Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Omnibus Volume 1 (Paperback)
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Series creator Joss Whedon brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer back to life with this comics-only follow-up to Season 7 of the television show. Aptly named Season 8, these comics are the official sequel to Buffy and continue where the live-action series left off with the Slayer, her friends, and their ongoing challenge to fight the forces of darkness.
After the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers--newly legion--have gotten organized, but it's not long before new and old enemies begin popping up. Buffy, Xander, Willow, and a very different Dawn are introduced to the season's big bad, Twilight, and begin to understand the incredible reach of this mysterious threat. Meanwhile, rebel Slayer Faith teams up with Giles to handle a menace on the other side of the Atlantic. It's a dirty job, and Faith is just the girl to do it! Then, as Twilight's ominous influence continues to expand Buffy and her Slayers travel to Tokyo to face a new kind of vampire with powers they've only witnessed in Dracula . . . And, when trouble with Buffy's scythe comes to light, Willow and Buffy head to New York to investigate the secrets behind the ancient weapon; ever full of the unexpected, Buffy is transported to a dystopian future where her first chance meeting is with Fray, future Slayer!
This oversized omnibus edition is one of two volumes that will contain the entirety of Season 8. It includes the first four arcs of the series along with one-shots and short stories written by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb, with art by the acclaimed Georges Jeanty, as well as Karl Moline, Paul Lee, Cliff Richards, and more.
“Joss Whedon, the man, the myth, the legend, writes the comic with the same genius as he did the show. The art, penciled by Georges Jeanty, is as faboo as the writing.”—Janet Evanovich, New York Times best-selling author of Hard Eight
“Buffy the comic might be every bit as good as Buffy the TV show.”—Entertainment Weekly (featured as one of the Best Comics of 2007)
“Vaughan is a fantastic writer that conveys emotion and character to a degree of perfection.”—Wired
“Drew Goddard is a rare breed: a genre writer who crafts truly inspired characters and lyrical, emotional scenes.”—J. J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Cloverfield)
“Buffy Season 8 is run like the television series from which it came . . . a classic evolving specimen for this era of ever shifting media platforms.”—Los Angeles Times
“The whole gang returns, kicking ass and splitting infinitives in Whedon’s inimitable dialogue.”—Wired
“Series creator Whedon effectively sucks devotees back into his Hellmouth.”—Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Joss Whedon was born in New York City in 1964. He started out as a staff writer for the 1990s sitcom Roseanne and worked on films, including Toy Story. In 1992 he penned the script for a film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and when the TV version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar took off in 1997, Whedon had his big break—with its female action heroine, Buffy, became a huge hit. Whedon wrote hundreds of episodes for Buffy and its spin-off Angel, and was nominated for Emmy and Hugo awards for his work. Whedon has come to enjoy a cult following. The author lives in Santa Monica, California.
Brian K. Vaughan is a comic book writer, creator, and screenwriter. He is known for creating the series Y: The Last Man, and for contributing on the The Escapists and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Vaughan's screenwriting credits are as impressive as his comics credits, as he has written for the hit series Lost and wrote the critically acclaimed sci-fi film Ex Machina.
Georges Jeanty is a comic book illustrator and penciller. Born in Brooklyn, Jeanty graduated from Dade University. He is known for his work the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity comic books. Jeanty has been nominated for an Eisner Award.
Andy Owens is a comic and graphic novel inker who works on Buffy comics.
Jo Chen is a comic book artist and cover artist who oftens goes by her pen name, TogaQ. She is known for B.P.R.D., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kull, and Serenity.
You can see some of Chen's artwork at o-chen.com/main-data/jo.html.