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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 HC [Hardcover]

Georges Jeanty , Andy Owens , Paul Lee , Dave Stewart , Cliff Richards , Brian K Vaughan , Joss Whedon , Scott Allie
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5 Jun 2012 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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. This hardcover edition contains the first two arcs of the series, plus two one-shots, written by Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways), with art by the acclaimed Georges Jeanty! 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 are only beginning 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!

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (5 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595828885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595828880
  • Product Dimensions: 31 x 20.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buffy's back! 29 Aug 2013
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I discovered through Big Bang Theory that Buffy continued life in a comic book! After finding this out I knew I had to find it being a massive fan of the show.
This book is VERY tall and VERY thick. It is beautifully presented and the artwork is amazing. The story is really engaging and has the same humour as the TV show. Can't recommend enough if ur a Buffy fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money 1 April 2013
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So impressed with the great value for money you get with this big hard covered book. Son who loves all thing Buffy loved it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mmmmmm! 26 July 2012
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Wow this is so shiny & wonderful! I did buy the paperbacks but sold them so I could get these. I'm eagerly awaiting Vol 2 & 3 due out later this year. I love the size of this book. The graphics are lush and it's a definite collectors piece. Well worth the money & a wonderful way to review the initial comics. Can't wait for season 9 in hardback now!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny. 18 July 2012
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This book is simply stunning. I held off buying the comics for economic and storage reasons and boy am I glad I waited for this.

This hardback book is beautiful. The quality is excellent. The artists chosen to depict the Buffyverse got it spot on in their own styles. I was utterly absorbed in the artwork from the front cover (a surprise pop-art style profile of Buffy) to the notes at the end. I devoured the story and have been looking back through the book with glee, drinking in everything over again.

If you are considering whether to buy this or not, don't hesitate, it is a worthy addition to any collection, and I can't wait for book 2. As for the price, I would happily have paid double and still thought it worth it!

In Whedon we trust!
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4.0 out of 5 stars rewatched the series how many times? 7 May 2014
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I like some graphic novels and I like the Buffy series a lot. I have rewatched the box set so many times and then seeing this on Amazon I thought it has to be worth a go. The hardback book is pretty impressive with the first 10 issues on thick paper, and 3 more books make the full collection of 4. Not a criticism but personally I wish the book was a little smaller, its just so big.

I have opted for the 4 star "I like it", and I read it all through quite quickly and then the next morning started again, so it was certainly enjoyable. Much like the series itself it is a guilty pleasure, it is not on a par with (what I consider) the best of the graphic novels (Alan Moore, Brian Talbot etc), but then like the TV series it is something you can just relax with an enjoy.

I did initially think to myself that I would not rush to buy volumes 2 to 4, but as I write this I think I am changing my mind and I will try to pick them up when I can afford them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very high quality 6 May 2014
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Lovely high quality bound versions of the comics; these are definitely show-pieces for your bookcase, and a pleasure to read; I can definitely recommend these versions over the individual comics or other bindings.

I'm not really sold on the story; it's not grabbed me the same way that the TV show did, and at times it feels like they're just doing things for the sake of it, given that there's no SFX budget constraints, rather than for any valid story reason (Dawn's arc, in particular, feels completely unnecessary and silly). I understand that season 9 settles down a bit, given which I'm happy to own and read these first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buffy Beautiful 6 Mar 2014
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Beautiful book, to be treasured, great stories and artwork - will be getting other volumes to complete collection - highly recommended for Buffy fans - find out what happens to your favourite characters
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this. Superb Buffy <3 27 Nov 2013
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Buffy the show was awesome, that is true.

The comic is just as awesome. Art is nice and vivid, and drawn very well, a lot of the time the characters look how they should and closely resemble the actors which is great, the dialog is hilarious, witty , and dramatic when necessary.

must buy, Oh and they are freaking huge which is a bonus, so much content (drools)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Didn't even realise until now that they finally bought it out in just comic form! great read. Got to say.
Published 9 months ago by Craig Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for buffy fans
This is so, so good - really really well written - it just comes alive as you're reading it. The art is sometimes a little patchy, but the words never let you down.
Published 10 months ago by Zap
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, lovely book
Even if i didnt love Buffy this book would impress, huge size, like a encyclopedia, big beautiful glossy pages. Cant review the story yet as was a gift but dying to read it!
Published 12 months ago by Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars If your going to read Buffy Season 8, then this is the way to do it
I was actually blown away but the quality of this book. The size is brilliant, the paper is excellent quality. The extra material at the back is nice. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Feargal Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Never a bad Buffy book
If you love Buffy you'll love this! Carries on from end of season 7. Ideal for those of us who didn't want the tv programme to end
Published 15 months ago by Sarah Freier
5.0 out of 5 stars Highest Quality!
These books are of an incredible quality and are a joy to possess. The production values are gorgeous and this is yet to even talk of the great writing and artwork. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Arya Tabrizi @TabriziOnTennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I just opened this. I don't know how good the story is but the book is worth every single penny. Nice size and beautiful quality. Buy it. I'm sure it wont disappoint.
Published 16 months ago by Alastair Plant
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