Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Season 8) #1

March 12, 2007 | Comics


Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Season 8) #1
Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Dark Horse Comics
$2.99 US
**** 1/2 (out of five)

Joss Whedon has never been one to follow the rules.
He took his shoddy 1992 film Buffy The Vampire Slayer and turned it into a hit TV show that lasted seven years (and produced a spinoff, Angel, that lasted five) and then took his cancelled sci-fi Western show Firefly and turned it into a moderately successful feature film called Serenity.
Now Whedon, rebuffed in his attempts to keep the adventures in the “Buffyverse” alive on TV has decided to take his characters onto the pages of a new comic book series for what he’s calling Season 8 in the lives for Buffy, Giles, Xander, Willow and the rest of his cult-favourite Sunnydale gang.
The first issue of this new Buffy comic series, in stores on Wednesday, picks up several months after the end of the TV series and sees the mystical heroine as the leader of a massive international organization of Slayers.
Filled with that breezy and sometimes brilliant dialogue fans of the show have come to expect, and marvelously illustrated by the art team of Georges Jeanty and Andy Owens, this new series — expected to publish monthly for at least two years with a rotating cast of all-star writers — opens with mysteries aplenty. There’s a flying man, a government conspiracy and the shocking return of an old friend.
The in-continuity exploits of Buffy and the gang as written by Whedon — now this is what comic books are for!

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