Buffy Season 8 Vol. 1

Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers-newly legion-have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything’s fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, one of the “Buffy” decoy slayers is going through major pain of her own.

Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series. The bestselling and critically acclaimed issues 1-5 are collected here for the first time, as are their covers by Jo Chen and Georges Jeanty.

The Good
Being such a big Buffy fan, it was going to be very tough to not be pleased with this.  To no surprise, especially with Whedon at the helm, this was just as enjoyable for me as its TV predecessor.  Everything transitioned smoothly into the comics and felt just like it did in on the show.  I was particularly happy with the likeness the characters had to their real life counterparts.

The Bad
Personally, I really couldn’t find anything bad to say about this first volume.  I would only really offer a warning to those without any prior knowledge of the show that you might feel lost.

The Summary
As a long time fan, I thought this was the perfect extension to follow up the hit TV show.  It may not be an easy standalone read for non-fans, but remains a good book nonetheless.  I’m very glad I got the chance to read this, and cannot wait to continue with the following issues.  All Buffy fans should definitely have this in their collection.

For more information on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics or other Dark Horse books, check out Dark Horse Comics. Purchase it on Kindle at Amazon.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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