Monday, June 29, 2015

BtVS: Season 8, Vol. 1

*Book source ~ Library
Series ~ Season 8, Vol 1
Author ~ Joss Whedon
Illustrator ~ Georges Jeanty
Publisher ~ Dark Horse Comics
Published ~ 31 October 2007
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Pages ~ 138

My Rating ~ 4 bites

Buffy Summers, Vampire Slayer. Not something you’d put on a job application. Fortunately, she already has a job even if it’s one that pays zip, zilch, nada. But she’s been doing the job for 8 years and counting, ever since she was Chosen at age 15. After the destruction of the Hellmouth and her hometown of Sunnydale, Buffy and the Scoobies have been traveling the world and gathering all the potentials-now-turned-slayers in order to train them in their new powers. Powers and skills they’ll need to fight the supernatural evil in the world. But there are forces in opposition to this plan. Buffy and gang need to figure out who they are and what they’re planning before it’s too late.

Picking up not long after the end of the final episode of Buffy on tv, this graphic novel has a few threads running parallel to each other. The part about the decoy Buffys cracked me up. For those who have seen Angel S5:E20 The Girl in Question, you know what I’m talking about. Buffy’s dreamspace is also very interesting. Hubba hubba! The illustrations are wonderful and the plot isn’t bad with a new Big Bad in the offing, but the part with Dawn and what the military guys find in Sunnydale are especially stupid. Come on! Also why there was a need for a Buffy decoy underground? I’m a tad confused about that. I am curious as to what this “Twilight” thing is though and I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.


  1. I seriously need to read the graphic novels.. I keep telling myself I will, since I'm a huge fan of the tv series. But I don't tend to like graphic novels, so I'm stalling...

    1. It depends on the artist for me. I started with Season 8 because there was no season 8 for the show and I wanted to see what happens, but the graphic novels actually go all the way back to when Buffy became the slayer, when she was in Los Angeles, so you know I'll be going back to the beginning. :D And *pssst* I heard in Season 10 that Buffy and Spike get back together. O.O