Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover, issue 1 season 9

Along with "Angel & Faith" I'll be doing a few Buffy covers, which was an unexpected surprise. Often liking to push story content into abstract and conceptual visuals, this cover is no exception although I can't explain the idea without giving story away. Buffy originally had a quizzical expression, but Dark Horse decided that on this first cover of the new season, she should be more placidly faced...which was probably for the better because I'm not sure I had the mouth correct on the first one. Note: I updated the old image with this new one...I was never quite happy with Buffy's face but deadlines are deadlines. After having not seen it in a long while, I realized the face really needed some editing, so I went to it. I believe this version is what will appear on the printed comic.