Comic Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8: Library Edition Volume 1 HC

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8
Library Edition, Volume 1 HC
Script by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan
Pencils by Georges Jeanty, Paul Lee, Cliff Richards
Inks by Andy Owens
Colors by Dave Stewart, Michelle Madsen
Cover by Jo Chen
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 30, 2012
Cover Price: $29.99

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was, and is, one of the most enduring popular cult television shows to ever hit the airwaves. Fan conventions routinely feature the stars of the show, as well as panel discussions. Legions of followers all over the world adore the Buffyverse and when it went off the air, we all thought that was it. But much to the joy of Buffy fans everywhere, creator Joss Whedon teamed up with Dark Horse Comics in 2007 to produce the continuation of the events of the television series.

When the first few issues came out, viewers of the TV show who weren’t also comic book fans and weren’t accustomed to the shift in format weren’t sure if the experience would translate for them from screen to book (usually it’s the other way around, with comic books getting big and sometimes small screen adaptations), but the one thing every fan wanted to know was what would happen next. Due to constraints, television plotlines usually can’t afford to veer off in all sorts of different directions the way comics do, and it takes whole seasons to properly go through one storyline. But with comics, the potential for several plotlines multiplies, and this can sometimes cause the reader to feel lost, but this isn’t the case with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Volume 1, a hardcover edition that collects the first two arcs of Season 8 (there are eight volumes in total) along with two stand-alone stories together. This is 304 pages of awesomeness that makes the ultimate gift for any die-hard Buffy fan, particularly if they never got around to reading the single issues.

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The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 1 trade paperback edition for only $16.24 (that’s 35% off the list price of $24.99).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.

This 320-page full-color omnibus from Dark Horse Comics is based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series created by Joss Whedon and is from the creative team of Whedon, Fabian Nicieza, Christopher Golden, Dan Brereton, Scott Lobdell, Paul Lee, Eric Powell, Joe Bennett, Cliff Richards, Hector Gomez, and Will Conrad.

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