Thursday, March 15, 2007


You Need This - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight

This is simple. If you've watched Joss Whedon's seminal Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, you need to pick up the new Dark Horse Comics series. It's scripted by Joss Whedon, and picks up right where the final broadcast episode of season seven left off (hence the series name, "Season Eight"). Dark Horse has previews of the first few pages online. The first issue is out this week, and isn't as good as I expected. It's better.

Now, if you haven't seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, what the hell is wrong with you? Go get the DVDs, watch them all, compulsively, over the course of a few days (stopping along the way to watch the equivalent seasons of Angel), and then go read the comic.

Honest, I resisted watching Buffy for years, largely because of mistaken conceptions about what it was, based on the name and other factors. I was hugely wrong. It really is one of the best things ever. (And, for my money, Angel is even better, but that's the topic of another post.) If you've denied yourself the pleasure this long, you're in for a real treat, if you'll only give up this needless resistance.

Reading this issue reminds me that I need to get around to buying Seasons 3-7 as well as the whole of Angel. I watched them as they aired, except for a period of Angel, but it's been a while.

But yeah, it's a good comic. Can't wait to see where it goes.
That's one of the best things about it, that I really have no idea where Whedon is going with it.
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