The only thing that softened the blow of finishing Buffy was knowing that I had still had to watch Angel, the spinoff series and read Buffy: Season Eight, the comic book. I just read volume one yesterday, and I am in love.
The Scooby Gang. Back in action.
The art was amazing--pencils by Georges Jeanty, inks by Andy Owens, and colors by Dave Stewart. It felt like a natural extension of the TV show with no limitations. Dawn can be a giant, Xander can look hot again, and the demons can look much more natural. Drawing is much more flattering to the body than TV cameras, that's for sure. Everything was so vivid and exciting and I love the format of comic books with different shapes and sizes of boxes. I am slowly, but surely growing into my geekdom. It's awesome. Star Wars Episode IV is number one on my Netflix queue, because (SHOCK) I actually haven't seen the series yet. Finally, I will be able to say my name is Leah, like Princess Leia, and I will know what I am talking about!
See? Don't they look so hot? AWESOME!
I love the storyline so far! It fits right in where the show left off and keeps growing. I cannot wait to go get the next volume. In fact, I think I am going to stop by my local comic book store sometime soon. I'm that obsessed. Also, there is a character named Leah and she is a red-head, so I am minorly freaking out.
Giant Dawn. I love the formatting of this page, with Dawn filling the whole thing and Buffy moving to a new place in each one.
Note: The acting section doesn't really apply here, so I am skipping straight to writing. The writing is brilliant, obviously. Anything that spouts from the brain of Joss Whedon is utter perfection. The comic book has all the action and bad-ass fights of the show, while still keeping the hilarious, subtle, sometimes innuendo-y dialogue intact. Case in point. Xander: One attack by the undead and Renee has to take a nap, "Oh I'm all run through with a broadsword, I have to lie around and heal..." Back in my day, which was about a week and a half ago, we took our lumps and we got back up and we cried like babies and quit and then put on weight." So funny. There were some even better moments, but I couldn't find them right now.
AMAZING! So freaking amazing. I give it 5 stars, but I really mean one million and thirty-five. Any fan of Buffy absolutely MUST go out and get these comics. Do it!