Saturday, November 5, 2011

Guest Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 8: Last Gleaming

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 8: Last Gleaming
Genre: Graphic Novel
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release: June 14, 2011
ISBN-10: 1595826106
ISBN-13: 978-1595826107
Reviewer: Loren from Shadolrds
My Copy: NetGalley
Buy this Book: Amazon

Book Summary: 
The Season Finale is here, and Buffy must face the ultimate betrayal! Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.

Series creator Joss Whedon writes the final story arc of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss reunites the dysfunctional gang of Buffy, Angel, and Spike, in the thick of it together for the first time since Season 3, and gives the Scoobies their gravest challenge ever - defending reality itself from an onslaught of demons. It's the biggest Buffy finale ever!

Loren's Review:
Those fearing that they might be lost by jumping into the demon infested finale of season eight need not fear, for Buffy, Spike and Angel are back together again in a story arc that could only be attributed to the inimitable style of Joss Whedon.  Back but not nearly alone,  they have brought along just about darn near every main character from seasons past to season this Chef’s Surprise, which Francis Scott Key would surely have made allowances and overtures by lending this firework laden flag waving finale to this titled “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 8: Last Gleaming”.

Demonic threats from beyond, Bugs flown Steampunk Spaceship Death from Above, Big Betrayals from Within, all to be faced and defaced in a race where it all leads back to Sunnyvale and the elusive “Seed of Wonder”.

Wiccans and Slayers and Demons, oh My! Oh Oh My indeed, best lest not to forget the Gods on High, for all have age old agendas, and someones got to Die!

Read it yourself if you think my tongue could Lie!!

1 comment :

  1. Yes, Yes, YESSSSSS! I LOVED the Season 8 graphic novels, and this one was especially awesome. Angel and Spike are their lovely frenemy selves and the witty banter that we all loved on the show was clear and present!

    The only criticism I have from this series is that I never thought the graphic novel Buffy looked like Sarah Michelle Gellar. The other characters resembled their TV counterparts well (especially Xander), but I never cared for the way the artist portrayed the Chosen One herself.




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