Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Volume 4 by Joss WhedonTheres an afterword by Joss Whedon where-in he suggests that Season 8 and the transfer to comics from TV was not an unqualified success. I agree and I think primarily for the same reasons - loss of focus on a small group of characters and loss of the whole fighting on the back alleys of the seedy side of town atmosphere. Well, I pretty much said that in my review of Vol. 3 of these gorgeous editions - and - dare I say it - Buffy has always had flaws and mistakes. I dont think its possible to make 144 episodes of anything without getting some things wrong.
Id like to read the whole set back to back and see how the whole series arc goes, but it ends in a more coherent fashion, like the final act of a film, than I remember the earlier stages doing. I was horribly disappointed to find out who Twilight was - I could never stand Angel as a character - such a hang-dog, pompous, woe-is-me arse - and a cradle snatching pervert to boot, so a final act that revolves around him shagging the heroine and causing cosmic-scale trouble was both scream inducing and, I thought, somewhat familiar. Spike also turns up - now he was a pile of self-sacrificial dust last I saw him. I suppose he got resurrected somewhere else in the Buffycomicverse? I kinda wish hed stayed dead. Riley shows up, too! Hes really boring. Why dont I like any of Buffys boyfriends? Its not like Im jealous - you can keep Buffy - Id take Willow. Or at least I would have when she was a geeky straight intellectual instead of a lesbian witch...and if Id been an appropriate age, instead of risking being a cradle snatcher like those vampires...and how come nobody notices how pro-wimmin, gays and lesbians are OK with me, Im all about empowerment Joss Whedon has evil Willow be Dark, with black hair, black veins and black eyes and goody-goody Willow be white-haired and surrounded by super bright white light, etc?
Bring all this incoherent rambling to a close, back where we started, my favourite part of season 8 was the Buffy goes to the future bit - and I notice that that limited the number of characters. Something has gone very wrong when Whedon can kill off Giles and all I feel is mild surprise.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 4: Welcome To The Team
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Rededicated to the Slayer mission, Buffy is reducing the zompire population one by one - until she is ripped from the middle of a battle and transported to LA. The demon Illyria and a mystical council make the Slayer an unwilling recruit in a team formed to take down an increasingly powerful enemy, the Siphon. Having regained his strength after a brutal battle with Buffy, he's back in action, gathering power and endangering whatever remnants of magic linger in the world. Meanwhile, in San Francisco - unbeknownst to Buffy - the loss of magic is hitting closer to home than ever. Convert currency.
Joss Whedon is the executive producer. There they have to deal with the fallout of the Twilight crisis, the end of magic , the emergence of zompires , and the vengeful renegade Slayer Simone Doffler. The series includes 25 issues and 3 short stories, which were collected into 5 trade paperbacks and 3 library editions hardcovers. Written by: Andrew Chambliss. Sign In Don't have an account?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 4: Welcome to the Team
It is the sequel to the Season Eight comic book series, a canonical continuation of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each core series consisted of 25 issues and each miniseries consisted of 5 issues. At the start of Season Nine , the series focuses on Buffy living in San Francisco in a world without magic. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine continues the plot thread from the previous series , focusing on Buffy and her core group of friends. After the Twilight crisis , in which she destroyed the 'Seed of Wonder' and consequently brought about the end of magic , Buffy is now living in San Francisco  and must continue her duties as the Slayer. For example, in the process of becoming a vampire, demons are no longer able to fully possess the dead, creating mindless creatures which Xander coins "zompires". Xander and Buffy's sister Dawn have settled into a quiet domestic life together, and Buffy's best friend Willow no longer possesses magical abilities.