new and unstable rules of magic. They consider the needs of various mystical groups willing to make peace with humans including a mutually non-lethal agreement with the majority of the world's vampires, led by Harmony Kendall.

The gang does some growing up. Willow prevents Andrew from making a terrible mistake with the Vampyr book when he attempts to resurrect her long-dead girlfriend Tara, whose death he feels responsible for, and confronts his tendency to act impulsively – sometimes with good motivations – but without regard for other people's consent or feelings. He does however activate a digital recording of the personality of his friend and victim Jonathan Levinson. Some time later, after some soul searching, Andrew realizes he is gay. Meanwhile, Willow, ends her relationship with the demon witch Aluwyn, having grown apart, and Xander and Dawn decide to take things slow. Buffy and Spike confront the fact that they've grown closer to each other, and Buffy realizes she loves Spike, and they become a couple. Buffy stands by Spike when it appears that an evil outside force is controlling him at night, and they soon track this force down: an ancient vampire named Archaeus who is part of the same lineage as Spike and Angel, Archaeus having directly sired the Master. Temporarily getting away from the powerful demon, the group realize they will have to bring Angel in on the development. Buffy is able to put the events of Season Eight, in which Angel was influenced by a higher power into being a villain, behind her, but there is initial awkwardness in the group as they attempt to confront Archaeus. However, working together, Buffy, Angel and Spike are able to wound Archaeus and kill his servants with the Scythe, so Archaeus flees. D'Hoffryn informs Buffy that a portal Archaeus was using, which opens into hell dimensions, is called the Restless Door and is being repaired by an alliance of enemies faced by the gang this season: the Old One, the Soul Glutton; the siren, Mistress; and the flesh demon, the Sculptor, who wish to overrun Earth with demons. Angel leaves to warn his friends in London, giving Spike his blessing and accepting a place as a friend in Buffy's life, but confides in Willow that he believes Spike's self-destructiveness will doom his relationship with Buffy.

When Buffy's father Hank announces he doesn't want Buffy to be a part of his wedding due to her being a Slayer, she finds herself surprisingly hurt by this. On a different mission, a demon triggers Buffy's memories of her attempted rape by a soulless Spike. She explains to Spike that she doesn't blame him for his actions when he didn't have a soul, but that she will always remember them, and that he has to respect that she will always have to deal with them in her own way. Meanwhile, Anya's ghost transpires to be the puppet of an unseen force and completely unaware that she is not Anya; it is exploiting Xander as a weak link in Buffy's circle. Later, demon invasions caused by the Restless Door become a global threat. The Slayer Satsu, who once had a fling with Buffy, attempts to convince Buffy that she needs to work with the military as they are the only ones with the resources to help and since she forgave Angel, the military also deserves another chance. The military needs Buffy and Spike to recruit both types of vampires to help battle the demon invasions. The vampires are represented by Harmony and Vicki who have Buffy and Spike win trials of combat to gain the vampires alliance. The two vampire leaders also point out the insecurities in Buffy's and Spike's relationship. Spike later meets with a woman from his past, Dylan, first seen in the Spike: Into the Light (2014) comic. Dylan thanks Spike for giving her the courage to grow as a person and wants a friendship with both him and Buffy. Meanwhile, Buffy is outraged at Willow's eagerness to work for the military, helping them understand magic. Willow believes this is right and has an attraction to Lake Stevens, a woman who leads the military's supernatural unit. Willow and Buffy acknowledge they are changing but agree to not let this disagreement divide them.

To help battle the invasions Buffy reluctantly agrees to use the Vampyr book to increase the powers of D'Hoffryn's Demon Council with the limit that the powers are for the one in office, not the demon themselves. Giles grows close to Fae who accept him in both mind and body, though his favoritism of them leads to some tension with Buffy. The Sculptor offers to make Andrew a human body for Jonathan's digital personality if Andrew steals the Scythe. Andrew tricks the Sculptor into thinking he complied but he actually told Buffy beforehand and she kills the Sculptor. Realising his new body will disintegrate, Jonathan runs off, furious at Andrew betraying him again. Though Andrew is hurt, he has stopped living out his fantasies and is ready to face the real world with the Scoobies. Xander admits to Ghost Anya he knows she isn't actually Anya and decides to ignore her. The Scoobies find and overwhelm the Siren Mistress and Soul Glutton, to escape, the two destroy the Restless Door; creating an unstable portal that will consume Earth unless Dawn as The Key can close it. Being in a magical dimension gives Dawn great power but she can only close the portal from the demon's side and will be stuck there if she does. To save Earth she agrees and convinces the others this is the right choice and they promise to find another way to bring her home. Xander stays with Dawn, leaving Ghost Anya alone and vengeful on Earth. As the Scoobies leave, Buffy wishes D'Hoffryn's Council could just kill the Soul Glutton and Siren Mistress without their help. Ghost Anya secretly grants this wish. After killing the two, D'Hoffryn tells Ghost Anya she was a copy he made and now that she has activated her vengeance powers she becomes corporeal. D'Hoffryn is now ready to take the Vampyr book to give himself power.

While the Scoobies are desperate to reach Dawn and Xander in Anharra, D'Hoffryn kills all the other members of the Magic Council and takes their expanded abilities. The Scoobies are powerless to stop him from taking the book. Meanwhile, Xander and Dawn make the demons of the dimension more peaceful but attract the attention of Wolfram & Hart. They reject an offer from Lilah Morgan to help find the way back for Earth as that would also show the Senior Partners how to return. Xander and Dawn decide to journey across dimensions themselves, though Lilah plants a tracker on them. D'Hoffryn effortlessly backfires the military's own missiles on them; the military dismisses Willow since the Scoobies gave D'Hoffryn these powers, which cools Willow's attraction to Lake. Helping the demon is Jonathan, whom D'Hoffryn gave a proper body. Jonathan shakes Andrew by showing him what his friends really think of him, allowing Jonathan to become the first male vengeance demon, but Clive is able to make Andrew realize their must be a larger context to what they said about him. Giles is disgusted the Fae and the rest of the magical community have agreed to terms with D'Hoffryn, believing him too powerful to fight. Buffy's increasingly aggressive tactics over The Book and finding Xander and Dawn put a strain between her and all the Scoobies leading Spike to want to break up with her. Buffy refuses saying their relationship is worth fighting for even if they both have doubts and Spike agrees. Buffy has an idea to stop D'Hoffryn that requires their allies to do nothing. As the Scoobies come together, Dawn and Xander return just in time to join the battle. D'Hoffryn's alterations to the Book are rejected as Buffy's plan was to make the magical community believe he would fail; the Book only allows rules that the majority of people believe in and will follow. D'Hoffryn broadcasts his battle with the Scoobies to everyone so they will believe he is unstoppable, bringing Fake Anya and Jonathan with him. The Scoobies are quickly overwhelmed while D'Hoffryn claims this is vengeance for taking Anya from him. Buffy rebuffs this as he treated Anya like a possession and didn't really care for her. Xander apologizes for abandoning both Anyas, though Fake Anya burns him to a pile of ash. Buffy wishes she never gave D'Hoffryn those powers, which Fake Anya grants. She just made Xander a temporary invisible ghost, forgiving him. D'Hoffryn fatally burns her so Johnathan and the other vengeance demons abandon D'Hoffryn. D'Hoffryn flees though the Scoobies give Dawn the ability to open portals on Earth; so they follow and kill him. Weeks later, the Scoobies decide to own the responsibility of The Book, putting Buffy, Willow and Giles on the newest Council which also includes Dracula, Riley and other demons, while Lilah tries to offer legal advice. Buffy is excited and nervous about her new role, accepting it as part of life.

Where are They Now? is a brief story released in a free in a sampler celebrating Dark Horse's 30th anniversary. Harmony, Clem, and a two-person film crew of a vampire and human are filming Harmony's documentary of how the world has changed now that the supernatural is known. She annoys Buffy over three days, first calling her a relic that is no longer special since she broke the rules to give all the Slayers power. And warning her someone is apparently trying to kill her. Buffy is electrocuted by wires left in water in the laundry room. Secondly, Harmony interrupts Buffy and Spike's date night implying they have relationship problems. The three of them stop an out of control streetcar from hurting anyone. On the third night she walks in on Buffy and Giles looking over old spell-books. Giles remembers the human with Harmony as a former Watcher-in-training. He and the vampire cameraman are the ones trying to kill Buffy, tired of her messing with primordial forces. Buffy stakes the vampire with a book made of wood pulp, and the would-be Watcher is turned over to the police. Harmony asks Buffy that if a Watcher and vampire hate her enough to work together-shouldn't she stop and think; rules exist for a reason and if she keeps breaking them she might break everything. Buffy ignores this and Harmony is not sure if that makes her the best Slayer ever-or the worst.

Angel & Faith[edit]

Angel begins as the self-appointed guardian over London's new Magic Town ghetto created by events of Angel & Faith in the previous season, while Faith is on a journey to find herself, initially in the United States. Many of the town's residents have mutated into magical creatures, and Angel is forced to adjust to this new status quo, making an ally in London police officer Detective Brandt and relying on previous local friends Alasdair Coames and the Fairweather sisters Lavinia and Sophronia. He learns that the aggressive Slayer Nadira has survived her injuries at the conclusion of Season Nine and mutated into a benevolent seer who can commune with the unique magic of Magic Town, which she says is sentient. Angel is initially frustrated by the half-demon Pearl from Season Nine and a plot run by mutated magical pixies that leads him to the witch Amy Madison. Amy is vengeful for the events of Season Eight, and has gained great power from Magic Town's energy intending to kill Willow. However, Nadira easily overpowers Amy. Soon after, Angel is stunned to find his deceased friend Fred Burkle walking the streets – alive following the events of Buffy in Season Nine, when Illyria, the demon wearing Fred's former body, appeared to die during the event which restored magic to the world.

Meanwhile, Faith begins working for Kennedy's Slayer bodyguard corporation but doesn't fit in and prepares to quit until she learns Buffy's ex Riley Finn has gone missing in South America. Faith rescues him and his wife Samantha from tribal vampires and Riley forgives her for the events of the Buffy episode "Who Are You", where she slept with Riley while leading him to believe she was Buffy. Faith is then recruited by Kennedy's client, pharmaceuticals owner Reese Zane, to come to Magic Town to help her study the magic there; she appoints Faith her head of security. Angel learns following the creation of the new Seed of Wonder, responsible for all magic in the universe, in Buffy, that Fred's essence was brought back when Illyria's body reconstituted. However, both entities are capable of surfacing and taking control of her body. Divorced again from her human traits, Illyria is convinced that Angel and the others want to destroy her to save Fred. Eldre Koh, a contemporary of Illyria from last season's Buffy title shows up to learn from Illyria who had him falsely imprisoned for killing his own family, only to discover it was Illyria herself. With coaxing from Nadira, Koh is able to give up his need for vengeance. After Illyria goes on a rampage, Fred is able to reassert control and contain Illyria inside her. Illyria and Fred fascinate Reese, who discloses her intent to research them further.

While Angel is away, Faith and Fred are called by Detective Brandt to look into a recent trend of murders caused by vampires in the London area. Realizing the connection to the deaths in Angel's dreams and a local Prep School, Faith & Fred go undercover as the gym teacher and lunch lady respectively. Faith notices a girl named Mary being bullied by her classmates. The bullies are all new vampires that have been ordered to convince their classmates to want to become vampires. Faith & Fred slay the bullies. Mary discovers the vampires want her to join them, while they are led by Drusilla. Archaeus has recruited Drusilla to sire the students and wants Mary sired for a special reason. Faith, Fred and Koh save Mary while dusting the vampire students, though Drusilla escapes. Faith and Fred decide to wait for Angel to return to figure out their next move, while Mary visits her father who is researching an ancient statue. Angel's return causes Drusilla's vampires to wreak havoc on Magic Town while they capture Nadira. Archaeus explains he can offer the energy of Magic Town a gift and wants Nadira to be his ambassador to the energy, intending to take over Magic Town with his vampire forces. Nadira warns him the energy of Magic Town will lash out at him like a bomb and unsuccessfully tries to fight her way out. Nadira is locked up as Drusilla has a plan to get the statute and Angel's team is on Archaeus' trail. With the statue on its way to Archaeus, Detective Brandt gives Angel a tip on his whereabouts, though nobody realizes Brandt is now a vampire. Archaeus and Drusilla try and talk Angel into coming "home" to them, but Archaeus' attempt to control Angel seems to awake Angelus. Archaeus sends Drusilla and some of his vampires to eliminate Faith and her team while taking Angelus to Nadira. Nadira claims she is worried The Magic may decide to side with Archaeus. Angel reveals he was putting on an act, allowing everyone to escape with Nadira. Archaeus has the statue unloaded in the middle of Magic Town. The sentient magic merges with it to give itself physical form and lashes out at any who approach. Angel confronts Brandt and Faith dusts the Detective. Nadira tries to calm The Magic down, saying she knows it wants to be like a real person, but it attacks Fred which summons an angry Illyria. Koh is able to convince Illyria they do not need to fight each other and forgives her for what she did to him, letting Fred return to the body. Nadira is able to get The Magic to stop fighting, but Archaeus shows up and offers it a place at his side as an equal. When Angel and everyone attack him, Archaeus claims it's proof that they only know violence and they would never treat The Magic fairly. Drusilla and hundreds of vampires reveal themselves as Archaeus's "family." The citizens and mutants of Magic Town rush to Angel & Faith's aid out of respect for all the help they've given them. The vampires are overwhelmed and many including Drusilla flee. Even alone, Archaeus proves powerful, and attacks Nadira. The Magic defends her by vacating the statue and locking Archaeus inside. Afterwards Nadira says she can sense it has gone somewhere quiet to think. The team toast their victory in protecting their new home of Magic Town.

Publication[edit]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten[edit]

Single issues[edit]

Title Issue # Release date
"New Rules, Part I" 1 March 19, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy's life once again--- it's downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she's done lately, this girl should know it's time for another game change ... Shouldn't she?
"New Rules, Part II" 2 April 23, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
The Scoobies are back--- including li'l Giles! Revelations about a new kind of vampire menace and the blank Vampyr book have only just begun. Everyone has a job to do, and for Buffy, it's treading the road of past relationships! Lucky girl ...
"New Rules, Part III" 3 May 21, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Actor Nicholas Brendon joins the creative team as his character Xander acquires help from his old friend—um, master—Dracula. The new vampires are still a mystery, and unquestionably similar to Drac ... Meanwhile, Buffy and Willow track down one of those new vampires as a study specimen!
"New Rules, Part IV" 4 June 18, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Getting help from Dracula seemed like a good idea, until he stole the Vampyr book—and Xander! Now Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow, and Giles must save Xander and retrieve the book before it’s too late. Dracula has already begun to study how the lack of magical rules can work in his favor ...
"New Rules, Part V" 5 July 23, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
When Buffy and crew try to wrest Xander from Dracula’s control, they begin a battle supreme with the terrifying demon that Dracula has become . . .
"I Wish, Part I" 6 August 20, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Karl Moline and Cliff Richards
What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies!
"I Wish, Part II" 7 September 17, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
As Spike and Xander bond—while also seriously getting on each other's nerves—they are tempted to start writing some rules of their own in the book of magical laws... concerning Buffy and Dawn!
"Return To Sunnydale, Part I" 8 October 22, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs and Richard Corben
A Halloween issue spectacular takes Buffy and crew back to Sunnydale as they follow the stolen Vampyr book, finding a massive magical party at the Hellmouth-and a demon devouring revelers!
"Return To Sunnydale, Part II" 9 November 19, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
The Sunnydale homecoming becomes less than fun as Buffy, Spike, and Willow realize that Andrew is in over his head with the Vampyr rules book and a terrible plan, and the demon they’re up against has a grudge against Slayers and a penchant for eating souls . . .
"Day Off (or Harmony In My Head)" 10 December 24, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
With the responsibility of writing new rules in the Vampyr book, Buffy and crew are literally the bosses of all magic—but as more baddies learn who has the power, protecting the book is becoming a full-time job!
"Love Dares You, Part I" 11 January 21, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Megan Levens
With the magical side of things momentarily under control, Buffy and crew have a chance to deal with their personal lives: things heat up between Xander and Dawn, young Giles is visited by an old flame, Andrew introduces some new friends, and the Slayer is totally set for round one of speed dating! Then the bad guy shows up.
"Love Dares You, Part II" 12 February 18, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Megan Levens
Buffy and her crew are on the cusp of some monumental relationship stuff, but entanglements are waylaid when they’re forced to fight a new evil and the flesh homunculi he creates . . .
"Love Dares You, Part III" 13 March 18, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Megan Levens
Some suspiciously supernatural murders have Spike, Xander, Willow, and Giles in a conundrum. They have to talk to Buffy, but there’s something about the killer they’re pretty sure she’s not going to like . . . Meanwhile, Andrew gets some relationship advice from Buffy!
"Relationship Status: Complicated, Part I" 14 April 22, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
While traveling into Spike’s mind and seeing his past and present, Buffy looks for clues about the newest threat in San Francisco: someone or something with a deep connection to Spike!
"Relationship Status: Complicated, Conclusion" 15 May 20, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Buffy and the gang come face to face with a terrifying new demon that shares a special bond with Spike, threatening his growing connection to the Slayer.
"Old Demons, Part I" 16 June 17, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
After discovering that the powerful demon Archaeus has deep connections to both Spike and Angel, Buffy invites her former beau for a visit. Things are awkward, and everyone is behaving just a little juvenile—but in order to beat the threat Archaeus brings, the team is going to have to overcome the past.
"Old Demons, Part II" 17 July 22, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Tensions are on the rise as the gang goes in search of an ancient enemy—Archaeus. Split into teams, Angel and Xander are able to connect over themes of betrayal and love lost, while Buffy pushes Spike to keep his insecurities in check. But they quickly discover there are much more dangerous things to battle as they close in on the demon lord.
"Old Demons, Part III" 18 August 19, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
The Slayer's advantage against a powerful demon—having super-awesome friends—may be her undoing as Archaeus pits Spike and Angel against one another.
"Freaky Giles Day" 19 September 23, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
With a little help from Willow, Giles is given a second chance at adulthood, and the demon scourge smells weakness. Meanwhile, Buffy and Dawn are reunited with their neglectful father, Hank Summers.
"Triggers" 20 October 21, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Megan Levens
Called in for a supernatural-crimes case, Buffy and Spike discover an incubus demon is targeting women in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Xander and Giles work on an exorcism that stirs up some questions about Ghost Anya.
"In Pieces on the Ground, Part I" 21 November 18, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Demon invasions are becoming a worldwide threat, and Buffy is tasked with convincing the vampire community that they should help fight the invasions. But to win them over, Buffy and Spike have to triumph in one-on-one battles with the finest vampires around—and Harmony is organizing the event!
"In Pieces on the Ground, Part II" 22 December 23, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Willow’s loyalties to Buffy are questioned when she makes a decision behind the Slayer’s back . . . Are the besties growing apart? Also unknown to Buffy, Spike has a conversation with an old friend that leads him to question the patterns of his relationship with Buffy.
"In Pieces on the Ground, Part III" 23 January 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Megan Levens
The Sculptor makes a tempting offer to Andrew that requires a smidgen of Buffy betrayal. But the potential gains seem too good to pass up. Will Andrew go evil, or will Buffy need to keep the former ne’er-do-well in check to ease the tension among the Scoobies?
"In Pieces on the Ground, Part IV" 24 February 17, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Megan Levens
As new jobs, new relationships, and new priorities arise, the Scoobies' personal feuds are becoming a big issue for the team. When the trail of the Restless Door leads to the Demon Lord's hideout, the Mistress takes advantage of their discord and presents the team with a terrible decision that could tear them apart.
"In Pieces on the Ground, Part V" 25 March 23, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Megan Levens
Defeating the demon lords has been priority one for Buffy and team—to stop the continual opening of portals to dangerous demon dimensions . . . Suddenly there is a new priority one: closing a portal—and one portal in particular. Will the team be lost?
"Own It, Part I: Home Sweet Hell" 26 April 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
The Scoobies are falling apart—and so is the world they are trying to save. While demon lords are still on the loose, Buffy has become distracted, and a bit enraged, by another crisis that is affecting those closest to her . . .
"Own It, Part II: The Centre Cannot Hold" 27 May 18, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
While Dawn and Xander are trapped in another dimension, Buffy, Willow, and Giles are deal with betrayal from the Magic Council, the faerie folk, and the military—no surprise there—all while trying to keep peace among themselves.
"Own It, Part III: Taking Ownership" 28 June 22, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
Xander and Dawn take on an incredible journey of dimension hopping, trying their best to return home. Meanwhile, things are bad between Buffy and all the Scoobies... Think the world can learn to look out for itself?
"Own It, Part IV: Vengeance" 29 July 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
The Big Bad is revealed—and so is Ghost Anya! Buffy and the Scoobies know what they are up against, but will they be able to stop the current world-ending course of events?
"Own It, Part V: It's On You" 30 August 24, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Penciller: Rebekah Isaacs
In the final issue of Season 10, the fight for the world has come down to Buffy, her friends, and their gamble . . .

Trade Paperbacks[edit]

Volume Title Issues collected Release date ISBN
1 "New Rules" 1–5 November 12, 2014[4] ISBN 978-1-61655-490-3
2 "I Wish" 6–10 April 8, 2015[5] ISBN 978-1-61655-600-6
3 "Love Dares You" 11–15 September 29, 2015[6] ISBN 978-1-61655-758-4
4 "Old Demons" 16–20 February 23, 2016[7] ISBN 978-1-61655-802-4
5 "In Pieces on the Ground" 21-25 July 26, 2016[8] ISBN 978-1-61655-944-1
6 "Own It" 26-30 + 'Where Are They Now?' December 27, 2016[9] ISBN 978-1-50670-034-2

Angel & Faith Season Ten[edit]

Single issues[edit]

Title Issue # Release date
"Where the River Meets the Sea, Part I" 1 April 2, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel's work is never done. During his most recent world-saving, a part of London was transformed and flooded with magic. Who better to watch over this magical community than Angel? At least, that's what he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith starts a new chapter in her life---slaying zompires alongside Buffy?!
"Where the River Meets the Sea, Part II" 2 May 7, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
As Faith awkwardly settles into her new job at Kennedy’s bodyguards-for-hire company, Angel is finding that he knows less than everyone about what is going on in London’s magic town. Trying to get to the bottom of a fiendish group of scheming pixies, Angel travels further down a really wrong road ...
"Where the River Meets the Sea, Part III" 3 June 4, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel has found everyone is going to the same person in London’s Magic Town for advice—and it’s decidedly not him. But she is someone Angel can take partial credit for . . . And the pixie menaces have stepped up their muscle with another lady from Angel’s past. Meanwhile, Faith is screwing up. Again.
"Where the River Meets the Sea, Part IV" 4 July 2, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel’s taking some beatings in Magic Town, while Faith is dishing them out, whether they’re deserved or not. The two remain a world apart, dealing with a demonic rock god and a city preyed on by the magical powers exploding inside it.
"Old Habits" 5 August 6, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Derlis Santacruz
Angel is plagued by nightmares and another menace for the streets of London: The new vampires, like the zompires before them, are leaving a trail of victims for the local police and Angel to pursue.
"Lost & Found, Part I" 6 September 3, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Faith's next mission for Deepscan is one she can't resist—tracking the missing Riley Finn in South America. The girl has got some residual guilt over that military demon hunter... Meanwhile, in London's Magic Town, Angel is confronted by yet another old frenemy.
"Lost & Found, Part II" 7 October 1, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Amy the Rat has been seeking favors in Magic Town, and Angel is on alert-what is this witch really after? Meanwhile, Faith has tracked Riley into the jungle to find a tribe of vicious new vampires! Casualties be happening . . .
"Lost & Found, Part III" 8 November 5, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
The tribal vampires have the upper hand, with Riley back to being vampire food. Faith works on a straight-up strong-arm jungle rescue, while Angel plans to turn the tables on Amy the Rat, to keep her from her real target.
"Lost & Found, Part IV" 9 December 3, 2014
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Clearly in a magical mire with Amy the Rat, Angel brings in backup to shut down the witch and save Magic Town . . . Faith is reunited with Riley in a brawl with the tribal vampires—staking, dusting, and feeling awkward!
"Lost & Found Part V" 10 January 7, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
While Faith fights the newest breed of vampires to save Riley, she's shocked when she discovers the identity of their illustrious leader . . . Then, in London, Angel calls in a favor to deal with Amy's trap!
"United, Part I" 11 February 4, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Faith Lehane returns to London! Long missing from the scene in Magic Town, the Slayer is back and ready for action—which is going to come as a surprise to her old evil-fighting teammate, Angel . . .
"United, Part II" 12 March 4, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Though she’s returned to London, Faith isn’t planning to join up with Team Angel again. But circumstances will throw the Slayer and the vampire together when someone searching for Illyria brings his quest through Magic Town . . .
"United, Part III" 13 April 1, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel and Faith join forces in an attempt to save Fred and keep the powerful goddess Illyria from taking over. Without Illyria present, the honor-bound demon Koh may never discover who slayed his family and imprisoned him . . . a devastating reality for this unlikely hero.
"United, Part IV" 14 May 6, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Fred continues to struggle against the power of Illyria and reveals to Angel and Faith her great fear of losing control. Meanwhile, Koh deals with the reality that his quest for vengeance may be futile.
"Fight or Flight" 15 June 3, 2015
Writer: Kel McDonald Penciller: Cliff Richards
Taking a break from the stress of reality in London, Angel and Fred hop on a ferry to Angel’s homeland! Though both were hoping for a leisurely holiday, something is rotten in the Emerald Isle. Angel can’t resist helping the helpless—but will that be the best thing for Fred . . . and Illyria?
"Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym, Part I" 16 July 1, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Cliff Richards
While Angel is stateside, Faith is suddenly the go-to adviser for London’s Magic Town police detective. She enlists Fred to help scope out a situation, and the girls stumble onto some teenage vampires at Cuthbert Prep. Who better to delve further into the situation—from the inside—than a vampire slayer?
"Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym, Part II" 17 August 5, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Cliff Richards
Investigating Angel's nightmares and real-life missing students, Faith and Fred have discovered a group of teenage vampires at St. Cuthbert's Preparatory School, where the girls are working undercover! Delving deeper into the origins of the teen vamps, Slayer and scientist are walking a dangerous road when they uncover a fearsome foe!
"Those Who Can't Teach, Teach Gym, Part III" 18 September 2, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Cliff Richards
Faith and Drusilla go head to head!
"A Little More Than Kin, Part I" 19 October 7, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
While Faith and Fred are still reeling from their unresolved encounter with Drusilla, Angel returns to Magic Town . . . and brings a Big Bad along with him!
"A Little More Than Kin, Part II" 20 November 4, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel, Faith, and Fred have only just begun to delve into the plans that Drusilla and the Big Bad Archaeus have made for London’s Magic Town. With Nadira in danger and so many unknowns—including how to fight against this demon that is literally a part of Angel, Drusilla, and Spike—the team has to quickly gain distance on a long road . . .
"A Tale of Two Families, Part I" 21 December 2, 2015
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Attacks in London’s Magic Town by Archaeus and Drusilla’s vampires reach a fever pitch, putting Angel and Faith back on their heels. In an attempt to turn the tables on the Big Bads, Faith seeks their new hideout and Angel walks into a trap—on purpose!
"A Tale of Two Families, Part II" 22 January 6, 2016
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Faith faces off against Drusilla in a grudge match that could level Magic Town as Angel attempts to withstand Archaeus’s power over him. Meanwhile, a mysterious statue—a magical relic of great power—has been obtained by the Big Bad. What does Archaeus have planned for his new toy?
"A Tale of Two Families, Part III" 23 February 3, 2016
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Archaeus attempts to lure the magic of Magic Town into the dysfunctional family he's building. But the sentient magic is young, erratic, and a danger to everyone. The team must come together to stop the Big Bad and his malicious plans, but to be a cohesive unit they'll have to learn to trust each other first.
"A Tale of Two Families, Part IV" 24 March 2, 2016
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Magic Town is being overrun by Big Bad Archaeus’s vampire family. His plot to take complete control hinges on one thing—whether or not the sentient magic will join him. Angel, Faith, and their team are ready for the challenge!
"A Tale of Two Families, Part V" 25 April 6, 2016
Writer: Victor Gischler Penciller: Will Conrad
Angel, Faith, and the whole of Magic Town will be needed in this final face-off with Big Bad Archaeus and Drusilla. Its vampires versus . . . well, everyone!

Trade Paperbacks[edit]

Volume Title Issues collected Release date ISBN
1 "Where the River Meets the Sea" 1–5 December 10, 2014[10] ISBN 978-1-61655-503-0
2 "Lost and Found" 6–10 May 26, 2015[11] ISBN 978-1-61655-601-3
3 "United" 11–15 October 14, 2015[12] ISBN 978-1-61655-766-9
4 "A Little More Than Kin" 16-20 March 9, 2016[13] ISBN 978-1-61655-890-1
5 "A Tale of Two Families" 21–25 August 23, 2016[14] ISBN 978-1-61655-965-6

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