Buffy Sells Out (in a Good Way!)

by alphamonkey on March 19, 2007 · 6 comments

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As we told you last week in our Comic Preview Joss Whedon returned to the world of BtVS in a new comic for Dark Horse giving us the first chapter of Buffy Season Eight.  Well, it appears that many Buffy fans are indeed alive and well and want to find out what happened after the Scooby Gang unleashed countless Slayers into the world.  The first printing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: #1 sold out and Dark Horse has agreed to put out a new second printing, with a slightly different cover, on March 28.

In the first issue alone Buffy’s “relationship” with the Immortal is explained, Zander takes on his new role of Watcher (Nick Fury style), new mysterious symbols appear (never a good sign in the Whedonverse), and the US Government becomes involved in investigating Sunnydale’s destruction and begins a plan to follow and deal with Miss Summers’ new “super-powered terrorist cells.” All in all, a good start to Season Eight!  Keep ‘em coming!

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  • http://www.expage.com/ianthomas Muldoon

    Can I get a ‘Helzyeah?’

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I’ll be curious to see how this plays out.  I was a bit sad that you only got to see Buffy, Xander, and Dawn in that first issue (excluding the spoiler, of course).

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr (Alan Rapp)

    I kinda liked how he didn’t try to jam all the characters into one issue.  It will be interesting to see if other characters are slowly incorporated or if the focus of the issues changes, like we get a Willow issue, Giles issue, etc. before they join the main story arc.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Is it just me, or do comics seem so much shorter nowadays?  It didn’t used to feel like it only took 4 minutes to read a comic.  Maybe I’m just too used to Claremont and Moore’s ‘1000 words a page’ style.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr (Alan Rapp)

    Yeah, they are much shorter, and yet they’ve gone up 4x the average price during my lifetime (when the price of regular books has only doubled).  Too much greed in the 90’s really hurt this artform.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I remember paying 45 cent for comics.

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