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Buffy Season 8 Vol 2: No Future for You

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Buffy Season 8 Vol 2: No Future for You (2008) Brian K Vaughan, Georges Jeanty, Joss Whedon

no_future_for_youI wandered downstairs looking for something to read, and realized that I had never read the second volume of Buffy Season 8–and two volumes have come out since then.

Volume two see the return of Faith, and what is interesting is we get to see Faith’s interior monologue, including some glimpses into her past. Faith was never one of my favorite characters on the show (I don’t think I ever forgave her for breaking Xander’s heart), but I did like that she was extremely complex.

A group called the Twilight still wants to kill Buffy, Giles wants Faith to help him save the world from a slayer gone rogue, and Dawn is still large.

The problem, I think, is that as much as I love Buffy and Joss Whedon, I always feel like I’m missing something when I read his comics–that there’s something happening between the panels that I’m not catching.

It doesn’t mean I don’t like the story, I just have a harder time following along. Of course, I can go back and re-read the comics as many times as I want, but I have a hard time doing that when there are so many other new books out there to read. (Let’s do the math: reading a comic versus reading a book. Time wise I can read a comic multiple times in the same time it’d take me to read a book. But I’m not about logic unfortunately.)

But it is a good story, and although the Twilight arc is nowhere near completion, it ends relatively well, with new doors opening for the future.
Rating: 7/10

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