Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Last Gleaming by Joss Whedon

In volume 8 of season 8, Buffy and company are doing what they do best: kicking some supernatural butt.  An organization know as Twilight (hehe) is trying to destroy the Seed, which will unleash all the monster of Hell into the world.  It's already started, as Buffy and her fellow slayers have their hands full fighting off crazy alien monsters.  Things get even more confusing for Buffy now that Angel is back, but whose side is he on?

Oh Buffy.  Our love for you will never die.  All the wonderful snark and fabulousness of Buffy lives on through the graphic novel series.  I haven't read all of them, so I had to do some filling in the blanks and had several moments of total confusion.  "Wait, why can people fly?"  "Xander's with who?"  I'd definitely recommend reading them in order, but if you're familiar with the series, you'll probably be able to work things out.

Personally, I don't find the art anything special, although I love the portraits that are done between the chapters.  They're beautiful and look exactly like the characters from the TV show.  During the regular parts of the book, I sometimes wouldn't know who someone was suppose to be until their name was used.

There's an extra story at the end that involves Riley, that's suppose to take place before season eight.

If you love Buffy but haven't started reading the graphic novels yet, you need to get on it.  Like, now.

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