I’m kind of at a loss about how to talk about graphic novels and comics. Actually, I think that I’m at a loss about what to say about series in general. I really need to take notes.
What I can tell you is that I ran into my friend who is super into Buffy last night and we talked about the whole thing. He liked Season 8 better and I liked season 9 better. He things that Angel and Faith’s spin off is totally worth it. He suggested that I just buy the Season 10 comics through the comic shop in town and then said that he was probably Xander: weak and useless. It was a very good conversation.
Basically, back in Season 8, Buffy destroyed a seed that provided magic for the whole world. Now she has the face the consequences. Buffy is The Slayer again and the girls who joined her in her last fight are finding new ways to live. Some are angry at her. Some are more understanding. Willow had lost her powers again and blames Buffy. Xander and Dawn are enjoying a new life together. Buffy is doing what she always does when she tries to get her life together: failing. When she finds herself a couple of roommates and moves off of Dawn’s couch and into her own room, Buffy throws a major rager. The only problem is that the next day she wakes up with a hangover and a big blank spot in her memory of the night before.
And we’re off!
There’s someone after Buffy. Her life is, yet again, in danger. This new adversary is sucking up all of the magic that’s left in the world and he wants Buffy’s. That’s not all! Because of the destroyed seed, Dawn is starting to fade away. Because of the destroyed seed, newly sired vampires are becoming brainless and stronger (zompires). Because of the destroyed seed, a lot of people and beings are unhappy and displaced.
I really enjoyed this. I think maybe I just really enjoy Buffy altogether. I love where this went, in a lot of ways. If you’re a fan of the show and haven’t given the comics a chance, you totally should.