Fans of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer probably already know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, the comic book series from Dark Horse Comics. If not, here’s the skinny: it’s the official continuation of the TV series, it’s canon, and it rocks, featuring writers like Jane Espenson and art from the fabulous Georges Jeanty.
I got a sneak peek of Buffy #28 (it hits stores September 2), and let me tell you–if you haven’t started reading this title yet, you’re going to want to start, because there is a downright shocking development in this issue you will not want to miss! Seriously. My jaw. On the floor.
Let me back up: vampires are now the cool kids, and the Slayers are hated and feared by society. Our intrepid band of Scoobies is also being hunted by a mysterious villain named Twilight, who has teamed up with Amy, Warren, and possibly the United States Armed Forces to hunt them down.
To hide from and bypass their enemies, Buffy and company have fled to Tibet, where Oz (yes, he’s back) is teaching them to let go of their magic and get in touch with the Earth. This leaves many of the Slayers–and friends–feeling especially vulnerable. Especially full of feeling. As in . . . romantic feelings.
Let’s just say if you’ve been missing out on the lovey-dovey action, there is a shocking encounter in this issue that is witnessed by another major character–who might not be happy about this latest development. I’m serious, get this issue as soon as you can!