Topic: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Motion Comic Trailer Hits!!!
Those of you who don't keep up with the comic-book world might not know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer didn't actually end with the seventh-season finale back in 2003. Oh sure, you won't find Buffy, Xander, or Willow gracing your TV screen outside of reruns and your own DVD collection, but their adventures have very much continued on the page in Dark Horse's ongoing Buffy: Season 8 series. It's approved -- and often written by -- Joss Whedon himself, and has so far featured a top-tier line-up of talents including Brian K. Vaughn, Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb, Jane Espenson, Doug Petrie, and Steven S. DeKnight. The series picks up right where the show left off, with Buffy in charge of a veritable army of newly empowered slayers, and facing a mysterious new enemy determined to do them all in. This ain't no half-assed cash-in, so if you've missed the show, you can pick this up and expect the same level of quality, just in a different format. I've been reading it from the beginning, and it's one of the books I look forward to the most each month.
But if you think ink on paper is so last century, now you can get your slayer fix in a more technologically advanced form because Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are bringing Season 8 to life as a motion-comic. The first two episodes, adapting the first two issues written by Joss, are available now on iTunes. Episodes run $1.99 each, or $29.99 for a season pass. If you'd rather have something to put on your shelf, the first 19 episodes will be bundled into a DVD collection releasing January 4th, 2011, featuring limited-edition Jo Chen packaging and a collectible reprint of the first issue. Here's the trailer that premiered at Comic Con this past week, courtesy of DarkHorse.com.