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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot

You may have heard that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting rebooted, without the involvement of anyone from the original film or TV show.  With this in mind, I'd like to remind any fans of the TV show that you can still get your Joss Whedon influenced Buffy kicks, through the medium of comics!

We here at New readers.. have featured two Buffy spin offs, Tales of the Vampires and Tales of the Slayers.  Both come fully Joss Whedon authorised and approved and are of the quality you would expect from the TV show.  If that's not enough Slayer for you, you could also buy season 8, produced as an ongoing comics series, starting with Long Way Home.  The reading order for season 8 is as follows:
Long Way Home
No Future For You
Wolves at the Gate
Time of Your Life
Predators and Prey

Also available are the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibuses. These are set in regular continuity but are not really recognised as official continuity.  They are of varying quality and probably only really for the die hard Buffy fans.  if you really want to buy them I would recommend volume 1, volume 5 and volume 7.  None of the omnibuses have stories written by My Whedon but they are least approved (on a general level) by him.

If all this still isn't enough Joss Whedon for you, you could also try Serenity: Those Left Behind and Serenity: Better Days.  Both are set in the Firefly (Serenity) universe and both links lead you through to previous New readers reviews.

On a different note, I must apologise for the lack of posts recently.  Unfortunately real life and the Christmas period has caught up with our dutiful reviewers and we are unable to post as much as we'd like.  Fear not, this is not the end and we do have many more great book reviews planned!

1 comment:

  1. Of the omnibi, the most memorable story for me was one of Dawn, surprisingly. I don't want to give anything away, but I think it was in the first volume, was short, and quite funny.