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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Just as fantastic as the series!

The Long Way Home doesn't start exactly where the last television season of Buffy left off, instead it starts a little past that, after Buffy and her crew have restarted their lives. In some ways, things are very different, but in others, they're exactly the same. Each ...
The Long Way Home doesn't start exactly where the last television season of Buffy left off, instead it starts a little past that, after Buffy and her crew have restarted their lives. In some ways, things are very different, but in others, they're exactly the same. Each character seems to have taken a level of bad ass as they push forward in the fight against evil in their own ways.

Training the new slayers for a fight that's longer and more eventful than the epic big bad battle season seven kissed viewers goodbye with, Buffy still has issues, and still has a ton of problems, including; Andrew, Willow's sometimes tenuous hold on her personal darkness, Dawn's feelings of uselessness and need for attention, Xander's everlasting support that might just be more than friendly and a cadre of teen girls to wrangle, train and keep alive.

On a part-training mission, Buffy and some of her trainees interrupt a demon ritual and discover the human prey all have the same strange symbol carved into their chest. More than just a casual encounter, the crew get to work trying to unravel the larger plot only to be distracted by a series of villains, who like good antagonists, never seem to go away completely. So between high school rivals, still bent on revenge, the military declaring Buffy's operation a terrorist sect, giant sized little sisters and a mass zombie attack The Long Way Home doesn't skip a beat, thrusting beloved characters right back where fans love to see them, with the same humor and mix of horror and fantasy that Buffy is famous for.

There couldn't be a better continuation of the Buffy-verse and with such a die-hard audience we can hope this new, more affordable, and in some ways more flexible, series will continue for a long time to come.

posted by MicheleLeesBookLove on May 28, 2009

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Too Sci-Fi

I LOVED the show, but as i opened this continuation i found myself going, 'Oh why Joss, oh why?'. This turned into a sci-fi secret agent comic with cheesey humor that didn't mix with the clever popculture refferences i was used to from the show. One thing was Biffy was ...
I LOVED the show, but as i opened this continuation i found myself going, 'Oh why Joss, oh why?'. This turned into a sci-fi secret agent comic with cheesey humor that didn't mix with the clever popculture refferences i was used to from the show. One thing was Biffy was wielding guns that looked straight out of the X-men comics that were set in the future, i am a comic reader and realize that this is a theme in comics, but it just doesn't belong in Buffy.

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2008

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

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    Whedon's Buffy jumps from screen to page almost perfectly!

    I didn't know what to expect but was really pleased with Whendon's Season Eight of Buffy. I liked that the story doesn't take place exactly the day after season seven's finale. Most season premiere's don't. This leaves many ideas to sort through and stories to be told. Jeantty's art is gorgeous and makes all the human figures recognizable. Can't wait for volume two.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

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    Cool new way to enjoy Buffy

    I often go through BTVS withdraws, so I finally bought this just to see if it would satisfy my Buffy cravings, and you know what? It did! I'm not a big comic book/graphic novel person so I didn't know if I would like it. As soon as I was done reading this I bought the next four issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Great!

    This is a great way to continue the series. I have all 7 seasons and I wish they could make more, but this graphic novel is just as good.

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