Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comics

Before you were a dedicated True Blood /Sookie fan were you a Buffy fan ? How about reading the Buffy comic books ?

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Dark Horse Comics http://www.darkhorse.com/
Written by Steven S. DeKnight Art by Georges Jeanty

Issue 22 features popular BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER television show alumni, Steven S. DeKnight on the writing duties, and he jumps into the mix with a bag of stuffed animals. Close to battling the fury of cute dog movies, DeKnight creates a villain out of a Happy Cat, adding fangs and a cape to the popular cute kitty fad, and most likely, a chance to buy it online in the near future to add to your Buffy collection. Aside from that, his story centers upon the two lesbian slayers that seem to have a thing for straight and strong chicas like The Buffster. Kennedy returns to "evaluate" Satsu on her slayer duties, but instead, reveals her mission is more along the lines of letting Buffy "stay straight" and some crap about cinnamon lip gloss. I'm not sensitive enough to understand that kind of stuff, but I do get the gist of what is said. Some people are the way they are, even if they do dip their toes into a sea of sugar and peppermint leaves, or walk the fire pit. People only change when they want to, and for Buffy, well, she's not a lesbo. She's a les-no.

Season 8 on BTVS comic book station has been full of surprises, especially with guest writers from the TV show taking on artist Georges Jeanty and his slayer style. So far, half the writers have stepped up and added more drama to the series like Brian K. Vaughn's Faith storyline or Whedon's own early issues dealing with abuse and depression. Others like Drew Goddard and DeKnight have added the humor that made the TV series loved by many. It's this mixture of drama and humor that has kept Buffy alive and well throughout the years, and yet, thriving even more in this comic book series.

At this point, Dark Horse and Joss Whedon appear to have thought this through as Buffy continues to entertain fans in new and familiar ways. The question is now... when do readers reach the end of Season 8 and move onto Season 9? As long as the series continues and ends on a good note, I won't matter much to me. Keep kickin slayer ass, Scooby Gang and watch out for those Vampy Cats. They'll get ya.