As the first story arc “The Long Way Home” draws to a close next month we look forward to the first stand-alone issue of Buffy Season 8, “The Chain”, the last issue directly from Joss Whedon for now.
The information at Dark Horse Comics says in part:
Buffy’s new position as leader and figurehead of the world’s five hundred most powerful women has made her a bigger target than ever before. “The Chain” tells the story of one of the decoy “Buffy” Slayers, a tale personally important to series creator Joss Whedon. Guest artist Paul Lee (Conan, Tales of the Vampires) pencils the first standalone issue of Season Eight.
Cover art below from Jo Chen, Georges Jeanty and Paul Lee.