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. 4 collects issues #31-#40 and finally reveals the big bad of season 8 as Buffy realizes she is in a fight to save all of humanity. Much like the series as the episodes moved forward in the season more and more things were revealed leading to the big season finale and this collection is no different. Besides the already large scale of the events taking place throughout this story, they pulled no punches throwing everything including the kitchen sink into these issues. There are numerous moments that are sure to leave every huge fan full of excitement and glee as some most likely unexpected moments. Once again the art works really well for this series keeping it in the realm of the comic, but also light hearted and fun. The story continues to push the envelope to create an idea that could have never been done on the show in both scale and some of the subject matter. The writing continues to keep the foundation of these characters intact never losing their personalities like a lot of the series typically do. Season 8 stepped things up higher than ever before in the Buffyverse to deliver a story that plays out perfectly for these characters and makes you wonder where could they possibly go from here or did they leave it all on the page?
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 and character designs. Besides collecting issues #31-#340 of Season 8, this collection also features the one-shot issue Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Riley: Commitment through Distance, Virtue through Sin.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Edition Vol. 4 hits stores on March 13th.
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