*pokes at plot bunnies with sharp stick* Go away, I'm already neck-deep in the damned Doctor Who ones, go away you little bastards...
I like how they even got that funny line that goes across his forehead. Although, where is the pinky ring?
Good question. Hob also wants to know where it is. Character dress detail that the artist just missed?
Yeah. I think if you look closely, you can see just a hint of the ring hidden on his left pinky.
Okay. This is why I can only mostly hate the very idea of the comics. (That's a slight exaggeration.) Because, well. THAT.
ooohhh... very nice. Maybe I won't be giving up on the comics yet after all ;) But is it just me, or is Faith rather, erm, well-endowed in that picture?

Also, because I happened to have Paint Shop Pro open:

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Nice approach there. Will ponder.

Whedon isn't writing this storyline, so perhaps we'll get something interesting. I was sorely disappointed by the first four issues. A rather flat and uninteresting character retconned back into existence; one of the more interesting characters summarily disposed. Willow's season 6 arc completely defanged by the retconning. Dawn's story hanging motionless. Pointless references to comic series that I am uninterested in. Complete amnesia about the television show ethos: what happened with the last paramilitary demon-hunting organization we saw? When did Buffy suddenly turn into somebody who liked guns?

But Whedon's thing about Willow is the biggest problem.

Faith is somewhat, er, topheavy, yes.
I have to admit that I was far more exited about this issue before I went and checked out the previews and saw the horrendous art in the alternative cover.

I'm half disappointed, half amused by Faith's pneumatic chest seeing that one of the things Joss said before the first comic came out was that they wouldn't be giving Buffy Double-D breasts. Apparently he really was talking about just Buffy and not the female characters in general... ;)
Oh, nice. Is that Faith?? But where's Giles' ring? How'd they miss that little detail?

Am studiously avoiding the plot teasers, though now I'm really wondering wtf is with Faith in an evening gown.
Am completely looking forward to it, because it implies one of the classic engines of story: the competent person in an unfamiliar context.

And Faith did say he was cute the first time she saw him....
*blasts Hallelujah chorus, bombastic orchestration edition*

Giles AND Faith, hummina hummina.
Took forever, but I am liking the results. Jo Chen has done some nice covers for the series. If only Whedon had written anything worth wrapping in those covers...

I think I can hear ASH giggling all the way across the pond.

You go, Giles!

The eyebrows and (whatever you call) the furrow between the upper lip and nose which is eminently lickable!

As for Faith, I'm.like.what.ever.

Thanks for sharing the pretty.
Blissed hugs,
Oh my!! I think I've had an ASH overload the last couple of days. Hmmm, *is* there such a thing as ASH overload?