Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vol. 1: The Long Way Home

November 25, 2007 | Trades


Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vol. 1: The Long Way Home
Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Dark Horse Books
$15.95 US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

Fanboys of the world rejoice: She’s baaaaack!
And not only are there new adventures of Buffy The Vampire Slayer being told in comic book form by the creator of the cult-classic TV series, Joss Whedon, but he’s actually calling it Season 8, as in what happens after the series finale back in 2003.
When last we saw the Slayer and her friends, they had saved the world by destroying the most powerful evil force that ever existed (along with their hometown of Sunnydale, Calif.) and had created a legion of new Slayers.
Season 8 picks up many months later as Buffy and her best friend Xander lead squads of the newly empowered young women into battle against the forces of darkness and they quickly stumble upon a mysterious cult that isn’t so crazy about the Slayer’s new teams.
Meanwhile, Buffy’s sister, Dawn, has been turned into a giant, two of the nastiest bad guys from the TV series make a startling return and an old nemesis pops in on Buffy’s (surprisingly saucy) dreams.
While it obviously would have been nice to see this series return to the airwaves, or even turn towards the big screen, comic books are an amazing medium for someone with grand ideas like Whedon.
Buffy Season 8 has already equaled some of the best story arcs from the TV series and with the unlimited budget (except for the damage all that drawing might do to the hand of talented artist Georges Jeanty), things are only going to get better over the next few years.

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