*Book source ~ Library
Title ~ Season 9, Vol. 1
Series ~ Angel & Faith
Publisher ~ Dark Horse
Published ~ 24 March 2015
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Pages ~ 279
My Rating ~ 5 bites
The supernatural world is reeling after the loss of magic in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. The death of Buffy's mentor, Giles, at Angel's (possessed) hand has the vampire with a soul looking for a way to make amends. He's going to bring the Watcher back from the grave! Faith, rebel Slayer, is helping Angel with his quest, if only to keep him from going too far. But there's more keeping this duo sword ready: a set of demon twins, Angel's former guide Whistler, Faith's vengeful Slayer sisters, and the crazed vampire Drusilla!
Wow. Just…wow. I love this volume and what a volume it is! It’s giganamous! According to Amazon it weighs 3.7 lbs and I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. I didn’t want to return it to the library. I vow I will own it myself someday. It’s so pretty! The artwork is gorgeous. Granted, I wasn’t always happy with the way the characters looked depending on who was rendering them, but it’s still a very visually appealing graphic novel.
There are four stories in this volume: Live Through This, In Perfect Harmony, Daddy Issues and Women of a Certain Age. All are thoroughly enjoyable with my least favorite being the one about Harmony. I’m not a huge fan of that bint. There are references to H.P. Lovecraft, Doctor Who and Star Wars. Awesome! There are probably more, but those are the ones I caught (and remembered) on the first read. Also, Drusilla!! I love seeing her involved and hope there will be more of her in future episodes. I’m really curious about Pearl and Nash and I have to say, wtf Whistler?! Quite intriguing and I’m looking forward to Volume 2.
Bonus stuff: sketches/gallery and bios. Nice!