State of the Multiverse 58

I had forgotten just how infectious the whole Buffy-style (or more appropriately Willow-style) of speech was, until after spending an afternoon reading, I found myself uttering many such phrases myself. I soon, like, regained control of the speech-type thing, and by the next morning made no more word messiness. At all. Zilch. Nada. Complete absence of.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #31

During a quiet and rather wet weekend, I was feeling more than a little nostalgic. So to recapture my lost youth (not that I lost it all that long ago), I decided to sit down and have a good read through IDW’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight. I had been following the series on and off since it began, but not frequently enough. Some issues in isolation were not fantastic and I let the reading slip.

However, taken in total they are a damn fine read. With the concluding episode of Buffy, a spell was cast so that thousands of Slayers were ‘Chosen’ across the world. This was not spectacularly received by the fans, at least the ones that I know or read of. However, in this Joss Whedon approved series, that aspect is played out nicely, even if it does rather force the Slayers into the role of the X-Men, protecting a world that fears and hates them.

In fact everything that used to occur in the Buffyverse in relative secrecy now appears to be making headline news. The vampire Harmony has her own reality TV show (how does she appear on camera?), the Slayers are seen as some evil cult, and the witch Amy and the now skinless Warren are working for the US government.(Cheney must be hiring again.)

I had forgotten just how infectious the whole Buffy-style (or more appropriately Willow-style) of speech was, until after spending an afternoon reading, I found myself uttering many such phrases myself. I soon, like, regained control of the speech-type thing, and by the next morning made no more word messiness. At all. Zilch. Nada. Complete absence of.

There are a number of points in the story that I’m not totally sold on, but the truth is that everything in the series progresses logically, and if you liked the original TV series, then I think you will like this, hopefully for the right reasons. Don’t be put off by the latest rather retro cover, because as ever, the surviving Scooby Gang members lives are really messed up.

My recommendations for this weeks shipping? Nova #34 (of course), the conclusion of Ghost Rider:Heaven’s On Fire, Realm Of Kings:Son Of Hulk, two more conclusions – Superman World Of New Krypton and Blackest Night Wonder Woman, and if you have any spare coins left, try out The Authority, about to embark on a whole new voyage, so now is a fairly good jumping on point.

Oh, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer #32 of course.

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A devoted follower of the comics industry and their characters since a child, Darren now plays in many media but always returns to characters in skin-tight costumes beating each other up on the page. Radio host, blogger, fanfic author and producer of You Tube content, Darren idles away his days until his digital conquest of the world is complete.

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