Thursday, March 4, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8

As part of Eisner Week, I thought I would review an Eisner winning graphic novel that is a continuation of a TV show I LOVED when it aired.

My introduction to vampires was quite a bit different than those who have read and loved Twilight. Vampires only came out at night, they didn't go to school and they most certainly did not sparkle like a fairy princess. No, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, most vampires were bad and wanted to rip your throat out. Which they were fond of telling you.

In this world, there is a small blond girl who looks to be an airheaded cheerleader, but in reality is somewhat of a superhero. It's her job to fight the forces of evil and to protect people from the vampires. She has superhuman strength and does most of her fighting man to man combat style. The TV show ran for 7 seasons and had romance, high school drama, the world ending (several times), and a vampire with a soul.

The show went off the air in 2003 and the story picked up in 2007 in comic form. This "season 8" is available in graphic novel form and really ties in things from the TV series. I don't want to give too much away, but as a fan of the show, I really like the graphic novels. It makes me want to go back and rewatch the series. I can't wait to see how this is going to end and see what's in store for "season 9."

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