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

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

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by Joss Whedon
     
 

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Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers—newly legion—have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, one of the "Buffy" decoy Slayers is going through major pain of her own.

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Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers—newly legion—have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, one of the "Buffy" decoy Slayers is going through major pain of her own.

Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to Season 7 of the smash-hit TV series. The best-selling and critically acclaimed issues #1-#5 are collected here for the first time, as are their covers by Jo Chen and Georges Jeanty.

• Collects the first five issues of Season 8. Only available in comics!

• "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read [their] lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do."—Comic Book Resources

• A New York Times best-selling series!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593078225
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Series:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
133,680
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any Buffy fan this is a must! Once the series ended Buffy fans worldwide were devastated and wondering 'What happens next?'. These graphic novels are a wonderful way of continuing the story of the Slayer. The action is just like in the shows. The dialog is still biting and witty. It is wonderful to be drawn back into the Buffyverse. The drawings are amazing as well, the characters are captured wonderfully. I can't wait to read the next one.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
While a fan of the show, I wasn’t sure about reading this. Finally did and found, the art style good to okay. Good start to a new season and story line.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Getting my Buffy fix and it's a decent one *Book source ~ Library Buffy Summers, Vampire Slayer. Not something you’d put on a job application. Fortunately, she already has a job even if it’s one that pays zip, zilch, nada. But she’s been doing the job for 8 years and counting, ever since she was Chosen at age 15. After the destruction of the Hellmouth and her hometown of Sunnydale, Buffy and the Scoobies have been traveling the world and gathering all the potentials-now-turned-slayers in order to train them in their new powers. Powers and skills they’ll need to fight the supernatural evil in the world. But there are forces in opposition to this plan. Buffy and gang need to figure out who they are and what they’re planning before it’s too late. Picking up not long after the end of the final episode of Buffy on tv, this graphic novel has a few threads running parallel to each other. The part about the decoy Buffys cracked me up. For those who have seen Angel S5:E20 The Girl in Question, you know what I’m talking about. Buffy’s dreamspace is also very interesting. Hubba hubba! The illustrations are wonderful and the plot isn’t bad with a new Big Bad in the offing, but the part with Dawn and what the military guys find in Sunnydale are especially stupid. Come on! Also why there was a need for a Buffy decoy underground? I’m a tad confused about that. I am curious as to what this “Twilight” thing is though and I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.
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klarsen117 More than 1 year ago
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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I'm loving the chance to catch up on Buffy this.summer! This.is great for any fan of the show!
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Tinkerbellv101 More than 1 year ago
It's not the same as the show. Yes it's only a comic with lots of plot holes. But it's still Buffy and it's a continuing the show. Buffy, Willow, Xander, Dawn, and all the missed characters. The story is interesting and all the new slayers are awsome. If your a Buffy Fan you have to read the novels! LOVE IT BUFFY 4EVER!!!
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Tentara More than 1 year ago
At first I didn't know what to think of the season eight being put on paper. I didn't think it would work without the characters, but I read great review and my curiosity won over my skeptisism and boy I REALLY don't regret it. Whendon had me klinging to every word and action. The art is breath-taking ,especially the covers, and even though the characters weren't played out with the actor counter parts they just felt the same. Willow still had the sense of Willow, Buffy was Buffy Xander Xander down to there dialogue and even there expressions on the page. It still has the Whendon drama and humor we all feel in love with throuhout the series and then some. I would recomend this series to any Buffy fan looking to continue the thrill ride that is Buffy. I was extremly satisfied and can't wait until volume 5, predator and prey, volume 6, retreat and so on are realeased.
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