After the seventh and final season of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans thought it may be the end. The series ended in grand fashion, but also left things open to various directions it could go. In 2007 Dark Horse Comics debuted the new comic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight featuring some of the stories written by creator Joss Whedon. The series ran from 2007-2011 before starting anew with season 9, but now you can catch up with the series with these cool Library Edition Hardcover collections.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Library Edition Vol. 2 collects issues 11-20 whereas the Slayer legion is organized and encountering mega-obstacles, while Twilight’s threatening reach continues to expand. Buffy and her Slayers travel to Tokyo to face a new kind of vampire with powers they’ve only witnessed in Dracula . . . Then, Willow and Buffy head to New York to investigate the secrets behind Buffy’s scythe; ever full of the unexpected, Buffy is transported to a dystopian future. This series continues to impress not only delivering all the fun of the series, but also heading in directions that they probably never could have gone. It’s pretty clear of Whedon’s direct involvement and writings here as the characters personalities play exactly like you are watching an episode of the series just like it’s meant to. Clearly this series is meant for the hardcore fans and those who know what transpired prior to the series starting, but there is still plenty here to suck in the least knowledgeable person of the Buffyverse. The artwork throughout the work works well to bring these characters to life, sticking to the comic style with some realistic approach without heading towards the artsy vibe that just wouldn’t work in this series. There is even a great story paying homage to the animated series that almost was to give fans a bit of gratification of never receiving their show. Once again, it is pretty important to have read or at least have a bit of knowledge prior to reading this book or you could find yourself a bit lost just due to the direction it heads. That being said, even if you have never picked up a book or seen the series, it still plays fairly well without getting too over cluttered. This book even connects the stories to one of the spin off series in a pretty clever way as well as includes the special Willow One-Shot Goddesses and Monsters in addition to collecting issues 11 through 20.
This beautiful collection is not like your usual hardcover collection. This book not only comes packed with the standard dust jacket cover, but underneath the book itself is printed with some great artwork onto an oversized hardcover book with some really thick high quality edition that looks more collectable than readable. In addition to the comic stories included this book also sports a cover gallery section and some really cool sketch pages complete with text telling a bit about what went into the piece.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition Vol. 2 is available now from Dark Horse Comics.
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