Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 5: Predators and Prey

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 5: Predators and Prey

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by Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg
     
 

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Buffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer propaganda driven by the mysterious Twilight, are forced into

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Buffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer propaganda driven by the mysterious Twilight, are forced into hiding.

In Germany, Faith and Giles discover a town where Slayers retreat from a world that has turned against them, only to find themselves in the arms of something far worse. A rogue-Slayer faction displaces an entire Italian village, living up to their tarnished reputation as power-hungry thieves. And finally, with the help of a would-be demon lover, Dawn addresses her unfaltering insecurities.

* Collects issues #21-#25 and the short stories "Harmony Bites" and "Vampy Cat Play Friend" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents!

* A New York Times bestseller!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595823427
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Series:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 5: Predators and Prey 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I knew more Buffy fans because this is definitely something to squeal over.
SleepDreamWrite 9 months ago
Another good volume. Has its moments but still interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a huge comic collector, but this series is amazing! If you loved Buffy, this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
BtVS Season 8 Volume 5 I purchased this book. This volume of BtVS season eight is for fans, not newcomers. It's not really a book that pushes forward the drama of Twilight, the secret anti-Slayer group that's trying to destroy every Slayer on the streets. This collection of comics serves as housekeeping, as well as character and world building asides. Perhaps channeling the modern day popularity of shows like True Blood and the urban fantasy genre (and irony since Buffy was an establishing factor in UF's popularity) this graphic novel starts off with a frivolous-feeling tale of the vapid vampire Harmony getting a reality TV show. (Not that the story arc is vapid or frivolous, it merely reflects the qualities of Harmony herself.) While the reality show is almost on its death bed Harmony is attacked by a Slayer and all of a sudden it becomes a hit, Harmony a star and Slayers the bad guys. It fits in the greater scale of the story arc, but this wasn't how I pictured vamps coming out in the Buffy-verse. Through Harmony everything seems shallow and empty, but that is the point. Continuing, readers will find; a story about the Asian sect of Slayers that hints at, but doesn't come close to the hilarious third book of season eight; a story of Andrew, Buffy and the growing sect of bad Slayers that reads like it's seeding all kind of future things for the series, but just barely brushes against them; a story from Faith and Giles, which is absolutely fabulous, dark disturbing and wonderful; a resolution of sorts of the magical mess up Dawn got herself into; as well as bonus snippets of Harmony's reality show and an ad for a fictional product featured in this volume. Each of the stories are stand alone, provided you already know the characters, which is the major factor leading to this book feeling more like a themed anthology than the next book in a series. It is almost impossible to pick up Predators and Prey without knowing the previous story lines. So readers should be forewarned that this book will probably not be a satisfying read if read out of order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
This collection has really proven that this can't possibly be how Joss Whedon saw the next season of the TV show because this is so all-over the place that viewers would have been disappearing super fast. I loved the Harmony Bites idea. Good stuff but threre was no follow through. Faith & Giles together is interesting but once again, not much happened. I hope the next trade amps up the story or I probably will stop reading this. :(