Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home
I’ll admit it: I wasn’t ready to let go. When Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended her seven-year run in 2003, I held on. What would happen in a world where slayer strength had been awakened in so many young women? At last, series creator Joss Whedon answers the question. This first compilation of Whedon’s Season Eight series has it all: a glimpse or two of the new big bad, strong ties to past evil, one-liners galore and a smidgen of secrets kept between the Scoobies that will certainly come to no good. The art is worth looking at more than once, and the story is pure Whedon. The trials and tribs of the new Slayer corps are interesting, but the real story here is the transformation of Buffy, the slayer who’s lived longest, died most and saved the world a lot.