*Book source ~ Library
Title ~ Predators and Prey
Series ~ BtVS: Season 8,Vol 5
Authors ~ Jane Espenson
Illustrators ~ Georges Jeanty/Cliff Richards
Publisher ~ Dark HorseComics
Published ~ 30 September 2009
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Pages ~ 136
My Rating ~ 4 bites
Contains 5 stories in the continuing Season 8 of the Buffyverse, where vampires are suddenly the hot new thing because of the ditz Harmony getting her own reality tv show and propaganda against the slayers have forced them into hiding.
Harmonic Divergence~ Ok, somehow stupid Harmony has ended up on television with her own reality show and she’s outted vampires. Seriously? Not only that, she’s singlehandedly yanked the slayers into the limelight and made them look like the bad guys. Someone stake her already. I really wish she had died at the end of Angel Season 5. She’s like a cockroach that can’t be killed. It’s a nightmare. The illustrations are excellent though.
Swell ~ Stuffed vampire kitties used to take out the slayers. Really, Twilight? How lame ass can you get? And leave it to Harmony to put a different spin on it. I’m serious. Can’t someone just stake her already and make it look like she tripped and fell on a fence or something? Great and, at times, gross illustrations. Not something I’d like translated to the big or little screen anytime soon.
Predators and Prey ~ Ah! An Andrew story. I gotta admit that I kinda love Andrew. He’s so…such a…well, he provides much needed comic relief. And he’s come a long way since being Warren’s bitch. Not a bad story, but the illustrations are weak.
Safe ~ This Giles and Faith story about a Slayer sanctuary where girls who were Chosen, but don’t want to be can go and be safe is a decent one. The illustrations are pretty good, too.
Living Doll ~ Thank goodness the Dawn storyline gets wrapped up in this one. I loved Dawn’s look as a doll, but the rest of the illustrations are so-so.
Super Short Shorts at the end of the graphic novel
Harmony Bites ~ Again with that dumbass Harmony. And now Clem is hanging with her? I thought he had better taste than that. Gah! I’m not overly fond of the illustrations.
Vampy Cat Play Friend ~ Well, that escalated quickly. I like the illustrations for this one.
Advertisements at the back of the book
Q&A with Harmony Kendall ~ Dumb as a box of rocks. When the hell will this end?!
Slayers: Why they hate America ~ Man, bad PR sucks for the slayers.